Best Performance by a Child

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What's the best performance by a child in horror?

Poll closed Nov 9, 2009.
  1. Isabelle Fuhrman in ORPHAN

    10 vote(s)
    8.4%
  2. Alex Vincent in CHILD'S PLAY

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  3. Andre Gower in THE MONSTER SQUAD

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Ann Carter in CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Corey Feldman in FRIDAY THE 13TH - THE FINAL CHAPTER

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Corey Haim in THE LOST BOYS

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  7. Courtney Gains in CHILDREN OF THE CORN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Drew Barrymore in FIRESTARTER

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  9. Danny Lloyd in THE SHINING

    12 vote(s)
    10.1%
  10. Danielle Harris in HALLOWEEN 4

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  11. Felissa Rose in SLEEPAWAY CAMP

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  12. Haley Joel Osment in THE SIXTH SENSE

    10 vote(s)
    8.4%
  13. Harvey Stephens in THE OMEN

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  14. Heather O'Rourke in POLTERGEIST

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  15. Kirsten Dunst in INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

    11 vote(s)
    9.2%
  16. Linda Blair in THE EXORCIST

    33 vote(s)
    27.7%
  17. Macaully Culkin in THE GOOD SON

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  18. Sammy Snyders in THE PIT

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  19. Stephen Dorff in THE GATE

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  20. Giovanni Frezza in HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Linda Blair.

    But there should definitely be an option for Quinn Lord who played Sam from Trick 'r Treat. He did a fantastic job!
     
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    Corey Haim in THE LOST BOYS

    I think his is the only lead character in the list.

    Though I could be wrong.
     
  3. rhett

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    The majority of the actors on the list are leads.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Well, the thing is Danny didn't even know he was doing a horror movie. A lot of his performance was assembled from what Kubrick was able to do with him. Danny never knew context. It's hard to gauge a performance that way.

    Linda Blair was excellent in The Exorcist, I'm especially thinking of the medical experiments which chilled me more than anything else the film has. Her reactions were not stock, like even the possessions were, but had a realistic tone that would seem to come from knowledge beyond her age. I'm sure she had excellent direction, but still it was talent on her part.
     
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    fair enough.
     
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    I should have said "main characters" or "actor with the most lines".
     
  7. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    WHAT A LIST!

    I had to give it to Heather O'Rourke, because she was so damn cute! But, after that- the honorable mentions go to Felissa Rose, Courtney Gains, Kirsten Dunst, and Linda Blair. None of which naturally could do "uh huh... uh uh" like Heather.
     

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