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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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Elaine
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Jonah
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Robbie
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Chloe
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Casey
Rafiella Brooks ...
Leah
Jake Hathaway ...
Nicky
William Howes ...
Paulie
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Miranda

Directed by

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Tom Shankland

Written by

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Paul Andrew Williams ... (story)
 
Tom Shankland ... (written by)

Produced by

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Célia Duval ... line producer
Simon Fawcett ... executive producer
Emma Hartley ... associate producer
Nick Love ... executive producer
Rob Morgan ... executive producer
Allan Niblo ... producer
Brock Norman Brock ... associate producer
Rupert Preston ... executive producer
James Richardson ... producer
Lee Thomas ... executive producer
Nigel Williams ... executive producer
Mark Brooke ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Stephen Hilton

Cinematography by

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Nanu Segal ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tim Murrell

Editorial Department

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Gwillym Hewetson ... first assistant editor
George McKenzie ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Gary Davy
Amanda Tabak

Production Design by

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Suzie Davies

Art Direction by

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Kevin Woodhouse

Costume Design by

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Andrew Cox

Makeup Department

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Stuart Conran ... prosthetic technician
Jacqueline Fowler ... hair designer / makeup designer
Vesna Giordano ... prosthetics makeup artist
Paul Hyett ... special makeup effects designer
Craig Leong ... special effects armature technician
Alison Rainey ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Rebekka Garrido ... post-production supervisor
Louise Killin ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andy Hodgson ... additional third assistant director
Ian Hughes ... third assistant director
Elaine Mackenzie ... second assistant director (as Elaine MacKenzie)
Tim Murrell ... second unit director
Jake Rollins ... third assistant director
Nickie Sault ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Blake ... graphic designer
Kevin Day ... stand-by prop
Kimberley Fahey ... production buyer
Helen Jones ... art department assistant
Ian Newton ... props
Dorothy Sullivan ... assistant buyer

Sound Department

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Felix Andriessens ... ADR supervising / sound editor
Anja Bause ... foley mixer
Christian Conrad ... supervising sound editor
Tom Deane ... adr mixer
Alex Ellerington ... sound effects editor
Tobias Fleig ... re-recording mixer
Eric Horstmann ... re-recording mixer
Thomas Kalbér ... re-recording assistant mixer
Stephen Longstaff ... boom operator
Günther Röhn ... foley artist
Dominik Schleier ... dialogue editor
Lionel Strutt ... adr coordinator
Roman Volkholz ... supervising foley editor
Simon J. Willis ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Dave Crownshaw ... snow effects supervisor
David Johns ... snow effects technician
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin ... snow effects floor supervisor

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Jan Berner ... visual effects supervisor: at Elektrofilm Postproduction Facilities GmbH
Jan Burda ... visual effects supervisor
Anna-Lena Carl ... visual effects coordinator
Britt Dunse ... title designer
Philipp Großmann ... scanning supervisor
Sebastian Leutner ... visual effects producer
Florian Obrecht ... visual effects
Niels Rinke ... head of visual effects: Elektrofilm
Ralph Schamberger ... junior compositor
Kolja Schoon ... scanning operator
Benjamin Seide ... digital compositor
Daniel Stuebner ... digital colorist

Stunts

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Julian Spencer ... stunt coordinator
Helen Steinway Bailey ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nick Beeks-Sanders ... additional camera operator (as Nick Beeks Sanders) / camera operator: second unit
Howard Bourne ... camera trainee
Mark Davenport ... first assistant camera - "b" camera
Graeme Dunn ... additional camera operator
Patrick Duval ... additional camera operator
David Katznelson ... additional camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Roland Keane ... camera facilities coordinator
Sally Low ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jo McIvor ... assistant camera
Matt Nettheim ... still photographer
Ben Oliver ... clapper loader: a camera
Luke Stone ... trainee grip
Robin Stone ... grip

Casting Department

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Daniel Edwards ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Beth Lewis ... key costume stand-by
Lupt Utama ... costume supervisor
Shirley Wilson ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Mally Chung ... location scout
Marisha Mukerjee ... location scout

Music Department

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Matt Dunkley ... conductor / orchestrator
Lol Hammond ... music supervisor
Basil Moore ... composer: additional music (as Basil Moore-Asfouri)
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Pati Yang ... musician: vocals

Other crew

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Stephen Badham ... production liaison manager: Screen West Midlands
Mark Birmingham ... production accountant
Victoria Chapple ... production assistant
San Davey ... script supervisor
Stephen Hole ... head of finance: Vertigo Films
David Johnstone ... insurance services: Media Insurance Brokers
Jane Karen ... children's acting coach / dialect coach
Christopher Key ... cameraman: EPK/making-of documentary
Louise Killin ... production coordinator
George McKenzie ... director: EPK/making-of documentary
Alyson Pengelly ... post production assistant / post production coordinator / production assistant
David Pollison ... acquisitions for Ghost House Underground
Yu-Fai Suen ... investors representative
Huberta Von Liel ... production assistant

