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Synopsis: Creepy, blonde children with telekinetic powers terrorize the residents of a small English village.

The premise is silly and not scary, but when you have a well-made movie, it sometimes does not matter. This is one of the cases where the quality of the film does not necessarily match with what we are given. It’s an odd movie about killer children with glowing eyes, but damn it to Hell if it doesn’t work.

It plays itself like an episode of The Twilight Zone, specifically “It’s a Good Life”, which deals with an evil kid with dickish powers (also the basis of a segment of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horrors II). I think this comparison to The Twilight Zone is what works for me, as a fan of the aforementioned television series. The black and white helps to add to the creepy factor, as well, and it all just makes for an entertaining movie about murderous children with British accents.

 

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There’s not really any gore, but there are some pretty intense scenes for the times.

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Gore Rating: 1.5 out of 5

 

scares

This does a great job of being creepy despite the actual premise being far from it. Kids are notoriously freaky in horror movies and this movie is the same.

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Scares Rating: 2.5 out of 5

 

sex nudity

No.

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But I bet he can see what you’re wearing under your clothes.

Sex/Nudity Rating: 0 out of 5

 

OVERALL

This is a classic. It’s silly if you sit there and think about it, but it’s on the level of any classic episode of The Twilight Zone. Kids are creepy. Kids with British accents are even creepier and this movie knew that.

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Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

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