We are given a pretty basic plot. A man and his pregnant wife go to an island where all the children have gone ape shit and horrifically murdered all the adults. I got soooo bored. Nothing happens for 45 minutes. Finally, we get to see a creepy little girl who gleefully beats the shit out of an old man with his own cane followed by the rest of the children playing a fun little game called CORPSE PINATA! You find yourself asking the question, "Could I kill a child if the child was trying to kill me?" Your thoughts? I would of let those little midgets have it! When the lead character shoots several of these children standing in his way I shouted HELL YEA! I understand some people may have been offended by this film but these kids became adults when they began killing off all the adults. A cute little five year old ultimately meets his demise with a bullet.
The film was based on a novel by Juan José Plans titled El juego de los niños (The children's game.) Narciso Ibanez Serrador is an extremely talented director that really knows how to tell a story. I adore Spanish horror films. The cinematography is impressive and the score fits perfectly. Although, they could mix it up a bit. I have mixed feelings about the acting. The kids were alright but the last surviving adult on the island was horrible and the pregnant wife got on my nerves. She's dead weight and the baby inside her eventually kills her towards the end. Earlier in the film, a girl puts her hands on the woman's stomach and puts her ear up against it. I guess she passed on whatever evil this is. I honestly couldn't wait for this woman to die. I felt sorry for her but she was too annoying to keep caring about her. What isn't made apparent is, how long have these adults been gone? Some of those corpses look fresh. Wouldn't this start to smell? How are these children staying so clean?