Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Who Can Kill a Child|
Actors: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, Miguel Narros, María Luisa Arias
Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
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 ... more »
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It's About Time....
Walter Sobchak | Los Angeles, CA | 05/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...that this movie gets the DVD release that it deserves.
If you haven't seen this, it is a true "horror" movie in the vein of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
And by that I mean that it is utterly horrifying: the kind of movie you think about 10 years later and it still leaves you unsettled. The kind of movie that you're not eating popcorn while watching it because your hands are in fists throughout most of it - and you wouldn't want to be eating while watching it anyway.
By "horror," I don't mean a slasher film where you get cutsie characters, comic relief, and gratutitous nudity.
I'm not going to reveal anything about the plot because that will only detract from its impact. (Not knowing anything about this film and seeing "the scene" is perhaps the single scariest movie experience I've ever had).
Don't take my word for it though.
Why do you think it's taken over 20 years to get this movie released uncut in America - and the film itself is virtually unheard of by Americans?
You've been warned."
Not for the squeamish
D. Jean | Paris, France | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Amazing and underappreciated.
M. | Mass. | 11/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, this one completely caught me off gaurd. This is a movie more people should know about, but do to it's heavily censored release it has not been availible for many years in it's full uncut form. Now thank's to Dark Sky film's we have a beautiful print of a beatiful movie.
Opening with about ten minutes of documentary footage of numerous war's throughout history and horrific images of mass graves. It show's images of human suffering and list's the numbers of the death-count of children involved. Right off the bat it left me with an uneasy feeling throughout the whole movie because of that opening.
Most of the movie focuses on two main character's that come to a small island off the coast of Spain to get away for a while only to find out that the children are the only one's left on the island. It focuses on these two main characters throughout the movie and uses character development most of the time to really start to feel for these character's. The acting performances are great and really carry the film through it's entirety. The children are extremely creepy and actually scared me a little bit. I never thought I could be scared of a child but Narcisco is such a competent director that he pull's it off great.
The most impressive thing about this movie though is the direction, Narciso Ibanez Serrador is an extremely talented director that really know's how to tell a story and make a very scary horror film. I look forward to checking out more of his work. This is one of the few European film's I've seen that almost out-does most American flick's, technically speaking.
I threw this on my wish list as high priority a couple of month's ago and I did not read up on this movie before I purchased it, so honestly I was expecting giallo, but this has no mystery involved and is a straight-up ball's to the wall horror film I recommend to anybody that has never heard of it.
For all you sicko's out there, don't worry there is a fair amount of offensive subject matter, and there is a reason this has been not available for many year's in uncut form. As you may of guessed this movie deal's with child murder, but it is not just the thought of murdering children that comes off as being over-the-top, but the images of children commiting such horrific deed's with such heartlessness and commiting murder themselves.
I highly recommend this lost horror gem and encourage anyone that has not seen it to give it a look."
70's Horror at it's finest (and most bold)
D. Wilson | NY by way of Cali | 09/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Easily the best of the "killer Kids" sub-genre (The Other, Children Of The Corn, Village Of The Damned, etc.), "Who Can Kill A Child" stands up as a true paramount of gritty 70's era horror filmmaking. The movie starts with a happy couple taking a trip to a secluded island off the coast of Mexico... which has mysteriously been overrun by killer kids. The plot is as simple as that, but everything involved in it (including the cast, camera work, music, build-up and twists) make this a visceral experience that keeps you wondering how far the director's willing to go (thankfully pretty far). The only real faults I can come up with are the 10 minute opening credits that chronicle (with real footage) some of the attrocities committed to children around the world... don't get it twisted, I LOVE horror films of all kinds but this stuff is real and completely unenjoyable (which was obviously the point but...) and ultimately not really neccesary for the rest of the film (not to mention 10 minutes long?!). The second problem is the enormous bell-bottom pants that the main character sports throughout, of course this is just an unfortunate product of the era and can be overlooked after awhile but they are pretty distracting. In a year filled with great horror releases I hope that this one doesn't slip under the radar of genre fans as it truly is a great picture with plenty of scenes and imagery that will stay with you long after it ends."