The Children
The Children (1980)

After a nuclear power plant leaks poison gas, the children on a school bus are transformed into zombies.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 13, 1980
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

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.

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Anton Bitel

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.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The "scary little kid" subgenre has never been scarier or more nihilistic.

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Lafe Fredbjornson
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… More
Christopher Brown
I first saw this movie when I was a kid and it horrified me. A few decades have passed and I finally rewatched it and I was amazed. Here's a fun horror… More
Bruce Bruce
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:… More
Patrick Dolan
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… More