Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Freaky Flicks Special: Those Creepy Little Bastards!

So you all know by now that I am a movie guy. I love to write about movies, and this is why I do the Freaky Flicks segments on our blog. Usually I will write about some scary movie or a movie that's at least related to our topics. On occasion I like to write about certain freaky movie aspects and today I am choosing to blog about all those creepy, sinister or downright eerie little kids we have seen so frequently in film over the years! Not all of them are evil per say, some are innocent but still have this freakishness to them. I have selected 10 and here they are in no particular order:

1. Cole Sear from The Sixth Sense
Age: 9
Freaky Level: 4 out of 10
Guilty Of: Just trying to be a kid and trying to fit in with other kids his age. But he is constantly pestered by those damn ghosts he can see that no one else can.
Defining Moment: Helping Malcolm realize who and what he really was.
Evilest Moment: Stealing those church figurines...how dare he! Hehe.
Creepiest Quote: "I see dead people..."

2. Alien children from Village of the Damned
Age: 12ish
Freaky Level: 8 out of 10
Guilty Of: Being alien demon children who brain wash the adults into killing themselves in horrific ways in some kind of plot to dominate the world. Oh yeah...they use their glowing orange eyes to peer into peoples minds. Their white hair does not make them cute in the least.
Defining Moment: When they were all "conceived" at the same time by a weird force that knocked the entire town out and impregnated all the women.
Evilest Moment: Forcing the poor old janitor to jump off the rooftop of the school and driving a broom stick through his chest and landing on the windshield of a car.
Creepiest Quote: "Emotion is irrelevant...it is not our nature."

3. Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist
Age: 11ish
Freaky Level: 10 out of 10
Guilty Of: Letting a demon take over her body and hurl awful obsenities at her elders.
Defining Moment: When the demon finally showed itself through her by cussing out her mother and throwing her across the room. She's probably the creepiest kid in the history of film!
Evilest Moment: When she "masturbated" with the cross and said "F**k me" over and over to the doctors. Or when she tried to get inside Father Karras' head by channeling his dead mother.
Creepiest Quote: "Your mother sucks c**k in hell Karras, you faithless slime" to me...that's just downright evil!

4. Carol Anne Freeling from Poltergeist
Age: 7ish
Freaky Level: 5 out of 10
Guilty Of: Watching way to much TV and sitting way to close to the set! Doesn't she know that can make you blind...AND sucked in by a demonic ghost! She caused so much chaos by having her parents freak out and having them hire ghost experts and mediums to help get her back from the "other side".
Defining Moment: When her mom used her as a prop to slide across the kitchen floor by some unseen force. How nonchalant she was about the whole thing was great. Just defined the kind of little girl she was...cute and innocent.
Evilest Moment: If being a cute, adorable little girl is considered evil...then I don't know what is good in this world!
Creepiest Quote: "They're heeeerrrreee." probably one of the creepiest quotes in horror movie history!

5. Henry Evans from The Good Son
Age: 12
Freaky Level: 9 out of 10
Guilty Of: Being a sadistic, evil, creepy and awful young man who gets thrills out of hurting and even killing animals and people. Killing his baby brother by drowning him. Trying to kill his younger sister by throwing her into thin ice. Trying to kill his own mother! And all the while acting all sweet and innocent while his cousin Mark seems like the crazy one! What a bastard!
Defining Moment: When Mark first realizes something is wrong with Henry. It's when Mark shoots and kills a dog with this home made bolt gun and gets a smile out of it.
Evilest moment: Hmm, maybe it's when he threw Mr. Highway off the bridge and caused a ten car pile up injuring several people. Or how about when he tries to push his own mother off of a cliff?
Creepiest Quote: When Mark slips and almost falls to his death on the treehouse, Henry catches him and says, "If I let you go, do you think you can fly?" and has the creepy smile. What a son of a bitch!

6. Tomas in The Orphanage (El Orfanato)
Age: Unknown
Freaky Level: 7 out of 10
Guilty Of: Messing with and haunting young Simon and leading him to dark places. Eventually preys on Simon's mother Laura.
Defining Moment: When he first made himself known by "communicating" with Simon in the cave on the beach and we assume he picked up all of Simon's "breadcrumbs" and left them nicely on the front door landing.
Creepiest Moment: When he "attacked" Laura in the hallway and in the bathroom. This is when we first "see" Tomas and he's wearing that very creepy sack over his head. He just stands there...and tilts his head a little. It was so freaky!
Creepiest Quote: He does not speak a line in the film.

