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Somewhere in the grubby depths under the horror cult classics lie the obscure titles – lost films that only real freaks and genre fans know and appreciate. 1977 evil child/zombie hybrid The child is one of those hidden strange wonders. A inexpensive shabby old work by director Robert Voskanian who has no other directing or writing efforts, this hangout has all the makings of after 70s cult flare – zombies, a pagan child, inexplicable interactions, spectacular landscapes and blood that is almost too evil for its time. The child has the devilishly good ambience of the 70s, which never departs from a feeling of unearthly evil, and his bloody moments are a kind of graphic that only penetrated into mainstream film years later.

The child immediately opens with grim action, as a little blonde girl with a cat is sitting in front of a grave. She hands it to a decrepit hand that protrudes from behind the tombstone.

We then follow the teenage girl Alicianne (Laurel Barnett) on her way to the Nordon house, where she was hired as a caretaker for the young Rosalie Nordon (Rosalie Cole).) The house of the Nordon is hidden in a deeply wooded area. On the way to the place, Alicianne turns off the road into a ditch. Forced to walk the rest of the way, she trudges through the forest and stops when she arrives at the funny old woman’s house. Whitfield (Ruth Ballan.) She invites Alicianne and starts a conversation in which she shares the little she knows about the Nordons and warns Alicianne several times to be safe in the forest.

After leaving Mrs. Whitfield’s apartment, Alicianne arrives at the big creepy Nordon house. There is Rosalie (the blonde girl from the opening), her ice-cold father and her strange older brother. Alicianne learns that Rosalie’s mother has recently passed away, which explains why she spends so much time in a cemetery located deeper in the forest. Alicianne’s mother also died, which gives her a perspective and a desire to really help this little girl.

Unfortunately for Alicianne and everyone else, Rosalie has strange telekinetic powers that she uses for nefarious purposes. The new babysitter Alicianne uncovers dark drawings, hints of the supernatural and finally the zombies in the forest, possibly revived with the help of Rosalie. Drive-in zombie fare kicks in.

This strip realistically surpasses low explanations – it’s a scary old cry. With a beautiful surprise in the cemetery, the child begins to delightfully creepy landscapes with old houses in the forest and a minimal plot that rotates, while the sullen atmosphere radiates and a chaotic piano reduction makes your blood run cold.

Things get weird, like in practically every horror movie of the 70s. Rosalie is a manipulative little tyrant who exudes pure demonic evil, and that’s all well and good, but her father and brother are next to it in terms of social skills. The light is flickering, but no one is at home. I mean, the family suffered a serious disaster when the mother died and stuff, but the Nordon boys are a bunch of weirdos. Mrs. Whitfield is an empty cook herself. Types of supporting characters like this add to the atmosphere, but caring about the story becomes a chore for viewers as boring engagements continue.

Stretches slowly deviate from the scary kind and feel a bit like a chore, but the kid pays off with every zombie appearance. The meat chewing is dull and well done for the budget and time. It’s not an exaggerated shlock, but Voskanian raises the volume to “pretty dang Gorey.” This guy showed a penchant for zombies digging out eyeballs in front of Fulci. Surprisingly ambitious viciousness in what otherwise seems to be a supernatural horror of the 70s on the wayside. This package of demonic child, supernatural sizzle and splashy zombie romp is hard to come by.

Don’t leave the darkness aside, this is first-class old-school zombie food and a lot more. It’s 70s “out there”, but that’s what so many of us are there for. The Kid is a bit of The Omen, a little bit of Carrie, a bit of The Night of the Living Dead, and I would believe that it is heavily influenced by previous zombie strips like Tombs Of The Blind Dead and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. I think this is a movie that is best suited for night viewing alone with a very high THC wax pencil or with a strange person who also appreciates this stuff like you.

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