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Where do Childer come from? Children come from the cabbage patch at the bottom of the garden. Get away from here. You don’t own the forest Mrs. Go home! We are home. Can I go outside to play? Nope. But I have to collect millipedes for school tomorrow, you said I can have them in the house. Okay, but stay beside the house and don’t go near those children. Childer? Where? Children. There’s strange children in the forest. Don’t go near them. They’re dirty. Wee delivery here for you. And if you could sign for it please. It’s a good one this month. You know, we’ve a little book group that meets in the library. Third Tuesday each month. And we discuss that month’s book. We’ve wine, biscuits. I don’t drink wine. Or coffee, if you prefer. We call it “Bodies in the Library.” Caffeine gives me migraines. Thank you. I have to go. Alright chief! Mrs. Gray says there’s a baby in her tummy. So we’re gonna have to get a new teacher. Don’t make a mess. But how did a baby get into her tummy? Be careful. That’s messy! Does the mommy, eat them? Don’t be silly. It was Ira that told me one time “ew, it would be all blood and guts in there.” I told you to be careful. That’s disgusting. Don’t be disgusting. I’m sorry mommy. I’m sorry. It’s not your fault. I’m sorry. Get away! Stay away from us. Stay away. Look, I lost a tooth. I’m afraid young Mark has been to wars with that tennis ball. But he’s okay now, aren’t you son? There’s blood all over the floor. Mr. Cooper, our teacher is having a baby. So you can be our teacher. It’s better than being a postman, because you can do painting every day. I’m sorry. I just – Your letters are on the table. Bye now son. Bye now. It’s nearly Novemeber. Why aren’t they dead yet? I’m sick of picking up leaves. Can I dress up for Halloween? No. Halloween is dangerous. But all the other childer… children are. What children? At school. We’re having a dress up day. I can make a ghost. We’ve lot of white sheets. But I don’t want to be a ghost. I want to be a fireman or a superhero, or a knight or soldier, or at least a dinosaur. Ghosts are for girls. Ghosts are not for girls. Ghosts are for everyone. Fine. I’ll be a ghost. If you kiss him, he’ll be a prince. Our sister kissed a frog once, but she’s dead now. Get away from here, this instant. What is that? It’s my turn to mind the school frog. I have to keep him for the Halloween holidays. No. Get him out of here. But we have to take care of him, he’ll die. No, I’m not having it in the house. Outside. You can keep him outside in the yard, not in the house. I don’t like it. Don’t be rude. I went through a lot of trouble to make that for you. Lovely. I don’t want to be lovely, I want to be scary. It is scary. Very scary. It’s basically a dress. I wanted to be a spaceman. I thought you said you wanted to be scary? Did you clean out that frog’s tank? Yes. No you didn’t. Yes I did. You said you would take care of it. I am! Promise? Okay, you can go and play. Don’t get dirty. Mark!? Mark?! Mark?! Mark?! Come up stairs this instant and get washed. You are filthy. Did I not tell you to play with those children? Didn’t I tell you? Didn’t I tell you to not play with those children? Mommy. Mommy. I told you to not play with those children. Mommy?!

100 thoughts on “Horror Short Film “Childer” | Presented by ALTER

  1. If you want to watch another startling horror film from director Aislinn Clarke, you can stream "The Devil's Doorway" on Hulu today.

  2. Theory:
    All these kids are hers, but she killed them all for being ‘dirty’. When the latest child gets dirty she just kills them.

    I read this somewhere but I don’t remember when. I didn’t see a comment like this here either so I just wanted to write this

  3. omg this child is so young and he's such a great actor!! did she…oh God she's crazy!! okay but what if those children are ghosts of her kids she's killed before…

    wasnt me
    IM DYING THAT'S WHAT 4:46 – 4:48 REMINDED ME OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂

  5. Only 10min in and I'm already making theorys about she might of used to love getting dirty and running in the forest but then something happened like soqpskdnalfknoafksfk

  6. The mom: Mark! Mark!

    Edit: The ending made me yell at the screen, YOU B** OF A MUM

  7. My guess is when she heard herself say “Childer”, that was the last straw – in her eyes, the boy’s messy ways – in this case, messy pronunciation, has infected/tainted her. Obviously this is on top of the boy being dirty, and having contact with the other “dirty” children, possibly learning the truth about his mother then, but that’s my guess about the word “Childer”, it’s an innocent mistake, the kind children make, and will always make as they grow, but she can’t handle the imperfections of a child. No son or daughter will ever be good enough for her to let live, because kids are inherently messy!

