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Village of the Damned
Season 2, Episode 8
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Air date July 19, 2016
Written by Meredith Glynn
Directed by Gil Kenan
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Brooke Maddox

"Village of the Damned" is the eighth episode of Season 2 of the television series Scream. It is the eighteenth episode of the show overall and it aired on July 19th, 2016.


Emma suspects the killer is Eli and tries to find out at the 100th year anniversary of the Lakewood Winter Carnival. Audrey's secret gets exposed. Zoe and Noah consider taking their relationship to the next level. Maggie and Acosta maintain their secret hidden, even though Acosta suspects his son is the murderer.


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Recurring Cast


  • The title of the episode is a homage to the 1960 science fiction horror film Village of the Damned, which was directed by Wolf Rilla. The film was adapted from the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.
  • This episode was watched live 0.36 by million people.
  • Kieran Wilcox was kidnapped (off-screen) by the new killer.
    • He was also dressed up as the killer and almost shot by Emma before his mask was taken off.
    • In When a Stranger Calls, when Kieran is revealed as a killer, it was highlighted that this scene was a ruse. The main goal of the ruse was to convince Emma and the others that he was a victim.
  • In this episode, Lakewood celebrated its 100th birthday at the annual Lakewood Days Carnival event.
  • Kieran Wilcox and Eli Hudson got into a physical fight in this episode.
  • Emma Duval learned about Eli's criminal past in Atlanta in this episode.
  • In the episode, Emma and Audrey received a call from the killer.
  • In this episode, Maggie Duval was re-instated by Miguel Acosta to work on the current murder cases at Lakewood.
  • Emma Duval found out about Audrey's involvement with Piper, as the killer e-mailed the recording of her confession to Emma.
  • It was revealed that the reason Miguel and his son, Gustavo Acosta, moved to Lakewood is due to an accident involving a gun that happened in Phoenix.
  • Kieran revealed that he was in the car at the time of the deaths of his step-father and mother and caused the accident by arguing with his step-father in the car, distracting him and crashing the car.
  • Eddie Hayes's carbonized corpse was finally found along with Seth Branson's.
    • Maggie identified Branson's corpse but was unable to identify Eddie's body.
  • Brooke let out a rant about the tragic events in Lakewood at the Lady of the Lake contest.
    • She had another speech planned but changed her mind due to being under the influence of alcohol.
  • In this episode, Deputy Dwayne is thrown through a mirror by the New Killer.
    • However, his fate was later confirmed by Patrick R. Walker, the actor who played Dwayne. He confirmed that Dwayne did not survive the incident and died of blood loss.

Featured Music

  • Majik – “Closer”

Emma and Kieran discuss his stepdad.

  • Billie Eilish “Watch Your Car Burn”

Emma and Audrey talk at the carnival.

  • Nina Nesbitt - “Take You To Heaven”

Broke finishes Zoë's makeover for The Lady Of The Lake. Noah and Stavo show up.

  • TEAM “I Like It”

Zoë and Noah slip into a photo booth at the carnival. They start kissing but Zoe is called to the stage.


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