CHILD OF SATAN aka NERON (2016) Reviews and overview

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‘Knowledge leads to extinction’
Child of Satan aka Neron is a 2016 American horror film directed by Mitesh Kumar Patel and Sam Son.

The movie stars Eric Roberts – Evil Exhumed; Sorority Slaughterhouse; Amityville Death House, Kacey Clarke [Barnfield] – Clash of the Dead; I Spit on Your Grave 2; Roadkill and Caite Upton.

After a freak accident during her baby shower, Allison, a dedicated nurse, is rushed to the hospital. After the premature birth of her son Neron, strange events emerge – illusions, vivid dreams, and unexplained killings.

The events are linked back to Neron as Allison is taken by sudden premonitions that reveal the victims of her son’s next choice. Reverend Jones (Eric Roberts) recognizes an evil power in Neron and tries to free the boy by all means possible…

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“This is in fact arguably the single worst film I’ve had to sit through in my long reviewing tenure not just here at, but other internet sites […] I should probably add a caveat that Child of Satan was so relentlessly bad that I may in fact have gone into some kind of beta state while watching it and cannot completely recall all of the events I was forced to witness.”

“It’s unfair to say that the movie makes no sense although several plot strands do kind of disappear […] The SFX are a triumph of lo fi-ness, and it’s a shame there aren’t more of them as, basic though they are, they are intriguing […] But all around this was very hard work even for a genre completist like me.” Dark Eyes of London

” ….one of its biggest problems is that it has nothing to add to what has already been said. But Child of Satan has a lot of problems. Viewers looking for a dark Satanic thriller will be disappointed. If you’re willing to settle for diabolical telenovela with a side portion of cheese, you might be entertained…” Eye for Film

“Devoid of horror and suspense, and written without irony (“the craziest eyes I’ve ever seen!”), this had the potential to be a fun 70’s style post-Omen devil-movie but constantly insults its audience with brain-dead plotting, passionless sex scenes and predictably useless CGI blood.” Horror Screams Video Vault

” …despite being formulaic, Child of Satan manages to bungle even the well-established tropes in the genre, no small feat. The pace is rather slow at times as well, further hampered by a dull plot and that keeps the entertainment value low here. I can almost always find some elements in a movie worthwhile, but I was at a loss with Child of Satan, which was a chore to sit through.” Marc Fusion

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Cast and characters:
Kacey Clarke [Barnfield] … Allison Dunn
Eric Roberts … Priest
Caite Upton … Tara Smith
Mykel Shannon Jenkins … Officer Kerr
Yves Bright … Kevin Dunn
James Martin Kelly … Dr Jones
Raymond Forchion … Moll
Meg Wolf … Nancy
Sophia Santi … Mary
Gregor Manns … The Darkness (voice)
Skoti Collins … Officer Jefferson
Ashley Cordelia … Maria
Kirk Bovill … Detective Corrigan
Bianca Desai … Shilpa
Concetta D’Agnese … Eleanor
Jamie Morgan … Officer Ferry
Inger Tudor … Becky
Rico Devereaux Rico Devereaux … Officer Gutierrez
Craig Tsuyumine … News reporter
Alexis Codding … Alice
Frank M. Ahearn … Killa Jones
JaySin Matlock … Detective
Melina Paez … Nun

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