Child of God is one of my favorite novels, and I came into this knowing that film adaptations very rarely touch the garment hem of the books they're based on, but this one was terribly disappointing. Lester Ballard, the character in the book, is so frightening because he's ISN'T some bearded monstrosity with a speech impediment, just broken out of the lunatic asylum, which is how Scott Haze plays him. Skip it . . .