Iconic Cast Set for WILLIAM FROSTE

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Century City, Calif. – In 2007, Tyler Mane & Daeg Faerch came together in Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” to play the iconic ” Michael Myers.” Eight years later, they join forces again for multi-talented Director Natalie Bible’s riveting horror film ,”William Froste,” alongside an exemplary ensemble cast of past villains & victims.

The full cast includes:
Lew Temple (Lawless, Halloween, The Devils Rejects)
Tyler Mane (Halloween, Troy, X-Men)
Bill Moseley (Night of The Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw, Halloween, The Blob)
Muse Watson (Austin Powers, I Know What You Did Last Summer, NCIS)
Leslie Easterbrook (Halloween, The Devils Rejects)
Michael Berryman (Hills Have Eyes, Penny Dreadful, Beast Master)
Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII, Hatchet)
Miko Hughes (Apollo 13, New Nightmare)
Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Steve Railsback (Helter Skelter, Lifeforce)
Daeg Faerch (Halloween, Hancock, Pushing Daisies)
Jillian Murray (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, The Graves, Murder in the First)
Alex Vincent (Childs Play Franchise)
Mateus Ward (Hostages, Weeds)
Preston Bailey (Dexter, The Crazies)
Rodney Eastman (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4, I Spit on Your Grave)
Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5)
Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Starry Eyes, Lords of Salem)
Landon Gimenez (ABC’s “Resurrection”)
Emily O’Brien (Pernicious, The Young & the Restless)
Kellen Michael (Showtimes “Shameless”, South Park, Agent Carter)
Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado Franchise)

View more info on the entire cast on the William Froste IMDb Page.

By bringing together cast members from successful horror films & franchises, such as “Halloween”, “Friday the 13th”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Pet Sematary”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, ”The Hills Have Eyes”, ”Child’s Play”, “Night of the Living Dead,” “The Hatchet”, ”Helter Skelter”, and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “William Froste” is sure to be a film on every horror fans radar.

“William Froste,” written by Vance Savage and produced by Absinthe Productions, LLC, presents the ultimate dichotomy of innocence vs. evil, and will leave an audience questioning their own moral convictions and seeking answers. Bible’ described the film, “I intend to create a gritty and horrifically stylized film that is visually captivating, emotionally terrifying, and diabolical on every level.”

Sheri Moon Zombie’s clothing line “Total Skull” will also be featured in the film. Producer, Brieanna Steele explained, “It’s awesome to have the support of ‘Total Skull’ and Sheri Moon
Zombie. We are looking forward to showcasing these cool threads in the film.

The film begins production in Palm Springs and Los Angeles in September. For more info, please visit the William Froste Official Facebook Page.

Movie Review: Let The Right One In (2008)

Let the Right One In (2008, Sweden) Director:  Tomas Alfredson Writer:  John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay, novel) Starring:  Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

ltroi 1Based on the 2004 novel Lat Den Ratte Komma In by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay, Let the Right One In is an indie foreign film beautifully shot and told.  I’ve only seen two or three dozen foreign films in my time, but I’ve never been let down once by any of them.  Let the Right One In ranks up there with the best I’ve seen.  And while there are only a small handful of vampire films I thoroughly enjoy:  Near Dark, 30 Days of Night, and Salem’s Lot being three of those, you can add Let the Right One In to that list.

The film tells the story of Oskar, a timid bullied preteen, and his relationship with new neighbor, Eli—a girl who shares his age and who is slowly revealed to be a vampire; something we figure out well before Oskar does.  The somber winter tone of the film is perfect for setting up the lonely existence that each of the characters face on a daily basis.  Eli’s situation is unique, as she relies on a co-conspirator to help supply blood; though completely inadequate at doing his part, she ends up taking things into her own hands.  Because of the compassion she has for Oskar, recognizing commonalities they share, we root for her and any help she can provide her new friend, as he too unwaveringly accepts her for who she is.

