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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1,405 333
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Exorcist

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1,255 340
Samara Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
zxray added The Ring

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915 399
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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833 420
Damien Thorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
The Omen

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904 333
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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889 439
Esther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Orphan

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630 284
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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662 289
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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488 560
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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487 349
Tomás is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Ariel Kana added The Orphanage

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467 326
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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335 432
Eli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Let the Right One In

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412 338
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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250 365
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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380 434
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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298 363
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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234 196
Lilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
MatthewGill added Mama

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297 215
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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344 370
Lonnie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Deliverance

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204 304
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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183 208
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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109 164
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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120 202
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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216 315
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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75 184
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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94 218
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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62 162
Joseph Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
PeteJacques added Joseph Carmichael The Changeling

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66 162
Beloved is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
ShaneBird added Beloved Beloved

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66 173
Leah, Miranda, Nicky and Pauli... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Leah, Miranda, Nicky and Paulie The Children

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48 160
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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30 144
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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29 147
Sharon Da Silvia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
irvin.elizabeth96 added Sharon Da Silvia

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36 165
Cid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
LuisBuenaventuraII added Cid Looper

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26 137
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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15 130
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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16 142
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 79
Melissa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
Melissa Kill Baby Kill

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11 146
Marco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies
smallprint84 added Marco Shock (Beyond the Door II)