01 September 2011

Episode 9: Village of the Damned

Illustration by Dana Miller. Check out her deviantART page.

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The first in our series on John Carpenter related remakes.

A big thanks to our illustrator Dana for being our first two-time guest.

Featured Films:

Village of the Damned (1960). IMDb. Wikipedia.

Village of the Damned (1995). IMDb. Wikipedia.


princessstarr said...

Augh, need brain bleach for the nudity comment. Curse you Noel! *shakes fist*

My extent of knowledge of either Children of the Damned is the basic premise and a Simpsons parody, though I do think we actually had "The Midwich Cuckoos" in at work.

And, also, since you're on the subject of John Carpenter for the next few episodes, have either one of you read Shock Value yet? I took a brief glance at it, and from what I read, it's really interesting.

Can't wait for next month's show, keep up the good work, all that wonderful jazz.

Syrin said...

I really like the way you guys handled the synopsis this time - given the nature of remakes, I think it's better to only talk about how the remake changed rather than give us a full synopsis of that film.

I definitely liked the remake better than the original. I felt like the kids' actions in the original make less sense, and I also really like the David differences in the remake. I'd still only give the remake 3 stars, but the original would get only 2, so it wins.

I can't remember now if you guys mentioned Richard Vernon in the original at all now, but having just watched A Hard Day's Night a couple days before, every time I looked at him I heard "I travel on this train regularly, twice a week!" in my head every time he appeared on screen.

I was apprehensive about Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, and Mark Hamill being in the remake too, but I think that they all do a good job with it.

Fun episode this time, particularly given the way you guys ended up switching sides. :)