The Children (1980)
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as John Freemont
as John Freemont
as Sheriff Billy Hart
as Cathy Freemont
as Clarkie Freemont
as Deputy Harry Timmons
as Suzie MacKenzie
as Leslie Button
as Dee Dee Shore
as Sanford Butler-Jones
Critic Reviews for The Children
The Children is a feeble reminder of an exploitation trend seen at its most ruthless in a picture like It's Alive! Everything considered, it's difficult to resent The Children for being too inept to become equally hateful.
a topsy-turvy nightmare scenario where familial love is a mortal weakness, infanticide a salvation, and the arrival of a newborn a source of terror.
Audience Reviews for The Children
Creep-ass 80's shock cinema which really achieves a lot with a low-budget. The kids in this one are spooky walking zombies. The Troma DVD print was all scratched up and faded, which made it more atmospheric.
Now I see where Stephen king got his ideas for Children of the Corn and The Shinning. The more movies I see the more I see Stephen King Obtaining his idea, ie: The Kingdom from Holland. Anyway these children are riding home on a bus when they pass throug a Yellow Cloud and the next thing you know they have black nails and are zombies, toxic zombies at that. Its a deal in the Grindhouse Movie Collection Vol 1.
This film was released by Troma in 2005 but released actually in 1980. This is a well crafted little deranged tale and really caught me off garde. I'm not a fan of silly possesed children, but maybe it's cause I was thinking of VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. This film goes far beyond creepy kids and really makes these suckers fuck a person up. I don't want to give much away, I would rather you just watch it.
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