Children of the Damned

Film, Science fiction
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A fairly intriguing and atmospheric exercise in science fiction, made as a sequel to Village of the Damned (an adaptation of John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos). About a race of superchildren who (in the eyes of the authorities, at any rate) threaten to take over the world, it has some good moments, though its surreal beginning promises a generation war of apocalyptic dimensions that is never delivered, and the film finally falls into some unconvincing liberal moralising (one of the persisting curses of SF in the cinema).

By: DP

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anton M Leader
Screenwriter: John Briley
Cast: Ian Hendry
Alan Badel
Barbara Ferris
Alfred Burke
Sheila Allen
Ralph Michael
Martin Miller
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