Village of the Damned | 1960
This genuinely creepy sci-fi horror, from John Wyndham’s novel The Midwich Cuckoos, has a clutch of unemotional, super-intelligent kids born simultaneously in a small English village. The damned village of ‘Midwich’ is Letchmore Heath, just east of Watford and, conveniently, within four miles of MGM’s Borehamwood Studios.
This area of southeast England is so convenient for studios that it is jam-packed with filming locations. In fact, so many TV series of the 60s and 70s were filmed around here that it's been dubbed Avengerland. TV fans, check out the excellently detailed Avengerland site.