Written by: Paula Limbaugh
Directed by: J.S Cardone
Cast: Lori Heuring, Scout Taylor-Compton, Chloe Grace Moretz
Wow, what a surprising find this was! I was browsing through Netflix and came upon this title, I liked the name but Netflix viewers had only given it a 1 ½ star rating, Hmmm… I decided to find out for myself why such a low rating. The film stars Lori Heuring (Mulholland Dr), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween & Halloween II), and a young Chloe Grace Moretz (The Equalizer, Let Me In) as the Tunny family, Karen, Sarah, and Emma, respectively. Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire) as Aaron Hanks is the old backwoods man that knows the mountain’s secrets and Martin McDougall (Saving Private Ryan) is land developer Mr Carlton who’s family is responsible for the wretchedness that surrounds the area.
Karen’s husband has past away after a long illness, with their saving eaten up by medical bills Karen decides to move her family to rural Pennsylvania where her husband’s family holds a mining deed to an old abandoned house near a closed down mine. There the eerie events begin to unfold.
The old mine was closed after a disaster that left many children dead, but the children have not left the area nor forgotten how they were left to die. Little Mary Tunny and her brother are two of the children that cannot rest. They come back night after night looking for food in the form of flesh and revenge. But, little Mary is lonely, she misses her life and reaches out to Emma.
When Emma goes missing, Karen and her daughter Sarah go looking for her at the mine; what they find is themselves surrounded by zombie-like children. No spoilers here, you’ll have to watch the movie to see what happens next! Yeah, there are the old cliches, but they work. Really, if you’re looking for some fun creepy entertainment to help pass the night, give it a watch.