A number of the movies on my calendar have two (or more) versions. Often, the original is considered to be the best. Unfortunately, the older ones are often not scary, simply due to the time frame in which they were filmed. Village of the Damned (iTunes) is a good example of this. Everywhere I looked on the Internet indicated that the original 1960 release was superior to the 1995 remake (iTunes). However, it’s not scary at all. It’s a fantastic story and is a prime example of quality filmmaking of the era. However, I wish that I had watched the remake instead. There’s no scare factor in the original, but that doesn’t stop it from being entertaining. I highly recommend checking it out. But, if you’re looking for a scare or two, watch the remake instead. Plus, it’s from John Carpenter, who will be making an appearance later this month.

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