I’m very excited to take part in my first ever Thursday Movie Picks, hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves and what better time to start than during the horror movie month! This weeks theme is Villainous Children suggested by Wendell at Dell on Movies! One of the signs of a good horror film is when they take something sweet, innocent and loving and turn it into something terrifying. And while there are mountain of films that have creepy children in them it’s these 3 that I’m going with:
The Omen: I’m positive that this young man will be an extremely popular choice this week because, really, he’s kind of the Devil himself. Rarely speaking a word in the first film it’s amazing how much power the youngster has. He’s creepy, unsettling and evil incarnate. I’ll never forget that iconic birthday party scene. So, with that being said, this is for you Damien!
Alice, Sweet Alice: This slasher follows Alice, a withdrawn and rather mean young girl who becomes the main suspect when her younger sister is murdered during her first Holy Communion. The kid dons a creepy, translucent mask and runs around scaring anyone she can. She steals her sisters doll, lures her into an abandoned building and locks her into a room at one point out of jealousy. She has all the makings of a psychopath and definitely gives me the chills!
Ils: The French home invasion films that I mentioned in one of my Fear Friday posts sees a couple terroised in their own home by a group of children aged between 10 and 15. What makes these kids so terrifying isn’t actually what they do (which is pretty disgusting) but their justification of their actions: “They wouldn’t play with us” – like it was all some game for them. For me, that’s scarier than any possessed child or demonic off spring!
That’s my 3 picks for the week!
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all the best,