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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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Cast

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 ...
Priest / Creature
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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March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Children of the Night  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the dialogue for this movie was dubbed in post-production. See more »

Goofs

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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Brat of the Dead
13 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rosilan (Rosalie Cole) is a girl with some problems-like her psychic abilities that allow her to talk to her dead mother, levitate objects, and raise the dead.

From producer Harry ("Axe","Rituals", "Hitch-Hike To Hell" and plenty of soft core flicks) Novak comes "The Child", an uneven but still watchable take on the Zombie movie. The movie itself takes a while to get going, and like many movies of this type, the acting is terrible (especially Rosalie Cole, whose character is too much of a brat to be interesting or threatening), and the electronic score by Rob Wallace is grating.

Still, when the final 20 minutes kick in, the movie kicks up. There's some nice moments, and the zombies themselves, while not Romero or Fulci levels, are still pretty creepy. The make up effects are also pretty good, especially considering the movie's budget.

"The Child" is an alright Bad Seed movie, only with the supernatural and the living dead instead of a killer kid. Don't go into it expecting much, and you might sort of enjoy it. It would make a nice double bill movie with "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things", I'll tell you that.


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