There is something inherently scary about little kids and their blank eyed stares. Maybe it is because when kids are small they have no moral compass until it is taught to them. From the ages of one to five, children are plotting your death every time you refuse to give them a cookie. Luckily they are too small and weak to go through with these plans. Except for these kids. They will destroy you unless you let them watch an extra 30 minutes of television before bedtime, and there would be nothing you could do about it.
Hit-Girl – Kick-Ass
Chloe Moretz did an amazing job in Kick-Ass as Hit-Girl. She eviscerated many criminals and those who escaped her sword got a bullet in the head. She also held her own against a grown man in hand to hand combat. What that adds up to is a terrifying little child. She is also the perfect size to reach vulnerable places, a particularly sobering thought when she has weapons. Hit-Girl is definitely one of the most violent kids we have seen in movies for a while.
Damien – The Omen
What is creepier than a little kid with a blank eyed stare? A little kid with a blank eyed stare and supernatural powers who happens to be the son of the devil. Yeah, that is not a good combination, at least not if you want to continue living. If you get in his way your life expectancy lowers considerably. The worst part is people frown upon the act of trying to kill him when you find out he is demon spawn, after all, he still looks like a little kid. Beating up small children is not the most accepted of hobbies in these parts. You are just forced to sit back and watch him push pregnant ladies down the stairs.
Now we have what is basically an entire town full of Damiens. Isaac and Malachai are the ringleaders of the children, who sacrifice all of the adults to their demonic god so they get a good corn harvest. Yeah, for some reason the kids care about corn, which in my opinion makes them scarier. After they kill the adults they hang them up in obscene ritualistic ways, making them perhaps the most depraved kids in movies.
In order to make sure you can sleep tonight we will end with some less terrifying children. They will still beat you up, but only if you are evil. The 3 ninjas vary in size and skill, but they have surprisingly good strategy when bringing down full grown men. They attack from different directions to keep you off balance and aren’t afraid to go for cheap shots. Hey, at least they aren’t trying to feed your soul to hungry demons or anything. I still wouldn’t want to babysit any of the kids on this list.