The Children (1980)


The movie The Children (1980) is an American horror film directed by Max Kalmanowicz. The story revolves around a group of five children in a small New England town who are transformed into zombies after being exposed to waste from a nearby nuclear plant. The children develop a deadly ability to microwave any living thing they touch, leading to a series of gruesome and horrifying deaths[5].

The movie The Children (1980) follows the residents of the town as they try to survive the onslaught of the zombie children. The once-innocent youngsters become relentless killers, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

The Children (1980) combines elements of zombie horror and supernatural thriller.


  • Martin Shakar as David
  • Gil Rogers as Paul
  • Gale Garnett as Cathy
  • Shannon Bolin as Carol


  • The Children (1980) was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by World Northal, opening regionally in Tucson, Arizona on June 6, 1980[5].
  • The film received generally negative reviews from critics upon its release[5].



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