starring: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore and Jeremy Sheffield
I think I made it clear that me and kids never get along. It's the part that they could get away with almost anything that frightens me, and the fact that the law does nothing against juveniles other than hardening them even more. Low and middle class families are getting lazier and losing control over their offsprings, resulting to either the kids getting injured, or injuring.
|oh, the horrid days of childhood|
(also, wow, look at that detail!)
Augh, whatever, woman, time to do some reviews.
|Before the hack-fest...|
A would have been a holiday weekend that brings two families together for some quality time in a picturesque snowbound countryside cottage. However, one of the children starts to act strangely; that night, the boy appeared to have caught something that soon escalates to somethings worse. Bloody worse.
When the child's violent behavior starts to "spread" along the rest of the younger members, panic starts as an "accident" resulted to one adult severely injured. It soon became clear that the children had gone homicidal from an unknown cause, and the adults must now decide their own survival: whether to kill or be killed.
|tender moment? Or brooding evil?|
I had to admit, it's a lot shocking than what I had in mind; while the most killer kid titles barely had the dangerous tykes draw blood from their own, The Children sports violence not only to adults but also on the children. Note these aren't short 13 year olds or teenagers, but we had kids around ages 10 or lower killing off their mumsies and dadas as if it was playtime, or being killed off in a rather brutal fashion. It's disturbing alright, and I like it.
|That's it, baby, strike that pose!|
|Un chien andalou much?|
Ironically taking place in Christmas, the holiday where little brats usually have their way this wildly entertaining chiller and perversion of a happy holiday gathering is everything of a horror must-see is. It's clever,well-acted, beautifully shot, a freshly original take on a familiar story, and, above all, it's scary. Really scary.
1 male accidentally sleighs head first unto garden harrow, later found gutted with a doll
1 boy pulled into glass shard, impaled
1 cat seen dead in girl's lap
1 female gets a color pencil to the eye
1 boy forced face first into sharpened plank
1 male found dead under the snow
1 girl hit by a car