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Who Can Kill a Child?
A nice place to visit, but you could never LIVE there!
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.
When a film starts with real footage from various wars in which we see children suffering and dying, you know it's not going to be an 'easy' watch. And it isn't, not by a long shot.
What makes it stand out is not gore or easy scares, it's atmosphere. It evokes a feeling of 'wrongness', caused by the scariest antagonists possible, children. These kids do the most horrible things and therein lies the strength of this film. It's the disconnect between the rational expectations you have when you see a child and the sadistic things they eventually do. This slow realisation is acted out really well by the two leads. Even though I expected it, the inevitable conclusion still shocked me.
There is a lot to admire in this film, it has something to say, the acting is very good, but what I liked most is that it doesn't try to give any easy explanations.
They don't make them like this any more, seriously, they don't. Who Can Kill a Child is a really impressive piece of work in my eyes. This is a horror film that displays a perfect sense of timing and restraint and by developing slowly, builds an almost overwhelmingly eerie and tense atmosphere.
The film follows an English couple, Tom and Evelyn, as they holiday in Spain. To begin with, we see the couple in the busy town of Benavis where we learn Evelyn can't speak a word of Spanish, while Tom has visited previously and has a good command of the language. As there is a festival happening in town, Tom suggests they rent a boat and sail out to…
This won't be much of a review. This was my last film to watch to complete Hoop-Tober, and I finished it with 20 minutes till midnight on October 31st. At work. On my last day here. And it's an instant favorite. Today has been a good day :) Now I have to write about a billion reviews to complete this challenge and I'm sooooo tired. Maybe more like three or four, but still, I'll be lucky if they're legible. Anyway, this is my favorite of all the movies I watched for Hoop-Tober, and I really urge everyone to seek it out. That's all I want to say about it, because I don't think you should read about this before going into it if possible. Here's to a happy ending to Hoop-Tober on Halloween on my last night on the job. Can't beat that.
Now I am not sure which is scarier... being chased after by zombies or being chased by creepy little murdering kids.
A man and his pregnant wife vacation in Spain, and sail off to a small island that turns out have been overrun with murderous children. I expected something more over the top and exploitationriffic, but instead is (mostly) a straight up thriller that goes into dark places by the time it gets to its series of payoffs and awesome ending. Worth hunting down.
A resonant and textured premise: the children turn against us for the world we've brought them into. The setup is perhaps a tad too slow, but the intensity of the frenzied final act more than makes up for it.
Cf. Island of Death
Chilling and disturbing in spite of it's low budget, easily the best creepy kid film I've seen and one with a message. I'm not entirely sure what that message is, but it's got one all right.
Wow. Truly a must-see in the "creepy white kids" horror family. No explanations are given (or necessary) as to why the kids of a small Italian island community are suddenly adulticidal, but if you like being terrified of little kids, this is the movie for you.
Una peça clau en el cinema de terror espanyol. Interessant i aconseguit exercici de terror a ple dia d'estiu, evitant les habituals escenes nocturnes.
A key film of the horror spanish film. Interesting and succesful exercise of how create suspense during the summer day, avoiding the standard night scenes.
A nice British couple take a boat to a small island 4 hours off Spain. They were not aware that the night before the kids turned into crazy murderers. They are less wild zombie crazy,more like the birds in "The Birds". The movie has some great shock scenes and a atmosphere that's soaked in dread. Not much in the gore department but what they do show is with great effect. The only minor beef I have is that ,the movie is at 1:50. I would edit the movie down a touch. It's a total watch.
Beautifully made, intense movie that's aged well surprisingly well. I was expecting some trashfest but was really pleasantly surprised with the quality here. The 1970s were truly a great decade for horror movies.
Basic plot: Married man and pregnant wife are on holiday in Spain and go to an island where all the children have turned into bloodthirsty little shits for seemingly no reason. Sort of like "The Birds" crossed with "The Wicker Man".
I don't have much to say that others haven't said; only that I have a soft spot for movies that can create a creepy atmosphere in bright sunny locations, and this movie does a superb job of that.
Would make a perfect double-bill with Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (or The Wicker Man).
From the start, with news footage of real dead or dying children from various wars and conflicts, you wouldn't expect this film to pull any punches, and it sure as shit doesn't. Chilling, disturbing, fantastic. Hell of an ending, too.
Who Can Kill a Child?
Forgotten gem in the horror genre. The Wicker Man meets Children of the Corn. But this time the Children are not lame. Depressing, raunchy and haunting.
Film featuring creepy kid(s)
"Almanzora??? No thanks....."
This 1976 horror-drama was surprising in a number of ways. A creepy story with an interesting premise, an intricate screenplay, amazing character development. All from this lesser known gem of a horror movie.
The movie opens with the montages of wars and riots from all over the world, and it shines light to the fact that mostly children are the victims of those genocides. From that, the movie established whom it is rooted for and what is the message it tries to forward. Then we are shown this American couple who visits Spain as part of their vacation. After the initial sequences, which states their…
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