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Title: Village of the Damned (1960)


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Village of the Damned (1960)
  • Uncanny Child to (Evil) Other

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Fairly Faithful Adaptation
  • Based on John Wyndhams popular novel
  • The Midwich Cuckoos (1957)

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Screenplay
  • America
  • Sterling Silliphant
  • meant for Ronald Coleman
  • EnglandWolf RillaRonald KinnochJohn Wyndham
    (Novel)

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SequelChildren of the Damned (1963)
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RemakeJohn Carpenter directs in 1995
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Crew
  • Director Wolf Rilla
  • Music Ron Goodwin
  • Visual Effects Tom Howard
  • Budget 200,000
  • Reception A Certificate

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George Sanders ... Gordon Zellaby
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Barbara Shelley ... Anthea Zellaby
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Martin Stephens ... David Zellaby
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Influences?
Italo Cavinos Sleeping Beauty as retold in
Italian Folktales (1956)
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Influences?
1954
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Influences?
The Bad Seed Novel and Play 1954 Film 1956
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Evil Children Subgenre
  • Subgenre of Horror genre
  • Started with The Bad Seed (1956)
  • Spread by Village of the Damned (1960)
  • Films
  • Its a Good Life Twilight Zone episode (1961)
  • Who Can Kill a Child? (1976, U. S. title,
    Island of the Damned)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Children of the Corn (1984)
  • The Good Son (1993)
  • Let Me In (2010)

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Concept of the Child
Innocent
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Concept of the Child
Tabula Rasa Blank Slate
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Concept of the Child
Rebel
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Appearance ? Reality
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Appearance ? Reality
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Uncanny
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Uncanny
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Uncanny
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Uncanny
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Uncanny
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Uncanny
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Other
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Other
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Uncanny -gt Marvelous Text?
Other!
Us?
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What SF motifs are missing?
  • Spacecraft
  • The word alien
  • Dont watch the skies
  • The media response
  • Big military action
  • Change in view of universe

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What else is missing?
  • Good children

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Links Connections
Who Can Kill a Child ? (1976)
(1993)
Let Me In (2010)
The Omen (1976)
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Forget the skieswatch the children!
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Evil Children Subgenre
  • Subgenre of Horror genre
  • Started with The Bad Seed (1956)
  • Spread by Village of the Damned (1960)
  • Films
  • Its a Good Life Twilight Zone episode (1961)
  • Who Can Kill a Child? (1976, U. S. title,
    Island of the Damned)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Children of the Corn (1984)
  • The Good Son (1993)
  • Let Me In (2010)
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