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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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Not bad but way too weird 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 Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Not bad but way too weird, 6 December 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

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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