Though there are some frighteningly creepy scenes throughout, the film is really about the relationship between the two children and how they act as each other’s savior in a world where they feel helplessly alone.

ltroi 2When a movie this subtle brings the horror, the tiniest thing can be a smack in the face that’ll leave you stunned for days.  With the use of clever cinematography, haunting imagery will stick with you for weeks.  I’m not talking jump scares with spooky faces here.  This movie is much more intelligent than that.  The bleak tone of the film helps add to the storytelling and mysteriousness of what lies next.  This is not a predictable story.  Foreign films are like that.  They provide something original for us in the states.  Case in point, both The Grudge and The Ring, American remakes of Japanese horror, utilize a very common ghostly image in the films:  The onryo—a young girl with long black hair dangling in her face.  For us it was new and frightening at the time, but for the Japanese it’s so last summer.  Let the Right One In feels fresh.  And as beautifully told as it is, I would gather it’s just as genuine in Sweden.

I’ve not read the book this film is based on, nor have I seen the American remake so I can make no comparisons.  I can only state that I now understand why I’ve seen the Swedish original mentioned in numerous places.  This is an excellent piece of cinema that should be appreciated by any fan of the genre and even those who hate the vampire subgenre.

 

Let The Right One In trailer:

Movie Review: The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence (2015)

hc3 posterFilmmaker Tom Six completes his own three segment cinematic centipede exactly as he intended and with no compromises artistically. While some may regard his trilogy as torture or splatter porn, I would argue that much like Tobe Hooper’s original classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a lot of what you think you saw in the original was what you, the viewer projected onto the film itself and not necessary what occurs on the screen. With each installment following the original, Mr. Six has taken an entirely different approach to dramatizing his vision from the at times sterile, but almost dreamlike like setting in the original that suited the unimaginable inhumanity that befalls the characters as contrasted to the orderly world of the mad Doctor (Dieter Laser), who like all mad scientists takes great pleasure and subsequent loathing to his unprecedented creation. Is it not a sad fact that there is a part to the human condition where sometimes we may love something just as much as we may come to hate it or grow to hate what we love? I would wager that a great deal of the divorces that occur every year began as relationships where the participants truly were in love with each other. As for loving what one hates, turn on any popular successful dramatic TV show and very often in the more operatic kind, viewers will gravitate toward the villain almost as much if not more than the hero because a well written villain is in someways more interesting than a hero. This can be seen in many television programs, movies and works of classic literature.

hc3 stillThis brings us to the the second installment and here is where Tom Six begins to subtly break the fourth wall by continuing his story right at the moment where the previous film concluded and through the use of grainy, yet stark black and white photography that is evocative of the classic Germain expressionist style of filmmaking, we are brought into the world of his new protagonist and antihero of sorts, Martin (Lawrence R. Harvey), who is our window into the world outside of the world of the first film where Martin’s obsession with the original film prompts him to take control of his life. Just not the way most of us would because Martin is a depraved victim and like any victim of severe abuse over a life time from many people who should be a part of his support group, Martin tortures the seemingly innocent and puts people into his own centipede nearly indiscriminately. It was with the inclusion Ashlyn Yennie, one of the protagonists from the first film, playing a characterized version of herself, who thinks she is going to audition for Quentin Tarantino, that Six takes a step beyond meta fiction and self referencing pop culture. It was here that I personally knew this was as much a parody of the first film and I then began to truly see Tom Six as more than a filmmaker. He is an artist.

HC3The question now is what would Six do for his encore. Metaphorically and literally Tom Six completes his cinematic centipede by fulfilling a promise he made going back to the first film. For like the second, The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence Six begins at the end of the second film and brings us into a different exaggerated and satirical world that is sun drenched and natural as Mr. Six brings back Dieter Laser and Lawrence R. Harvey along with alumni from the first two films all as different characters that include Akihiro Kitamura, Bill Hutchens, and Peter Blankenstein. Tom Six even joins the cast playing himself as what started out as a horror film completely becomes both a very dark and extreme comedy that parodies the entire trilogy without ever falling into slapstick. Joining the cast for this final installment are Eric Roberts, Bree Olsen, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Robert LaSardo, Clayton Rohner and Hamzah Saman. In a role that is even more over the top that Dennis Hopper’s role in the David Lynch film, Blue Velvet, Dieter Laser plays an insane Prison Warden, who through coaxing from his Accountant (Lawrence R. Harvey), is convinced that to save their jobs they must create a five hundred prisoner long human centipede that would not only be cheaper to house and easier to imprison, but who could stand as such a horrible example of punishment that it could be the ultimate criminal deterrent.

