I've only just read this classic for the first time (I only just saw "The Village of the Damned" for the first time a few weeks ago). Still relevant today. Need I say: much better than the 1960 film? This is one of those novels that deserves to be re-discovered by readers (as I have done) and also filmed again as maybe a BBC mini-series a la "Cranford"; get Russell Davies or Mark Gatiss involved - keep it faithful to the source novel - how about Christopher Lee as Zellaby. With today's technology one actor and one actress could easily play all the beautiful blonde children. Come on what are you waiting for...get busy. While we wait for them to finish, read the book again.