Here comes Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, still in the month of October—the month of Halloween. Therefore, Halloween Edition comes to its second week with a very disquieting theme as suggested by Wendell, Villainous Children.
Villainous children are the worst kind of villain, IMO. Can you imagine those innocent faces turn into sinister grin, which is ready to devour you alive. Other thing is, this kind of villain is tricky. Question is: do you have heart to fight back if your enemy’s little fellas? The answer is NO.
Below is my personal picks.
01. Children of the Corn (1984)
What will you do if you get trapped in a farmland, in which children cult has taken over and decided that people over 18 must be killed? There’s no way to hide. Even worse, those children would do anything to make sure adults get real nightmare. Stephen King really knows every face of fears when writing this, I swear.
02. The Good Son (1993)
When you’re a fan of Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone and then you watch this—like when you’re a kid, perhaps you’ll get traumatized just like me. Culkin portrays Henry, who lives with her aunt and starts making trouble there, including terrorizing his cousin (portrayed by little Elijah Wood). Not only does it portray Culkin as a violent kid, it doesn’t really show sympathy to his character… and the finale is never a thing I expected. It’s a terrible characterization, but it gives you real creep anytime you see Culkin.
03. The Omen (1974)
A kid with demonic power that can cause death to anyone who annoys him. Isn’t it clear why The Omen is a straight-forward pick for this theme?
01. We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011)
Kevin Khatchadourian is quirky but there’s nothing to worry about until he grabs a bow and arrows.
02. Hansel and Gretel (2007)
Question is: will you be adopting these cute Korean kids? I bet you do, until you realize they live in the middle of a forest and only eats delicatessen.
03. Game of Thrones (series, 2011 – Now)
“All hail His Grace, Joffrey of Houses Baratheon and Lannister, First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm.”
So, those are my picks—ranged from horror to psychological thriller to a real villain. Share your thoughts on comment section, please.