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Good introduction to horror for little ones...
on 20 November 2012
What the other people who have reviewed this product probably haven't noticed, is that the feature film itself is a 12. This means the language is going to be pretty much clean, and there isn't going to be a lot of violence, or blood.
The box states "Overall category raised to (15) due to additional material being classified as a higher certificate than the main feature".
Keeping in mind that the film itself is a 12, it does slasher horror well. As I said in my title, it's a great film to show to your little ones to judge whether or not they're mature enough to handle something else.
Yes, it's creepy in places... yes, the camera work isn't the best during "night" scenes and it is light, but that's part of what makes it so great for kids.
The film has a lot of parallels with the fairy tale - Snow's mum dies, dad remarries the wicked step-mother, Eve, who sends Snow off to a camp where a kid was killed 25 years ago, and it's now a discipline camp for troubled teens. Snow meets Cole (Who makes a joke about being Prince Charming), and the cute moments between them are cute.
Yes, the twist at the end might not make much sense to some people, but without revealing too much, it will allow your kids to feel some measure of safety afterwards, hopefully without the nightmares some are prone to (like my little sister!).
I haven't watched the extra's on the disk yet so I can't comment on them, but I bought the film in the full knowledge that it was rated a 12 and I was not disappointed.