More than four decades after it was made in Letcmore Heath in England, this adaptation of John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos remains astonishingly creepy. One day, everyone in an English village falls asleep during the middle of the afternoon; months later all the women capable of having children give birth to sinister blond tots with penetrating eyes and the ability to communicate telepathically. Brunette children were given blond wigs to get a striking contrast for black-and-white cinematographer Geoffry Faithfull, and the young actors give skin-crawling perfomances as the little monsters with unblinking stares. Shun the 1963 sequel Children Of The Damned and John Carpenter's 1995 remake with Kirstie Alley.
Director: Wolf Rilla Cast: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley