10 Creepiest Kids in Horror Flicks


Children should not watch horror films, but no one said anything about starring in them. For some reason, kids in spooky movies always look and act much creepier than some random alien monster. This is probably because we see those innocent little rascals every day, and in our minds, the worst thing they can do is pet a cat the wrong way.

So here are some of the creepiest kids in horror flicks.

1. Christina Ricci The Addams Family, 1991

Christina Ricci gained immense popularity in the early 90s for her portrayal of the dark and gloomy goth icon Wednesday Addams. Despite not having any formal acting education, Christina’s film career has been highly successful. And in 2022, she starred in the hit Netflix series “Wednesday,” although not as the main character.

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2. Junio Valverde The Devil’s Backbone, 2001

Junio Valverde played the ghost of the boy Santi, who died a few years before the events of the movie. The young actor’s track record includes roles in feature films, short films, and various TV series.

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3. Lindsay Hawn Village of the Damned, 1995

Despite the lack of commercial success, “Village of the Damned” is considered one of the best horror movies about psycho children, largely due to Lindsay Hawn’s portrayal of the kids’ leader, Mara. Lindsay is still active in the film industry as an actress and composer.

Lindsay Hawn - Village of the Damned, 1995 | 10 Creepiest Kids in Horror Flicks | Zestradar

4. Jodelle Ferland Silent Hill, 2006

Jodelle is a famous horror actress who played Sharon and Alessa in “Silent Hill” and starred in “Case #39” back in 2009. She’s been part of the “Dark Matter” sci-fi series from 2015 to 2017. Her most recent role was in 2022 “The Office Games.”

5. Isabelle Furman Orphan, 2009

Esther, the infernal girl, played by Isabelle Furman, was one of her earliest roles that brought her immense popularity. Among other things, she starred in the 2012 film “The Hunger Games” and the 2021 movie “Escape Room.”

6. Louise and Lisa Barnes The Shining, 1980

Lisa and Louise, who played the ghost twins in the movie, did not appear in any other horror films after that. They believe that several schools rejected them because of their involvement in the horror genre, which almost ruined their lives. But luckily, Lisa was able to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer, and Louise became a scientist.

7. Kirsten Dunst Interview with the Vampire, 1994

Kirsten Dunst’s acting career took off after she appeared on the screens as the loli vampire Claudia in “Interview with the Vampire.” She has since been nominated for a ton of awards, including both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and has appeared in around 90 projects, including Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy.

Kirsten Dunst - Interview with a Vampire, 1994 | 10 Creepiest Kids in Horror Flicks | Zestradar

8. Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick The Omen, 2006

Can you believe the actor who played Damien in “The Omen” sequel had no clue he was playing the devil’s son? Crazy, right? Anyway, Seamus is still acting these days, but mostly in TV shows.

9. Daveigh Chase The Ring, 2002

Actress Daveigh Chase, best known for her role as Samara Morgan in “The Ring,” has grown up to be a successful Hollywood star who also enjoys singing, voicing cartoon characters, and horseback riding in her free time.

10. Linda Blair The Exorcist, 1973

Even though Blair won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of arguably the creepiest possessed girl ever featured on the big screen, her career took a sharp dive. Time after time, all she was getting were the Golden Razzies. In 2006, she surprised her fans by appearing in the TV series “Supernatural” side by side with the Winchester brothers.