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  1. You know, this opening made me wonder whether the trope of little kids singing their nursery rhyme songs and other such children's songs really slowly for horror was originated in this film. I'm sure the idea has been around for a long time, but this seems to be setting the standard for creepy children's songs.
  2. I really enjoyed the parallel between the children's song and the song that we often hear children singing, "Ring around the rosey," which is about something almost as horrific as a child murderer. Also, the way that the older woman reacted to the children's song gives an instant tension-you can hear in her voice the inner monologue about how frightened she was, particularly for the children, and how badly she wanted them to be safe. At least that's how I heard it. I, too, found the lack of ambient sound frightening-it reminded me of the jarring experience I had when first watching "T
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