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All the Kind Strangers (1974)

A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.

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A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.

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They Could Become the Next "Adopted Parents" of Seven Strange Children - or Their Next Victims. See more »

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Jim Wheeler holds up a Polaroid camera, telling Gilbert that he uses it in photojournalism. Polaroid photos were generally low-quality, very small, short-lived images used for more casual snapshots, they have never been used for photojournalism. Photojournalism requires photos that will last a long time, can be easily archived, resized and that are very clear, so Polaroids used in photojournalism is an idea that would be considered very bad. See more »

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Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #4.3 (2010) See more »

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What Are You Living For
Music, Lyrics and Vocal by Regis Mull
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Creepy, but family safe
4 April 2005 | by (Mountain View, CA) – See all my reviews

This is just a made-for-TV movie, but it is creepy fun. It is also the rare scary movie that you can safely watch with your kids, without traumatizing them. In fact the movie carries quite a strong family values message. There is no explicit gory violence, so those who watch movies looking for that would be disappointed. The thrills here are mostly of the anticipatory kind. I think kids from about 8 to 14 will find much in this movie that they can identify with and that will make them uneasy about how they would react in the situation. There is very good work from Stacy Keach and John Savage and a young Robbie Benson is as good as he ever gets.


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