Monday, December 14, 2009

The Children (2008)

Scary British horror flick about some psycho ass kids that turn on their parents. The set-up is a tad long and the characters aren't as distinctive as one would like, which kills replay value, but there are quite a few scenes where tension is held for an admirably long time for a modern horror film. The scary kid imagery is very well done amidst a snowy backdrop, and the few outbursts of violence are exceptionally well executed. And the female lead is not only fairly credible, she's absolutely adorable and dressed in a comically revealing outfit for much of the movie.

Best film of its kind since the Descent. But like the Descent, I have absolutely no desire to see it again, save maybe a scene or two on television. That being said, the child violence is really exemplary.

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