VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960) B/W widescreen 78m dir: Wolf Rilla

w/George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith, John Phillips, Richard Vernon, Jenny Laird, Richard Warner, Thomas Heathcote, Alexander Archdale

From The Movie Guide: "A very frightening adaptation of the John Wyndham novel about a small English village that becomes the victim of unfriendly aliens. ... Sanders' role required more outward emotion than he had in his repertoire, but this casting mistake is more than compensated for by the weird atmosphere provided by the children. Made in England for less than $300,000, the picture grossed more than $1.5 million in initial release in the US and Canada alone. It spawned a host of possessed-children-as-villains films, including THE OMEN and THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. This intriguing story also gave rise to a sequel, CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED, which proved every bit as good as the original."