Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. United Kingdom, 1960. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios. Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull. Produced by Ronald Kinnoch. Music by Ron Goodwin. Production Design by Ivan King. Costume Design by Eileen Sullivan. Film Editing by Gordon Hales.
Ignore the idiotic John Carpenter remake and rent this classic science-fiction horror film. A town in Britain is momentarily put to sleep by alien intelligence, then woken up to the discovery that all the women in town are pregnant. The surviving children of this odd epidemic come out blonde, perfectly well-behaved and far too knowledgeable for their own good. When they start plotting world domination, the local school master tries to stop them from their evil plans. Based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, this excellent film was followed by a forgettable sequel Children Of The Damned.