The British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the furor of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now 'Suffer, Little Children' can finally be seen! The full story behind this mysterious occult feature may never be known. The super rare and intensely troubled original UK video release was cut by several minutes and the box copy simply read: Suffer, Little Children a tale of a child's demonic supernatural powers and the brutal.... terrifying results. 'Suffer, Little Children' is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future. How in god's name did the power of the devil fall into the hands of a child?
Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose, Jon Hollanz, Nicola Diana, Mark Insull, Joanna Bryant, Sharnilla Babjee, Angela Hilton, Nicola Bratley, James Hillis, Ben Woods, Natalie Toubkin, Andre Toubkin, Julie Piper, Zeynup Turan, Tania Chivers, Kerstin Haigh, Liam Fair, Nick Coquet, Maxine Cook
Interesting amateur horror
- Suffer, Little Children review by CJ
Okay the first thing to say is this is a very amateur attempt at a horror film simply because it was apparently made as a school project. It, is, quite a bloody one and if the picture quality was a bit better it probably would have rated higher. It's a simple tale of demonic possession at an otherwise run of the mill 1980s children's home. It is laughably amateurish in places. It cannot be compared in any way to the low budget first films of Sam Raimi or Peter Jackson. It comes across as something a group of children would have sent to 'Why Don't You!" to show what can be done with those new fangled early home video cameras. Having said that, it does have a certain charm and vision and some interesting children's 'school TV' bleak synth background music (which actually obscures the dialog in several places). In the last ten minutes of the film things do get quite unusual in an occult mini rave with strobe lights, and then Jesus appears... And yes at that point you may be sitting watching the film in opened mouthed bewilderment at what you are beholding...
The interviews on the dvd are worth watching to give an insight into the background of this film which just happened to be released during the video nasty era.