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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Karen
... Sarah
... Emma (as Chloe Moretz)
... Harold
... Aaron Hanks
Craig Vye ... Tim
Chris Jamba ... Sean
Julie Rogers ... Lisa
... Mr. Carlton
Michael McCoy ... Walter
... Bull Foreman
Helia Grekova ... Mary
George Zlatarev ... Explosives Captain
... Russel
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

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

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17 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Sarah (Scout Taylor-Compton) talked 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: Aw c'mon Mum, you think it's another imaginary friend like Frizzy?
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References Sleepy Hollow (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Streets of Laredo
Traditional
Arranged by Timothy S. Jones
Published by Brevity Music, Inc.(BMI)
Courtesy of Brevity Music, Inc.
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horrorfest
19 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely the biggest surprise of the festival so far and without a doubt the best the festival has had to offer. I went into this film with little to no expectations after learning that the director was responsible for the awful vampire flick The Forsaken. and I left pleasantly surprised. The film stars Lori heuring of In Crowd fame as a young mother whose husband has just passed. She moves into an old family home in the mountains with her two daughters next to a mine that is a gravesite to overworked children back in the day. Unlucky for them the children return with a vengeance killing and eating everyone in their path. The film works on many levels. It's well done, suspenseful, it has spots of good cinematography and capable performances by Compton especially. The atmosphere is spooky yet slightly underwhelming, the score is decent and the makeup effects are gruesome and simplistic. The film keeps up a creepy and unsettling tone and the kids themselves with pale skin, torn up lips and hollow eyes are pretty scary and unrelenting. The film is original and inventive without being to artsy or complicated. I can't see this film making it into a wide release without some trimming and slight fine tuning. But they definitely have a good product on there hands and should pursue some type of theatrical distribution. However the theatre in which i saw it in was horrible. The sound was dreadfully messed up which i felt took away from the film majorly and it stopped in the middle because they couldn't center it on the screen which killed the mood a bit. All in all though it was the most satisfying of horrorfests entries maybe because it had the least expectations but nonetheless was a welcome addition to genre films.


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