Village of the Damned

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: John Carpenter

REVIEWED: 05-11-95

Based on the British 1960 chiller of the same name, this John Carpenter picture follows what happens when several women in a quaint northern town mysteriously and simultaneously become pregnant. Their offspring: eight white-haired geniuses with telepathic powers and a collective mean streak. Though the material needed to be better updated to justify a remake (as it stands, it looks like a cheesy episode of X-Files), Carpenter directs with his usual immense skill, and the campy selection of players--Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Mark Hamill--give surprisingly engaging performances.

--Zachary Woodruff

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Escape From L.A.
In the Mouth of Madness
Prince of Darkness
The Thing
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