Written by Scotty
So many companies and individuals are always looking for cheap labor. Although minimum wage has been set, there are still ways to work around that if you are paying people under the table that just want to work. Even with all of the rules that have been set, these practices still go on and there are many people that are making much less than what they should be, but are not able to complain about it without losing what little bit of income they have coming in.
Karen has just lost her husband and is trying to get by with her two daughters, Sarah and Emma. With an old home left to her in the will, Karen is not excited about moving her family, but is left with no choice with the lack of funds coming in. When stopping at the local convenience store to pick up some bare essentials, she finds out that there is some tainted history in the area, but does not pay much attention to it, since this will have to be her home for some time.
Arriving at the house and noticing a red smear on the door that Sarah jokingly says is blood, they find the front door has been left open. Moving through the house slowly, Emma loves her new home and wants to find her room. Karen is not sure what to expect from the old home that does not appear to have been lived in for some time and all of the problems come to light very quickly with the lack of electricity and running water. Trying to get the power back up, Karen finds a box of old photos and newspaper clippings in the basement that pertain to the area, but she is unsure why. When talking to the local plumber, Karen finds out more about the area and the tragedy that happened many years ago costing several children their lives.
Before getting the chance to ask any more questions, Karen hears a crash upstairs and when she investigates, she finds her daughter Emma missing. Running through the woods to find her, Karen stumbles upon the abandoned mine and sees her daughter playing in it. When Emma gets home, she asks her mother about having her friend Mary come over and spend the night. Karen believes this is just an imaginary friend, but what she does not know is that Mary is real and looking for something more tangible. When Sarah is at the convenience store in town, a couple of kids her own age pull up and start joking with her, but something they say sticks with her until she gets home. There are zombies that roam the woods at night and everyone should be on their guard to avoid them at all costs. Not knowing the history of the area, or what happened many years prior, Sarah tells her mother this, but they have not been outside of the house after nightfall to witness the horrors that the mountain holds.
Wicked Little Things follows a mother and her two daughters as they are trying to continue their lives after the loss of their father. Being left a house in the woods, the three pack up and move there since they do not have any other place to go. But come to find out that there are stories about this mountain and the mine that was closed down long ago after a tragic accident. The locals all know the story and are willing to tell it, but Karen and her kids do not listen, not until they are in the woods after dark. With the reanimated bodies of the children that were killed in the local mine many years before scouting the woods for blood and revenge every night, Karen is able to find out the truth of who they are after and they will stop at nothing until their goal is reached. With the help of a crazy mountain man, Karen and Sarah are kept safe for the time being, but Emma is off playing with her imaginary friend in the woods and the others have to find her before it is too late…
Abandoned mines, zombies, woods, zombies, politics and, well of course, zombies. A fun little romp in an old mining area that will not be laid to rest until the zombies are. I like how the story progressively pushed to what the zombies final goal really was from the get go, but I do not understand why they chose to hunt almost everyone else. Emma is the only one that was able to stop and talk with the dead kids and come back alive, while everyone else became a kiddie miner meal. Besides that, the story was strong and the family grew stronger while looking for the same goal and the zombies could not be killed, so all in all, I enjoyed the heck out of it. There is something to be said about family and blood lines when it comes to a cursed area, just make sure that your blood is not the one that curse is looking for. Stay Scared.