Michael Weldon of "Psychotronic Magazine" praised this movie's awfulness to me almost 30 years ago, and I only caught up with it this week.
Most people go on vacation to relax. It seems writer/director Tom Shankland went on vacation only to find inspiration for his next horror project. After all, it was while on a holiday with friends that he found some creepy inspiration for his latest film, The Children (review here).
Now that Ghost House Underground has released its second crop of films, it's time to take a look at what's worth your time and what should be avoided like a scorching case of herpes.
We have a bumper crop of DVD and Blu-ray releases this week what with Trick 'r Treat FINALLY coming home along with Ghost House Pictures' four-pack of The Thaw, Offspring, Seventh Moon, and The Children. And that's just the beginning!
Is it just me, or has there been a big resurgence in evil kid flicks lately? For my money, one of the best of the bunch is definitely Tom Shankland's The Children (read Andrew's extremely positive review here) although McCannibal had a different opinion following the film's screening at this year's Fantasia (read his review here). Of course that means Trembles has to add his $.02 into the mix!
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Starring Rachel Shelley, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield Directed by Tom Shankland
Early sales art for four of Lionsgate's big Halloween '09 releases has surfaced, showcasing the second batch of DVD's and Blu-rays in their Ghost House Underground line, and there are a couple of winners in the mix!
Following Drag Me to Hell's modest box office take, the folks at The Examiner have posted up an interesting editorial - "7 Reasons Why the Horror Genre is Dying".
One of the movies we are most excited about here on Dread this year is Tom Shankland's The Children. This could very well be one of the must sees of the year. Ready for a taste?
Horror may currently be in a slump, but the 2008 American Film Market has shown a huge light at the end of the tunnel. This year showcased a record number of horror titles and Dread Central was on hand to catch a great deal of them. Some were good, some were bad but all showed that this genre still has plenty of lifeblood left. Many exhibitors were also kind enough to show us movie promos, while others coldly showed us the door (Lesbian Vampire Killers, I’m looking at you).
Tom Shankland’s The Children has been blowing minds wherever it’s been played; we’ve got two staffers who have seen it (review is coming), and both couldn’t stop raving about it. I was hoping he’d follow up WAZ with something special, but The Children sounds like it's exceeded even those expectations.
Just the other day we showed you six teasers for Tom Shankland’s upcoming The Children, but today we can finally show you the entire trailer! The Children opens in UK cinemas on December 5th, 2008.