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5 children's characters in horror movies that cause more fear than adult characters

by Ninfa Bi about a month ago in fiction
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Evil children in horror movies are as scary as adult villains, even if they have adorable faces

Evil behind an innocent image

Children's characters starring in horror movies are much scarier than adult villains. This type of characters present an interesting contrast: innocent faces fused with extreme evil. A diabolical entity hides behind a childish image to act with greater impunity and thus achieve the most macabre goals.

Here are 5 children's characters from horror movies that are scarier than adult villains.

#1.Damien Thorne, The Omen (1976)

An enchanting face that hides a satanic spirit

Damien Thorn is the child protagonist of the movie The Omen (1976) and is played by actor Harvey Stephens. Damien is a beautiful little boy of 5 years old who does not know his identity: to be the Anti Christ, son of Satan. He was begotten in the womb of a jackal and his adoptive father, the American diplomat Robert Thorn, is unaware of his terrible origin.

Damien has diabolical vibrations that generate misfortunes wherever he goes. The little boy does not speak at any point in the film. However, he has a chilling look and an intimidating presence, even though he is only a child.

#2.Abby, Let Me In (2010)

Abby, a little vampire girl

Abby is the intriguing girl in the movie Let me in (2010), played by actress Chloe Grace Moretz. She is a vampire who was born 300 years before the events depicted in the movie, which is set in 1983. Due to the effects of vampirism, Abby always has the appearance of a 12-year-old girl. She befriends Thomas, a boy her age who is bullied by his classmates. Thomas protects Abby and is her greatest ally to keep Abby alive by drinking the blood of others.

#3.Esther Coleman, Orphan (2009)

Esther hides behind a childlike image

Esther Coleman is an apparent 9-year-old girl, protagonist of the movie Orphan (2009), played by actress Isabelle Fuhrman. Esther is actually Leena Klammer, a 33-year-old woman born in Estonia. She suffers from hypopituitarism, a disease that prevents her from growing up, so she always looks like a child. She manages to be adopted by an American family, which is deceived, as they do not tell her anything about the real origin of the supposed girl. Esther is violent, aggressive and sadistic, capable of killing anyone who gets in the way of her plans. She manages to express extreme evil through an innocent face.

#4.Samara Morgan, The Ring (2002)

Samara cannot control her wickedness

Samara Morgan is a 12 year old girl and the evil entity in the movie The Ring (2002), played by actress and singer Daveigh Chase. Samara has an innate evil that she cannot control and generates misfortunes around her, both while she is alive and after her death. She kills teenagers from a video, jumps from the TV into physical reality and scares them to death, without touching them. Samara has unique characteristics: she cannot sleep, cannot be near water and has the rare psychic ability known as thermography, allowing her to psychically "burn" images from her mind onto surfaces or into the minds of others. Samara has a disturbing presence and is capable of producing any misfortune just by wishing it.

#5. Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

Cole sees dead people

Cole Sear is the child protagonist of The Sixth Sense (1999), played by actor Haley Osment. Cole is an introverted 11-year-old boy, he suffers in silence and has perceptions that no one understands. He keeps a terrible secret, which he can't bring himself to tell anyone. Cole can see dead people, which is a reality that no one would understand if revealed. Seeing dead people gives Cole access to many truths that are kept hidden in earthly reality. Despite his young age, Cole knows how to transmit fear and anguish, generating amazement in the audience.


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Ninfa Bi

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  • Georgenes Medeiros15 days ago

    Awesome, I loved the text.

  • Valentina Savageabout a month ago

    All true ! They are scary.. I invite you to read my stories :)

  • Vocal Teamabout a month ago

    Very well written. Agreat selection.

  • Thank you for sharing! 😊

  • Juliet about a month ago

    There is no more adorable little boy than Damien Thorn, no one can imagine who he really is.

  • Keila Aartilaabout a month ago

    I agree - the only one I haven't seen is Abby - now I must! Thank you for sharing this! 😀

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