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The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies 

Ron Mexico
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Updated December 12, 2019 29.8k votes 3.4k voters 119.9k views 40 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.
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Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Linda Blair in The Exorcist
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Samara Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added
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Grady Twins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
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Toshio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
vincent.rudolph added Yuya Ozeki in The Grudge
The Grudge (2004)
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Gage Creed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added Miko Hughes in Pet Sematary
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Esther is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan
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Damien Thorn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Damien Thorn
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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
William Roberts added
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Isaac Chroner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added John Franklin in Children of the Corn
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Henry Evans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
William Roberts added Macaulay Culkin in The Good Son
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Tomás is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added Oscar Casas in The Orphanage
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The Midwich Cuckoos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Midwich Cuckoos
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Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added Danny Lloyd in The Shining
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Lilly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
MatthewGill added Isabelle Nélisse in Mama
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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Christina Ricci in Addams Family Values
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Rhoda Penmark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
willyboymcoy added Patty McCormack in The Bad Seed
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Lonnie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Billy Redden in Deliverance
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Eli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Lina Leandersson in Let the Right One In
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Monstrous Kid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
doremifasola added Monstrous Kid
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Lilith Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Scott Klingaman added Jodelle Ferland in Case 39
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Anthony Fremont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added Anthony Fremont
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Aidan Keller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
doremifasola added David Dorfman in The Ring Two
Aidan Keller is the somewhat creepy son of Rachel. He has a psychic link with Samara.
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Santi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Desertrat89 added Junio Valverde in The Devil's Backbone
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Malachi, Children of the... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Christie Ramsay added Malachi, Children of the Corn
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Alice Spages is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Alice Spages
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.