There’s Something Wrong With The Children and Snow Falls (2023) Reviews!

Margaret and Ben take a weekend trip with two longtime friends and their two young children. Ben soon suspects something sinister is afoot when the kids start behaving strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.

There’s Something Wrong With The Children is a new creepy kid movie, I’ve said before on my Top 25 Best Horror Films Of 2022 list that I’m not a huge fan of this subgenre of horror. Every now and then you get some really good ones but a lot of the time they end up being the exact same thing. Unfortunately that is the very case with There’s Something Wrong With The Children.

The positives come from certain shots actually being quite well done and the performances. There’s some genuinely strong performances here from the cast especially Alisha Wainwright, the main problem is from a story perspective the plot has been done better In far better movies. While the gore towards the end is pretty neat and the idea of the movie is pretty cool, a lot of it just falls in the typical cliche creepy kid horror genre. The misunderstandings, some of the adults completely not noticing anything different throughout the movie and so on. It doesn’t help that the kid characters are more annoying than they are creepy, which while could make for interesting movie isn’t what the movie was trying to go far. Maybe if it were a horror comedy the annoying kid aspect would work better, but that’s not the case here. 

Despite the flaws I don’t think There’s Something Wrong With The Children is a bad movie, it’s just a very below average movie with great performances and filming. I definitely think had the writing been a bit more strong that would have given it the push it needed to be great. 

There’s Something Wrong With The Children is available on all VOD platforms. 

5/10 C

A New Year’s Eve party quickly turns serious when a brutal winter storm strands five friends at a remote cabin. Convinced that the snowflakes have infected them with a deadly virus, they struggle to stay awake to avoid freezing to death.

I love a good Cabin Fever movie, for those who don’t know the genre it’s basically when you have a group of characters stuck in a cabin due to certain situations. But oh boy Snow Falls isn’t one of those good ones. 

Quite honestly there isn’t a lot to say here that would be very interesting, there’s definitely a few glimpses of potential that the movie shows towards the final act, but for most of it the viewer is stuck with poorly written characters who you just don’t care for at all. I love one of the ideas the movie was trying to execute that being combining the cold with paranoia and having one of the characters go completely delusional, unfortunately all that really amounts to is a bunch of lazy jumpscares that you can see coming from a mile away. For a movie that has a running time of 79 minutes it definitely feels much longer than it really is, the first act in particular is a chore to sit through with character interactions that are just not interesting enough for the viewer to care. 

Overall despite my short review of Snow Falls sounding very negative, I don’t think it’s the absolute worst thing ever. As I said there’s a few scenes here that show glimpses of potential and what could have been and I do think the cast really tried their best with what they were given. 

Snow Falls is available on all VOD platforms. 

3/10 D-


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