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A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, a good girl who became quite hot over the summer, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously.
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Elaine and Jonah and their children come to spend New Year with her sister Chloe and husband Robbie and their young family at their isolated country home. One by one the children ,after apparently being sick,become murderous in their actions,setting out to kill the adults,who have to resort to killing the youngsters to survive. Two adult survivors manage to drive off into the snowy countryside but their ordeal is not over. Written by
don @ minifie-1
Definitely worth the attention of horror fans, this nasty little movie is all about a group of kids who become infected with some virus that then makes them . . . . . . . homicidal. Before anyone can notice and palm them off to an unsuspecting babysitter the kids are offing the adults and terrorising those who start to realise what may be happening.
While it's far from the best horror movie in recent years where this movie impresses is with it's fearless approach to the twisted material. Kids involved in horror movies are often cast as passive villains or innocents, they're rarely thrown in with the really nasty stuff and often removed from the main death scenes but that's not the case here. These kids are savage and treated as savage at times. It's a kill or be killed situation and you really don't mind seeing young children fended off by increasingly violent actions as they continue to show how cunning and lethal they want to be.
The cast all do pretty well. Hannah Tointon fares the best (and is also very pleasing to the eye) as the rebellious young woman who becomes the first one to actually realise the horror of the situation but all of the adults do enough to convince in their roles as middle-class parents who keep their problems and insecurities tucked away from sight. The children themselves are all excellent, carefree and distinctly normal one moment and menacing and deadly the next.
Tom Shankland does well enough, making the most of his locations and scenery, and works with writer Paul Andrew Williams (who also gave us The Cottage and London To Brighton) to bring a very effective build up of dread and terror despite the diminutive size of the "baddies". A solid horror.
See this if you like: Village Of The Damned, The Brood, The Good Son.
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