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10 Times Children Were the Scariest Things In Horror Movies

Emmy Griffiths
by Emmy Griffiths Published on June 5, 2015

Horror films love using children to freak you out, and it's easy to see why. You're lulled into a false sense of security then BAM it's all creepy singing and climbing out of televisions and turning into monsters right before your very eyes. Here are all the horror films with kids to make you go NOPE.

"The Sixth Sense"

"The Sixth Sense" follows the story of a little boy who can see ghosts and the psychiatrist who tries to help him. That girl throwing up and the boy with a head gunshot wound though… excuse us while we hide under our duvets for forever and ever.


"The Exorcist"

A little girl is possessed by a demon, crawls backwards down the stairs and loops her head 'round 360 degrees like an owl. A horrifying, revolting owl who will forever haunt our dreams.


"The Ring"

If you watch this videotape, you’ll die in seven days… by an utterly terrifying little girl who crawls out of the TV and is like, insanely double-jointed.


"The Orphanage"

A woman moves into a haunted orphanage with her child, who begins to see ghosts of dead children, one of which appears wearing a sack of his head. Children are creepy enough. Mask-wearing children are a whole different level.

Bad things. Bad things happen.


"Village of the Damned"

Alien controlled white-eyed children try to destroy mankind. BEWARE THE STARE THAT THREATENS ALL OF MANKIND!


"The Others"

Set in Victorian times, two little children are allergic to sunlight and live their lives locked in a room at a time to avoid any hint of sunlight, who speak of a terrible thing that once happened with their mother, who see ghosts everywhere…


"Woman in Black"

Oh look, sweet little children playing tea parties! Isn’t that cu-OMG WHAT ARE YOU DOING GET AWAY FROM THAT WINDOW! This movie where an embittered spirit kills a child every time she is seen stars many of crazy, terrifying children trying to kill themselves.


"The Shining"

These twins are not okay. Nothing about this is okay.



A family’s youngest daughter is abducted by the dark spirits in their home. Honestly there’s nothing spookier than a jovial child’s keyboard playing itself. And clowns. Did we mention there were clowns? Nope nope and all of the nopes.


"The Omen"

Bad things happen when you accidentally adopt the antichrist. Damn it Damien they just wanted to love you.


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This article was written by Emmy Griffiths. Follow her on Twitter @emmyfg.

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