Child killings in horror

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  1. gore

    gore Guest

    Maybe it is a sick topic but..whatever its horror. I was watching Maximum Overdrive and when the kid got rolled over by the cement roller in the park (I couldnt help but laugh) but it got me thinking about children getting killed in horror movies. I remember seeing it before but nothing stuck with me. Anything stick with you?
     
  2. Ash J. Williams

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    Already a thread on this in Polls a while back, and the widest opinion there was that the best child killing was in the opening scene of Don't Look Now. I tend to agree, as it's a brilliant scene.

    The first child killing that I learned to love, though, was in The Blob '88. You know, the little blond bastard that couldn't keep his mouth shut about the slasher movie to his friend's mom. He deserved what he got.
     
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    I always wanted to see that annoying little fuck in House By the Cemetary get it, but maybe thats just me.
     
  4. onebyone

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    There were some child killings in the not great but I still liked it movie, Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman. One scene seemed especially gruesome to me, although hardly any actual gore was shown. It was the sound effects man. :nervous:
     
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    That one's OK to laugh at cause it's just damn funny.
     
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    The Children
    Beware! Children At Play (1989)
     
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    For some reason the killing of the zombie children in the beginning of Dawn of the Dead has always got to me.
     
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    I think Gage's death in Pet Sematary is pretty effective, but nowhere near as harrowing as when his casket gets knocked over at his funeral.

    I applaud the majority of filmmakers who have had integrity to not to exploit the deaths of children in films. Subsequently, a pet peeve of mine is using a child in peril as a cheap form of tension.
     
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    The beginning of Madman
    The shotgun blast in The Beyond
    The Amityville Horror
     
  10. Vlachio

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    Carpenters Assualt on Precinct 13 made me almost puke.

    I don't want to spoil it for any of you who have not seen it.
    Just take my advice it's a bit distrubing. "hint":fire: :eek:
     
  11. onebyone

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    How could I forget that one? That is very effective and breaks my heart every time I watch it.
     
  12. JW77

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    The scene where the kid gets run over in Toxic Avenger is pretty hilarious.
     
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    Oh man, first time in the theater I laughed out loud after that scene from The Beyond. Even though there were a lot of giggles from the rest of the theater at different parts, I think I was the only one that laughed at that. Still makes me smile.

    Riget has a pretty harrowing death of a child. Sadly that's not even the end of the horrors that happen with her.
     
  15. Vlachio

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    Yeah that caught me by surprise. I had to hit the rewind button quick just to make sure. Oh fuck they don't make movies like THAT no more!!!:eek:
     
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    Jeez, it didn't take long for the Bob bashing to begin. :(

    Does
    Peter Bark in Burial Ground
    count as a child killing?
     
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    The killing of the two children in Mimic (1997) kinda caught me off guard.
     
  18. gsmile66

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but,

    doesn't the ending imply that he DOES get it? I mean, we don't get to see him die, but can't you still take satisfaction in knowing that he does? :D

    And just for the record, Bob rules!
     
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    Count me in, although maybe it's just the kid doing the voice dubbing that needed to shut the fuck up and die.:evil:
    I'd love to see this in original language, hopefully that can be a trend in re-issues of Italian classics. I always hated that about Anchor Bay not giving us that opition.
     
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    the little kid who gets repeatedly bashed in the head with a rock by one of the captors in FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE.....is pretty gruesome.....
     

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