|release date||March 18 2008|
|studio||York Home Video|
|starring||Alexa Werrlein, Clarence B. Jones, Eric Werrlein, Jessica Spiess|
SynopsisWhen an abused child finds that she has special abilities she seeks those that have caused her harm to inflict a torturous murderous wrath of revenge.
Kidsploitation. That’s the word that caught my attention when I was offered a copy of THE SADNESS, an independent horror film by newcomer R.F. Pangborn. Now, I have no idea what kidsploitation is exactly. Exploitation films, as defined by Ephraim Katz (The Film Encyclopedia), are “films made with little or no attention to quality or artistic merit but with an eye to a quick profit, usually via high-pressure sales and promotion techniques emphasizing some sensational aspect of the product.” So, in this film’s case, I guess that means they’re going to exploit children in some way or another. After researching online and coming up with nothing on the sub genre, I can only assume that Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural is the only kidsploitation movie I’ve seen. Or, at the least, the closest thing that qualifies as one. In the interest of seeing something new (to me) and billed as “representing the ‘old school’ approach to the genre,” I happily popped the DVD in my player. …Read More