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The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies

Updated December 12, 2019 26.6k votes 3.5k voters 120.9k views40 items

List RulesVote 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 MacNeil1
    1,388
    338

    Regan MacNeil

    The Exorcist
  • Grady Twins2
    1,213
    403

    Grady Twins

    The Shining
  • Samara Morgan3
    1,296
    328
  • Gage Creed4
    975
    411

    Gage Creed

    Pet Sematary
  • Toshio5
    938
    348

    Toshio

    The Grudge
    The Grudge (2004)
  • Esther6
    931
    419

    Esther

    Orphan
  • Damien Thorn7
    883
    391

    Damien Thorn

    The Omen
  • Isaac Chroner8
    734
    299

    Isaac Chroner

    Children of the Corn
  • Henry Evans9
    529
    332

    Henry Evans

    The Good Son
  • Michael Myers10
    749
    369

    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6
  • Tomás11
    503
    345

    Tomás

    The Orphanage
  • The Midwich Cuckoos12
    437
    333

    The Midwich Cuckoos

    Village of the Damned
  • Lilly13
    305
    252

    Lilly

    Mama
  • Rhoda Penmark14
    321
    363

    Rhoda Penmark

    The Bad Seed
  • 15
    81
    41

    Malachi, Children of the Corn

  • Danny Torrance16
    486
    592

    Danny Torrance

    The Shining
  • Eli17
    337
    437

    Eli

    Let the Right One In
  • Wednesday Addams18
    400
    532

    Wednesday Addams

    Addams Family Values, The Addams Family
  • Lonnie19
    327
    387

    Lonnie

    Deliverance
  • Lilith Sullivan20
    259
    377
  • Anthony Fremont21
    179
    228

    Anthony Fremont

    Twilight Zone, Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Monstrous Kid22
    211
    247

    Monstrous Kid

    In the Mouth of Madness
  • Aidan Keller23
    235
    359

    Aidan Keller

    The Ring Two, The Ring
    Aidan Keller is the somewhat creepy son of Rachel. He has a psychic link with Samara.
  • Alice Spages24
    108
    245

    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.
  • Red Queen25
    200
    310

    Red Queen

    Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Retribution
    Resident Evil