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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Man That Kid Is Creepy

With all the fervor currently possessing The Omen remake, Newsweek has seen fit to do a brief look on a classic staple of horror films: The Creepy Kid. Heh heh.

More often than not, the Creepy Kid turns out to be, well, evil. Macaulay Culkin in The Good Son didn't quite pull it off; his biggest flaw being he was given too many lines. The less the Creepy Kid talks, the more your skin crawls just looking at 'im.

On the other hand, Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (Oh, like I was going to get away without mentioning it) wasn't evil at all. Just incredibly effed up thanks to an ability he couldn't control. And very, very creepy. Damned creepy, in fact.

I for one can't wait to see the movie. I'm a Julia Stiles fan (as well as a fan of Pete Postlethwaite); as if getting to see the Antichrist as a tyke isn't draw enough.

Favorite flick featuring a Creepy Kid? Anyone?


  • At 11:58 AM, Blogger mr.stinkhead said…

    Creepy kid Dennis from Cabin Fever... and does the little girl from the beginning of Dawn of the Dead count?

    Ooh, Gabe from Pet Sematary

  • At 12:01 PM, Blogger Casey Jones said…

    I gotta say no on the girl from Dawn. Scary, yes, but not creepy.

    She was missing her lips, wasn't she? The creepiness is in the fact that the tykes look perfectly normal except for... bein' real creepy.

  • At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Sarah said…

    Gotta go with the first Polertgeist. "Go to the light, Carol-Ann!"


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