Graveyard Shift The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies  

Ron Mexico
Originally by
24.8k votes 2.9k voters 110.1k views 39 items

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.
list ordered by

1
1,230 366
Grady Daughter #1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Shining

2
1,376 328
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Exorcist

3
1,228 331
Samara Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added The Ring

4
900 391
Gage Creed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added Pet Sematary

5
815 412
Damien Thorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Omen

6
882 327
Toshio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
vincent.rudolph added The Grudge - The Grudge (2004)

7
870 434
Esther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Orphan

8
610 274
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

9
649 286
Isaac Chroner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added Children of the Corn

10
481 544
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Shining

11
475 342
Tomás is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Orphanage

12
455 320
Henry Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
William Roberts added The Good Son

13
328 425
Eli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Let the Right One In

14
406 335
The Midwich Cuckoos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Midwich Cuckoos Village of the Damned

15
247 360
Lilith Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Scott Klingaman added Case 39

16
374 424
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

17
292 360
Rhoda Penmark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
willyboymcoy added The Bad Seed

18
228 191
Lilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
MatthewGill added Mama

19
293 208
Silent Hill Citizen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
irvin.elizabeth96 added Silent Hill: Revelation

20
338 365
Lonnie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Deliverance

21
199 295
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.

22
178 205
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

23
117 196
Red Queen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
CarlosHof added Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Retribution - Resident Evil

24
105 159
Anthony Fremont is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added Anthony Fremont Twilight Zone, Twilight Zone: The Movie

25
214 310
Santi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Desertrat89 added The Devil's Backbone

26
74 181
Alice Spages is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Alice Spages Communion (Alice, Sweet Alice) - Alice Spages is a fictional character from the indie horror slasher/mystery ''Communion'' aka ''Alice, Sweet Alice'' or ''Holy Terror'' from 1976. The actress has only one other credit: She appeared in the psychedelic sci-fi culf film ''Liquid Sky.

27
92 213
Ivy Templeton/Audrey Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
ChrisRobarchek added Ivy Templeton/Audrey Rose Audrey Rose, 1977

28
66 158
Beloved is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
ShaneBird added Beloved Beloved

29
65 168
Leah, Miranda, Nicky and Pauli... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Leah, Miranda, Nicky and Paulie The Children

30
59 158
Joseph Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
PeteJacques added Joseph Carmichael The Changeling

31
45 157
The Little Girl Who Lives Down... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

32
29 140
Mercy and Jonas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
crowe added Mercy and Jonas

33
36 161
Cid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
LuisBuenaventuraII added Cid Looper

34
29 145
Sharon Da Silvia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
irvin.elizabeth96 added Sharon Da Silvia

35
25 136
Albert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Albert Suspiria - The creepy nephew from Madame Blanc.

36
15 129
Milo Jeeder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Angel Marie added Milo Jeeder Milo

37
15 140
Patau Brückner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Patau Brückner Phenomena

38
9 77
Melissa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Melissa Kill Baby Kill

39
10 145
Marco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Marco Shock (Beyond the Door II)