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Re: Children being killed....

Postby SirStuckey » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:55 am

Just watched this movie tonight and was reminded of this topic.

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Hard Ball (2001)
. It's streaming on Netflix if you want to watch it.

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Re: Children being killed....

Postby BillyShears » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:18 am


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Re: Children being killed....

Postby philamental » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:38 am

miss jesus wrote:The remake of
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The Blob
gets a lot of credit for having a kid get killed. That was probably Frank Darabont. :)

I'm posting to this ancient thread for two reasons. Firstly I believe miss jesus was referring to
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The Mist
which was the first film that sprung to mind when thinking of the subject. I was surprised nobody else looked to correct this or mention it as a separate suggestion, as it's while it doesn't happen on screen, it's a famous example of a director fighting to include a child's death in a film (even changing the source material's take) and winning the battle.

Secondly during the mid thread 'debate' with that weirdo there was a wonderful comment ...

Spunkie wrote:
When there is a noisy child I'm stuck in the same space, I can fantasize about ripping his head off and slam it into the basket just to blow off steam. What stops me from doing so isn't the consequences, I am not in the least serious in the first place. I am a member of a predator species and have the possibility of violence within my instincts, acknowledging my nature makes inner peace easier to attain, drawing bars does not.

When I was a teenager, I struggled alone to understand why certain thought processes were 'pleasing' when the thought of them in reality disgusted me. I initially feared there might be something wrong with me, but eventually I came to understand that getting some sort of positivity from a 'fantasy' which is against my real world morals is normal and actually healthy. However Spunkie's comment sums this up in such a perfectly concise way I wish I could have read this thread 20 years ago!

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Re: Children being killed....

Postby 90sCoffee » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:47 am

In Me, Earl, and The Dying Girl...
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they have the main character say at least twice that the girl does not die at the end as a narration and you're expecting them to fall in love and be completely okay and then...she dies, wtf!?

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Re: Children being killed....

Postby undinum » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:05 pm

The Puppet Masters (1994) would probably give Denizen blue balls. In the first act a body-snatched kinda-kid (early-mid teens) gets violently thrown from the hood of a car and presumably killed so you're all like yeah man let's see what else they got then later when they're machine-gunning 'em all the government dudes are looking at the thermal reactions which is how they tell if they're body-snatched and they see a bunch of body-snatched kids and the general's all like THEY'RE USIN' KIDS?!?! and Donald Sutherland says WE CANNOT THINK OF THEM AS CHILDREN ANYMORE, THEY ARE ENEMIES so you're all yeah man maybe we're gonna get some Who Can Kill A Child? shit up in here but then there's an announcement like WE'RE MOVING ALL THE CHILDREN INTO THE SAFE CHAMBERS and then they rub your face in it with a shot of all the evil alien kids being shepherded by army dudes into safety

I haven't read the book but I bet Heinlein killed some fuckin' kids

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Re: Children being killed....

Postby zoPZ! » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:48 pm

Not sure I can be bothered trawling through the whole thread to see if it's been mentioned, but just caught Matsumoto's Shura (Demons) and it fits the bill.

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Re: Children being killed....

Postby TheDenizen » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:31 am

Thanks for the additions fellas :D

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