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Movie Info

Gas leaking from a nuclear-power plant turns children into zombies who burn those they touch.

Cast & Crew

Martin Shakar
John Freemont
Gil Rogers
Sheriff Billy Hart
Gale Garnett
Cathy Freemont
Jessie Abrams
Clarkie Freemont
Tracy Griswold
Deputy Harry Timmons
Joy Glaccum
Suzie MacKenzie
Suzanne Barnes
Leslie Button
Rita Montone
Dee Dee Shore
Michelle La Mothe
Dr. Joyce Gould
Clara Evans
Jenny Freemont
Jeptha Evans
Paul MacKenzie
Sarah Albright
Ellen Chandler
Julie Carrier
Janet Shore
Edward Terry
Screenwriter
Edward Terry
Associate Producer
Harry Manfredini
Original Music
Barry Abrams
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Critic Reviews for The Children

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (1)

  • 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.

    December 21, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    June 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The "scary little kid" subgenre has never been scarier or more nihilistic.

    March 19, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Children

  • Jan 14, 2010
    Rather boring and stupid idea for a zombie movie. I was surprised that this was made by Troma because of how comedic their horror movies usually are. But this was taken seriously and I think that was the downfall of this movie.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2009
    Good N Cheezy pick for a Halloween flick
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2008
    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.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2007
    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.
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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