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Release Date:
March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Let's play hide and go kill...!
Plot:
A newly-hired housekeeper in a remote area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old daughter... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Okay low-budget zombie flick. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
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Directed by
Robert Voskanian 
 
Writing credits
Ralph Lucas 

Produced by
Robert Dadashian .... producer
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rob Wallace 
 
Cinematography by
Mori Alavi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Dadashian 
Robert Voskanian 
 
Art Direction by
Mori Alavi 
 
Makeup Department
Francine Cornfield .... assistant makeup artist
Jay Owens .... creature makeup
 
Production Management
Smith Johnson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Smith Johnson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jim Bryan .... sound effects editor
Jim Bryan .... supervising sound editor
John McDonald .... sound
Robert Rosen .... boom operator
Andy Sells .... special audio effects
 
Special Effects by
Jay Owens .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Baiza .... assistant camera
Henry Black .... grip
Wendell Hudiburg .... lighting
Shaw Lance .... grip
Katsuhiko Ogawa .... camera operator
Jeff Widen .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Larry Max .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Platt .... musical production supervisor
Michael Quatro .... performer: Polymoog synthesizer
Michael Quatro .... programmer: Polymoog synthesizer
 
Other crew
Julie Connors .... assistant to producer
Ralph Lucas .... dialogue coach
Rod Medigovich .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
82 min | Germany:85 min (DVD version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (VHS) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2000) | USA:R

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The film was shot mostly on short ends.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Okay low-budget zombie flick., 20 March 2005
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

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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