  8. 5 apples for the five children she has killed…..or was it all in her imagination? This is real story telling…leaving just enough to the audience's imagination…..Brilliant!

  9. and nobody realized the boy is gone? I don't understand the ending – those children digged out the ball and left it for the woman?

  10. ⚠️ there are spoilers in the comments. Also check out young Childer actor Luke Walford in an other Alter presentation called Safe Haven.

  11. Could've sworn there was something fucking weird about that woman. Whether it be a phobia of germs or her sensitive fucking ears. SHE STRANGLED HER FREAKING KID!!! AND I LIKED THAT POOR BOY BC I COULD ONLY TOLERATE HIM AND THE POSTMAN. FUCK THIS I'M OUT ✌

  12. She is insane only cares about how messy something is it was just a little drop da fook
    She be like ”DiSgUsTaNg”

    Like hunnay You should just live alone if you hate children
    Doesn’t care for children but cleans 24/7

  13. What if they were spirits of children trying to befriend the boy and protect him from his mom because they knew something was wrong with her? Maybe they tried taking the son away before something happened but her son regretted leaving and decided to return home. That boy looked so scared when the mom was bathing him, like he knew what was going to happen to him. Just a small theory
    Edit: also the bowl towards the end, there were five spheres floating in it, what if the mom had killed those children (whether hers or not) and keeps count of them, her son being the fifth.

  14. (Spoilers!!)

    So all of the kids in the forest are her past kids/ kids shes killed. Either they're still alive and escaped her or they're ghosts that are haunting her. Every time she tries and "plant" a new kid- they appear and try and get the kid away from her/torture her for what she did.

  15. Wish the ending had a twist. Didn't care for it. I enjoyed the rest of it and really thought it was building to something wonderfully unusual, so that's a bummer.

  16. I havent finished nearly all of the short films.. but this is definitely another one of them that made me uncomfortable😕

  17. alternate title:
    swedish furries resurect boy that was
    murdered by his mother because he made friends in the woods

  18. Who even murders their children if they get dirty, she would sweat after doing housework herself. I'm like wtf u cray cray!

  19. Edit: didn’t realize I actually fussed semi right

    Turns out all the childer were her past children that she failed to keep clean

  20. To people who don't find it scary it looks like she has a mental disorders tbh

    Obsessive cleaning
    Fear of outside

  21. This whole thing made no sense. Like the mom is crazy OCD and there’s weird kids in the yard but there’s no reasoning why?? Wth was this?

  22. Geez, that mom annoyed the heck out of me I just wanted to slap her every time she spoke.

    And then she goes and murdls poor little Jimmy.

  23. Nature is often resembled as Life
    The mom can't handle nature
    which means
    she can't handle Life

    As Life tried to grow into her secluded cage, she refused it
    And once Life took her son
    she had to kill him

  24. kiddy- "Where do childer come from?"
    mammy- "Children come from the cabbage patch at the bottom of the garden"

    How many wild kids were there? 4
    how many cabbages were there? 4
    How many apples were in the bucket? 5
    What did she bury in the cabbage patch? the ball that broke the kids tooth

  25. Наверное я здесь единственная русская, кто посмотрел эту короткометражку… Ну вобщем (мать шизнутая), так как её якобы приследуют дети из леса, хотя это не так, так же она походу интроверт, раз так боится детей и почтальона, поэтому в итоге решает убить своего сына..

  26. my theory kinda is, what if all those kids who were 'stalking' her are really her past children's ghosts that are buried in the cabbage patch. and when her alive kids would go and play with the ghosts, the ghosts would purposely cover her alive kid in dirt because they knew it drove her mad. and whenever her kids got really dirty and disobeyed her, she killed them. she also probably knew that the ghosts were going to keep harassing her son. that also explains why when she first looked at them and told her son not to play with them, he couldn't seem to see them from the window. just a theory,

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