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The Children

Overview

As directed by Brit Tom Shankland, this outing constitutes a chilling installment in the subgenre of horror films about evil children running amok. The tale unfolds in contemporary England during a snowy, late December, with a young married couple, Jonah Stephen Campbell Moore and Elaine Eva Birthistle, journeying into the country to spend New Year's with immediate family -- Elaine's sister Chloe Rachel Shelley and brother-in-law Robbie Jeremy Sheffield. Accompanying the adults are three children: Casey Hannah ...
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Overview

As directed by Brit Tom Shankland, this outing constitutes a chilling installment in the subgenre of horror films about evil children running amok. The tale unfolds in contemporary England during a snowy, late December, with a young married couple, Jonah Stephen Campbell Moore and Elaine Eva Birthistle, journeying into the country to spend New Year's with immediate family -- Elaine's sister Chloe Rachel Shelley and brother-in-law Robbie Jeremy Sheffield. Accompanying the adults are three children: Casey Hannah Tointon, Elaine's adolescent daughter from a first marriage who resents being dragged along, and youngsters Paulie William Howes and Miranda Eva Sayer, her children with Jonah who can't wait to see their cousins Nicky and Leah. Upon arrival at Robbie and Chloe's home, ominous and increasingly bizarre events begin to transpire: Paulie grows visibly ill, Leah and Nicky begin slipping into menacing and threatening behavior toward everyone, capped off by an ugly accident that they engineer involving Robbie -- an incident that pushes him to the brink of death and ends with a gruesome act of carnage committed by the children. Soon, Elaine realizes that Paulie is infected with a bizarre, zombie-like virus that he is systematically spreading to the other children, and promptly decides to ameliorate the situation by taking violence into her own hands and ending the boy's young life. Little does she realize, however, just how pervasive the virus has grown.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; The Making of The Children; Shooting on Location; Paul Hyett Talks Prosthetics; Snow Set Design; Inside Tom Shankland's On-Set Lair; Working with the Children; Deleted Scenes; Ghost House Micro Video featuring In This Moment; Trailer Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • UPC: 031398109105
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,564

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eva Birthistle Elaine
Stephen Campbell Moore Jonah
Jeremy Sheffield Robbie
Rachel Shelley Chloe
Hannah Tointon Casey
Rafiella Brooks Leah
Jake Hathaway Nicky
William Howes Paulie
Technical Credits
Tom Shankland Director, Screenwriter
Brock Norman Brock Associate Producer
Andrew Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Suzie Davies Production Designer
Simon Fawcett Executive Producer
Jacqueline Fowler Makeup
Lol Hammond Musical Direction/Supervision
Emma Hartley Associate Producer
Stephen Hilton Score Composer
Nick Love Executive Producer
Rob Morgan Executive Producer
Tim Murrell Editor
Allan Niblo Producer
Rupert Preston Executive Producer
James Richardson Producer
Nanu Segal Cinematographer
Lee Thomas Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Executive Producer
Paul Andrew Williams Original Story
Kevin Woodhouse Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Children
1. Opening [6:40]
2. Visiting [5:37]
3. Blood Stain? [5:40]
4. Jinxie [4:45]
5. Chinese Medicine [5:40]
6. Killer Instincts [5:03]
7. Accident [4:33]
8. The Kids [6:08]
9. Monkey Bars [4:55]
10. Paulie [7:18]
11. Casey [4:35]
12. Reunited [4:42]
13. "Say Something" [4:44]
14. Cornered [4:05]
15. Outnumbered [7:04]
16. Credits [2:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Children
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Making of the Children
      Deleted Scenes
         The Death of Jinxie
         Jonah Decides To Leave
         The Final Shot
      Working With the Children
      Shooting On Location
      Paul Hyett Talks Prosthetics
      Snow Set Design
      Inside Tom Shankland's On Set Lair
      Ghost House Micro Videos
      The Children Trailer
      Also From Lionsgate
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