Graveyard Shift The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies  

Ron Mexico
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List Rules Vote on the creepiest child whose character is under the age of 15 in a horror film

The creepiest kids in horror movies are those scary little brats that despite being young, scare the living crap out of adults. These scary kids from horror movies are both the reasons we watch some of the best horror movies of all time and why after we watch these movies we sleep with the lights on. Don't be deterred by their size, these kids are freakishly terrifying.

When you think about the creepiest kids in horror films, a few favorites instantly come to mind. Damien Thorn, the four-year-old Son of Satan from "The Omen," the scalpal-weilding Gage Creed from "Pet Sematary" and Samara Morgan, the seemingly nice girl who just happens to crawl out of your television into your room on "The Ring," all fit that bill but there are so many more where that came from.

Sometimes, these creepy horror movie kids are not scary enough alone and they have to come in pairs or other multiples. The Grady Twins from "The Shining," Cory and Carrie Dollanganger from "Flowers in the Attic" and the Midwich Cuckoos, complete with their terrifying red eyes, from "Village of the Damned" take scary horror movie child characters to another level.

Even some real-life kids, along with their horrifyingly true stories, have made their way into horror movies, as if fiction was not scary enough. Kevin Katchadourian from "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and even Regan MacNeil from "The Exorcist" were true stories that inspired horror movies reminding us that it's not just the creepy kids in these horror movies that we should worry about, creepy kids are in real life too, just waiting for the time to strike. Sweet dreams, horror fans.
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Grady Daughter #1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Shining

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1,445 340
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Exorcist

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1,296 351
Samara Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added The Ring

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Gage Creed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added Pet Sematary

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857 428
Damien Thorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Omen

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930 341
Toshio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
vincent.rudolph added The Grudge
The Grudge (2004)

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917 448
Esther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Orphan

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648 296
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
William Roberts added Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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680 295
Isaac Chroner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added Children of the Corn

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502 357
Tomás is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Orphanage

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503 576
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Shining

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489 333
Henry Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
William Roberts added The Good Son

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344 444
Eli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Let the Right One In

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426 344
The Midwich Cuckoos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Midwich Cuckoos Village of the Damned

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259 370
Lilith Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Scott Klingaman added Case 39

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391 448
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

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310 370
Rhoda Penmark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
willyboymcoy added The Bad Seed

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247 202
Lilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
MatthewGill added Mama

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308 225
Silent Hill Citizen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
irvin.elizabeth96 added Silent Hill: Revelation

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356 378
Lonnie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Deliverance

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213 314
Aidan Keller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
doremifasola added The Ring Two, The Ring
Aidan Keller is the somewhat creepy son of Rachel. He has a psychic link with Samara.

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186 217
Monstrous Kid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
doremifasola added Monstrous Kid In the Mouth of Madness

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117 171
Anthony Fremont is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added Anthony Fremont Twilight Zone, Twilight Zone: The Movie

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124 213
Red Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
CarlosHof added Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil

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220 323
Santi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Desertrat89 added The Devil's Backbone