Who Can Kill a Child? (Quin puede matar a un nio?)

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In this Spanish horror movie, a married couple heads for a resort island. There they find that the island has been overtaken by murderous children who cannot bear the sight of living adults. Naturally the couple are to be their next victims--provided that they do not escape first.

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  • Jul 03, 2016
    Starting off with a brutal and relentless opening credits of the effects of war on children, it's clear that this isn't gonna be just another horror movie. After that initial 10min assault, the camera cuts to a pleasant sighting of people enjoying the beach, creating great contrast with the aformentioned scene, with loads of fat, healthy people on sight, happy children playing and just beautiful people everywhere. That little exposition scene ends abruptly when a dead woman's body gets discovered on shore by a young child to end that safety, giving room for the movie to start. From here on, the movie behaves like a traditional horror movie. With the lead couple slowly finding the horrors of a deserted small town on an isolated island. And when they start to figure out what's going on, the movie grabs you by the nuts and just doesn't let go. It's absolutly amoral, unforgiving and downright scary. you are confronted with the worse decisions one can take under such circumstances. The acting and superb bleak cinematography help immensely and when you get to the last 20 minutes of the flick you just can't breath on how shocking things get. It is that affecting without being cheap, exploitative or over sentimental. The effects of war on children have never been so brutal on screen. This little cautionary tale hailing from the 70s and shot on Spain is a little masterpiece of cinema that can't be ignored, much less missed. The approach might be a bit too gut wrenching for the common movie goer, but it's impact is undeniable.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2016
    I love the topic and the hilarious brutality of the film. It's a great idea, from what I can tell it gained a lot of inspiration from Lord Of The Flies. It's a what if scenario and the execution was nearly perfect. It felt like Hitchcock, then Polanski and trailed off into its own feel.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2016
    A chilling horror film about a couple arriving at a small Spanish island only to discover most of the adult population has been killed off by children infected with a deadly virus. It was very effective in terms of building up the atmosphere and highlighting the helplessness and the tension in the couple's relationship.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2016
    A lost treasure amidst the cinematic ocean,the question is: do you dare watching a film where only the idea of killing a child is necessary?The much-talked footage in the beginning is the premise for a haunting adventure under the boiling sun.The couple as an allegory of drifting souls,preys for children-hounds.Amazing!
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer

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