The Kids Are Not Alright: The Village of the Damned (1960)
When children go bad, the usual suspects in their downfall are rounded up: parents, genetics, family environment, television, video games, the education system. But sometimes the reason a kid goes rogue just can’t be pinned down: Is Junior wreaking havoc because of alien intervention or some evil force – or is it really too many sugary snacks?
Directed by Wolf Rilla. Starring George Sanders. If you think the housing market is in a slump here, try selling a home in the village of Midwich – where resides a group of blonde-haired children (all with mysterious paternity) who, when they’re a wee cranky, make their eyes glow white and cause pretty awful things to happen. A cult classic! 77 minutes. Unrated.