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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1,358 325
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Exorcist

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1,210 329
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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806 409
Damien Thorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Omen

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871 324
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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855 432
Esther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Orphan

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596 273
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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644 281
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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474 540
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Shining

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467 342
Tomás is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Orphanage

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447 318
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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323 422
Eli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Let the Right One In

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402 332
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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244 355
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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366 419
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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290 357
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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220 191
Lilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
MatthewGill added Mama

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285 208
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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333 363
Lonnie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Deliverance

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195 294
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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174 203
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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113 194
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

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100 158
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

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211 308
Santi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Desertrat89 added The Devil's Backbone

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71 179
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.

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90 211
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

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64 166
Leah, Miranda, Nicky and Pauli... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Leah, Miranda, Nicky and Paulie The Children

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64 156
Beloved is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
ShaneBird added Beloved Beloved

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57 156
Joseph Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
PeteJacques added Joseph Carmichael The Changeling

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43 155
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

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28 138
Mercy and Jonas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
crowe added Mercy and Jonas

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36 158
Cid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
LuisBuenaventuraII added Cid Looper

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27 144
Sharon Da Silvia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
irvin.elizabeth96 added Sharon Da Silvia

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24 134
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.

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15 126
Milo Jeeder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Angel Marie added Milo Jeeder Milo

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15 137
Patau Brückner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Patau Brückner Phenomena

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9 74
Melissa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Melissa Kill Baby Kill

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10 141
Marco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Marco Shock (Beyond the Door II)