This movie has an amazing setup. Like some of the best episodes of the Twilight Zone, they set the stage with an eerie occurrence and no explanation. An entire town falls into a deep sleep, and no one can enter the town because they will fall asleep as well. The government does their best to figure out what is going on when suddenly everyone in the town starts to wake up. That's the first step, but the second step is even more odd because every fertile woman in the town finds they are pregnant. There was so much they could have done with that premise, particularly when you have virgins struggling to understand how it happened, and military wives who swear to their husbands they did not cheat while the husbands were away. Yet they rush through the pregnancies and suddenly the mother's are basically removed from the story. All attention focuses on these children who have strange and amazing abilities. This is when Village of the Damned completely falls apart for me. It shifts from a great Twilight Zone episode to a really bad one. Suddenly people start over-acting, and behaving illogically. The kids are terrible actors, and the special effects are laughable. The movie loses all emotional impact from the moment these emotionless kids appear. So I was hooked early, but by the end I was detached and ready for it to be over. Not a movie I can recommend, despite the fact that the initial idea was solid.