Director: Bennet De Brabandere
Writer: Bennet De Brabandere (Screenplay) Zion Forrest Lee (Story)
Starring: Zion Forrest Lee, Lily Gail Reid, Rosalee Reid, Violet Reid, Dahli Reid, Jani Lauzon, Michael Copeman, Marianthi Evans
Plot: Four adorable little girls plot to murder a hockey player after they mistake an act of lovemaking as an attack on their mom.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Ankle Biters starts when Sean Chase (Lee) starts dating single mother Laura (Evans) who has four daughters, Lily, Rosalee, Violet and Dahli (Siblings Reid), he looks to take the whole family away for a weekend away at a lake house.
The girls have their own ideas of what to do with Sean and anyone close to him, as they don’t want to let anyone else get close to their mother, not wanting to a new father in their lives.
Thoughts on Ankle Biters
Thoughts – Ankle Biters brings to life the idea that young children might not like a potential new parental role in their lives, when they will take this matter into their own hands. This story will start with the attempted bonding, while we see how the four girls are planning to push Chase away, starting with little ideas, before things start getting a lot worse and out of their control. This will have a calm approach with how the girls are planning, which comes from the natural chemistry the four sisters have from real life. When it comes to what is happening, it will be disturbing at certain parts, along with a moment that is shocking too. This could have dived into the comedy behind everything more, which would have added clever moments in the actions going on.
Final Thoughts – Ankle Biters is a disturbing idea, that doesn’t give us enough of the comedy, to embrace the concept.