Deviant little children, whether being possessed by demonic forces, or just born bad, they have been a part of horror cinema for a very long time. One of the earliest, if not the first, was little Patty McCormick in The Bad Seed (1956), that was based on the successful stage play of the same name. McCormick did so well that she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the evil little Rhoda Penmark. But these evil little offspring didn’t stop there. We had alien invasions in Village of the Damned (1960) to all sorts of nasty tikes in the ’70s, most notable little Damien Thorne in The Omen (1976).
A good friend of ours, Vanessa Morgan, is working on another book that she’s editing that deals with this exact same theme, so thanks to a suggestion of another friend and fellow soldier, Gert Veerbeeck, we’re going use this theme for this month’s mission!
You will need to find and watch 2 horror films that you have not seen before that deals with evil children or child. It could be from an outside force, demonic or extra-terrestrial, or it could just be due to a mental illness, but it must be in the form of a child. Not really going to lay down any rules as to the age of them, but the younger the better. Don’t want to get into a squabble match over an older teenager that could be an adult. You have until 11:59pm on April 30th to complete your mission, and then report back here with your debriefing.
Are you up to it? Can you handle a couple of films with these little devils? Either way, we hope to see you make it through relatively unscathed. Good Luck.