Legend has it that the quiet, picturesque village of Dryden, N.Y., inspired Frank Capra's vision of Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life. But contrary to that image, Dryden became the setting for a strange string of tragedies and murders between 1989 and 1999 that left residents wondering why death stalked their beloved town. To them it was a tragic coincidence, but outsiders gossiped about a curse, labeling Dryden as a real-life "Village of the Damned." Residents have maintained a code of silence... until now. Nearly two decades after Dryden's dark years ended, America's leading true-crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), brings the mystery to life in a serialized format that features the town itself as the central character, as well as a Greek chorus of residents that lived through this tragic time. Each episode pries open one chapter from that era, starting with the cold-blooded execution of an entire family, followed by the murder of a beloved football coach, the untimely deaths of two beloved cheerleaders, and the tragic ripple effects that touched all corners of the community. Interviews with law enforcement and other key players transport viewers back to the moments, days, months, and years that followed each crime. Produced by Red Marble Media in association with Spring Theory.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Village of the Damned - Village of the Damned (1995 film) - Netflix
John Carpenter's Village of the Damned is a 1995 American science fiction-horror film directed by John Carpenter and a remake of the 1960 film of the same name which in turn is based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. The 1995 remake is set in Northern California, whereas the book and original film were both set in the United Kingdom. The 1995 film was marketed with the tagline, “Beware the Children”, and stars Christopher Reeve (in his last walking film role before being paralyzed), Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Pare, Mark Hamill, and Meredith Salenger.
Village of the Damned - Main cast - Netflix
Christopher Reeve as Dr. Alan Chaffee, the Midwich town doctor Kirstie Alley as Dr. Susan Verner, an epidemiologist working for the federal Government of the United States, who investigates the mass pregnancies Linda Kozlowski as Jill McGowan, a widow who becomes the mother of David Michael Paré as Frank McGowan, Jill's husband Meredith Salenger as Melanie Roberts, a virgin whose baby is stillborn Mark Hamill as Reverend George, the town minister
Village of the Damned - References - Netflix