Relative Fear

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Relative Fear
Relative Fear.jpg
VHS cover
Directed byGeorge Mihalka
Produced by
Written byKurt Wimmer
Starring
Music byMarty Simon
CinematographyRodney Gibbons
Edited byIon Webster
Distributed by
Release date
  • 1994 (1994)
Running time
90-94 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Relative Fear (also known as The Child and Le silence d'Adam) is a 1994 Canadian, independent, psychological horror film that references the 1956 film The Bad Seed. An autistic child is seemingly born to kill, and so he does.

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In the book Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination, Stuart Murray describes the film as "the worst kind of example of the prosthetic narrative, where the idea of disability simply becomes part of a genetic method". He states that there is "little recognizably autistic in anything Adam does"[1]

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  1. ^ Murray, Stuart (2008). "Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination". Liverpool University Press. p. 127.

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