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Children of the Damned (1963)

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This sequel to Village of the Damned finds six children born in places around the world and blessed with high intelligence and laser eyes. Two scientists (Alan Badel, Ian Hendry) bring them together, but quickly begin to fight amongst themselves for possession of the children.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
MGM

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Cast

Ian Hendry
as Col Tom Llewellyn
Alan Badel
as Dr. David Neville
Barbara Ferris
as Susan Eliot
Alfred Burke
as Colin Webster
Sheila Allen
as Diana Looran
Mahdu Mathen
as Rashid
Gerald Delsol
as Aga Nagalo
Franchesca Lee
as Mi-Ling
Patrick Whyte
as Mr. Davidson
Tom Bowman
as Gen. Miller
Martin Miller
as Prof. Gruber
Andre Mikhelson
as Russian Official
Ralph Michael
as Defence Minister
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Critic Reviews for Children of the Damned

All Critics (12)

The only scary thing in the entire movie is actor Ian Hendry's resemblance to George W. Bush . . .

Full Review… | November 19, 2004
Sci-Fi Movie Page

attempts to repeat the success of the first film

November 6, 2004
DVDLaser

Scary sequel has its moments.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Dimwitted, obvious, subpar in every way.

Full Review… | September 6, 2004
Film Freak Central

Another sequel that falls short of the original mark.

August 13, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A classic.

August 9, 2002
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Children of the Damned

Hugely inferior sequel.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

This sequel to the superb Village of the Damned is pretty average considering the original Sci Fi horror film is such a chilling, effective and memorable horror film. Using Cold War propaganda, as this was made at height of the Cold War, Children of the Damned fails to establish anything effective in the chill factor. The film is good, not excellent, and considering that this is a sequel to Village of the Damned, it fails in that respect. Instead of an eerie atmosphere, the filmmakers relies more on a poorly constructed moral message in the films plot, and that just doesn't do. The film kind of reminded me of the original Sci Fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still, only this time around the message the film tries to pass along to the viewers is pretty silly, ineffective and it ruins a potentially good sequel. Unfortunately the films "horrifying" moments don't work, not like the first, and as a sequel, it's yet again a film that fails to capture the essence of the original film. A pretty ordinary sequel with nothing that really terrifies the audience. I thought the film had its decent moment, and no it's not a bad film, but considering that the first was so chilling, and cleverly built up to its horrifying conclusion, this film is a let down. The cast on the other hand delivered good performances, which redeemed the film significantly, but it wasn't enough to save this film from being an average sequel. Good idea, but average execution. This is a film that the filmmakers could have taken more time to develop a better plot to.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

Creepy bugger of a film....loved it.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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