Christopher Reeves gives life to this movie. His character helps dissimulate the lack of acting talent the children have. However, two of the children steal the show from the rest of the group. A neglected aspect of horror is approached in Village of the Damned. It is not a subject that surprises me anymore because of Children of the Corn, who had first exploited this aspect.
Many scenes are appropriate for graphic violence but are cut when they become interesting. A special attention has been taken for small details. For example, the nine children walk in line, wear white, look in the same direction, etc.
A small element comes to help the slow and a bit repetitive rhythm of the movie: while giving birth, one of the mothers loses her baby. Because each child must eventually be coupled with another of the opposite sex, one of the damned develops a sentimental state that is prohibited by the others.
This movie is not a bad realization but it is still not something to watch every year. Also, the development is much too slow to be seizing.