hc3 still 2Nothing and nearly no one is too sacred to satirize here whether it is Tom Six making fun of himself, the veteran actors from the previous films calling subtle cues that will remind fans of the previous installments and together with the new cast for this final segment. They all genuinely look like they are in on the joke, but never does it get too far that we see any tongue in cheek or winking at the camera type of gags. The intensity of the gore remains consistent with the previous film, but oddly enough the most cringing moment is not gory at all, but it is graphic. To reveal it I feel would be giving away a big spoiler and would be unfair to everyone. All I can say is Tom Six lays it all out for us and puts it in our face in what could be the ultimate way of breaking the fourth wall in the film series short of having the characters address the audience directly. Fans of Dieter Laser should definitely check out this film because I think his performance is absolutely masterful. Remaining true to his vision, Tom Six deserved praise for creating a trilogy that is truly a work of art on every level with no compromises. I think these films will be studied by student filmmakers the way films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Todd Browning’s Freaks, and the works of Lars Von Trier are studied and celebrated in academia and on home video. This is more than a cult film. Always remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and art does not have to be pretty. The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence will debut in select theaters and on demand courtesy of IFC Films on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Article: The Original Penny Dreadfuls

spring heeled jackLong before the current television show hijacked the name, a penny dreadful was one in a series of cheap and popular stories produced in 19th century Britain. They were sold for one cent – hence the name – usually in 8 (and later, 16) page weekly or monthly installments. Primarily aimed at young, working class men, these illustrated stories with colorful covers generally involved supernatural entities, criminals, detectives, pirates, or some sort of romantic adventure.

Some of the stories were reprints of Gothic thrillers such as Matthew Gregory Lewis’ The Monk, and Horace Walpole’s The Castle of OtrantoOthers were original works inspired by criminal biographies and death-cell confessions. Some of the titles have been reprinted as collections or novels, or portrayed on stage or screen.

–  The Flying Dutchman; Or the Demon Ship. Written by Thomas Preskett Prest and published in 1839, this tale based on the legend of the ghost pirate ship doomed to sail the oceans forever was one of the earliest of the penny dreadfuls.

Varney the Vampire–  Varney the Vampire: or the Feast of Blood. This novel is alternately attributed to James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Preskett Prest. Published between 1845 and 1847, its over 800 pages concerns the persecution of the Bannerworth family by Sir Francis Varney, a vampire with a taste for the young Flora Bannerworth’s blood.

– The String of Pearls: A Romance. Also attributed to the prolific Rymer and Prest, this story was published between 1846 and 1847 and introduces Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.Todd is a barber in 1785 London who murders his customers and turns their remains into meat pies, sold at his partner in crime’s rather dubious pie shop. (You may recall him from Tim Burton’s 2007 musical film Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp.)

Sweeney Todd– The Mysteries of London: This series was begun in 1844 by George William McArthur Reynolds and later continued by various other authors. It tells a tale of depravity and squalor, exposing inequality and injustice towards the poor in the London slums. Notable characters include Richard Markham and Eliza Sydney, and a serial killer/body snatcher called The Resurrection Man.

– Black Bess or The Knight of the Road is a heavily fictionalized account of the life and death of the infamous English highwayman Dick Turpin, as written by Edward Viles. Black Bess was named for Dick Turpin’s horse on which Turpin allegedly rode the 200 miles between York and London in a single night. It was published as a serial between 1866 and 1868.

– The Boys of EnglandEdwin J. Brett’s magazine exemplifies the new focus of penny dreadfuls on exciting, but healthy fiction for boys. It was an instant success, and ran from 1866 to 1899.

Between 1830 and 1850, there were up to 100 publishers of penny fiction. By the 1890’s, however, penny dreadfuls were being challenged by periodicals priced at only one half-penny.

These were followed by the more substantial tuppenny (two penny) dreadfuls, and short, sensational novels such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which sold for a shilling. The penny dreadful was gradually replaced between the world wars by the modern horror genre and the more easily read and highly illustrated comic book.

HARRY HOUDINI: MAGICIAN AND MORE

harry-houdini.1Ehrich Weisz was born March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. As a small boy he immigrated with his family to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he later claimed to have been born (on April 6, for some reason). By the age of 11 he was performing rope tricks, and could pick any lock presented to him. His dream was to become a stage magician.

When he reached the age of consent Weisz changed his name to Harry Houdini, taking the name from the famous French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin and throwing on an extra ‘i’. He performed magic tricks and escape acts initially with a friend and later with his own brother Theodore, billing their act ‘The Houdini Brothers’.

Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner in 1894. He dumped his brother and began performing with his wife as ‘The Houdinis’.

Houdini’s early acts included the ‘Needle Trick’ (in which he would swallow dozens of needles and threads, then regurgitate them with the needles neatly threaded), and the ‘Challenge Act’ (where he would escape from any pair of handcuffs produced by the audience). He later perfected his famous ‘Chinese Water Torture Cell,’ ‘Straight Jacket,’ and ‘Buried Alive’ escapes – among others.

houdinimilkcanpromoFollowing the death of his beloved mother in 1913, Houdini visited numerous spirit mediums and attended séances in hopes of communicating with her. Ultimately unsuccessful, he became convinced that mediums were scam artists taking advantage of the vulnerability of the bereaved. For the rest of his life he would campaign to expose and discredit them as frauds, famously debunking the well-known medium Mina Crandon, known to the public as Margery.

houdini 2As his fame grew, Houdini ventured into an assortment of activities. In 1901, he made a 10-minute experimental film entitled, Wonderful Adventures of the Famous Houdini in Paris. He would later make five movies between 1918 and 1923, and even create his own film company, The Houdini Production Corporation.

In 1917, Houdini became president of the Society of American Magicians, a position he held until his death in 1926.

Houdini published numerous books on magic and related topics which are still read today. In 1920, he published Miracle Mongers and Their Methods, an exposé of the tricks and cheats used by mediums, fortune tellers and others with alleged paranormal abilities. On May 19, 1926, he testified before the U.S. Congress in support of a bill that would outlaw fortune-telling in Washington, D.C. (Alas, the bill didn’t pass.)

On Oct. 22, 1926, McGillUniversity student J. Gordon Whitehead tested the magician’s claim of extraordinarily firm muscles by punching him several times in the stomach while visiting him backstage in Montreal. The blows may have injured Houdini, or aggravated a previous condition. Either way, he performed his next two shows in severe pain before finally going to the hospital in Detroit. He died of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix on Oct. 31. Despite his

skepticism Houdini made a pact with his wife before his death, promising to communicate with her

from beyond the grave if it was possible.

Beatrice ‘Bess’ Houdini conducted séances every Halloween for the next 10 years in hopes of receiving a message from her husband, but to no avail. There are still numerous Houdini séances held on Halloween every year in various locations around the world. The official Houdini séance is held on Oct. 31 at the HoudiniMuseum in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Movie Review: Maggie (2015)

Maggie PosterArnold Schwarzenegger stars along side Abigail Breslin, who plays his daughter and Joely Richardson, who plays his second wife in the drama Maggie. While Maggie has the typical elements that appear in zombie horror films like slow moving zombies that eat human flesh, a person going into a convenience store alone when one knows anytime characters split up in horror films, usually something bad is going to happen. It also has apocalyptic scenes of cities smoldering in the horizon and there is even a reference to I guess one could say might be “prayer” even though the word God is not used. Instead it is a variation on the “no one is listening” line used in some zombie films like John Leguizamo’s quip in George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, where his character says, “God left the phone off the hook.” No one ever says the word “zombie” either, which I think would have been refreshing to hear for a change in a zombie film, especially a drama like this. Instead they are called the “infected,” which seems kind of lame since the term is used already in better films and television, hence my reason for thinking they should drop the pretentiousness and just call it what it is, a zombie.

There is a scene of men wearing gas masks and armed with automatic weapons breaking through a door as Martial Law has been declared due to the global pandemic and there are people who try to shelter the infected despite the danger because they hope for a touch of humanity to still be within their loved ones and there is lots and lots of brooding and the typical radio broadcasts revealing tidbits about what is going on in the world beyond the scope of our core characters.

Yet despite all these common traits, Maggie is really a tragic drama about loss that could have made a great one shot set of webisodes for The Walking Dead even though The Walking Dead has covered similar territory with greater depth and a lot more action and gore than anything you will see here.Yet as long as you know what you are getting into, I think Maggie is an okay film though make no mistake, this is a bleak story. Schwarzenegger’s character of a father who wants to savor every last moment with his doomed daughter even after it seems everyone has deserted him has moments that are genuinely emotional even though I think Abigail Breslin carried Schwarzenegger a bit and made him look good, but Arnold is a father and so he can in so much of his range will let him, show a gentler side most people have never seen before because he is a father in real life. It is a good move on his part and I hope he continues to explore different kinds of roles outside of his action pictures and the comedy collaborations he did with Ivan Reitman.

