Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious... See full summary »
On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »
Jamie Renée Smith,
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
I'm not entirely sure whether this thing is supposed to be a remake of the 1984 film or simply just another adaptation of the same short story by Stephen King. Quite frankly, I don't really care, since I never liked the aforementioned original and do I daresay it even think Stephen King is a rather overrated horror icon. In spite of all the macabre potential and numerous opportunities (the isolated setting, evil children, etc) it seems impossible to make a half-decent movie out of the COTC-concept. This made-for-TV version is even downright embarrassing, as it brings forth the utmost intolerable lead characters, the most excruciatingly painful dialogs to listen to and the most unimaginably retarded sub plots and story twists. Allegedly this version is more faithful to King's short story, and if that is indeed the case it only means further proof that the original short story was garbage to begin with. Allow me to expand a little on each of the main defaults. The intolerable lead characters: in the right corner, we have the non-stop arguing married "couple" Vicky and Burt. They're not just quarreling, in fact, they truly hate each other! She obviously has an aversion towards men in general and ought to consider becoming a lesbian, and he's too obviously in love with his former Vietnam buddies. Their constant fights and disrespect literally forces the viewer to wish them dead. In the left corner, the weak depiction of the town's main freaks Isaac and Malachai. Two of the few strengths of the 1984 version were the effectively menacing portrayals by John Franklin (as Isaac) and Courtney Gains (as Malachai). In the 2009 version, they're just pitiable brats. The painful dialogs: I definitely concur with one of my fellow reviewers who aptly states: "kids shouldn't be given lines they themselves don't even understand". Too true, Isaac and another little blond kid clearly don't know what they're talking about and it all comes out wrong and artificial. The retarded sub plots and story twists: too many to choose from, actually, but my "favorite" remains Burt's nightly Vietnam-flashbacks in the cornfields! Can you imagine, whilst on the run for a horde of diabolical children and just having lost his wife, this guy suffers from visions of Charlie his buddies bleeding to death in the jungle! How freaking stupid can a movie be? I'm not even going to elaborate on how implausible and impossible the rest of the script is, but you get the idea. In my ultimate attempt to discourage anyone from watching this junk, I'll also add that there aren't any brutal killings, grisly images or shocking content. Figures, it's a dumb TV-movie full of darned kiddies!
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