Celluloid Diaries: EVIL SEEDS ON TOUR | BUT FILM FESTIVAL

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

EVIL SEEDS ON TOUR | BUT FILM FESTIVAL

 

but film festival

This year, the BUT Film Festival in Breda, the Netherlands, is organizing an entire program centered on cinematic evil children. I've chosen several of these titles, which I'll be introducing on September 2nd. Copies of my latest book, Evil Seeds: The Ultimate Movie Guide to Villainous Children, will be available at the festival as well.

The evil-child movies I'll be introducing at the festival are:


Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) 

As an influential killer-kid movie, Mario Bava's Kill, Baby... Kill! put its mark on many other cult classics, including Salem's Lot, Spirits of the Dead, Fear Dot Com, and Ring. Hopefully, the image of the ghostly girl (it's actually a boy, but don't tell anyone) will haunt you forever.




The Children of Ravensback (1980) 

A busload of children has disappeared from the quiet New England town of Ravensback, and Sheriff Billy Hart is on the case. A short while later, he manages to track down the kids, but unfortunately, they seem to have been transformed into murderous zombies by a cloud of radioactive gas. How can he stop the killer tykes before they destroy the town?



Disciples of the Crow (1983) 

In this short film adaptation of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn", a bickering couple passing through a small Oklahoma town discover that it has been taken over by a homicidal cult that worships a crow god... and that all the cult members are children.




Children of the Corn (1984) 

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to Gatlin, Nebraska, and gets all the children to murder every adult in town and to form a religious cult. A young couple on a road trip stops in Gatlin to report a murder and seek help, but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.



sick teens


4 comments: