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  1. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Village of the Damned

  2. Ghostman's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    A very interesting parable that Carpenter gives his wide-screen visual flair to. The first half is great despite some uneven performances. The second half itself feels atonal and uneven itself and the suspense is generally lost, most likely due to the insipid special effects they used for the kids' eyes. Very tacky. Still, the themes of mass-conformism and fascism are ever-prescient.

  3. Tyler Wright's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Although it's incredibly dull, cliche, boring, uninteresting, and poorly written, at least Carpenter's directing style makes it nice to look at in still screenshot photos....eh, who am I kidding. This film sucks.

  4. Rafael Zen's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    When a film's most exciting thing is a bunch of white wigs and laser eyes, you got to know what to expect from it. Carpenter has nice ideas, but misses all of them. The boiling hand scene could have been stellar if this wasn't just a vanilla sci fi with so little skills - you're damned if you don't fall asleep within its first 45 minutes.

  5. Matija's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Worst Carpenter I've seen.

  6. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    A rather poor and artificial remake. Not close to the frightening and original atmosphere of the original from the 60s.

  7. Bob's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    A plain execution without any errors but with sterile, almost lifeless result. It seems like everything's going precisely from the point A to the point B but unique fell, charm or even a flaw that could be considered as John Carpenter's trademarks is missing. What is left is hour and half movie where everything works by the clock with fine performances and couple of gory money shots to keep the viewer entertained.

  8. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Carpenter himself called this film a "contractual obligation" that he didn't like, and despite his way with CinemaScope and the inherent creepiness of kids with 60s haircuts, there's not much to it. You can't stay absorbed because the rules of the game are barely defined; it's too inarticulate to work as a metaphor about parents and children; and if it's a parody, it's a joke-free one. Nice opening, though.

  9. film_lies101's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Essentially a dry run of what Carpenter would accomplish with greater acuity in the Masters of Horror segment 'Pro-Life'

  10. samba direito's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    é pena porem os putos tao brit, não era preciso

  11. mlstrx's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    why would you keep the child?? wtf get rid of that fucker

  12. Samuel Righi's rating of the film Village of the Damned

  13. CinemaDead's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    The first Carpenter movie i ever saw, and it really creeped me out, but now that i've seen his past films this one is not as good as those but still plenty of creepy moments.

  14. Fabio Nosotti's rating of the film Village of the Damned

  15. Gabriele Taddei's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Film minore di Carpenter, buona la regia, per il resto è un remake che aggiunge poco

  16. David Grillo's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    The film in which Carpenter successfully enters the realm of the unknown re-envisioning the laws of nature and the ethics of community without changing any of the questions.

  17. Igor Leoni's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Terrible. If you know what's good for you, watch the original. Shame on you Carpenter.

  18. Matt Burgess's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Fun 90s horror cheese with awkward TV aesthetics. Kirstie Alley as the chubby chain-smoking bitch doctor is a highlight!

  19. João Eça's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Terror as politics: a superior organism gives birth to a collective of perfectly organized beings (nine caucasian, blonde children - a metaphor for the aryan race?) that are in fact a metaphysical substitute for a fascist party. Their masterful weapon: being able to manipulate our thoughts and mental images to the point of killing. Our only chance: to hope that the surviving child becomes human. Or all is lost.

  20. Noslen's rating of the film Village of the Damned

    Do universo de Jonh Carpenter, mestre do terror, surge um filme onde as crianças assumem formas que habitam nos piores pesadelos. O uso do velho tema da vida extraterrestre para assombrar o espectador não é totalmente convincente.