Sunday, 15 November 2015
04:30 AM to 06:00 AM

Spanish Horror Film: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?

Playing as part of the Olympia Film Festival's ALL FREAKIN' NIGHT program

1976 / Spain / 112 minutes / Format: 35mm
Directed by: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Print Source: 35mm film

Playing at 4:30 AM (that's right, AM) Although mostly unheard-of, Who Can Kill a Child? is considered the very best Spanish horror film ever made. It takes place on an island—an island where kids kill. An English couple, looking for a secluded vacation spot, can’t resist returning to the majestic island of Almanzora. Conjuring pleasant memories, the couple arrives in a small boat and is left to fend for themselves. But where is everyone? There are only children by the beach and playing games in a courtyard. As the couple wanders further into the small village, no adults can be found—only the electric air of shocking anticipation. When an old man appears to give warning and succumbs to a gruesome fate, the couple realizes that they’re next—as the kids have taken their revenge, and all adults are now their prey. Probably the very best ‘killer kid’ movie ever, Who Can Kill a Child? is a wonderfully disturbing journey into the horrible.


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