The Village

The Village

About The Village

The Village is a 2004 American psychological horror film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan about an end-of-the-19th-century village whose inhabitants live in fear of creatures inhabiting the woods beyond it. The movie was shot in a re-creation of a 19th-century village outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, following Shyamalan's penchant for staging his films near his hometown. The movie met with mixed reviews and was not as financially successful as some of Shyamalan's earlier movies, but did gross over four times its budget. The film gave composer James Newton Howard his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.