The Children (1980)
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as John Freemont
as Sheriff Billy Hart
as Cathy Freemont
as Deputy Harry Timmons
as Suzie MacKenzie
as Leslie Button
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.
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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