Friday, 1 April 2011

Beware the Stare

'Village Of The Damned' is an absolute classic. When the small village of Midwich unexpectedly and inexplicably falls asleep for a day, everyone is baffled. The mystery takes a sinister turn when it becomes apparent that every woman in the village of child bearing age is pregnant. If that wasn't bad enough, the resulting children are decidedly...odd. And they're usually in a pretty shitty mood.  

Closely adapted from 'The Midwich Cuckoos' by John Wyndham, it's an intelligent, brilliantly worked out drama and, if you haven't seen it, you really should. Don't make me turn my death eyes on.


  1. Creepiest moment? Undoubtedly George Sanders in a knitted cardigan wrestling playfully with a dog by the hearth to indicate how settled and domesticated he is (George - not the dog). No wonder the poor devil ended up taking his own life (George again - not the dog). Just wanted to congratulate you on this wonderful blog, UW - I'm enjoying it very much.