Whatever happened to that time honored cinematic tradition of putting unaccompanied minors in mortally dangerous situations?! Other than Stranger Things, not a whole lot. But the 1980s were riddled with the Kid in Peril thing, so join Laser Time as we explore the trope, provide some of our favorite examples, and try to figure out why the genre doesn’t get explored much these days…
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