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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.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story by), Ben Nedivi (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Heuring ... Karen
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Sarah
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Emma (as Chloe Moretz)
Geoffrey Lewis ... Harold
Ben Cross ... Aaron Hanks
Craig Vye Craig Vye ... Tim
Chris Jamba Chris Jamba ... Sean
Julie Rogers Julie Rogers ... Lisa
Martin McDougall ... Mr. Carlton
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Walter
Velizar Binev ... Bull Foreman
Helia Grekova ... Mary
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Explosive Captain
Atanas Srebrev ... Russel
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Trevor (as Vladimir Mihaylov)
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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

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Prey for them

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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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Trivia

(at around 6 mins) Near the beginning, Sarah (Scout Taylor-Compton) talks about Johnny Depp. Chloë Grace Moretz worked with him in Dark Shadows (2012). See more »

Goofs

In the ending sequence, Carlton's gun changes from a GLOCK (at the car) to a Beretta (in Hank's home) and then back to a GLOCK (as he leaves the home). See more »

Quotes

Sarah Tunny: [after seeing Sean, Tim and Lisa get butchered by the children and speeding away in the Thunderbird after getting it un-stuck from the mud] It's not happening! It didn't happen! It didn't happen! It didn't fucking happen!
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Connections

References Resident Evil (2002) See more »

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Sow The Seeds
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Traditional
Arranged by Tim Jones
Published by Brevity Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Brevity Music, Inc.
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Works in theory but not in practice.
3 May 2007 | by timwebleySee all my reviews

If you described any of the scenes; nightmares of children murdering you in your sleep, your infant daughter talking to ghosts, searching for your lost child in an abandoned mine at night, so petrified with fear that you can't move even though the blood from a murder victim is dripping onto you from the floor above – then I'd say you had a horror movie. But some how 'Wicked Little Things' just wasn't scary. I am a horror fan and I loved the location, the plot in principal and I liked the three leading ladies. I didn't want to see them come to harm, I wanted the 'bad guy' to get his just desserts, the rest of the cast are always simply cannon fodder so I was indifferent either way with them and it played out every cliché in the book - even down to the torch battery running out in the pitch dark just as you start to here whispering voices closing in on you.

I would still recommend that you watch it, but unless you are new to horror movies or under 12 years, you will have seen it all before.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,482,000, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$321,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,287
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1.85 : 1
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