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The Zombie Children are the main antagonists of the 1980 American horror film The Children.

A pressure leak at a nuclear power plant creates a strange yellow fog that mutates a group of children into destructive, bloodless zombies who kill anything they touch with microwave radiation.


The Zombie Children are very pale, thin children with black fingernails.

Powers and Abilities

The Zombie Children possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Large numbers
  • Burning touch


The children are all killed. However, when John's infant son is born, he notices that it has black fingernails.


  • The film was never actually reviewed by mainstream film critics.

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