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A Ranking Of The Creepiest Kids In Horror Movies

There's nothing scarier than an adorable sociopath.

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19. Esther from Orphan (2009)

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The Plot: Two parents become increasingly suspicious of their precocious adopted daughter when she exhibits increasingly erratic behavior.

The Kid: SPOILER ALERT She's actually not technically a kid: She's a 33-year-old woman who suffers from hypopituitarism, which gives her a childlike appearance. Oh, and she's also an escaped mental patient with a lethal record.

18. Cole Sear from The Sixth Sense (1999).

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The Plot: A child psychologist takes up with his strangest case yet: A kid who claims he can see dead people.

The Kid: Cole is actually really sweet and mild, but you can tell from his mom, it would be quite the headache if your kiddo saw corpses walking all over the place.

17. The baby from Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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The Plot: After moving into a new apartment surrounded by odd and nosey neighbors, Rosemary experiences the world's strangest pregnancy and begins to suspect her child is the result of something very sinister.

The Kid: Beyond a glimpse of some glowing red eyes, Rosemary's baby itself isn't actually much of a threat... yet.

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16. Carol Anne Freeling from Poltergeist (1982)

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The Plot: A few weird happenings in this suburban family's home soon escalate into a full-blow supernatural nightmare.

The Kid: Though the family's youngest daughter Carol Anne is a mere victim of the ghouls, her creepy voice calling for help is just as disturbing.

15. The twins from The Shining (1980)

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The Plot: The Torrence family looks after an isolated hotel for the winter, where the dad's sanity begins to deteriorate and his son sees some unsettling scenes from the past and of the future.

The Kids: These polished young ghosts are quite possibly the worst playmates imaginable, even for weirdo little Danny Torrence.

14. David Zellaby from Village of the Damned (1960)

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The Plot: Nine months after a peculiar afternoon where everyone in town fell asleep at the same time, every single woman gives birth to seemingly-human blond babies. Things only get weirder as they all grow up.

The Kid: All these kids are intensely creepy, but David takes the cake when he forces one of the townspeople to set fire to himself 😱.

13. Michael Myers from Halloween (1978)

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The Plot: After stabbing his sister on Halloween when he was 6 years old, Michael escapes from his mental institution 15 years later to kill again.

The Kid: Young Michael Myers, stabbing teenagers since 1963.

12. Charlie McGee from Firestarter (1984)

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The Plot: A father who gained kinetic powers from a crazy science experiment passes on the power of pyrokinesis to his little girl. Yeah.

The Kid: Even when she's not feeling particularly murderous, little Drew Barrymore seems to engulf pretty much everything in sight in flames. Worst. Tantrums. Ever.

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11. Rhoda Penmark from The Bad Seed (1956)

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The Plot: This charming girl has almost every adult wrapped around her adorable finger, but the kids don't trust her and even her mom is a little suspicious of her sometimes unpredictable temper.

The Kid: It becomes obvious pretty quick that Rhoda is a pretty ruthless sociopath who has already murdered to get her way. Never be fooled by pigtails.

10. Eli from Let The Right One In (2008)

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The Plot: Young bullied Oskar falls for Eli, a striking but strange girl who helps him stand up for himself and subsists off human blood. Just your typical puppy love!

The Kid: ...is maybe not human? Though a sweetheart to Oskar, Eli is pretty much a ruthless supernatural killer. But hey, so long as you stay on her good side...

9. Isaac Chroner from Children of the Corn (1984)

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The Plot: A young couple arrives in a seemingly deserted and decidedly creepy Nebraska town only to realize that there doesn't seem to be anyone around over the age of 18.

The Kid: Isaac is actually a young preacher who leads his adolescent cult according to the teachings of He Who Walks Behind The Rows. His demonic troop of little murderers will make you truly fear growing old.

8. Henry Evans from The Good Son (1993)

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The Plot: While his father is on a business trip, Mark is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Maine. He befriends his cousin Henry, though as the two hang out more, Henry's behavior becomes more and more violent.

The Kid: Like a modern Bad Seed, we soon learn that this isn't the first time Henry has turned on his playmates, including his own flesh and blood.

7. Gage Creed from Pet Sematary (1989)

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The Plot: When his young boy is killed in a horrible accident, Louis Creed buries the body in the pet cemetery behind his house, hoping the legend of resurrection surrounding the place will bring back his son.

The Kid: In a classic case of 'careful what you wish for,' little Gage's return is far from a happy homecoming. And you thought telling your kid "no" was tough...

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6. Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist (1973)

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The Plot: A young girl is possessed by the devil, and it only gets worse when a couple priests are called in to exorcise her.

The Kid: Poor Regan's condition escalates pretty quickly, taking her over physically and disguising any trace of the little girl within. It's pretty scary to know your kid's still in there somewhere, buried under newfound cuss words and lots of pea soup.

5. Toshio Saeki from The Grudge (2002)

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The Plot: Toshio and his mother are two murder victims stuck haunting the Tokyo house where their lives ended, including the new American family that has moved in.

The Kid: OK, Toshio has had a very, very unlucky break, but that doesn't excuse following his mommy around on her murderous revenge hauntings. Mom-and-son bonding at its worst.

4. Damien Thorn from The Omen (1976)

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The Plot: When Robert Thorn's wife Katherine has a stillbirth, a priest at the hospital offers the newborn of a mother who just passed in childbirth. Without telling his wife, Robert agrees (as one does), but strange happenings and Katherine's inability to connect with the child make everyone suspicious of the kid's origins.

The Kid: Obvi Robert never received the "never accept babies from strange priests" talk, and suffers the demonic consequences. Damien's blank stares and creepy grins are enough to send chills up any parent's spine.

3. Noah Wiseman from The Babadook (2014)

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The Plot: While a single mother struggles with the death of her husband, she must also deal with her son's claims of a monster lurking in the house.

The Kid: Not only is Noah a shrill and skittish boy, but he is also a chilling reminder that kids are more perceptive than we often give them credit for.

2. Samara Morgan from The Ring (2002).

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The Plot: When her niece and friends all die unexpectedly exactly one week after viewing a mysterious video tape, journalist Rachel Keller must investigate the origins of the insidious film.

The Kid: Samara is pure evil, through and through. Don't let the sob story of a less-than-ideal upbringing fool you: Everyone keeps trying to get rid of this kid FOR GOOD REASON.

1. Aidan Keller from The Ring (2001)

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The Kid: This fucking kid. Not only does he possess the perfect big-eyed blank stare and monotone delivery that makes a horror movie kid truly creepy, but he seems to be decidedly Team Samara from the beginning.

He's of absolutely NO help to his mom Rachel the entire movie, just glowering and staring as she frantically tries to outsmart Samara's deathly plans. And when she finally thinks she's brought an end to the curse, who's sitting there waiting to rain on her parade? SPOILER, IT'S AIDAN. Ugh, this kid.

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