Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
United Kingdom, 1964. Lawrence P. Bachmann Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios. Screenplay by John Briley, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Cinematography by Davis Boulton. Produced by Lawrence P. Bachmann. Music by Ron Goodwin. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Film Editing by Ernest Walter.
Boring sequel to the terrific original has very little to do with Village Of The Damned. It’s a different set of children this time, a group of youngsters who have been gathered by the British government for testing in a laboratory because of their incredibly high capacity for complex knowledge. Instead of cooperating, the children all gather at a spooky old church in an effort to wreak havoc on the world. Moves at a snail pace and has nothing fun to recommend it.