Starring: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore and Jeremy Sheffield
|Before the hack-fest...|
When the child's violent behavior starts to "spread" along the rest of the younger members, it all reaches pandemonium when an "accident" led to one adult severely injured. It soon became clear that the children have 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 have to admit that this movie caught me off-guard to how shocking it is than what I had in mind; while most killer kid titles barely have the dangerous tykes draw blood from their own, The Children (2008) sports violence not only towards the adults but also against the children. Note these aren't short 13 year olds or teenagers, but 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 gatherings is everything of a horror must-see! It's clever, well-acted and beautifully shot, this fresh take on a familiar story may just put the fear of unpredictable child's play on you!
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