October 31, 2011

The 31 Days of Creepy Kids Recap

31 of the creepiest kids in Horror Movie History, that's what we have here.

There's no Regan, no Damian, No Malachai, no Samara, or their like to be found here; you already know they're amazing, and you don't need to be told that again. They obviously deserve some love on any Creepy Kid list, but we wanted to dig deeper and find something other than the same 5 to 10 kids that seem to pop up on every "Creepy Kids" list available online.

There's always great stuff below the surface if you dig. We dug, and we found some of that greatness. Now, go experience them for yourselves.

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31 Days of Creepy Kids, Day 31: Sam (Trick r' Treat, 2009)

As we come to the last day of October, it's only fitting that our final creepy kid is the actual spirit of Halloween. Trick 'r Treat is an absolute gem of a movie that was inexplicably shelved for years before finally seeing a DVD release. No one on this planet will ever be able to convince me that this movie couldn't have drawn people to Theaters, because in many ways, it's the quintessential Halloween movie.

Yes I know, it's blasphemy, because 1978's Halloween is the quintessential Halloween movie, and blah, blah, blah... Well it is too, but you know what? Trick 'r Treat deserves that title every bit as much as does the Carpenter Classic.

We love Halloween, Sam... so please don't kill us.
The movie takes place on Halloween night in a small town, and shows the paths of various trick-or-treaters and party-goers, as the spirit of Halloween lays waste to the wicked. *Wicked as in they don't respect Halloween, so they gotta go.

I know it sounds like were kissing ass here, but this movie really is magical. The main source of that magic is Sam; the creepy kid with the sack on his head, who just so happens to be the vengeful spirit of All Hallows' Eve... that's not necessarily a fact, but we're pretty sure that's the case. If he isn't the spirit of Halloween, then Halloween sent him here to kill. One or the other, feel free to take your pick.

Maybe he's both.
The movie is broken up into different segments, and Sam ties them all together, making subtle yet important appearances in all of them... although there's nothing subtle about his appearance in the last segment. That one is all him. Vampires, serial killers, werewolves, zombie kids, hot chicks, and ghosts; this movie has it all.

He likes to watch.
If you haven't seen this movie yet, really, go and buy it now. Netflix it, rent it, watch it on Fearnet all day today... just see it! Trick 'r Treat is to Halloween what A Christmas Story is to Christmas. We really just said that, and even more shocking is that it's a true statement. If there's such thing as a perfect Horror flick, this is it.

And really, Sam is an amazing character... who needs a sequel!


If the new shorts on Fearnet are any indication, we will be seeing more of Sam.

October 30, 2011

31 Days of Creepy Kids, Day 30: The Terror Tykes (The Brood, 1979)

The Terror Tykes
Is their any creepy kid movie better than David Cronenberg's The Brood? I mean the guy virtually created his own sub-genre (Body Horror) by infusing elements of science with existential body dis-figuration... and all kinds of crazy psychological stuff. What he did with The Brood though, and its unforgettable Terror Tykes, is simply masterful.

There's something about kids in hoods...
The Brood is basically about a crazy doctor that hypnotizes some even crazier chick into breeding mongoloid monster kids on her tummy. I think that sums it up just about perfectly.

She licks them clean...
...and then they go play "Come with us to your death, outsider."
These Terror Tykes will attack anyone if they sense anger coming from their "Mother," which they do psychically, by the way. So really, if you piss Mom off, you're going to have a gang of crazy midgets trying to bite you to death.

Is there anything more terrifying than a woman's mood being able to kill you? No, no there is not.

Another PMS induced attack.
The Brood is an all-time classic that needs to be a part of everyone's Horror repertoire. As far as terrifying children go, it doesn't get much better than this.

If you don't know this movie, you need to become familiar with it. Real familiar... like over-eager date familiar. That's right. Touch it. No means yes.


I think they may want hugs...