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
"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).