• Patrice St-Pierre-Plamondon

    ★★★ Added by Patrice St-Pierre-Plamondon

    Boy, oh boy! I didn’t want to watch this movie when I first heard of it because I thought it would be a cheap Children of the Corn ripoff. However, when I saw it listed in an article about the “best horror movies you might have never heard of”, I was intrigued, so I decided to give it a go. Good thing I did!

    The story is exactly as you’d expect, no embellishment here. Sick kids kill adults. While it’s…

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  • LoveofCelluloid

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by LoveofCelluloid 16 Oct, 2014

    Will chill your blood! Plays out like Hitchcock made a killer kid movie...

    Full review located at:
    fortheloveofcelluloid.com/2014/10/17/the-children-2009/

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  • lobsta

    ★★★ Watched by lobsta 09 Jun, 2015

    Perhaps the most surprising thing I found about the film is that I could do more than watch it but actually enjoy it, considering the director made WAZ, a film so terrible I'm happy to have mostly blanked. The Children is fairly solid as a straight forward creepy child based horror with nice pacing leading towards some satisfyingly and deep deaths. I didn't need an explanation and the biologic explanation was more than enough to suffice. The acting was also…

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  • Erik Stolpmann

    ★★★½ Watched by Erik Stolpmann 07 Jun, 2015

    Nothing spectacular, but The Children uses clever shots and just the right amount of horrifying moments to capture the contrast between innocence and maturity.

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  • Warren

    ★★★ Watched by Warren 07 Jun, 2015

    "Didn't you know? I'm the abortion that got away.."

    but wait...why did the kids become vicious, killer zombie things again? I mean, I get it started with a sick kid, but where did the 'sickness' come from?

    If we're going to have real talk though, from the very first moment you see the children with that evil look in their eye, there's a sense of impending doom. The kids were cast perfectly [never did I think a day would come…

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  • Bill Thompson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Bill Thompson 17 May, 2015

    Maybe even better than the first time I watched it. Simple and to the point horror filmmaking; places a heavy emphasis on functionality and leading the viewer to water without forcing them to drink. Suspenseful when it needs to be, and a ride that is very much worth it.

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  • Gimly

    ★★★½ Added by Gimly

    So the synopsis reads; "What seems like a normal trip to their auntie's and uncle's soon turns into a disaster as uncle Robbie is mysteriously killed after appearing to fall off a sledge, and then mysterious child like figures from the forest start attacking." Which is very, very misleading. The kids were there kids, and we already knew this. So, although that too would've mad e a cool plot, it's not actually what happened. Still, the movie that actually got…

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  • John Dougherty

    Rewatched by John Dougherty 29 Dec, 2014

    Features some Z-list acting, working from a weak/clichéd script. But it improves to provide tense scares + a strong ending. #see

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  • Paul Berkeley

    ★★½ Watched by Paul Berkeley 12 Dec, 2014

    An original movie from the UK about two families who get together over the Christmas holidays.The children then decidedly go mental literally turning on their parents and mayhem ensues.It starts off pretty slow but is a reasonable watch for a low budget horror.Interesting to note that not just the adults are victims in this,something I have not really seen before in horror movies except maybe "The Blob" remake.

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  • Lucas

    ★★½ Watched by Lucas 05 Dec, 2014

    Not a bad movie, just didn't really explain a plot so much kinda had a The Happening vibe to it. "Why is this happening?" Answer "Because..." That's not good enough, EXPLAIN its just annoying. Besides that not a bad B-Movie, and good enough for Jingle Hell!

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  • Am Y

    ★★ Added by Am Y

    I'd given up trying to find logic in shows like this (they had 2 cars for god's sake, and what happened to emergency services?!). I wanted to see innocent, cherubic kids kill and mutilate dumb adults, which is essentially what this movie delivers, and in sufficient doses. So, fair enough. Other than that, there are absolutely no surprises.

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  • Freddie Young

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Freddie Young 30 Nov, 2014

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