Blackbirds at Bangpleng

Blackbirds at Bangpleng (Thai: กาเหว่าที่บางเพลง; RTGSKa Wao Thi Bang Phleng) is a 1994 Thai science fiction horror film. Though it is based on a novel by the famous Thai writer and politician Kukrit Pramoj, the story closely mirrors The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, which itself was adapted into the 1960 film, Village of the Damned.[1]

Blackbirds at Bangpleng
Blackbirds at Bangpleng poster.jpg
A promotional one-sheet image.
Directed byNiratisai Kanjareuk
Produced byJareuk Kanjareuk
Surang Prempree
Written byWanit Jaroong-Git-Anun
Kukrit Pramoj (novel)
Music byJaran Manopet
CinematographyTanit Poo-sara
Edited byNiratisai Kanjareuk
Distributed byKantana
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Running time
132 minutes


A village in rural Thailand is celebrating Loy Krathong, when the festivities are disrupted by the descent of a spaceship. Ray beams are fired from the craft and all the village's women find they are suddenly pregnant. Only a few hours later the women give birth. The alien offspring have the power to kill by just staring and they have an insatiable appetite for raw meat.

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  1. ^ Movie review Archived December 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine at You Call Yourself a Scientist, retrieved on 2007-03-02.

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