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NOT HORRIBLE BUT NOT THE BEST EVER

  • Oct 27, 2010
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Wicked Little Things - After Dark Horror Fest

WICKED LITTLE THINGS

In honor of the new 8 films to supposedly die for I went back to the first set and sat down to this little flick. I remember when this series was first announced I was excited beyond belief, oh how that changed with these flicks. I was not really all into most of them from the first two series although some were good, so before I go into the new set I decided I would go back and revisit all the older ones. Having already reviewed "Dark Ride" this seemed like a good next choice in the first series.

A long time ago a mining community had put the local children to work down in the mines , this proves to be tragic sense the mine collapses and kills all of the kids. So for everyday after that apparently the kids walk the woods at night looking for those responsible. Oh and by the way they also feed on the flesh and blood of the living, neat. Fast forward to the present we have a single mother and her two daughters both of which need some spankings. One is a teenager with an attitude {go figure} and the other is a little brat that will not listen. I would have been so mad at that kid for disobeying me and going out into those woods multiple times putting not only herself but me in danger as well. Any way add in some town folk one in particular who knows about the curse and a real estate guy who is buying up all the property, and you have this little wicked thing [whatever].

This is not a bad movie is the sense that production wise and technically it is fine, and for a ghost story it works well. The problem comes in with the whole zombie thing and the lack of a clear reason why they do this. How did they become zombie like flesh eaters and if they have been doing this sense their deaths how is it that only one or two people knows of them. I know that the live stock they feed on from that one dude is not enough to keep them satisfied. Also why continue to kill people that had nothing to do with the accident, if it was really that one guy they wanted and then they would stop why not just wait for him. Producer/screenwriter Boaz Davidson {Righteous Kill, Day of the Dead, Rambo, as well as other well known projects} and writer Ben Nedivi {Entourage} can be blamed for this, but on the plus it does seem like they did try [some films lack even that]. Also director/producer J.S. Cardone {Prom Night, The Covenant} and executive producer Avi Lerner {Kill Switch, Righteous Kill, Day of the Dead, Rambo as well as others} should take some of that heat as well, even though Cardone it seems knows how to keep a movie going. The film does look good for this type of film and has the right kind of atmosphere but I just don't think it worked out right. As far as the acting goes Lori Heuring is fine as the widow mother of two Karen Tunny and pulls off the role in a believable manner. As for her daughters Scout Taylor-Compton is some what annoying to me in this movie at times as the oldest daughter Sarah, more so than not. And as for the youngest Chloe Moretz plays Emma well enough for a child actor. The three are the stars of this film and try to carry it but none are really capable at least in my opinion, I just wasn't feeling it in this movie. All of the other actors do good jobs as it turns out that all of the supporting players seem more interesting, except the teen s Sarah hangs out with.

I think the thing I dislike most about this flick is the fact that with the producers/writers/director this film had it could have easily found distribution with out the "After Dark" name. That means they took the spot of what could have been a truly deserving independent low budget fright flick that will never see the light of day now. With that said this film is far from the worst movie ever and may not even be the worst from all of these films, but still I expected more. Also I have a question is it true that Tobe Hooper was involved in this, I watched the film with the commentary and all and still the question remains. With that said after listening to the commentary it seems that they truly set out to make this film work, I have liked other films these guys have made.

NOT HORRIBLE BUT NOT THE BEST EVER NOT HORRIBLE BUT NOT THE BEST EVER NOT HORRIBLE BUT NOT THE BEST EVER NOT HORRIBLE BUT NOT THE BEST EVER NOT HORRIBLE BUT NOT THE BEST EVER

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October 29, 2010
I actually liked this one quite a bit but I would rate it the same. This had a good concept, great atmosphere and had some decent suspense. Nice review!
February 19, 2011
I agree but it felt like it was missing something
 
October 27, 2010
I'v complained to them about the fact that I can't leave votes on reviews and they got back to me but I still can't leave 'em. Sorry.
 
October 27, 2010
I saw this one a while back. It was okay but it didn't exactly knock my socks off. I think 3 stars about sums it up. Nice review, Alex.
February 19, 2011
Indeed
March 08, 2011
I finally got to leave you those extra thumbs! It took 'em long enough to fix whatever was wrong.
 
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I liked this one enough but not one of my favorites in the first series, still it was good.
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 19, 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 36min

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