Village of the Damned
Village of the Damned (1995)

This thriller is an updated remake of the low-budget early 1960s version. As the peaceful town of Midwich, CA prepares for its annual town picnic, a strange dark force envelopes the town and renders them unconscious for six hours. After… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

There's nothing more static than a stalled fright vehicle.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

A trip to a village of the darned tedious.

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Douglas Pratt

The story is set across a decade and would be easy to pick apart, but such activity would divert attention from the film’s chief asset, its general mood and atmosphere, which improves on multiple viewings.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A good-looking, well-wrought film with some knockout special effects, some dark humor and crisp portrayals.

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James Berardinelli

An enjoyable, if obviously-flawed, amalgamation of horror and science fiction.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

John Carpenter's return to horror fizzles.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Carpenter, whose batting average is dipping dangerously low, shows no grasp of character development, plot line or time passage.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The real shock came when I noticed that a woman filing out of the premiere screening beside me had actually marked her rating card with an "excellent" grade.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Not bad, but Superman deserved a better sendoff before his paralysis.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The remake of the classic film is mediocre to say the least. The 1960 Wolf Rilla horror classic has been remade by John Carpenter. Given the fact that Carpenter… More
Martin Sahlin
Hmm...I'm not gonna say it was good...but it wasn't really bad. But face can't beat The Bloodening. One of the kids was a good actor...
Melvin White
Mara Chaffee: Life is cruelty. We all feed on each other, exploit each other in some way to survive.  "Beware the Children" Village of the Damned is… More
David Ladd
Village of the Damned starts one ordinary day in the small American coastal town of Midwich where at precisely 10 O'clock in the morning every living thing… More
Aj V
A pretty good remake, it's got a good cast anyway. The story is as weird as in the first, but sort of brought up to date of course. Still, a remake was… More
Wahida K
Honestly not a tiny bit creepy infact boring too. Was similar to Children of the Corn.