MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,139 this week

The Child (1977)

 -  Horror  -  March 1977 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 489 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 22 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 16 May 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Jul 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Child" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Child (1977)

The Child (1977) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Child.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blood Song (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.

Director: Alan J. Levi
Stars: Donna Wilkes, Richard Jaeckel, Antoinette Bower
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two uneasy friends, a police officer and a TV talk show host, each pursue the mysterious "handcuff killer" with the aid of an artist who sees - and draws - the killer's crimes before they're committed.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Perry King, Norman Parker, Elizabeth Kemp
Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Enter the Devil is a great American-made B horror movie. People are disappearing in the wastelands. An occult researcher discovers that a devil-worshipping cult is responsible. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Q. Dobbs
Stars: Joshua Bryant, Irene Kelly, David S. Cass Sr.
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Fascinated by forbidden rituals and ceremonies, world explorer Arthur Davis takes a crew with hidden cameras to Africa and South America to secretly record the beauty and horror of the "law... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis
Stars: Arthur Davis, Richard Johnson
The Toy Box (1971)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When Ralph persuades his girlfriend, Donna, to participate in a bizarre party, she discovers the guests are to perform erotic plays in the presence of a corpse - Ralph's millionaire uncle. ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Víctor García
Stars: Sean Kenney, Ann Perry, Neal Bishop
Ruby (1977)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman, Roger Davis
Axe (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather.

Director: Frederick R. Friedel
Stars: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green
The Creeper (1977)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers.

Director: Peter Carter
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

Director: Frank Agrama
Stars: Brenda Siemer Scheider, Barry Sattels, George Peck
The Aftermath (1982)
Sci-Fi | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Two astronauts return to earth ("a few miles off the coast of Los Angeles") to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war. L.A. has been taken over by Cutter and his gang of outlaw ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barkett
Stars: Steve Barkett, Lynne Margulies, Sid Haig
G.B.H. (1983)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: David Kent-Watson
Stars: Cliff Twemlow, Jane Cunliffe, Anthony Schaeffer
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys, Eduardo Calvo
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Gardener
Rod Medigovich ...
Priest / Creature
Wendell Hudiburg ...
Pall Bearer
Chris Tieken ...
Jefferson
Ralph Lucas ...
Creature
Jim Dickson ...
Creature
Chick Cavanaugh ...
Creature
Anoosh Avan ...
Creature
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kill and Go Hide  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot mostly on short ends. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You have to love these rarely seen obscurities

`A powerful combination of the evil-child subgenre and the Zombie Movie' Aurum Encyclopaedia of Horror

`Zombie Child has it all: Murderous kids, cannibal zombies and lashings of gore. Another unbelievably ghoulish offering from the legendary Harry Novak.' David Flint. Divinity

To sum up Zombie Child in two words, cheap and weird. What do you expect from producer Harry Novak? For those who are familiar with the ‘Sultan of sexploitation's work, you may remember his other horror productions, Axe, Mantis in Lace and The Mad Butcher. Don't let this put you off. Zombie Child does have the occasionally atmospheric scene or effective sets to redeem it.

Alicianne Del Mar (played by the lovely Laurel Barnett) arrives in the heart of the forestry to look after the difficult child, Rosalie. Her has broken down and she is now stranded. What are those creatures wandering around the grounds at night? Why does everybody act so strangely? It transpires that Rosalie's mother has recently died and ever since her departure, her only daughter has found comfort visiting the nearby graveyard at night. She admits that the ‘things' in the woods don't scare her because they are her ‘friends'. Alicianne soon realises that these ‘friends' are the murderous zombies who have killed everyone that have, in some way, annoyed the spoilt little girl. The climax involves the old favourite boarding up every possible entry as the horde of ghouls gather around an old mill to get at Alicianne.

Zombie Child is so peculiar, not to mention obscure and hard to find, you end up liking the film. The eerie misty cemetery scenes and some of the murders are quite well executed for a film whose low budget is obvious in every shot. You even begin to appreciate the silly looking zombies who appear like they've wondered in off the set of the terribly cheesy Astro-Zombies (Ted V. Mikels, 1969).

If you manage to find this old gem, I recommend you check it out. Just wait until you see the acting of the nosy neighbour. Especially in the scene preceding her death. I wonder what was her motivation...


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Filming Location TheBogMan
Discuss The Child (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?