31 Days of Halloween: Children of the Stones (1977)

Posted: October 15, 2015 in Entertainment, Horror, Needless Things

Today we’re going to look at something enjoyably chilling for the younger horror geeks out there. Now, before you older horror geeks tune out, 1977’s Children of the Stones, unlike many other other younger viewer productions made for scares, isn’t a story that the older set will have trouble viewing all the way through to the end. It never dumbs down its content. The direction and music are still quite effective, and the story could very easily have been only slightly retooled and recast in order to be passed off as a more adult series. Indeed, I’ve heard the thing referred to by some British horror critics as The Wicker Man for the pre-teen and teenage set. Indeed, I still see people who are familiar with it referencing it as still being one of the scariest TV experiences they ever had.

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