Thanks

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Eva Abraham ... the music department would like to thank
Samuel Barnham ... the production would like to thank
Elizabeth Bateman ... the makeup and hair department would like to thank: TIGI
Lauren Bath ... the production would like to thank
Matt Bell ... the production would like to thank
Clive Bradley ... the director would like to thank
Michaela Brooks ... the production would like to thank
Alec Burt ... the production would like to thank
Chee-Lan Chan ... special thanks
Lily Charters ... the production would like to thank
Sarah Chilman ... the production would like to thank
John Collins ... the production would like to thank
Denise Connell ... special thanks
Emily Connell ... special thanks
Linton Connell ... special thanks
Mathew Connell ... special thanks
Matthew Connell ... the production would like to thank
Robert Cowburn ... the production would like to thank
Phoebe Cox ... the production would like to thank
Charles Davis ... the production would like to thank
Josh Suinson Davis ... the production would like to thank
Katie Davis ... the production would like to thank
Cathrine Dawson ... the production would like to thank
Louis Flothmann ... the production would like to thank
Eve Gorman ... the production would like to thank
Steven Grant ... the production would like to thank
Harry Guy ... the production would like to thank
Jack Guy ... the production would like to thank
Jane Harris ... the director would like to thank
Harry Hathaway ... the production would like to thank
Olivia Hennessy ... the production would like to thank
Albert Herbert ... the production would like to thank
Ned Howes ... the production would like to thank
Tom Howes ... the production would like to thank
Ellie Isaacs ... the production would like to thank
Jordan Keen ... the production would like to thank
Neil Kindness ... further thanks
Charles Lillwall ... the production would like to thank
Rebecca Linfoot ... the production would like to thank
Paulie Miles ... the director would like to thank
Alex Morgan ... the production would like to thank
Scott Nash ... the production would like to thank
Scott Nash ... the production would like to thank
Annie Newsam ... the production would like to thank
Tim Norton ... the production would like to thank
Oscar O'Brien ... the production would like to thank
George O'Connor ... the production would like to thank
Emily Owen ... the production would like to thank
Emily Owen ... the production would like to thank
Ritesh Patel ... the production would like to thank
Emma Pearman ... the production would like to thank
Ross Pelling ... the music department would like to thank
Nyree Pinder ... the music department would like to thank
Kezea Pugh ... the production would like to thank
Rosie Pugh ... the production would like to thank
Tristram Quiney ... the production would like to thank
Ella Raybone ... the production would like to thank
Peter Raybone ... the production would like to thank
Sam Raybone ... the production would like to thank
Stuart Reid ... the music department would like to thank
Kate Richardson ... the production would like to thank
Kate Richardson ... the production would like to thank
Lucy Robinson ... the production would like to thank
Helen Rowland ... the production would like to thank
Caroline Russell ... the music department would like to thank
Jenna Sayer ... the production would like to thank
Megan Sayer ... the production would like to thank
Jo Scicluna ... the makeup and hair department would like to thank: MAC
Nik Seabright ... the production would like to thank: Harry the Hog
Abigail Segall ... the makeup and hair department would like to thank: Dermalogica
Millie Sephton ... the production would like to thank
Ben Smith ... the production would like to thank
Elliot Soards ... the production would like to thank
Kassia Soards ... the production would like to thank
Duncan Stahl ... the music department would like to thank
Luke Stokes ... the production would like to thank
Luke Stokes ... the production would like to thank
Lee Stone ... the music department would like to thank
Lionel Strutt ... further thanks
Andrew Waterworth ... the music department would like to thank (as Andy Waterworth)
Jake Watts ... the production would like to thank
C.P. Whiteley ... the production would like to thank (as CP Whiteley)
Jacqueline Williams ... the production would like to thank: Westmore Business Systems
Madaleine Williams ... the production would like to thank
Rob Williams ... the production would like to thank: Westmore Business Systems
Susanna Wilson ... the production would like to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines You brought them into this world. Now ... They will take you out. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Day (United Kingdom)
  • Los niños (Peru)
  • The Children - Hijos asesinos (Argentina)
  • Histeri (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Véres karácsony (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 84 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP98,205, 07 Dec 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia Was nominated for the 2009 Fright Meter Award for Best Horror Movie. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Children' (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Christmas Everybody See more »
Quotes Casey: [Annoyed] Did you ever hear of contraception?
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