Quien Puede Matar A Un Nino? (1976)
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A couple of English tourists rent a boat to visit the fictitious island of Almanzora, just off the southern Spanish coast. When they arrive, they find the town deserted of adults, there's only children who don't speak but stare at them with eerie smiles. They soon discover that all the children of the island have been posessed by a mysterious force or madness which they can pass from one to another, and which makes them attack and murder their elders, who can't defend themselves because nobody dares to kill a child...
Suddenly . . . They were the only adults left alive on the island.
Also Known As:
Island of the Damned
Title: Quien Puede Matar A Un Nino?
Release Date: June , 1978
Runtime: 107 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English, Spanish
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Buried.com Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Q
MPAA Rating: R
Narciso Ibanez Serrador
Lewis Fiander ...Tom
Prunella Ransome ...Evelyn
Antonio Iranzo ...Father of Crying Girl
Miguel Narros ...Guardacostas 1
Maria Luisa Arias ... (as Mª Luisa Arias)
Marisa Porcel ...
Juan Cazalilla ...
Luis Ciges ...Enrique Amoros - the Postman
Antonio Canal ...
Aparicio Rivero ...
Fabian Conde ...Camera shop clerk
Andres Gomez ... (as Andres Gomez)
Maria Druille ...Child (Crying daughter)
Lourdes De La Camara ...Child (Lourdes) (as Lourdes de la Camara)
Roberto Nauta ...Child
Jose Luis Romero ...Child
Javier De La Camara ...Child (Leader) (as Javier de la Camara)
Marian Salgado ...Child
Cristina Torres ...Child
Luis Maleas ...Child (as Luis Mateos)
Adela Blanco ...Child
Juan Carlos Romero ...Child
Julio Jesus Parra ...Child
Carlos Parra ...Child
Juan Antonio Balandin ...Child
Pedro Balandin ...Child
Elsa Fabregas ...Evelyn (voice: Spanish version)
Narciso Ibanez Serrador ...Man next to bus
Jesus Nieto ...Tom (voice: Spanish version)
Juan Jose Plans
Narciso Ibanez Serrador
Waldo de los Rios
More Movie Taglines:
- Suddenly . . . They were the only adults left alive on the island.
- They don't know it yet, but their vacation paradise will be a nightmare
- Today-the terror is unbelievable Tomorrow -it could be true!
- A nice place to visit, but you could never LIVE there!
- Evelyn: [to Tom] There is something wrong on this island and you're trying to keep it from me. If there is something wrong, then whatever it is, I think we should leave.
Evelyn: What did the man of the pension tell you? Tom: Just that something strange had happened to the kids on the island. Evelyn: Strange... But what? Tom: I don't know. Some sort of madness. I can't understand this.
- Several sequences are homages to Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), for example, the image of all the children in the island's village square ready to attack Tom and Evelyn, and the final escape from the island.
'Chicho Ibáñez-Serrador' originally wanted Anthony Hopkins to play Tom.
Director Cameo: ['Chicho Ibáñez-Serrador'] The man that Tom asks about the noise in the village.
The film was released simultaneously as "Would You Kill a Child?" and "Death is Child's Play" in the UK. Similarly, American International Pictures released the film as "Trapped!" and "Island of the Damned" simultaneously in the USA.
Even though the plot happens in an island, the town scenes were filmed in Ciruelos (Toledo), more than 250 miles away from the sea.
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