7. The Grady Twins in The Shining
Age: 6 or 7
Freaky Level: 10 out of 10
Guilty Of: Haunting Danny in the hallways of the Overlook Hotel. Only have but two whole scenes in one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Defining Moment: When Danny turns the corner on his big wheel and they are standing there at the end of the hallway looking very creepy in their cute little dresses.
Evilest Moment: When they start talking to Danny in their little ghostly voices in the hallway scene or when we see brief flashes of their corpses later in the film.
Creepiest Quote: "Hello Danny, come play with us. Come play with us Danny, forever and ever...and ever." Shiver.

8. Samara Morgan from The Ring
Age: 8 or 9
Freaky Level: 8 out of 10
Guilty Of: Having one hell of an awful mother. Her mom smothered her and threw her down a well where she eventually died 7 days later after scratching at the walls. Now she leaves a ghostly life of torment, killing people, 7 days after they watch this mysterious tape. She makes people look downright nasty when she kills them! Just look at their faces!
Defining Moment: When we learn of her life through Rachel's investigation and we see how she was killed and for a moment...we feel for her.
Evilest Moment: When we see her crawl out of that well for the first time and then crawl out of the TV...that was some spooky crap! Not to mention her slew of kills! That is one vengeful bitch!
Creepiest Quote: "Seven days...." over the phone with that creepy whisper.

9. Danny Lloyd from The Shining
Age: 5 or 6
Freaky Level: 5 out of 10
Guilty Of: Having some kind of connection to the "other side" and can see visions and images of the people or things that lurk in the Overlook Hotel. His father eventually goes insane and tries to kill Danny.
Defining Moment: When we first learn of Danny's abilities when he is talking with Mr. Hallorann who also shares some of the same abilities. When we first hear his creepy voice and his finger puppet.
Evilest Moment: Easy. When he walks around chanting "Redrum" in that freaky raspy voice and carves it into the door. Later to reveal "Redrum" is "Murder" backwards.
Creepiest Quote: "Redrum! Redrum! REDRUM!"

10. Voices of "Billy" and "The Princess" and the demon "Simon" from Session 9
Age: Unknown
Freaky Level: 9 out of 10
Guilty Of: Technically these aren't kids we ever see. And the voices are actually coming from an adult who has multiple personalities. But the personalities are of children and the voices sounds like kids. So they are guilty of channeling themselves through this woman in a very creepy way and freaking me the hell out!
Defining Moment: When we first learn of Mary's past through these kiddy voices, explaining how Mary stabbed her brother to death with a very large knife.
Evilest Moment: When they are explaining the murder of Mary's brother. Also when Simon takes over (his voice is more masculine though, not so much a kid).
Creepiest Quote: "Because Mary let me in doc. They always do...they always do."

Well that is my personal top ten. Keep in mind I have actually never seen the original "Omen" nor have I seen movies like "Hide and Seek", "Birth", "Orpah" who all have creepy kids in them.


Monday, August 10, 2009

After the Ouija Board: The Mysterious Call

Another evening shortly after April, her boyfriend and two roommates played with an Ouija board, they had another weird and creepy incident happen. It was very late in the night, one of her roommates was sleeping and the other wasn’t home from her night out yet. While April and her boyfriend were also sleeping, her roommate came home. Right after hearing the apartment door shut, April heard her cell phone ringing in the living room. She looked at the clock and noticed it was 3:00 am, and got up thinking that the call could be an emergency. As she was walking down the hall, her roommate came by and said that it was Kelly calling because she saw her name on the phone. Right when April was about to grab the phone, it stopped ringing. She picked it up and checked her missed calls, and saw that Kelly indeed called her at 3:00 am. She immediately called her back and was very worried about why she would call so late. On the other end of the phone she heard a very groggy “hello” from Kelly. April waited for a second for her to explain the call but she just asked April, what was up. April asked, “Why did you call me”. Surprised, Kelly responded with, “You called me”. Completely confused at this time, April decided it would be best to talk about it in the morning. The two girls hung up and right afterwards April could hear her boyfriend calling her name very faintly from the bedroom. When she walked in the room, she saw him sitting up at the end of the bed, pale as a ghost. He told her that a white mist formed in the doorway shortly after she left, and then sudden rushed towards him. He was so scared that he couldn’t move or speak for a few minutes. Then he told her that he felt the mist was evil, like it was the devil, and it lured her out of the room with the phone call. He continued to say that it wanted him to be alone, so it could attack him. April was not sure of what it could have been, but knows that he experienced something extremely frightening. They stayed up the rest of the night, not getting any sleep. The next day, April checked her phone before calling Kelly and noticed that the missed call she saw last night, was no longer there. Both her and her roommate saw Kelly’s name on the phone and under the missed calls, but it was no where on her phone. So why wasn’t it on the phone the next day? Was it the devil making the call to get her out of the room so he could attack her boyfriend? Who knows?