5.1/10
7,803
97 user 49 critic

Wicked Little Things (2006)

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.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story by), Ben Nedivi (screenplay by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Unrest I (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A young pathology med student suspects that the spirit of a dead cadaver in the hospital morgue where she works is killing off all those who handle or desecrate the body.

Director: Jason Todd Ipson
Stars: Corri English, Scot Davis, Joshua Alba
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

Director: Richard Brandes
Stars: Rachel Miner, Mimi Rogers, Chad Todhunter
Dark Ride (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.

Director: Craig Singer
Stars: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patrick Renna, David Clayton Rogers
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

Director: Mike Mendez
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A group of young actors stay overnight in their host's castle only to be hunted by a serial killer.

Director: Lionel Delplanque
Stars: Marie Trintignant, Suzanne MacAleese, Maud Buquet
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

While traveling from California to Bangor through a lonely road, Carrie Mitchel is advised by the gas station attendant Jimmy to rest in a hotel; however, she decides to continue driving ... See full summary »

Director: Micheal Bafaro
Stars: Daryl Hannah, Leah Gibson, Luke Camilleri
Seed (2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Michael Paré, Will Sanderson, Ralf Moeller
The Hamiltons (2006)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores
Stars: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer
The Thompsons (2012)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores
Stars: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Mackenzie Firgens
Ripper (2001)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

Director: John Eyres
Stars: A.J. Cook, Bruce Payne, Ryan Northcott
Seed 2 (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone - serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family.

Director: Marcel Walz
Stars: Natalie Scheetz, Christa Campbell, Caroline Williams
The Abandoned (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An adopted woman returns to her home country and the family home that she never knew and must face the mystery that lies there.

Director: Nacho Cerdà
Stars: Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Valentin Goshev
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Heuring ... Karen
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Sarah
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Emma (as Chloe Moretz)
Geoffrey Lewis ... Harold
Ben Cross ... Aaron Hanks
Craig Vye Craig Vye ... Tim
Chris Jamba Chris Jamba ... Sean
Julie Rogers Julie Rogers ... Lisa
Martin McDougall ... Mr. Carlton
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Walter
Velizar Binev ... Bull Foreman
Helia Grekova ... Mary
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Explosive Captain
Atanas Srebrev ... Russel
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Trevor (as Vladimir Mihaylov)
Edit

Storyline

In 1913, in Carlton Mine, Addytown, Pennsylvania, the cruel owner of a mine uses poor children in the exploration and after an explosion, a group of children is buried alive. On the present days, Karen Tunny has just lost her husband after a long period of terminal disease when the family savings have been spent in the treatment. Without any money, she moves with her daughters Sarah and Emma to an old house in the mountains that belonged to her husband. Karen is advised by her neighbors to stay at home in the night, and Sarah hears that there are zombies in the area. When Emma becomes friend of Mary, he mother believes she is an imaginary friend. However, when Sarah's friends are attacked and eaten alive by zombie children and Emma vanishes, Karen and Sarah chase her nearby the mine. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prey for them

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, language, and some teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombies See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,482,000, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$321,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,287
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Cross and Chloë Grace Moretz both starred separately in two different versions of Dark Shadows. See more »

Goofs

In the ending sequence, Carlton's gun changes from a GLOCK (at the car) to a Beretta (in Hank's home) and then back to a GLOCK (as he leaves the home). See more »

Quotes

Sean: Land of the zombie miner geeks!... I gotta piss.
See more »

Connections

References Resident Evil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry A River
(uncredited)
Written by Deborah V. DiFonzo and Scott Schreer
Published by Freeplaymusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Freeplay Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cardone working from a Davidson script is definitely the stuff of nightmares. But not in a good way.
23 March 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Having spent all of her money caring for her terminally ill spouse, recently widowed Karen Tunny (Lori Heuring) moves with her two daughters Sarah (Scout Taylor-Compton) and Emma (Chloe Moretz) to her late husband's run-down family home in rural Pennsylvania, where local legends speak of zombies who roam the woods at night.

Just seeing the names of this film's writer and director in the opening credits was enough to send shivers up my spine: Boaz Davidson is the 'genius' responsible for penning the scripts for such STV titles as Octopus 1 & 2, Spiders and Crocodile, whilst J.S. Cardone gave us the godawful 'video nasty' The Slayer and dull vampire flick The Forsaken. With such dubious talent responsible, I didn't expect much from Wicked Little things.

And having just finished the film, I'm glad I kept my expectations low.

Although the movie looks good at times, with lovely use of the eerie woodland locale, and the cast give reasonable performances given the clichéd drivel that they are working with, the plot is so laboured, poorly written, and derivative that it's impossible to be enthusiastic about. Most importantly, perhaps, the film's killers, undead children who rise each night from the mine in which they died, aren't in the least bit scary, a smudge of makeup, black contacts and some crappy joke shop scars doing very little to add to the sense of menace. Scout Taylor-Compton and company do their best to look afraid of the tiny terrors, screaming convincingly with every confrontation, but their admirable attempts to instill a sense of fear in the audience is to little avail: the little blighters just ain't got what it takes to chill the blood.

There are a few lacklustre zombie chow scenes in a futile bid to win over gore-hounds, and the final kill, which sees the victim's blood drench both Compton and Heuring, is suitably tasteless, but on the whole, Wicked Little Things (AKA Zombies in the UK) is instantly forgettable trash—just another clunker in the filmographies of Cardone and Davidson.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 97 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed