Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Children (2008)

Yay for the UK...they're really releasing some serious horror within the last couple of years.  God knows this movie never would have passed the ratings boards in the US, so kudos to the Brits who are able to off several children in a movie, and still put it out on DVD.

The Children is about two families that come together to celebrate Christmas in the English countryside.  There are a LOT of kids in this movie, and it is really hard to follow which ones belong to which parents.  Thrown into the mix is Casey, the eldest by far at 16-17, and the result of her mother's teenage pregnancy.  Now her mom has a new husband and family and Casey is annoyed by being forced to watch over the little monsters.

One of the creepier looking kids, Paulie, becomes ill upon arrival, but the mom chocks it up to carsickness.  The other children rapidly catch the "infection" and they all start having thoughts of mayhem and murder.   They act quickly upon their unsuspecting parents, but in the confusion, the parents begin to turn against each other instead of the children.

This movie was like Children of the Corn on steroids.  These kids were so seriously freaky and the plot was shocking, exciting, and fast-paced.  Definitely one to check out, especially if you're terrified of scary children the way that I am.

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Will Errickson said...

Very impressed with this movie! Good modern-day horror.