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The Child (1977)

 -  Horror  -  March 1977 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Laurel Barnett ...
Alicianne Del Mar
Rosalie Cole ...
Rosalie Nordon
Frank Janson ...
Nordon
Richard Hanners ...
Len Nordon
Ruth Ballan ...
Mrs. Whitfield (as Ruth Ballen)
Slosson Bing Jong ...
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Rod Medigovich ...
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A newly-hired housekeeper in a remote area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old daughter is using her supernatural powers to take revenge on the people she holds responsible for her mother's death, with the aid of her flesh-eating zombie 'friends'... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Let's play hide and go kill...!

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Okay low-budget zombie flick.
20 March 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Alicianne is hired to look after creepy 11-year-old Rosalie in her family's remote and gloomy house.It soon becomes clear that Rosalie has psychic powers and can make things move just by thinking about it-and she can also use those same powers to raise the dead,reanimating corpses in a nearby cemetery to take revenge after her mentally ill mother dies...A spooky and atmospheric opening scene gives way to a sluggish and wholly predictable zombie movie that has little new to add to an already over-crowded sub-genre.Technically,it's a mess and the acting is as dire as you'd expect,yet it does occasionally manage to display flashes of that creepiness that informed the opening scene."The Child" was released by exploitation king Harry Novak("Axe"),so fans of low-budget 70's horror should be pleased.This film has its share of flaws,but give it a chance.7 out of 10.


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