Let’s be honest: there is nothing creepier than evil children in movies. Their angelic tunes and innocent laughter could send a chill down anyone’s spine. Of all their traits, their uncanny skill to hide their malicious psychotic self behind that innocent facade really gets me. Watching these children prancing around killing/arbitrating violence on adults twice their weight, mass and knowledge, gives one goosebumps but nevertheless, they are no doubt entertaining characters.
There’s always signs that gives them away: eerie obsession with formal attire, “socially-awkward-ness", and that innocent wide-eyed gaze, lets not forget the dark circles under their eyes…
It seems like Hollywood can’t make a thriller nowadays without putting a creepy child in there. In honor of the brief appearance of that little girl singing in “Hush” (episode of BtVS), I have complied a short list of all those children who had managed to scare the crap out of me over the years:
Although Cole doesn’t fall in the murderous, formal-clothes wearing category, his classic “I see dead people” leaves quite an impression. If that’s not enough, it’s the fact that’s he’s so chilled about the whole thing. There's something not quite right about that...
After her mother’s suicide, Emily meets a new friend, Charlie, whom her father thinks is imaginary. Though you discover she’s not entirely our of her mind at the end, we are fooled in to thinking she is for the most part.
The son of the devil himself. Need I say more?
Appeared to be charming, well behaved and smart but turns out to be murderous, manipulative and conniving. If you think that’s the twist, director Jaume Collet-Serra reveals the large surprise that comes at the end, taking our idea of psychotic to the next level.
In “the Ring”, Samara was locked away in a barn and was later killed by her adoptive mother. With inhuman powers, she comes back from the dead through VCRs, wreaking havoc in Naomi Watt’s life. I always knew there was a reason why we use Bluerays/DVDs now.