Cinema: Sci-Fi Tykes

Children of the Damned. Half a dozen bright, attractive but inexplicably fey youngsters take refuge in an abandoned London church, where strange things begin to happen. What's to be done? "Destroy them," say British authorities. Officials of the U.S., Indian, Red Chinese, Russian and Nigerian governments agree that ruthless action is necessary. For these kids, brought from their homelands around the globe for scientific study, are extraordinary beings. Evil-eyed, they can will adults to do their bidding, even to commit murder and suicide. They can charge a dilapidated organ with such high-decibel energy...

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