“The children do like their little bit of meat.”
Written by Murray Smith (‘Cool It, Carol!’) and directed by Tom Clegg (‘McVicar’), ‘Children of the Full Moon’ stars the British Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors (‘Theatre of Blood’), as Mrs Ardoy - the matriarch of a pack of creepy kids living in a massive old house in the middle of a forest.
When horny honeymooners Tom (Christopher Cazenove - ‘A Knight’s Tale’) and Sarah (Celia Gregory - ‘Bergerac’) break down, they stumble across the rambling manor and Ardoy welcomes them in with open arms. And a glass of homemade Pinot. And some strange, portentous turns of phrase…
Soon the newlyweds are in dire danger, but after a knock on the head, Tom awakes to be told repeatedly by a now-acting-strangely Sarah that it was all a dream. And that she’s pregnant. And now has a taste for raw steak... What happened at that house? And will Tom live long enough to find out the chilling truth?
A straightforward lycanthropic scarer with a brilliant one-minute pre-title sequence, great make-up effects and a wonderful turn from Diana Dors as a deliciously dread-inducing den mother, ‘Children of the Full Moon’ is frightening full moon fun.