This 1965 Creator/BertIGordon picture has young "Genius" (Creator/RonHoward) tinkering with substances in his lab, creating a "goo" that causes whatever ingests it to grow to tremendous size. Unfortunately, some ne'er-do-wells blow in from out of town, and steal the goo and eat it, becoming the eponymous Giants. Now it's up to several teens as well as Genius to stop them.

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E23VillageOfTheGiants here]]''.
!!''Village of the Giants'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Directly invoked in the movie as some of the giants aren't happy with their new size.
-->'''Merrie:''' [[DCupDistress I was big enough before!]]
* CartoonBugSprayer: Nancy tries to fight off the GiantSpider with a flit gun, much to Mike's dismay.
* ChildProdigy: Conveniently named "Genius."
* CoconutSuperpowers: The filmmakers' had very little ability to show the giant animals and people interacting with regular-sized people. As a result, the giant teens almost solely ''threaten'' people with their size. When their leader finally fights Mike (who's armed with a sling), he forgoes [[JustHitHim attacking him directly]] for the absurdly complicated and ineffective method of throwing fence posts like darts, just so the two don't have to be on the same screen.
* CurtainClothing: After the giants outgrow their clothes, they make new ones out of the theater's curtains.
* DavidVsGoliath: Directly invoked. Mike even attacks Fred with a slingshot.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The leader of the gang is mostly peer pressured into stepping up with threats and looked visibly upset when others took hostages.
* EvenTheDogIsAshamed: As Mike and his girlfriend make out.
* {{Fanservice}}: The first five minutes or so of the movie qualifies, as do the transformation scene and the film's many dance scenes.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: Seemingly subverted. The teens are sure they can conquer the town and maybe more, but don't assume they're immune to gunfire. Instead [[HostageSituation they take a hostage]] and demand the town disarm and cut off all outside communication, which the town [[IdiotBall immediately comply to]].
* GiantSpider: Mike and his girlfriend lock up the Goo, then practically turn around to find a huge [[NoisyNature growling]] tarantula behind them. They dispatch it by flooding the floor and breaking a light bulb and tossing it into the water, zapping the spider.
* GiantWoman: Much attention is given to the female giants, particularly Merrie.
* IHaveYourDaughter: The giants take the Sheriff's daughter to keep him on line. The others try to counteract by taking Fred hostage, but then Nancy is also taken.
* KarmaHoudini: After Genius' gas reduces the giants to normal size, they flee the town, but are never arrested for their numerous crimes, including assault, kidnapping, threats, and theft.
* MagicPants: ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing for when the teens become giants, but when they shrink again the giant clothes they make shrink with them.
* MaleGaze: There are a lot of shots of jiggling butts and breasts, giant or otherwise.
* MarshmallowHell: Horsey is held to the chest of one of the more bosomy giants. He seems more worried about being dropped, though.
* NeverTrustATitle: The eponymous giants come from out of town (although they do stage a takeover for the last few acts).
* PoppingButtons: Merrie's sweater after she eats the Goo and starts growing.
* ProductPlacement: Shamelessly for another Creator/BertIGordon film. Giant Harry reads a copy of ''Fabulous Monsters of Filmland'' with ''Film/WarOfTheColossalBeast'' on the cover.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Genius creates the goo in a FreakLabAccident. Both Mike and the delinquents see the obvious value to such a thing, but when the latter steal the original batch, they simply use it on themselves[[labelnote:*]]There was actually almost half of it left after the gang took their slices, but it's never seen again.[[/labelnote]]. Genius spends the entire movie trying to replicate the formula, and still hasn't managed to by the end.
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Performed in an attempt to get the formula for the "Goo." It fails epically. For some reason, it works a lot better when one of the other delinquent girls talks to Genius.
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: When the teens grow, their clothes are torn to shreds, leaving them naked. Also intended for cheap fanservice as the camera lingers on the ladies tops getting torn off. Inexplicably, MagicPants is in effect when they shrink back down.
* ShirtlessScene: The men of the gang go either completely topless or with barely-covering togas after they become giants.
* SkewedPriorities: After crashing their car on a muddy road, what's the first thing Fred and his gang do? Dance!
* TeenageWasteland: The giant teens attempt to take over the town, confiscating all weapons and forcing a curfew on adults.
* TeensAreMonsters: The delinquents are only a nuisance at first, but then they eat the goo and become a serious threat.
* TotallyRadical: "Dig that nitty-gritty!"
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The teenagers at the club are only mildly surprised when giant ducks enter the building. And when the giant teenagers appear, the crowd do little more than stare.
* WeNeedADistraction: Red volunteers to distract the giants with a dance, while the others rescue the hostages.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** It's not explained what happened to the giant cat and corpse of the giant spider. We're just left to assume Genius took care of them.
** One of the supposed bad kids disappears from the movie completely right before the rest of them eat the goo and become giants. She's easy to spot because she's the only brunette female. It is never explained what happened to her and she only is glimpsed briefly in the very last scene.