Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Village of the Damned

A small town's women give birth to hostile children with psychic abilities.

 

United States
1995
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Telepathist
6
You were born to watch this!
7.04
6
8
7.04
3
4
3
Performances
Effects
Plot
This is based on a novel and, more precisely, on a 1960 horror film by the same title. It is a faithful remake in that it hits the same notes and depicts the same events. This said, 1995’s Village of the Damned is more emotionally driven than its predecessor. It also feels more complete when it comes to action and gore. Furthermore, it keeps the procedural light in order to preserve the mystery.
Actors Christopher Reeves, Kristie Alley and Mark Hamill are perfect for their parts. They do a convincing job with pivotal roles. John Carpenter directs, so we’re in good hands when it comes to crafting an ambiance, pacing and lighting a scene, or for turning thriller into horror. He can capture the atmosphere of a small grieving community like no one else.
The movie doesn’t rely on effects, but we do get a few and they look decent. Instead, it focuses on drama and exposition. There is an aura of sadness, despite the supernatural threat, that is truly poignant. We care deeply for the townsfolk we learn to like, the parents and, to a degree, the miracle children as well. Village of the Damned is a slow burn with bursts of tension and a brilliant arc.
Alternate Titles: 
Village of the Damned Remake
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