Max Kalmanowicz, USA, 1980, Troma, Horror

“…effectively combines elements of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD.” - Jonathan Stryker, HorrorNews

Something is terrifyingly wrong with the children of Ravenback. After their school bus passes through a mysterious cloud of yellow smoke, the children are transformed into bloodthirsty zombies with black fingernails which burn anything they touch. As parents and unwitting townspeople are burned to a crisp, the local police force frantically searches for the missing kids, unaware of their new and deadly powers. Shot back-to-back with FRIDAY THE 13TH — and sharing some of the same crew — Max Kalmanowicz's THE CHILDREN is an outrageous and fun drive-in horror classic. Featuring an eerie score from Harry Manfredini (FRIDAY THE 13TH) and produced by Carlton J. Albright (LUTHER THE GEEK), THE CHILDREN has been newly restored from the best surviving film elements and in its extended director's cut!

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  • 93 min
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP