Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Movie #17 Wicked Little Things
Wicked Little Things is the first movie that I've watched so far in the month that I thought was actually quite scary.
Wicked Little Things is part of the original 8 films to die for, and the first one of all (what 24 at this point?) that I've seen. It's about a family that moves to a house in the mountains and the local legend of children that were killed in the mines 100 years ago and how they return to life to kill the person that wronged the, or anyone that gets in their way.
The mother in the movie is played by Lori Heuring, who plays the stressed out near the breaking point mother perfectly. Her children are played by two of the best working young genre actresses today: Chloe Moretz and Scout Taylor Compton.
The tension in the movie carries over scene to scene even though it's predictable. The script for the movie is great thought cliche in terms of setting, and a few scenes in the movie seem unnecessary but they still fit within the tone and context of the movie. The zombies in the movie aren't your typical zombies which is something that I really cannot stress enough is a good thing. We're in an age where zombie films and the zombies in them are just a rehash of old zombie attitudes, origins, and survival; so a story that does something different is a treasure, and then when it's as good as Wicked Little Things it's a diamond in the rough.
Wicked Little Things is a genuinely scary movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it.