The Village is a dark and intense film about a remote, islolated 19th century village terrorised by strange creatures in the woods, who are attracted by the colour red and fear the colour yellow. The village boundaries are marked by flaming torches and patrolled every night. The woods are strictly forbidden and the towns, which are somewhere beyond the woods, are also evil. This is a terrified and utterly isolated community menaced by fear.
There is a young man, Lucius and a young blind woman, Ivy who fall in love but in a terrible crime Lucius is gravely injured and Ivy takes it upon herself to travel beyond the woods, to the towns, for medicine.
This is not a straightfoward horror/spooky film. Its much more psychological than The Sixth Sense, there are no dead people, no supernatural happenings of that kind. This is much more about people and fear. Its about a group of people and their fear of the real world. Its also about their inability to escape. Excellent film! in my opinion, more interesting than his other films. Leaves you thinking about it for ages afterwards.