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Screener Squad: There’s Something Wrong With The Children

There's Something Wrong With the Children Movie Review


Let’s face it everyone… and I’m including both parents and people without children… kids are f**king creepy. They’re like 1/3 the size of an adult and have high pitched voices. You think that would be adorable, but it’s not. There’s Something Wrong With The Children doesn’t bury the lead with its title. After a hike in the woods, Lucy and Spencer come back to camp with something “wrong”with them. Parents Ellie (Amanda Crew) and Thomas (Carlos Santos) don’t notice anything, but their friends Ben (Zach Gilford) and Margaret (Alisha Wainwright) do. This creates a rift between the couples… is that a metaphor for marriage/kids? I’m not telling you! You just have to watch the movie. It’s not that bad, but it’s not great either. Rae, Lewayne, and Chad throw down their opinions on this Paramount VOD release.


DIRECTED BY: Roxanne Benjamin

STARRING: Alisha Wainwright, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Carlos Santos, Briella Guiza, David Mattie, Ramona Tyler




Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)

Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”



Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)

You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.




Lewayne White (Screener Squad)

Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.




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