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Fan Review of The Child Molester (Part 1)

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Year: 1964 - Runtime: 20 - Director: Herbert J. Leder - Writer(s): Herbert J. Leder
Country: USA - Language: English - Parental Guide: NR - Color: Color

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆


It seems that times have not changed since the 1960s, we still warn our kids about stranger danger, when we should really be looking out for Uncle Touchy Feely. Anyway this is a disturbing little film directed at parents telling them to tell their children to stay away from strangers lest they be raped and killed. Shocking? Yes. And you haven’t even seen the real crime photos yet. Although the film is firm on telling parents that they are the ones who should warn their children many kids were subjected to this film at school leaving mental scares and nightmares that would last rest of their life. Kind of ironic, damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation.

Reason to Watch

Well I’m sick in the head so 1960s films about kiddie fiddlers are hilarious. Sure this isn’t the brilliant and far more humorous Boys Beware, but it is still lots of fun watching the Terminator like molester pursue little girls through the woods… that said the ending is a buzz kill.


In the 1950s/60s there was not a problem that existed that could not be solved by a film warning you about it. Among the gods of this genre were Sid Davis, however this film was produced by the Highway Safety Foundation, a company much better known for it’s gory car crash videos used in driver’s ed class.

Most memorable quote(s)

After the girls have been missing 2 hours the narrator says “The grim face of the police brings home the reality of what they might be dealing with.” so much for optimism.

What you need to get through this movie

You need to be in the mind of a molester to enjoy this film. I suggest a bag of sweets, dark glasses, a bow tie and a bucket to vomit in at the climax.


This film was swiftly removed after being released. Apparently you don’t need to see the corpses of dead girls to nail a point home.

Educational Content

So much to learn:

  1. Child molesters will only be strangers.
  2. Child molesters might grab your knee in the cinema.
  3. Child molesters have the unyielding drive of a Terminator.
  4. Child molesters often wear sunglasses to hide their identity.
Justification for Rating

Campy classic, but the real world photos of dead girls covered in blood just makes it a little more serious. So enjoy part 1, but prepare for part 2.

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