Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

Script written by Niki Neptune. Babysitting these terrors is completely out of the question. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 evil movie children. For this list, we’re looking at those feature film children that make you question the whole “having kids” thing. On the one hand, you sort of need children to help continue the human race; on the other, you stand the chance of creating demon spawn bent on ushering in an era of darkness. It’s a crapshoot, really. Special thanks to our users Nichelle Phoenix Perez, sam42, Stephanie Millslagle-Epperson, Christopher Bennett, troll, sachi-chan and Andrew A. Dennison for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Niki Neptune.

Top 10 Evil Movie Children


Babysitting these terrors is completely out of the question. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 evil movie children.

For this list, we’re looking at those feature film children that make you question the whole “having kids” thing. On the one hand, you sort of need children to help continue the human race; on the other, you stand the chance of creating demon spawn bent on ushering in an era of darkness. It’s a crapshoot, really.

#10: Mutated Children
“The Brood” (1979)

The idea of painless childbirth through an external womb might be appealing to some people. But when the resulting children band together to become a pint-sized hit squad, conventional birthing methods seem a little more tolerable. Plus, there’s that whole psychic link to cute children who will kill on a whim. Don’t be fooled by the little onesies. These mutated tikes will straight up murder you.

#9: Samara Morgan
“The Ring” (2002)

Kids these days and their technology. Samara is guilty of using videotapes to paranormally harass and then slaughter everyone who views it. Granted, she was abandoned in a well for seven days and her adoptive parents were deathly afraid of her, but who’s to say she wasn’t simply misunderstood? Then again, the horses literally killing themselves to get away from her should’ve been a tip-off that this is a bad seed.

#8: Young Michael Myers
“Halloween” (2007)

Some people are just built for murder. While most kids were counting their Halloween candy or egging their neighbor’s house, this 10-year-old was busy acting on his homicidal tendencies. After murdering a bully and then his own family, Mikey apparently felt a sliver of empathy and spared his baby sister. Clearly, being a baby is the secret to surviving around this murderous pre-teen.

#7: David Zellaby & Friends
“Village of the Damned” (1960)

Questions probably should’ve been asked earlier. Like: what’s up with all these mysterious pregnancies? How come all these kids in this town were born the same day? And what’s up with those eyes? We all know kids who have their parents wrapped around their little finger, but this crew takes it to another level with the killing and whatnot. And honestly, we’d probably be a little murder-y too, with those haircuts.

#6: Henry Evans
“The Good Son” (1993)

Now we know why they left him home alone. There are good children, naughty children, and then there are kids who are serial killers in the making. We’re actually surprised it took Henry’s parents so long to figure out their child is a killer, but then, these things happen. However, they could have taken a hint from his recreational interests, like killing animals and causing traffics accidents.

#5: Gage Creed
“Pet Sematary” (1989)

This poor baby didn’t want to be a murderer. In fact, if his heartbroken father had just let his little soul rest in peace, he probably would have just floated off to baby heaven. One minute, he’s chasing a kite into the road; the next minute, he’s slashing tendons left and right. But it’s not like he chose that life, the life chose him.

#4: Damien Thorn
“The Omen” (1976)

When nannies are killing themselves for your child, it’s a red flag. Secretly adopted babies seem to turn out evil for some reason, and this one is apparently the most evil. As in, this kid is literally the devil. Why play with toy trucks and plastic army men when you can be assassinating your unborn baby brother? What a devilish little rascal.

#3: Rhoda Penmark
“The Bad Seed” (1956)

Apparently, having a severe hairstyle as a child fills you with seething homicidal rage. We blame it on the pigtails, but it could just as easily be the serial killer genetics from her maternal grandmother. Unfortunately for anyone this little girl encounters; if you even mildly inconvenience her, you’re going to meet your maker. Pro tip: try not to win any penmanship contests against in the near future. At least, not if you value your life.

#2: Isaac Chroner
“Children of the Corn” (1984)

If you thought the young punks who hang out by the 7-Eleven were bad, you’ve obviously never been to a corn husker state. This wacky cult of hyper-religious preteens really didn’t like adults, and their pint-sized ringleader hated them the most. With mass murder and human sacrifices as the order of the day, this is one evil movie kid that seriously makes us question our next cross-country road trip.

Before we send our top pick for a time-out, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Charlene McGee “Firestarter” (1984)
- Tommy Miller “The Butterfly Effect” (2004)
- Todd Bowden “Apt Pupil” (1998)
- Homer “Near Dark” (1987)
- Joshua Cairn “Joshua” (2007)

#1: Regan MacNeil
“The Exorcist” (1973)

It’s always confusing when good kids go bad. To her credit, Regan was just a regular little girl before an actual demon took over her body and had her vomiting all over priests. It’s actually her innocence that makes the evil possessing her that much more intimidating. You don’t know whether to hug her or weep gently for her. That is, until her head spins around. Then, running seems like the best course of action.

Do you agree with our list? Who’s your favorite evil movie kid? For more entertaining Top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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