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Release Date:
June 1978 (USA) See more »
Suddenly . . . They were the only adults left alive on the island. See more »
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Worth looking for for many reasons! See more (56 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Lewis Fiander ... Tom
Prunella Ransome ... Evelyn
Antonio Iranzo ... Father of Crying Girl
Miguel Narros ... Guardacostas 1
María Luisa Arias (as Mª Luisa Arias)
Marisa Porcel
Juan Cazalilla
Luis Ciges ... Enrique Amorós - the Postman
Antonio Canal
Aparicio Rivero
Fabián Conde ... Camera shop clerk
Andrès Gomez (as Andrés Gómez)
Maria Druille ... Child (Crying daughter)
Lourdes de la Cámara ... Child (Lourdes)
Roberto Nauta ... Child
José Luis Romero ... Child
Javier de la Cámara ... Child (Leader)
Marián Salgado ... Child
Cristina Torres ... Child
Luis Maleas ... Child (as Luis Mateos)
Adela Blanco ... Child
Juan Carlos Romero ... Child
Julio Jesús Parra ... Child
Carlos Parra ... Child
Juan Antonio Balandín ... Child
Pedro Balandín ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael de Penagos ... Responsable agencia de viajes (voice) (uncredited)
Elsa Fábregas ... Evelyn (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Irene Guerrero de Luna ... Dueña pensión (voice) (uncredited)
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador ... Man next to bus (uncredited)
José Moratalla ... Recepcionista hotel (voice) (uncredited)
Jesús Nieto ... Tom (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Ana María Simón ... Madre en finca (voice) (uncredited)
Ángel Ter ... Enrique Amorós - the Postman / Man next to bus (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador 
Writing credits
Juan José Plans (novel "El juego de los niños")

Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (screenplay) (as Luis Peñafiel)

Produced by
Manuel Salvador .... executive producer
Original Music by
Waldo de los Ríos 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
Film Editing by
Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa 
Juan Serra 
Art Direction by
Juan Gracia 
Set Decoration by
Juan Alonso 
Costume Design by
Carmen de la Casa 
Makeup Department
Fernando Florido .... makeup artist
Production Management
Julio Parra .... unit production manager
Manuel Pérez .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mahnahén Velasco .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jose Antonio Arijita .... sound assistant
Sebastián Cabezas .... sound technician
Julio Calvo .... sound assistant
Francisco Peramos .... sound effects engineer
Special Effects by
Juan Antonio Balandín .... special effects technician
Camera and Electrical Department
José Castedo .... camera helper
Mariano Cárdenas .... lighting technician
Federico G. Grau .... still photographer
Other crew
Marisa Ibarra .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"¿Quién puede matar a un niño?" - Spain (original title)
"Island of the Damned" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), USA (alternative title)
"The Hex Massacre" - USA (reissue title)
"Trapped" - USA (alternative title)
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112 min | Argentina:107 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Australia:90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) (2003) (uncut) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1982) (cut) | Australia:M | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:(Banned) (1977) | France:-16 | Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:T (DVD) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (1976) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

Narciso Ibáñez Serrador wanted Tom amd Evelyn to speak English to each other throughout the movie. This would add to the incomunication feelings in Evelyn since she isn't supposed to speak any Spanish at all. However, since the producers feared that the public would get distracted over the subtitles, they made a last minute decision and had both characters dubbed into Spanish for the original version. Ibáñez Serrador has always been very critical of this decision, he felt that it damaged the atmosphere of the film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Tom finds the switchboard operator's dead body, she is breathing as he leans over her.See more »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Children of the Corn (1984)See more »


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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Worth looking for for many reasons!, 31 January 2001
Author: pmsusana from New Orleans, Louisiana

This remarkable and unusual horror film contains many powerful sequences, but one in particular stands out in my memory: The young husband, who's just beginning to realize that something about this island is very wrong, is attracted to a doorway by the sound of children's delighted laughter. He peeks through a crack in the door and observes a number of happy youngsters, all looking upward and swinging sticks, pinata-fashion, at something suspended from the ceiling. Then his gaze drifts upward, and we in the audience share his profound shock as he sees what the kids are swinging at.

This film hasn't received nearly the public or critical attention it deserves in the U.S. and isn't an easy film to find, except from off-the-beaten-path video companies. It is, however, well worth the patience of any true horror fan. Look for it!

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