A to Z – Wicked Little Things
Last October after watching all the movies on TV before Halloween, I got the idea to do an A to Z on horror movies. I also have a story premise in the back of my head involving horror movies, so this fits into my research for that. So I’m going to talk about random horror movies.
First, I am no film critic, just a person who likes horror movies. And second, some of the posts may contain spoilers. So you have been warned.
Wicked Little Things (2006)
IMDb Summary: Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there’s a problem. They’re still alive.
Cheese factor: Low
Gore factor: Medium
Creep factor: High
Could it happen? No
The beginning of this movie was good, giving us the setup. A bunch of poor kids forced to work in a mine in the early part of the century are killed because of the greedy miners. Then it jumps ahead to present day.
One thing that made me go, huh? The mom who moves her 2 daughters up to a lonely mountain house that she’s never seen, and that nobody has lived in for decades. Then she’s surprised the water and electricity don’t just turn on. Hmmm.
And there’s a ‘bad guy,’ who of course wants to kick everybody off the land to develop it into a resort, and he gets his due. (Killed by the kinda dead mine children) I am normally a fan of developers, because you know… they create work for us civil engineers. But this one was an ass.
And the little girl (daughter), who makes friends with one of the dead mine kids. Who were kinda of creepy after being dead for all those years.
The setting was good—the deep dark and spooky woods. Actually it was beautiful. Serene. Well except for the dead mine kids.
I did like this movie, although there were some stupid things about it. Wasn’t great—could’ve been so much better, but wasn’t horrible either.
Other W movies I recommend: Wrong Turn: don’t watch if you don’t like gore or gratuitous violence