The Midwich Cuckoos is a very modern take on a classic horror story 2 weeks ago

The Midwich Cuckoos is a very modern take on a classic horror story

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One of cornerstones of the horror genre revolves entirely around creepy kids. Creepy kids doing creepy things and generally just being creepy.

But the plot for The Midwich Cuckoos, which is available to stream with a NOW Entertainment Membership, might sound a little familiar, and that is because it is based on a classic horror story.

Following an unexplained phenomenon, during which everyone in a small English village collapsed unconscious, many of the women in the area awaken to discover that they are now pregnant.

What's more, the children that are born from this event all seem to be displaying supernatural abilities. What did we tell you? Creepy children doing creepy things!

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The story is based on the classic 1957 sci-fi horror novel of the same name by author John Wyndham (who also wrote equally creepy classic horror novel The Day Of The Triffids), which has previously been adapted into the movies Village Of The Damned.

But this adaptation brings things right up to the modern day, coming from the creative minds behind the brilliant spy thriller series The Night Manager, and a cast including Keeley Hawes (Line Of Duty, Bodyguard) and Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon, Suits).

The Metro says that "Keeley Hawes [gives an especially good performance] as Dr Susannah Zellaby, a child psychologist (and a part smartly gender-flipped from the original material) is key to helping the women of the town and also realising that something is very wrong."

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All seven episodes of the mini-series is available to stream with a NOW Entertainment Membership.

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