|20040813||The Cuckoos are coming! The Cuckoos are coming! Blonde haired, shiny eyed and ready to stare mankind into oblivion. John Wyndham's Midwich Cuckoos and its 1960 film version, Village of the Damned, have spooked generations with their quietly terrifying tale of alien invasion in middle England.|
Reuniting cast and crew from The Village of the Damned is just the beginning for Alan Dein as he goes in search of Midwich on film and in print. What inspired John Wyndham to pen this tale of extraterrestrial rape, mass infanticide and suicide bombing?
How can we know so little about the man who put Triffids in the backyard and Cuckoos in our homes?