PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The inspiration for the story comes from two unlikely sources: "Wuthering Heights" for the period drama, and King Kong (1933) for the community living in fear of predatory creatures.
Who'll pinch me to wake me up? Who will laugh at me when I fall? Whose breath will I listen for so that I may sleep? Whose hand will I hold so that I may walk?
"Wildlife preserves" are government creations which are nearly always taxpayer- funded. As such, there would be no way that Walker's family (no matter how wealthy) could "purchase one." In fact, doing as such would attract the attention to it that the group in The Village would be trying to avoid.
During the end credits we see pictures of the village.
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