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Who Can Kill a Child?

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Who can contemplate the unimaginable?
Who can face the unthinkable?
WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?

On a vacation away from their family, Tom (Lewis Fiander, of DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE) and his pregnant wife Evelyn (FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD’s Prunella Ransome) sail to an island off the coast of Spain that seems deserted… until its children emerge from the shadows with the blood of their parents on their hands… and hatred in their hearts for every adult.

Unflinchingly horrific and unapologetically downbeat, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? was heavily censored for its American release in 1976 as ISLAND OF THE DAMNED. Dark Sky Films is proud to present the complete film, uncut and uncensored, for its long overdue American DVD debut.


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  • Actors: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros, María Luisa Arias
  • Directors: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
  • Writers: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Juan José Plans
  • Producers: Manuel Salvador
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Dark Sky Films
  • DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000OCY7TE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,815 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Who Can Kill a Child?" on IMDb

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Holy!! A heavy dose of childhood trauma gets served up--this time the adults are on the receiving end!

WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? is a splendidly creepy flick that only the 70's could deliver. It's quite a bizarre premise, plus it poses an extremely tough moral dilemma that has no easy answers.

Tom & Evelyn take a vacation to a small island off the coast of Spain. They quickly notice their isolated little getaway spot is totally devoid of adults. Just a bunch of kids running around, acting pretty strange.

Their deepest fears are about to be realized. These children are playing some deadly games. They eventually witness some adults get tied up and tortured, just for their amusement. Broootal!

The most disturbing thing about this situation is the innocent appearance of these boys and girls. They have such clean little smiling faces--just completely adorable. Until you get to know them.

This movie starts off a little slow, but once it gets going--look out! It's guaranteed to make you uncomfortable. Some unsettling murders that will really get under your skin. Bloody stuff!
The couple are placed in such a tough predicament--kill these poor little children, or be killed. What do you do?!?

A must-see horror heavyweight from the 70's. It reminded me of the original Wicker Man, and it's almost as good!
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One of the best horror films you'll ever see in your entire lifetime. This is the complete version. A brilliant and inventive film. It's possible that Stephen King was inspired by this gem to write children of the corn. Who can kill a child? is an astonishing film, and the last reel will give you a deep trauma that will haunt you for years. 1 billion thumbs up.
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The best horror films take their time building suspense rather than trotting out buckets of blood and gore right away, and this nearly forgotten Spanish film may be one of the best horror films you've never heard of.

What makes the movie so effective and memorable for anyone who finally has a chance to see it, is the fact that all the violent killings in the film are perpetrated by preteen children, many of whom were apparently cast for their sweet, wholesome looks. The movie never really explains the reason for the violence, but it doesn't have to, any more than vampire films have to explain why vampires exist. There have been a lot of Hollywood versions of the seemingly innocent child being a psycho killer, but few of them take the time to set the stage as creepily well as this movie.

An English couple vacationing in Spain (the wife is visibly pregnant) decide to visit a remote island that was once a charming tourist stop. When they arrive by boat, they discover there are no adults anywhere, only a handful of seemingly innocent children (there's a great moment when one girl approaches the female tourist to listen to the baby's heartbeat). What they find out, of course, is that the adults have been killed off by the children, and the two have to make their way back to safety without getting killed.

The first half of the movie builds suspense quite well, even though most viewers will already know what's going to happen. Unlike many horror films which rely on the complete stupidity of the main characters to get themselves in trouble, viewers can understand why these two have a great deal of difficulty accepting the fact that the angel-faced little ones are sociopathic killers.
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Who Can Kill a Child? is an exceptional film and quite shocking and groundbreaking for its time. This movie will haunt you for days after viewing it for the first time. A well-acted, harrowing film with unflinching power in its controversial subject matter. Highly recommended!
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"Who Can Kill A child?" is a disturbing, shocking film from Narcisco Ibanez Serrador, the Spanish director who bought us "The House That Screamed." It is by far the best entry in the killer kiddie horror sub-genre of the seventies, much better than the tasteless "Devil Times Five" or Stephen King's ludicrous, anti-Christian "Children of the Corn," which proceeded it by nearly eight years.

The plot of "Who Can Kill A child?" is this: The children of a remote Spanish island have packed together like wild dogs and slaughtered all but a few adults. A vacationing British couple arrive on the island discover mutilated bodies of adults. They also witness children savagely committing acts of murder against their parents The Brits must escape before they are also butchered.

The acting is superb, the atmosphere is tense, and the island is sunny and gorgeous. It is quite shocking to see cute Mediterranean children, with pixie faces, laugh and run as they "play" their cruel "games." It has a Twilight Zone ending that lets you know that the horror has only begun.

It is never quite clear why the children become murderous and that is why I only gave the movie four stars. The children appear to communicate almost telepathically to each other their desires to kill their parents. They can even transmit their killing desire to unborn children.

The movie also tries to make a political statement. At the beginning, black-and-white film clips of actual news footage are shown. They depict children dying of war and famine. Perhaps the Spanish children of "Who Can Kill A Child?" are seeking revenge against those who have oppressed them.
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