Damned To Heck

John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned

John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned (1995) is a pointless remake of 1960’s movie of the same name/plot/ending but with “John Carpenter” added. Maybe someone thought adding the legendary horror/sci-fi director’s name to the title would make it sell more. It did, but that strategy didn’t make the movie better.

John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned

One day everyone in Midwich, California passes out, right in the middle of what they were doing. Not good for some of the small town’s residents, one of whom happened to be grilling food and tested the charcoal temperature with his face. Later, everyone wakes up going, “WTF?”

John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned

A few months pass and all the child-bearing women in town are knocked up, giving birth in record time to super-intelligent, Aryan Nation-esque white-haired kids with glowing eyes. Again we ask, “WTF?”

John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned  These psychic youngsters can use their minds to make you do stuff, like slice your skin open with a scalpel. Where this movie differs is with lots more blood and things that cause the letting of blood. (There was none of the above in the original and/or its sequel.)

John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned

The final solution to stopping these alien ankle-biters is the same the second time around (think brick wall—literally), but one protective mother found a way to get around it. Pity – I generally like to see kids go kaBOOM.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: