Sub-Genre: Killer Kids, Viral/Infected, Survival.
When done right, movies involving Killer Kids tend to be the creepiest kind. Kids are supposed to be sweet, innocent, and above all else, not dangerous. The Children not only makes kids dangerous, but it makes them downright terrifying.
Watching kids turn on their parents is about as unsettling as it gets, even if an ambiguous virus is the cause; we say ambiguous, because we wonder if it's a hive-mind type of thing at work in this movie, especially given the (creepy) way that it ended. *If you pay attention at the beginning, you can see how the infection began. Lots of people out there seem to think that it's some big mystery, but it's right there.
We always try to recommend The Children to as many people as we can. because it's an under-seen gem that every Horror fan should be aware of. and now, you are.
See you tomorrow with #20!