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11.21.2019
VIllage Of The Damned (1960)
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02.17.10

VIllage Of The Damned (1960) The scene is the English village of Midwich. The scientist Gordon Zellaby is having a telephone conversation. Mid-sentence he passes out. At the same moment, every single person and animal in town has passed out just as suddenly; some unknown force has put all the inhabitants of Midwich to sleep. When the army gets involved, they find this force has precise boundaries. One soldier, after being lassoed around the waist, walks past the boundary, loses consciousness and immediately revives when his fellows pull him out of the infected area. A few hours later, this strange force disappears and everyone wakes up. The mystery remains unsolved for weeks, but it has a sequel. All Midwich women of childbearing age are unaccountably pregnant. And the glowing-eyed children they have will prove to be worse than what they could have feared.

Movie Tagline:
What Demonic Force Lurks Behind Those Eyes?

Title: VIllage Of The Damned
Release Date: December 07, 1960
Runtime: 77 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Wolf Rilla

Cast:
George Sanders ...Gordon Zellaby
Barbara Shelley ...Anthea Zellaby
Martin Stephens ...David Zellaby
Michael Gwynn ...Alan Bernard
Laurence Naismith ...Doctor Willers
Richard Warner ...Harrington
Jenny Laird ...Mrs. Harrington
Sarah Long ...Evelyn Harrington
Thomas Heathcote ...James Pawle
Charlotte Mitchell ...Janet Pawle
Pamela Buck ...Milly Hughes
Rosamund Greenwood ...Miss Ogle
Susan Richards ...Mrs. Plumpton
Bernard Archard ...Vicar
Peter Vaughan ...P.C. Gobby
John Phillips ...General Leighton
Richard Vernon ...Sir Edgar Hargraves
John Stuart ...Professor Smith
Keith Pyott ...Dr. Carlisle
Alexander Archdale ...The Coroner
Sheila Robins ...Nurse
Tom Bowman ...Pilot
Anthony Harrison ...Lieutenant
Diane Aubrey ...W.R.A.C. Secretary
Gerald Paris ...Sapper
Bruno ...The Dog
June Cowell ...The Children
Linda Bateson ...The Children
John Kelly ...The Children
Carlo Cura ...The Children

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Ronald Kinnoch

Writer(s):
Stirling Silliphant
Wolf Rilla
Ronald Kinnoch
John Wyndham

Composer(s):
Ron Goodwin




Trailer(s):
VIllage Of The Damned Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • What Demonic Force Lurks Behind Those Eyes?
  • Beware the stare that will paralyze the will of the world.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [first lines] Prof. Gordon Zellaby: [on telephone] Good morning. Uh, would you get me Major Bernard at his Whitehall number? Thank you.
  • [last lines] Prof. Gordon Zellaby: [voiceover] A brick wall... a brick wall... I must think of a brick wall... a brick wall... I must think of a brick wall... a brick wall... brick wall... I must think of a brick wall... It's almost half past eight... brick wall... only a few seconds more... brick wall... brick wall... brick wall... nearly over... a brick wall...
  • Alan Bernard: People, especially children, aren't measured by their IQ. What's important about them is whether they're good or bad, and these children are bad.
  • David Zellaby: You have to be taught to leave us alone.
  • Doctor Willers: It's not a matter of belief its a matter of fact!
Movie Trivia:
  • The blond wigs that the children wear had a built-in dome to give the impression that they had a larger than normal cranium.
  • Originally begun in 1957 as an American picture to star Ronald Colman, MGM shelved the project, because it was deemed potentially inflammatory and controversial, specifically due to its sinister depiction of immaculate conception.
  • The eerie effect of the children's glowing eyes was created by matting a negative (reversed) image of their eyes over the pupils when they used their powers.
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Keywords:
Village, Children, English, Pregnant, Pregnancy  ...[more]


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