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A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

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Storyline

Elaine and Jonah and their teenage daughter and young son and daughter, come to spend New Year with her sister Chloe and husband Robbie and their two young children at their isolated country home. One by one the children, after apparently being sick, become increasingly malevolent. Written by don @ minifie-1

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You brought them into this world. Now ... They will take you out.


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Rated R for disturbing bloody violent content, terror, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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5 December 2008 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£98,205 (UK) (5 December 2008)

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£199,259 (UK) (12 December 2008)
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Casey's tattoo is the cover art of the album "Agaetis byrjun" of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. See more »

Goofs

When we see Casey smashing at the bedroom door it constantly rattles and shakes madly, but when we switch scenes to the other side of the door, with Elaine leaning on it, the door is not moving at all. See more »

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Casey: [Annoyed] Did you ever hear of contraception?
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Referenced in The Children: Working with the Children (2009) See more »

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One and a Same
Written by S. Reid / S. Alexander / C. Roberts / D. Warwick
Performed by Amino
Published by Spit Publishing UK Limited
Courtesy of Spit Kingdom Records Ltd
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The worst movie I have ever seen
28 February 2011 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

So I'm a big horror junkie and I took a chance on this title (as some people have gone as far as rating it 10/10 on IMDb?????) I always TRUST IMDb so I spent (wasted) some hard-earned cash on hiring this flick. My friends and I had set aside a "scary movie evening" for which we prepared a dinner, and then after turned off all the lights to create a "scary" atmosphere. And then we pressed PLAY...

5 minutes into the film I couldn't help but feel embarrassed for being the one responsible for hiring this DVD: The sound was so bad that none of us could make out what they were saying. Okay, so it's a low-budget production. So we put the volume on 100% and we soldiered on, holding thumbs that it would get better. But it didn't. It just got worse and worse: No storyline, no plot, no intention whatsoever. Just loads of inadequate (and badly acted) crying and moaning. SO IRRITATING!!! It was really just a looped replay of: "Where's the child?" "Lets go find the child", "OK, found the child!" Somebody dies. Nobody cares. Evil child disappears. "Ok, Where's the child?".... and SO IT WENT ON AND ON AND ON IN CIRCLES. With some "horrifying" (pffft!!) close-ups of a germ/virus on a pillow (WTF?). No, seriously guys! What a LOAD OF RUBBISH.

So, I made it my mission to be kind and to make sure that I posted a review of this movie to save any curious body the agony of sitting through it... just for in case YOU might think it would be an evening of good entertainment. Please please don't bother. I could've shot a better movie in my back yard, on a cellphone camera.


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