Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Beware Children at Play|
Actors: Sunshine Barrett, Rick Bitzelberger, Susan Chandler, Lauren Cloud, Lorna Courtney
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
It?s ten o? clock, do you know who your children are slaughtering? God fearing parents are in a panic as their children mysteriously disappear! Little do they know that the only thing worse than their children disappearin... more »
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CHEESE HORROR AT ITS BEST!
D. T. Beathea | Glendale, Arizona | 12/23/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"That's what I love about Troma movies, in fact, this was the first Troma movie I've ever seen. Yes, you WIMPS might find "Beware! Children at Play" boring, disgusting, and offensive but you people must learn to not take most movies seriously. With one of the BEST finales in cheesy horror history, I'm boosting the rating up a half a star and am hoping that a sequel will be made IMMEDIATELY! . ROCK ON! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!"
BEWARE!! Horrible filmmaking!
jimmy_rants@yahoo | USA | 01/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This little gem was apparently lensed independently and then picked upo by notorious shlock-pushers Troma for distribution. I can handle "Mother's Day" "Bloodsucking Freaks" and "Class of Nuke 'em High" from the boys of Troma, but this one takes a little more patience and stomach than I may have.
If you want poor acting, a horrible plot and even worse effects, I can't think of a better place to send you than BCAP. If any of these actors worked outside of this film (or maybe cable access) I'd be highly surprised. The plot and script was probably hatched between commercial breaks during Monday Night Football. The effects are weak even by Bollywood standards circa 1981.
IF you must know, the "film" follows the tale of a father and son who meet tragedy on a camp out. When the dad's ankle is snared in a bear trap and the son unable to retrieve help ( I thought he was pretty lame, even for an 8 year old) the near death father falls into dementia and encourages his son to cannabalize him for survival. Oh, all while the school teacher father is quoting Olde English or "Angel Accent" or Anglo Saxon lore . Naturally years later, the kid runs loose through the backwoods of the "New Jersey Bible Belt" (where?!?) terrorizing the God-fearing townfolk and kidnapping other kids for his flesh eating cult.
If you see BCAP, you will bear witness to some of the worst on-screen detecive work ever filmed as the "good guys" in the film attempt to find the culprit. Personally I don't think these pseudo-intellectual wannabe sleuthes couold solve the "Jumble" puzzle in the local newsrag, but painfully they work through the mystery and burn some valuable film time that could have been wasted on the bad effects.
Now the efects were made in the days before CGI and also apparently in the days before realistic fake blood, arrows and axes without visible fishing line attached and directors who could tell actors portraying the deceased the simple command to "not breathe visibly on-camera".
I still rate this dud 2 stars, better than I will a high budget H'wood outing with 100x the budget and sppoiled prima donna players. It's worth a laugh for crap-fans or maybe as a good punishment to make your kids watch when they are bad and you take their Playstation away.
Beware! This movie Rules!
tamaman2 | Findlay, OH USA | 07/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"PLOT: When a boy's father dies at the hands of a bear trap on a camping trip, he vows vengence and says weird things and then eats his dad. (Yep it's true). Now 10 years later the children of Tromaville are disappearing. The townspeople are God-fearing and mad about the kids. They think they are getting killed, but it's quite the opposite. The children are being gathered up into a gang of parent killing maniacs by the boy whos dad died 10 years earlier. DO NOT miss the end of this movie. As it is the greatest ending...EVER!
STRAIGHT TALK: I love this movie. It was the first Troma film I saw that I was aware of. (I saw Killer Nerd many years earlier) This movie was so wierd, but I soon learned that thats what Troma is all about. The acting is terrible but who cares?! The effects are terrible but who cares?! This just a great movie sit back and laught at. I bought it for 3 bucks at Family Video and it was so worth it.
CAST: A few dudes and a bunch of crazy kids. Acting is not important here!
KILLS: A scythe cutting a man in half. A woman who somehow runs into a bunch of sharp wooden logs. And off course the massacre at the end.
CONCLUSION: A five star pick all the way. I thought the cover was cool so I rented it. Best decision ever! Don't pass this one by at you local Family Video."
tamaman2 | 01/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS MOVIE WAS SO GREAT!!!!!! IT WAS THE MOST TWISTED MOVIE EVER.THE ENDING WAS VERY UNEXPECTED. HEED THE WARNING FROM THE BOX, IF YOU HAVE HEART CONDITIONS OR ARE PREGNAT DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE. TROMA MOVIES ARE THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"