3/21/08

CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE DVD REVIEW FANGORIA

CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE DVD REVIEW FANGORIA (Spooked TV)

Kids can be pretty scary under any circumstances. But if they’re ghost kids, you’re entering into the super-creepy THE SHINING realm of scares. The Booth Brothers, creators of DEATH TUNNEL and SPOOKED, explore real-life child hauntings in CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE. Spanning the area from Minneapolis to Indianapolis to Missouri, the siblings seek out haunted locales along with some “extreme ghost hunters” dressed in paramilitary gear, complete with utility belts and black berets, toting along complicated-looking equipment. Their search takes them to some pretty Dickensian places, including old orphanages and deserted woods, as they attempt to give voices to the young, silent and often tortured souls of deceased kids. The documentary is a fascinating exploration into the forgotten and sordid history of how America has treated its youth, and the research and background offered up is often more intriguing than the possible existence of ghosts.

Reviewed by REBEKAH McKENDRY /FANGORIA

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