June Movie Info:
A coming-of-rage story about discovering your true self and overcoming your inner demons to find love in a chaotic world.
Director: L. Gustavo Cooper
Writers: Sharon Y. Cobb, L. Gustavo Cooper
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison
Horror films with demonic children in the spotlight are some of the most popular in the genre. I can go back as far as 1956 (although I’m sure there are earlier ones), and find evil children films like The Bad Seed. Other notable films in this sub genre are Children Of The Corn (1984), The Omen (1976), Who Can Kill A Child? (also 1976), Devil Times Five (1974), Bloody Birthday (1981) and two films different called The Children (1980/2008). There are dozens more I could list (Children Of The Corn alone has SEVEN sequels & a remake), but I’m here to tell you about the latest film featuring a evil child, simply called June.
As the film opens, a baby girl is placed on a sort of sacrificial altar by a group of shroud wearing adults. Their leader cuts her hand open and drips blood on the child’s forehead, preparing to summon something. But at the last minute, the child is rescued from its predicament by one of the attendees, who then runs off with the baby. Cut to some years later, and we find June (approximately 9 years old), living with a white trash family that fulfills all of the stereotypes that go along with that archetype: A fat, slovenly father who’s never seen without a beer in his hand, a mom who wears clothes that are far too tight, and might be working as a prostitute, and siblings who make it their job to torture little June every chance they get. They even live in a dilapidated trailer in the midst of a even more dilapidated trailer park. How June ended up there isn’t explained, but her case worker, Mr. Emmanuel (Eddie Jemison), promises June that he’s going to put her in a better place soon because he knows what can happen when she gets “upset”.