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The Children (DVD)
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The Children (DVD)
Advantages: Great British horror...
Disadvantages: You may not look at your kids in the same way again.
The Children 2008 directed by Tom Shankland.
If there is one thing a good horror needs it is weird children and these kids are among the scariest you will see in horror.
It is Christmas and family get together to celebrate the holidays. The youngest child of the group is introduced already suffering from an "illness" that will soon infect all of the children in the house. Seemingly small incidents begin to happen around the house beginning with the disappearance of the family pet. This is quickly followed by what seem unfortunate accidents occurring to the parents. But are they accidents at all? The children become increasingly strange to the point where their psychopathic behaviour is undeniable. As the infection spreads and becomes stronger the children completely turn on their parents leaving them fighting for their lives. A sinister ending tops of this great film.
This is a typically understated low budget British horror that stays with you. I found it really entertaining and it kept both me and my boyfriend on the edge of our seats as we wondered just how far the children would go. My boyfriend is not into horror movies but he really enjoyed this one. There are lots of very gorey moments and after watching this when you see you own children staring in to space it will send a chill down your spine. I am always a bit dubious about child actors but the kids in this film are really good in fact they are probably better than the adults.
On the whole this is a great little film that is definitely worth a watch.
Summary: Understated low budget British horror that stays with you