Don Murray and John Derek collaborated on this terribly pretentious, totally inept, and unintentionally hilarious attempt at a horror film. The story concerns a busload of little kids who are accidentally turned radioactive. The kids immediately become zombies (identified as such by their
telltale black fingernails), and turn their parents into piles of smoldering embers with a mere hug. As it turns out, the only way to stop these kids is to cut off their hands--which plays as funny as it sounds. Obviously made by individuals committed to social change, THE CHILDREN evokes a
catalog of modern social ills--from unsafe nuclear power to selfish, inattentive parents--i...