The Children Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 18461

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 10

Theatrical Release Date: 12/05/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/06/2009

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Tom Shankland

Actors: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield, Rachel Shelley, Hannah Tointon, Raffiella Brooks

Plot: Elaine and her family travel to her sister’s isolated house far out on the country so the two families can spend the Christmas holiday together. The first day is perfect, but the morning after Elaine’s children starting to act strange. This is the beginning of an ordeal that push the families to the breaking point and beyond. -- Tjommi

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/17/2017

Kind of disturbing subject matter - murderous children doesn't exactly make for a light-hearted affair, but the tension is quite good and I can't fault the actors. Plus, I really liked the dark twist at the end. This is not a movie to go in to lightly, simply because it's pretty punishing, but kudos to Tom Shankland for not pulling any punches and going the distance.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/07/2011

Way better then I even expected

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Christmas family nightmare

Tjommi - wrote on 09/01/2011

I didn’t like this movie. This is the first movie in a very long time that I have forced myself to finish watching. Several times I wanted to just turn it off and stop watching it. Family is very dear to me, so this movie hit a nerve. This is a very strong visual and psychological suspense horror movie.

Once that is said, there is no denying that the story and the script are well written. The actors deliver a brilliant performance and the directing is very good. The reason I didn’t like this movie is because it hit a nerve with me, and touched something I don’t want anything to do with. The story is good but it’s about a topic I don’t like. That is why I can say that this was a very good movie and at the same time say that I didn’t like it.

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