• Inazhni Risti

    ★★½ Watched by Inazhni Risti 20 Nov, 2014

    Some kids exposed to some kind of virus/germ that turned them into some creepy malevolent and violent kids. They started to kill their parents/adults. The adults tried to fight back. That's basically how the story goes. And yeah, there will be bloody and gory scenes. And English accents. And annoying kids (there are five of them so bear with it). It was a pretty good try, but this movie made me feel VERY uncomfortable. I like the ambiguous ending, tho.

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  • Erik Hawkins

    ★★★½ Watched by Erik Hawkins 09 Nov, 2014

    What a pleasant surprise this was; much better than "Makinov"'s rubbish Come Out and Play. This is also one of those films in which the use of child actors seems to border on child abuse - and that is always a good thing when it comes to horror, in my opinion.

    Shankland expertly and mercilessly builds anxiety throughout the first 45 minutes or so using color and ever-so-slightly "off" glimpses of ordinary things to unnerve us. He trains us to…

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  • Waldo

    ★★★★ Watched by Waldo 27 Oct, 2014 1

    I stumbled into this one channel surfing on IFC. I thought it was a remake of a kooky movie by the same name from 1980 where children fry adults by touching them after going through a toxic cloud or some crap. Here a holiday turns into shit for 2 couples when their little brats start to get homicidal on their asses. Good script and direction that didn't shy away from the real horror of killing your own flesh and blood like a sick, diseased pig. Haha! Good flick.

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  • Billy Terry

    ★★★½ Watched by Billy Terry 26 Oct, 2014

    Very stressful. The speed that everything started to snowball starting at that dinner was handled really well.

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  • TenshiMVP

    ★★★½ Watched by TenshiMVP 09 Oct, 2014 1

    I am disappointed that my European friends did not let me know about this British horror film The Children (Looking at you Joanne Myers, Chris Dixon, Mooky Holden Gareth W Morgan, Francis Moridius Decimus Gumble etc..) This movie was fucking crazy! I was not expecting much from this movie. Especially cause honestly it's kids trying to kill the adults but goddamn they casted the creepiest kids I have seen in a film in a long time. The stuff that these kids do will give you chills. After seeing this movie I will never trust a group of little kids ever again

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 13 Jul, 2011

    Rating: C

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  • Matt Thomas

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Thomas 02 Oct, 2014

    Another example of Paul Andrew Williams' talents - this time as writer. A small, but effective, pot-boiler that gets under your skin and makes you think twice about breeding.

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  • Ryster

    ★★★ Watched by Ryster 01 Oct, 2014

    Hoop-Tober film #2 - The Children

    I remember reading about this film when it first got released. It got me intrigued but I never heard of it again until I was searching for horror films to watch and found this on BBC 2. I was really looking forward to this and it didn't deliever as much as I wanted it to. First of all the story wasn't that great, things don't get resolved like why the kids did what they…

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  • Sarah Collins

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Sarah Collins 28 Sep, 2014 2

    I could rewatch this a million times over and still fall that little more in love with Hannah Tointon. That woman's beauty is just insane. I want to marry her so badly, I know I never will and that's a given but seriously how gorgeous that woman is is just off the scale, and I do love a lot of other gorgeous women who do films but not like this, there is again something so special about her through this…

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  • miriam

    ★★★½ Watched by miriam 23 Sep, 2014

    No esta mal... Los niños de marras acojonan

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  • Chris Browning

    ★★★ Watched by Chris Browning 19 Sep, 2014

    this is almost a VERY good film, but is hampered by so many of the cliches of modern horror. to whit, the music is overwhelming and adds little to the film... music needs spaces for it to really work, and this just ends up as a constant aural wallpaper which ruins the tension. similarly, i think the camera needed a little distance from the action. we get lots of close up shots, whereas some carefully framed distance between the camera…

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  • Jack Carlin

    ★★★ Rewatched by Jack Carlin 29 Aug, 2014

    it proves to be quiet chilling, surprisingly chilling, so chilling it makes me fear children who give you that evil stare when you are in their presence...

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