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The Children (2008)

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

Director:

Tom Shankland
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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eva Birthistle ... Elaine
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Jonah
Jeremy Sheffield ... Robbie
Rachel Shelley ... Chloe
Hannah Tointon ... Casey
Rafiella Brooks ... Leah
Jake Hathaway Jake Hathaway ... Nicky
William Howes William Howes ... Paulie
Eva Sayer ... Miranda
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Was nominated for the 2009 Fright Meter Award for Best Horror Movie. See more »

Goofs

In the ending scenes when Casey and her Mom escape in the Volvo and come across the crashed Range Rover, it is steaming as if the radiator is broken, but there is no damage apparent to the car other than the hood being up. The hazard flashers are also on, would the Dad really have had time to do that? When the Volvo crashes into Chloe and crushes her against the Range Rover, her body slides down, but in the next shot it is feet away from the car to the side, the Volvo is also completely undamaged despite having crashed into a Range Rover with a tow bar. See more »

Quotes

Miranda: Bye-bye Mummy.
Elaine: What?
Miranda: Be nice to Leah and Nicky
[grabs her leg splints]
Miranda: .
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Connections

References SimCity (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas Everybody
Written by Eva Abraham / Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham & The Nat Franklin Trio
Published by Hamworth Music
Courtesy of Hamworth Music
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Came close to Who Can Kill a Child?
25 March 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

This film was on my radar for a long time. Finally saw this few days back. This falls into the category of 'evil children' n this one came very close to one of my fav 'Who Can Kill a Child?' Tom Shankland's direction is top notch but I dont kno y he never did more films. His WdeltaZ was decent. The film has some very brutal n disturbing attack scenes. In fact, one thing I find very disturbing is any harm shown toward kids n this film has plenty of it that I turned my head away. The whole time I was trying to recollect wher I have seen the hot babe Rachel Shelley. Later aft reading I realised that she has acted in my fav oscar nominated Bollywood film Lagaan. Watch out for the scalp n the eye scene.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,300,051
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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