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Wicked Little Things (2006)

Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma (as Chloe Moretz)
Aaron Hanks
Craig Vye ...
Chris Jamba ...
Julie Rogers ...
Mr. Carlton
Michael McCoy ...
Bull Foreman
Helia Grekova ...
George Zlatarev ...
Explosives Captain
Atanas Srebrev ...
Vlado Mihailov ...
Trevor (as Vladimir Mihaylov)


In 1913, in Carlton Mine, Addytown, Pennsylvania, the cruel owner of a mine uses poor children in the exploration and after an explosion, a group of children is buried alive. On the present days, Karen Tunny has just lost her husband after a long period of terminal disease when the family savings have been spent in the treatment. Without any money, she moves with her daughters Sarah and Emma to an old house in the mountains that belonged to her husband. Karen is advised by her neighbors to stay at home in the night, and Sarah hears that there are zombies in the area. When Emma becomes friend of Mary, he mother believes she is an imaginary friend. However, when Sarah's friends are attacked and eaten alive by zombie children and Emma vanishes, Karen and Sarah chase her nearby the mine. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Prey for them


Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, language, and some teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Children  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sarah (Scout Taylor-Compton) talked about Johnny Depp, Chloë Grace Moretz worked with him in Dark Shadows (2012). See more »


This film is set in Pennsylvania. All of the vehicles featured in this film have Pennsylvania license plates on the front and rear bumpers. In reality, all vehicles registered in the state only have one license plate and they are placed on the rear bumper. See more »


Emma: It's alright, Mum. Mary said she wouldn't hurt you...
[then, solemnly,]
Emma: ... but she isn't sure about the others.
[Mrs. Tunney stares off into the woods nervously]
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References Sleepy Hollow (1999) See more »


Sow The Seeds
Arranged by Timothy S. Jones
Published by Brevity Music, Inc.(BMI)
Courtesy of Brevity Music, Inc.
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It had such promise....
19 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie. A film with zombie children getting out of a mine to kill people at night really seemed like a great idea for a horror film. Unfortunately, the film was in the bottom 3 of films played at horror fest.

A mother and her two daughters attempt to move on after her husband/father had passed away from an illness that cost their family a lot of money. They have to adapt to their new environment. They end up struggling due to all the surroundings for different reasons.(Crazy Zombie kids go into this category) The film never gives any sentimental attachment for anyone that lives or dies, the film produces no scares or jump worthy moments, the film barely shows the children doing what they're supposed to do...Kill! With a bigger budget and a better cast this film could have hope. Until then, pass on it.

3.5/10 actually.

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