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).

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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