Children at Play

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  • NR
  • 2010
  • 25 min
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Children at Play (2010) is a horror movie that tells the story of a group of youngsters who transform from innocent playmates to monsters in a matter of hours. Directed by David E. Munz-Maire, the movie starred Bryan Dechart, Amanda Lipinski, Caitlyn McDonald, and a host of other fantastic actors. The movie starts with a peaceful suburban neighborhood where children play in the streets freely, while their parents chat and socialize. The group of children, mainly comprised of five-year-olds, sets a picnic for themselves in a park. As the day wears on, their behavior starts to change as they turn into bloodthirsty killers.

Without warning, they begin to murder the unsuspecting adults in the neighborhood without any thought, taking pleasure in the deaths of their victims. Parents, who once shared their time with the children playing on the streets, are now inflicted with terror and regret for not knowing the capability of their seemingly innocent children.

As violence spreads throughout the community, a group of neighbors struggles to survive against the swarm of childlike attackers. Once the adults realize they must band together to protect themselves against the rogue children, they realize they are fighting against an invisible enemy that they cannot reason with or predict.

The characters in the movie give a convincing performance as their terror unfolds, and the settings of the movie adds to the believability of the scenario. The acting style and the direction are tidy and compact, diverting viewers’ attention to the horrific tale unfolding on screen.

The special effects are well-executed, so atrocious that it feels disturbing and uncomfortable to watch at times. The movie relies mostly on suspense and jumpscares, and the director uses the filming techniques to create an eerie ambiance, keeping viewers on edge throughout.

Children at Play feels much like a classic horror flick that many people can relate to because it’s the fear of the unknown. It's the idea that not everything is what it seems, that one's safety is never guaranteed, and that even a natural human instinct to protect one's young could prove futile against the unimaginable.

Although the movie is set in a calm, peaceful community, it doesn't feel far-fetched that havoc like this could occur. The innocence of children who are yet to understand the difference between right and wrong, the allure of their untainted minds coupled with the strength of their bodies, and a lack of reasoning capabilities, morphs them into deadly monsters overnight.

Children at Play is an engaging horror movie that promises to keep viewers on edge throughout the film. It's a tale of demonic children and the horrors that unravel as their true selves come to light. Directed by David E. Munz-Maire, the movie is a modern twist to the classic horror flick, well suited for viewers who enjoy suspenseful movies with a high creep factor. Top it up with fantastic performances and excellent directing, and you have yourself a must-see horror movie.

Children at Play is a 2010 crime movie with a runtime of 25 minutes.

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