Movies like The Children 2008

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents

If you already watched and love The Children, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Children.

1 My Bloody Valentine 2009

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror

Director:

Patrick Lussier

Writers:

Todd Farmer (screenplay), Zane Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

2 Stitches 2012

The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard "Stitches" Grindle entertains at the 10th birthday party of little Tom, but the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home, but Stitches revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Conor McMahon

Country:

Ireland
5.6

3 V/h/s 2012

When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Writers:

Brad Miska (concept), Simon Barrett | 10 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

4 Eden Lake 2008

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Watkins

Writer:

James Watkins

Country:

United Kingdom
6.8

5 Dread 2009

Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Anthony DiBlasi

Writers:

Clive Barker (based upon the short story "Dread" by), Anthony DiBlasi (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
5.7

6 V/h/s/2 2013

Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Countries:

United States of America, Canada, Indonesia
6

7 Maniac 2012

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Franck Khalfoun

Writers:

Alexandre Aja (screenplay), Grégory Levasseur (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.1

8 The Pact 2012

After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams - visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother's past that is finally revealing itself.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Nicholas McCarthy

Country:

United States of America
5.7

9 American Mary 2012

A young medical student struggling to pay tuition is drawn into the shady world of underground body-modification.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Directors:

Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Country:

Canada
6.3

10 Mother's Day 2010

Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Writers:

Scott Milam (screenplay), Scott Milam (screen story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

11 The Hole 2009

After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around every corner and nightmares coming to life, they are forced to come face to face with their darkest fears to put an end to the mystery of THE HOLE.

Genres:

Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Mark L. Smith

Country:

United States of America
5.7

12 Dead Snow 2009

Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Tommy Wirkola

Country:

Norway
6.3

13 [rec] 3: Genesis 2012

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future '[REC] 4 Apocalypse.'

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Luiso Berdejo (screenplay), Paco Plaza (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

Spain
5

14 Cold Prey 2 2008

Jannicke wakes up in the hospital. All of her friends are dead. As she walks through the dark corridors, she thinks she is left alone. But the nightmare isn't over yet.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Mats Stenberg

Writers:

Thomas Moldestad (screenplay), Thomas Moldestad (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

Norway
6.2

15 Them 2006

Nuclear tests in the desert result in the growth of gigantic mutant ants who menace cities in the American south-west as a team of investigators and the army search for a way to control their spread in this Cold War-era monster film.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Ted Sherdeman (screenplay), Russell S. Hughes (adaptation) (as Russell Hughes) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

16 The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia 2013

A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Tom Elkins

Country:

United States of America
5.3

17 High Lane 2009

A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone. The adventure turns into a nightmare.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Abel Ferry

Writers:

Johanne Bernard (scenario), Louis-Paul Desanges (scenario) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
5.6

18 5150 Elm's Way 2009

5150 ELM'S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans for Ian. Beaulieu is a righteous psychopath and fanatic chess player who wants to rid the world of evil. And even though Ian has done nothing wrong, he is beaten, tortured and tormented before Beaulieu makes him an offer: win at chess and he is free to go. And so Ian is now a pawn in Beaulieu 's game. A game in which he will either lose his mind or his life.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Éric Tessier

Writer:

Patrick Senécal (scenario & adaptation)

Country:

Canada
6.6

19 The Woman 2011

A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Lucky McKee

Country:

United States of America
6

20 Inbred 2011

Four young offenders and their workers spend a weekend in the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Alex Chandon

Writers:

Alex Chandon, Alex Chandon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
5.2

21 We Are What We Are 2010

A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three children destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge - how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a diet of human flesh consumed in bloody ritual ceremonies... and the victims have always been provided by the father. Now that he is gone, who will hunt? Who will lead them? How will they sate their horrific hunger? The task falls to the eldest son, Alfredo, a teenage misfit who seems far from ready to accept the challenge... But without human meat the family will die.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Jorge Michel Grau

Writer:

Jorge Michel Grau (screenplay)

Country:

Mexico
5.7

22 The Silent House 2010

Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father Wilson (Gustavo Alonso) arrive at a cottage off the beaten path in order to repair it since its owner (Abel Tripaldi) will soon put the house on sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the repairs the following morning. Everything seems to go on smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder in the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own waiting for her father to come down. The plot is based on a true story that occurred in the 1940s in a small village in Uruguay. La casa muda focuses on the last seventy eight minutes, second by second, as Laura tries to leave the house unharmed and discovers the dark secret it hides.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Gustavo Hernández

Writers:

Oscar Estévez (screenplay), Gustavo Hernández (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Uruguay
5.4

23 388 Arletta Avenue 2011

A young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Director:

Randall Cole

Writer:

Randall Cole

Country:

Canada
4.9

24 Don 2010

This gripping documentary follows the trial of Issa Sesay, a leader in Sierra Leone's civil war who stands accused of crimes against humanity. Can the trial of one man uncover the truth of a traumatic past?

Genres:

Crime, Documentary

Country:

United States of America
7.2