Village of the Damned (1995)

Village of the Damned

Directed by John Carpenter

1995 • R • English • 98 min.

It’s a little surprising this movie isn’t a bigger deal — after all, it stars Superman (Christopher Reeve) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). It’s a generally faithful remake of the 1960 movie of the same name, and both movies are based on John Wyndham’s novel The Midwich Cuckoos. The remake, directed by the great John Carpenter, moves the action from England to the U.S. The plot is creepy — it concerns a bunch of silver-haired kids with psychic powers and malicious intentions. Also, the kids’ human mothers were all impregnated against their will by mysterious extraterrestrials.

Cast: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Hamill

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