At times the film is a bit slow and there are a few elements that could have been more interesting if they were hinted at instead of just building something up that ultimately feels anticlimactic at times. The skies are always overcast and there is often scenes with smoke in the horizon as well as fires and abandoned homes with messages left behind for whoever reads them. The conclusion though bleak is not as frustrating than the feeling that the ending seems flat and more could have been done as a whole to make the film get across it’s points in a more interesting way.

maggieThen there are inconsistencies too like what appears to be a reinforced metal or heavy duty wood door with a big bolt across it and yet the rest of the house has wide open widows one
could walk through, which is almost as bad as honking a horn in a zombie film. At times I felt that certain things just would not happen like parents allowing high school age children to hangout outside in the open at night with infected people who could turn very soon just so they can have one last night out. I mean if I had a child, I wouldn’t let my kids out when the dead could be anywhere.

Caveats aside however, Maggie at least tries to reach for something different, but whether or not their reach exceeded their grasp is at best extremely relative. Maggie is now playing at select theaters and is available for rental on demand.

Maggie 2ADDENDUM: I do not usually state things like this because once I have reviewed a film then that is it, but sometimes after viewing a picture, it sticks with you and so I gave it a second look and upon screening it a second time, I have to state that Maggie plays better upon second viewing and I do think it deserves a place among one’s zombie horror collection provided one realizes that this is still a drama and probably one of the bleakest films I have ever seen since Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. Despite the PG-13 rating, I highly recommend parental guidance before, during and or after viewing Maggie on the big screen or small. Adults who fantasize about the zombie apocalypse and think of it as some kind of survival adventure should see Maggie if only to get into one’s mind that survival under such circumstances would be about as likely and fun as trying to survive nuclear fallout after a war. Worse than anything you may have seen dramatize before. So put the video games down for two hours and prepare for a sobering reality check and be thankful it was just a movie.

Check out the Maggie trailer:

TV Review: Penny Dreadful

Penny DreadfulHonestly, I had low expectations for the first season of Penny Dreadful. But I am happy to report that I walked away with another serious TV addiction. I am hooked and in love with this show.

The story, which takes place in Victorian England, introduces us to Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), a young woman troubled by demons and haunted by conscience over the betrayal of her childhood friend, Mina Harker. Mina’s father, Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) enlists the aid of a small band of warriors to combat the evil vampire who has seduced Mina and seems to be hungering, ultimately, for Vanessa. An unheard of ancient Egyptian prophecy also comes to light and it suggests that Vanessa could inevitably become the mother of a darkness that could drown humankind.

Fostering a love/hate relationship with Ives, Sir Malcolm nonetheless uses her to find his daughter Mina, hovering between life and undeath, before her soul is permanently damned.  Sir Malcolm also enlists a young Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and a Wild West performer and ace gunslinger harboring his own demon, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett).

 

creatureWhat is outstanding about this show is how effortlessly it combines so many legendary fictional characters and monsters. It makes sense that so many creatures of shadow would be assembled in this place and time.

Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) is a brilliant standout character and Carney plays up the mundane trappings of immortality quite well. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) shows up to thwart Frankenstein’s second attempt at creating life from death and his back-story at the Grand Guignol makes perfect sense and it is heart wrenching to see the monster not know what to do with kindness when he finally receives it. Of note also is an all too brief role of Van Helsing as portrayed by the great David Warner.

What makes this series is the dialogue, which all at once feels authentic, barbed, purposeful and duplicitous. Eva Green is marvelous to behold in the role of Vanessa Ives. She looks as if she has walked from the set of a Universal Horror movie and she is often put through serious emotional, spiritual and physical upheavals. I thought her serviceable as an actress, but her turn in Penny Dreadful  shows her as a powerhouse performer.

 

Episode 104There are plot twists that you will see coming from a mile away, but that does not take away from the pleasure of watching this show. I am also very anxious to see what new characters, appropriate for the time period, may come.

Season Two began last night on Showtime, and it is off to a great start!

CAR NEX: THE SERIES Unleashed on May 8th!

car_nex_book_cover_by_terrymwest-d7mydl9Car Nex (short for Carnivore from the Nexus) might be author Terry M. West’s best known tale. Since re-releasing the short story in 2013 (it was originally published in 1997) it has been read by thousands of horror fiction fans.

