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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 ...
Gardener
Rod Medigovich ...
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Wendell Hudiburg ...
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Chris Tieken ...
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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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Not bad but way too weird
6 December 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

A pretty lady is hired as the nanny of a spooky little girl called Rosalie. The girl is a bit of a loner, mostly hanging out in the woods that surround her house and grieving over her dead mother. Thing totally go awry when Rosalie starts to act more and more like a little psychopath, drawing morbid pictures of her family and hiring her "friends" from the woods to kill people that get in her way. There's some eerie atmosphere in "The Child" as well as some ominous guiding music and macabre scenery. The pacing is slow, though, and there's much too much weirdness going on that remains unexplained. The kid is okay, I guess, but not half as creepy as the juvenile murderers in "The Children", "Bloody Birthday" or "Village of the Damned". The budget obviously was very limited, resulting in poor editing and cheesy make-up effects. Not a bad little movie, but you'll forget about it pretty soon.


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