I love horror movies. The horror genre is definitely my favorite, followed by action movies, then comedies.
And if you really want to make a good horror film, you need a great villain, a couple of “jump-scares”, mounting tension, and a hero you can root for or identify with.
Toss in a creepy-ass kid every now & then, and you’ve got a solid gold winner.
There’s a new list of the “Ten Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies“, and it’s rather accurate, but it is missing a few.
Their top five are:
5. Esther from the movie “Orphan”
4. The Grady Twins from “The Shining”.(Twins. ALWAYS creepy!!!)
3. Samara from “The Ring”
2. Regan from “The Exorcist”. Pea soup anyone?
- Damien. “The Omen”
You can catch the rest of the top ten here, and it’s pretty good. There’s only so many creepy kids in horror movies anyway, but I feel like they missed a few.
The most obvious is Gage from “Pet Semetary”(the original, obviously)
And even though I don’t usually like black & white films, David from the original “Village of the Damned” film is still creepy as hell. Shit, all them kids are creepy.
Which kids in horror movies creep you out?