Car Nex concerns Adam Campbell, a Southern family man who, in a small town called Pleasant Storm on a hot September night in 1965, calls forth a demon from an ancient tome that he has found among his family heirlooms. At first, the words of the dark book make no sense to Adam. But as he studies it, he begins to understand the symbols and he is compelled to invoke an incantation that releases something on the small quiet town that can be described as an unstoppable whirlwind of talons and fangs.

The Car Nex has crossed over into several of Terry’s tales, and he decided to create a short story series based on Car Nex.

“It is a shared world series with looser reins than most,” Terry confides. “The authors own their stories and I give them permission to use my monster. It is a creative marriage, but the stories belong to the contributors.”

evilonedover copyCar Nex: The Evil One by E.R. Robin Dover will be the first non-West Car Nex story published. It debuts on May 8th on Amazon. The synopsis: Aldo Capello, the mayor of New York city, is threatened by an underground terrorist group that he has been secretly financing in an effort to keep New York safe. With a wide scale terrorist attack looming, Capello summons a creature of hell to destroy his enemies. The Car Nex has been unleashed, and it is ready to take Manhattan!

It is the first of many to come.
“I have reached out to some fantastic authors, and the story pitches have been terrific,” West explains. “Basically, I am encouraging the contributors to tell a story with my monster in their voice and/or fiction universe. The stories don’t necessarily tie together, but they are all inspired by my story. I hope to eventually publish an omnibus of stories.  I will be announcing further tales soon and believe me, creature feature horror fans are going to love these!”

CAR NEX: THE SERIES has a Facebook page you can follow to keep up with all of the details:
https://www.facebook.com/carnexseries

The 13 Spookiest Kids in Horror Movies

 

What is scarier than an evil child? Not much! Here are 13 of the spookiest children from horror films:

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13. The kids – “Village of the Damned” (1960) An English village is taken over by Arian race, and they come with mind control. Village of the Damned is based on a novel by John Wyndham.

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12. Baby- “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968) In Roman Polansky’s atmospheric tale, the tike doesn’t make an appearance until the very end. By today’s standards, he’s a bit cheesy, but he does have his father’s eyes. (There is a 2014 remake, but I can’t speak to it as I’ve not seen it.)

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11. Isaac – “Children of the Corn” (1984) Based on Stephen King’s short story by the same name, this takes ageism in Nebraska to extremes.

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10. Grady Twins – “The Shining” (1980) When their story is known, they are rather sad characters. Still, Danny is best served not taking up their offer to play. Along the sympathetic antagonist lines, Kyra from “The Sixth Sense” vomits her tale to great effect.

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9. Karen – “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) George Romero broke through many boundaries with this film, including portraying a kid as blood thirsty and merciless.

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8. Gage – “Pet Semetary” (1989) This award-winning novel by Stephen King is adapted for the silver screen. Dad gets a bad idea when grief-stricken, resulting in a memorable film.

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7. Alice – “Alice Sweet Alice” (1976) With her translucent mask, a jealous sibling exacts revenge. Brooke Shields made her acting debut in this movie.

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6. Abby “Let Me In” (2010) Though she is a gruesome bloodsucker, the audience strangely roots for her success. This is a remake of the Swedish “Let the Right One In” (2008)

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5. young Michael Myers – “Halloween” (1978) Will Sandin in his clown costume holding a butcher knife sends chills with its foreshadowing.

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4. Samara – “The Ring” (2002) A video heralds the death of the viewers. A reporter tries to solve the mystery before this angry spirit exacts vengeance. “The Ring” is a fairly faithful remake of the Japanese creeper, “Ringu.”

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3. Henry Evans – “The Good Son” (1993) This film shows the terrors behind angelic, psychotic faces. McCauley Calkin plays the role. However, Rhoda from “The Bad Seed” (1956) must be here mentioned, since the movies portray kids who could have been related.

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2. Regan MacNeil – “The Exorcist” (1976) Horrifying effects and foul language haunt this little devil Pazuzu in a flannel nightgown. The saddest part of Regan’s character is the audience never loses sight of the little girl trapped within the possessed body. I read about the inspiration for the story, a young college-aged boy. Scary stuff.

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1. Damien Thorn – “The Omen” (1976) This son of Satan garners lots of attention, from Hellhounds to the help.