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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.
When asked by a fan how the effect for the burrowing "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" was created, special effects artist Wayne Beauchamp revealed that it was accomplished thanks to a special device called the "Turtle" - a wheelbarrow bucket flipped upside-down with added wheels. The device was set in rails in a trench, attached to a pulley system connected to a tractor, and then covered in a tarp with a layer of dirt and vermiculite on top. The tractor would pull forward and the Turtle would move beneath the tarp, creating a mound of earth that traveled from one point to another. The trench ended in a sharp hill, giving the illusion that the creature beneath was diving deeper into the ground. Beauchamp added that the trench itself was dug by a local group of Boy Scouts who were interested in learning how films and special effects were made.
Any religion without love and compassion is false! It's a lie!
The length of the cut on Vicky's cheek.
The director's initial cut was much longer than the version that eventually made it to theaters and video. Among the missing footage:
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