1969 The House that Screamed
1966 Historias para dormir
An Englishman and his pregnant wife land on a small island off the coast of Spain. On their arrival, they meet only young boys and girls with increasingly worrying behaviour. What if these children had something to do with the disappearance of the adults?
Narciso Ibanez Serrador has made a terrifying film whose title underlines the radical nature of the subject. The political metaphor is obvious in this film that reverses the atrocities committed against the young for centuries. The film’s realistic climate makes the extreme violence even more disturbing as horrific acts take place on a misleadingly beautiful sunlit day. Who Can Kill a Child? is at the unsettling crossroads of Wolf Rilla’s Village of the Damned and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Language: in English and Spanish, subtitled in French
Director: Narciso Ibanez Serrador
Scenario: Luis Penafiel
Actors : Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo