25 Terrifying Kids You Wouldn’t Want To Babysit
The “killer child” film is a sub-genre of horror flicks that seems to gain more and more fans with time. According to psychologists and film critics, this phenomenon is mainly contributed to how we perceive children (as innocent, good, and pure, hence harmless) and the shock we experience as an audience when we watch a child embrace evil and commit violent, destructive acts. On this list we are collecting 25 terrifying kids you wouldn’t want to babysit. These kids are anything but soft, sweet, or harmless and shocked us with their gruesome crimes and repulsive behavior.
20. Charlie from Firestarter
Way before The Prodigy came up with one of the most epic songs of the nineties there was Charlie, the original firestarter. Her parents were injected with experimental hallucinogens that bestowed psychic powers on them and as a result of this, Charlie was born with pyrokinesis and now she’s on fireâ€”literally. Especially when she’s hungry, pissed off, or frightened, she lights fires and burns whole houses without knowing she is doing it.
15. The Grady Twins from The Shining
Some say that these two are the scariest kids in horror film history, while others find even stranger the fact that the girls are played by real twin sisters Lisa and Louise Burns. Even though the gifted little boy named Danny is supposed to be the only one who could see the Grady twins since he possesses the power of “shining,” it’s us, the fans, who can’t get over the sight of the Grady twins staring back at us chanting, “Come play with us Danny. Forever and ever and ever” after all these years.
10. Gage from Pet Sematary
Do you remember the evil, ugly creature named wendingo from the “25 Mythic Creatures That Never Existed but People Believed in Anyway” list? Well, that’s the creature involved in the story of our next little fellow named Cage from the horror classic Pet Sematary. Cage is hit by a car and dies but a wendigo possesses his body and so “Cage” returns from the dead. He does one evil thing after another but his father, who has been in severe denial since the loss of his child, keeps seeing this demonic force as his son. I guess sometimes it’s the parents who just don’t know any better.
5. A Bunch of Kids from Them
If you watch this French horror masterpiece originally named Ils (Them), your view on teenagers might change forever. They don’t just murder or intimidate people; instead they sadistically torture others, and get incredible pleasure from doing evil things and hurting others. The troubling part is that they are demonic and evil enough to create a supernatural atmosphere so their victims get the sense that they have to deal with monsters or evil spirits, even aliens, but definitely not with humans and especially not children.