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The Child (1977)

R | | Horror | March 1977 (USA)
A newly hired house-keeper in a secluded 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 »

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Complete credited cast:
Laurel Barnett ...
Alicianne Del Mar
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Rosalie Nordon
Frank Janson ...
Nordon
Richard Hanners ...
Len Nordon
Ruth Ballan ...
Mrs. Whitfield (as Ruth Ballen)
Slosson Bing Jong ...
Gardener
Rod Medigovich ...
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Wendell Hudiburg ...
Pall Bearer
Chris Tieken ...
Jefferson
Ralph Lucas ...
Creature
Jim Dickson ...
Creature
Chick Cavanaugh ...
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Anoosh Avan ...
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A newly hired house-keeper in a secluded 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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Children of the Night  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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All the dialogue for this movie was dubbed in post-production. See more »

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Len's hairstyle and clothing do not match the film's 1930s setting. See more »

Quotes

Rosalie Nordon: My friends are going to come and hurt you both! Hurt you bad!
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Fun and Obscure
26 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This overdubed, somewhat disjointed horror film is probably more of a late to scene "Omen" rip-off than a zombie film; but if you are in the right mood you may find it creepily effective.

There is an excellent scene about a half hour into the film where the old creep grandfather starts laughing at a horrible accident and the kid joins in. The other two don't know what to do, haven't we all been there?

The disjointed sound actually may work in the film's favor, though you wonder if you are listening to the same people you are seeing on the screen. So it's hard to fault the performers too much. It's the kind of thing you might have seen at a faraway drive-in or late one night on cable and never quite shook. The Something Weird DVD gives you a chance to live it all again.


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