Soulless crap: Wicked Little Things

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 3 - 2009

wicked-little-thingsThe gutless Wicked Little Things is representative of a disturbing trend in horror over the past six to eight years, toward generic, slick and soulless genre exercises. It features mediocre, if generally competent, acting, combined with stiff, pedantic direction, a questionable script and just enough gore to slip under the censor bar while throwing a bone to gore-hound fans. The plot of this stinker seems to have been generated by writing various horror movie tropes on cards, shuffling the deck, then dealing out half a dozen cards and calling it a story. This one got flesh-eating zombies, scary-ass dead kids, single mom moves to small town with a secret, possibly imaginary friend, revenge haunting and running in the woods. It does remarkably little with that haphazard collection of ideas. It is probably a tad better than Mortuary, another film that is representative of the same trend. Still, a tad better than utterly atrocious is still fucking miserable.

2 Responses to “Soulless crap: Wicked Little Things

  1. Biddie says:

    My hand has wavered above this disc soo many times! I am so drawn to it, even though I KNOW that it’s going to bite.
    What is wrong with me???
    I watched Midnight Meat train last night and it was way worse than I was expecting. There were some ultra cool blodd bath scenes, but the rest of it? Not so much.

  2. Cory Casciato says:

    Continue to resist! It’s honestly not even worth the time it takes to sit through it, much less whatever you might pay to rent it. I watched it on free on-demand from my cable co (in HD no less!) and at the end I seriously wished I could call the company and insist they reimburse me for my time.

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