A cloud of toxic gas leaks from a nearby nuclear plant, enveloping a bus full of kids on their way home from school. Shortly afterwards, the local sheriff comes across the school bus, abandoned with the engine still running, at the side of the road.
With no sign of the children or the bus driver, the sheriff hastily puts up road blocks and begins a manhunt with his deputies. But as they proceed to search the town, they begin to turn up an alarming amount of dead bodies, all bearing horrible burn marks.
Yes it seems that the mysterious toxic cloud has had an adverse affect on the kids and turned them all into radioactive mutant killers. Whose badly manicured hands, complete with black nail varnish, can char broil a would be victim at the slightest touch.
But rather than contact the State Police for assistance, it seems the Sheriff would rather tackle the problem with the help of his friend John (guess the films budget couldn't stretch for extra actors to play additional policemen?). But will they have the stomache to kill a child, even if that child is now a mutant-zombie?
Low budgeted and exceptionally corny, the film is an excellent slice of 80's B-movie horror fare, which is definitely worth viewing.