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The Child
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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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bread and butter 70s drive in horror 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

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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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
bread and butter 70s drive in horror, 13 July 2004
Author: ericdetrick2002 from Maryland

When I say the "bread and butter" of 70s drive-in horror, I mean movies like this one came and went, forgotten and/or never seen by the majority. But it was films like this that kept drive-ins and smaller movie houses in business. I am so

thankful for the age of the DVD. With the DVD era, companies such as Anchor

Bay, Something Weird Video (Image), Blue Underground, Shriek Show, and

many others have brought back lost cult classics (and not so cult classics) so that new generations can discover them, and the older generations can

rediscover them.

"The Child" has all the right ingredients for a b-horror movie. A little bit of homemade special effect gore, a soundtrack that gives you the creeps, zombies, and it set in the countryside. It may have it's slow parts, but the final 20 minutes or so deliver the goods in fine 70s b-grade fashion. You will be getting startled one minute, then laughing the next (unintentionally of course).

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