That opening song! “black leather, black leather, black leather, crash crash crash, black leather, black leather, black leather, smash smash smash”, I can’t get it out of my head!
The lead actor here is a creepy middle-aged man who has run off with a beautiful young girl, and they’re pursued by menacing, jealous Oliver Reed and his gang in black leather, black leather, black leather, la la la AAAARGH! They stumble into a secret underground military facility populated by nine well-behaved but very mysterious children.
The Damned is primarily mystery and drama, the fun part is trying to figure out who are the good ones and who are the bad ones! It’s well-acted and very well produced but its strongest element is the script. I’m sure over the years the underlying theme here has become irrelevant and then relevant and then irrelevant again, over and over. In 2023 it may be a little outdated but it is most certainly relevant.