You might not want to add these movies to your weekend binge list, unless getting spooked the hell out is in the agenda.
Fans of horror movies have grown accustomed to a certain type over the years, but one thing that all the fans of horror movies will unanimously agree is that when creepy kids are present in a horror movie, it makes the situation creepier by an immense measure. The latest movie that showed an extremely creepy child is in Ari Aster's movie 'Hereditary'. Charlie, the young girl was shown to be devastated by grief and was extremely weird through and through but, when you understand what is the reason behind her creepiness, it will definitely give you sleepless nights. Here are 9 creepy kids from horror movies that are bound to make you sleep with the lights on.
The 1973 magnum opus of horror cinema, 'The Exorcist' is regarded as THE most terrifying horror movie of all time. The story revolves around Regan MacNeil, a young girl possessed by the demon Pazuzu. The character of Regan is played by Linda Blair and it was so effective that just the sight of Regan's face is enough to scare the living daylights out of a lot of people. When the audience saw Regan's body taken over by a demon is unsettling, and hearing her tell Father Karras that his mother is servicing the members of the underworld does not ease the discomfort at all.
The 2002 adaptation of 'The Ring' is one of the most creepy and terrifying movies of all time and Daveigh Chase as Samara Morgan is also one of the creepiest kids in cinema. This creepy ghost, for most of the time, stays inside the VHS tape, but once she comes out, the audience is bound to turn the lights on, especially seeing her the way she crawled out of the television.
This pair of twin sisters were seen loitering around the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining. They shared a screen presence for less than a minute but their scene was so terrifying that they have become a staple in the horror genre. It seems frightening enough that the girls want Danny Torrance to play with them forever and ever, but the scene that recalls what happened in their final moments is what builds the tension even more.
The character of Damien also known as the Antichrist, in the landmark 1976 horror film The Omen was portrayed by Harvey Stephens. What is extremely unsettling about the child is that he does not do much rather than staring ominously at the people around him, but that's all he needs to do to instill a sense of dread. This character might not be THE most creepy kid in cinema but it is a character that still evokes fear when they see a boy in a reform school suit.
In the 1989 'Pet Sematary' movie, Miko Hughes played the role of Gage Creedence and it is still one of the creepiest roles played by any child in horror movies. Even though some might find it silly to watch a three-year-old toddler take down an old man with a scalpel, but the way the little child moves is bound to give you a spine-chilling feeling and it seems downright disturbing.
Tomás is a kid that becomes infinitely scarier when kids start wearing burlap sacks over their faces and just to get an idea, look at Óscar Casas as Tomás the ghost in 2007's The Orphanage. Like a lot of other ghosts in this movie, he is not a malevolent spirit, but just one look at him is enough to give you chills for the rest of the night.
Yuya Ozeki painted his entire body white for both the Japanese and American versions of The Grudge and he played the role of the terrifying and nightmare-inducing black-eyed ghost child Toshio Saeki. A number of actors have played the role of Saeki in a number of spin-offs but nobody has perfected the unsettling balance of innocence and evil quite like him and he is still regarded as a Japanese horror icon.
In 2005, 'The Amityville Horror' was remade with Ryan Renolds as a part of the cast. Even though the movie has a pretty bad reputation, the creepy ghost kid, Jodie DeFeo, played by Isabel Connor is enough to give you chills down your spine. Anyone would freak out if they saw a little girl with a hole in her forehead just hanging out in the closet, or hanging from the ceiling, or staring at your face at the bathroom mirror.
The 2018 horror masterpiece, 'Hereditary', by Ari Aster was one of the best movies to come out that year and the greatest thing the director did for the movie is to cast Milly Shapiro as Charlie. Shapiro played the character of a detached 13-year-old girl and just by looking at her face, it is enough to make the audience wonder what is wrong with her. Apart from her brilliant portrayal of the character, she is also remembered as one of the main victims of one of the most unsettling car collisions events ever.