The Children

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The Children

Post by Girl Serial Killer » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:48 pm

Ace!

That's my one word review, haha :lol:

Who's added the scary little boy on Facebook?

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Post by orlovsky » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:18 pm

I really didn't like this at the start. I'm pleased to say that my opinion was well and truly changed by the end of the film. :D
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Post by Hello Doris! » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:21 pm

Really good - wasn't expecting a lot as I hadn't enjoyed Waz. But I really liked The Children.
Evil kids being picked off one by one - makes me wish I could do that on a Saturday in the local shopping center.
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Post by lupogirl » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:59 pm

Likewise I never enjoyed Waz. Was really pleasantly surprised how good The Children was.

They were really creepy. Almost the British version of Children of the Corn. At times seem wrong but right in cheering on the little mite's deaths!

Also like that the fact nothing was explained about the children turning murderous. Apart from the odd clue about coughing up blood.

Loved the shots of the snow covered trees. Would love to live in a house like that.
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Post by soulmining » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:40 pm

Far and away the best film of the night, and one of the best horror movies this year - fantastic.
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Post by ghouldrool » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:43 pm

Felt very much like an 80s pulp horror novel in some respects (hutson or even Jack Ketchum).

might make a great double bill with Doghouse
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Post by johnnymaniac » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:28 pm

this was really cool, throwback horror, and i loved it!

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:11 am

My favourite too.

And with the remote snow and woods setting it evoked Devil Times Five:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSov_1URxH0

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Post by maxmum » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:06 am

In my opinion 15 mins out of the first half hour could have happily been cut. I got REALLY fed up of the screaming cildren and happy families. But then once it got going I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting (didn't like Waz either, cops just bore me to tears). So yeah, not a very exciting surprise for me but it was very watchable.

Anyone else think the 'virus' came from that Dad's chinese herbal medicines?
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Post by Wolfshade » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:51 am

Was a bit hard to believe a bunch of 6 year old could terrorise and murder a load of adults, but once you got around that this was a good fim.

I didn't like wΔz either, so I was glad this was totally different. it was good that we didn't get any boring back story about the families or why the children were messed up, and it pretty much dived straight into the film. Those children were really evil and creepy - especially those 2 towards the end who went up the stairs to get that woman.

Liked it....although I was dissappointed the surprise film wasn't Black Shampoo!!! lol

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Post by killbot » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:18 pm

I loved this - my favorite of the night.

I thought it was a good move to focus on the power of children over adults. If kids go bad, any number of hormones and instincts pretty much guarentee the children will win.

I'd like to see it in a double bill with The Bad Seed, with Star Trek episode 'And The Children Shall Lead' playing in between :D

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Re: The Children

Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:59 pm

Girl Serial Killer wrote:Who's added the scary little boy on Facebook?
I would if I could remember his name!

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Post by Giz » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:48 pm

maxmum wrote:In my opinion 15 mins out of the first half hour could have happily been cut. I got REALLY fed up of the screaming cildren and happy families. But then once it got going I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting (didn't like Waz either, cops just bore me to tears). So yeah, not a very exciting surprise for me but it was very watchable.

Anyone else think the 'virus' came from that Dad's chinese herbal medicines?
I'm with you there,was kinda thinking that it was a nice little dig on how ott some parents can be over their chidrens well being.
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Post by Grindhouse » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:49 pm

what a treat,this was great,superb a real shocker,and a return to unexplained event movies,like the happening & blindness 2008 is having a few of them.
With an ending that keeps you thinking,this will be huge.
Will definately see this again
Tot-tally terrifying :D
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Post by gizmo » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:59 pm

Like a lot of people I think based on audience reaction have to say I loved this film, reminded me of a few different films merged in together but in a good way, body snatchers, village of the damned that sort of thing, felt a bit guilty cheering on the kids deaths but hey...they deserved it!! Also liked the fact that there was no big deal made of how the virus came to be just a little small talk about the dads work and childrens vunerability to catching things, that will do let the slaughter begin!!!!
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