If you have seen The Children, the relatively underrated 2008 thriller directed by Tom Shankland and written by Paul Andrew Williams, then you know what a pain in the ass kids can be. Aside from having a direct line to your wallet, they tend to forgo building forts in exchange for killing people. As Quiet Earth reports, Williams, seemingly not content with just writing about psychopathic youths, has entered post-production on his most recent directorial effort Cherry Tree Lane.

Bearing an odd resemblance between The Strangers and Eden Lake, another UK film that deals with homicidal teenagers, Cherry Tree Lane focuses on Mike and Christine, an average couple in an average town held hostage at knife point by a group of teenagers who seek to exact revenge on their son Sebastian, who "grassed one of them up." Unlike most stories of its ilk, the teenagers in question firmly believe that what they are doing is the right thing.

Although a fairly conventional central plot, I do appreciate the morality twist to make it stand out from similar films. Williams wrote and directed The Cottage, another under-appreciate flick that's one part horror, one part dark comedy, so I have doubts concerning his capabilities of a filmmaker. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

Cherry Tree Lane stars Tom Butcher and Rachel Blake. Stills from the film can be found after the jump.
categories Movies, Horror