Two new horror movies
On the other hand, Tom Shankland's The Children, hailing from England and just released on DVD, is a genuinely scary addition to the "killer child" genre (think The Omen, The Bad Seed, etc.). It's almost unbearably suspenseful, disturbing without being disgusting, and directed with a real sense of atmosphere and dread. The snowy environment, complete with swaying trees, is almost a character unto itself. The Children definitely belongs in any conversation about the best horror films of recent years.