Released in 1992, this was one of my favorites as a child, and still is. Mikey is an evil little brat who kills anyone who stands in his way. After moving from family to family after killing his own, Mikey manipulates, controls, and destroys everyone in his path. With some pretty gnarly kills, including letting his sister drown after throwing her toy in the pool, to electrocution via bathtub + hair dryer, baseball bat beatings, deranged slingshots, and more, Mikey is definitely up there in the ‘killer kid’ genre.
Another chilling, evil child is Henry from The Good Son. Released in 1993, it is not technically a horror movie, and does focus more on the drama and psychology of the family as a whole. However, the terror that Henry causes is nothing short of horrifying. Macaulay Culkin can play a great psychopath, even as a little kid, and this is a far cry from adorable Kevin McCallister from Home Alone. Cute little Henry has killed many animals (I hate him already), his little brother as an infant, tried to kill his little sister by causing her to fall through ice on a pond, and causes a multiple car pile-up after throwing his creepy ass life-size doll thing off of a bridge during rush hour. Talk about your sociopaths…..I must say, I always cheer at the end.
Brainscan, released in 1994, is the story of an avid horror fan (played by Edward Furlong) who discovers a game that’s a little too interactive. Soon, he finds himself killing people, including his best friend, all the while not knowing if what he is experiencing is real, or just a game…..The Trickster, the game’s menacing host, is portrayed very well by T. Ryder Smith, and while this is, of course, not the best movie ever made, it is a pretty fun ride.
Calling Damien Thorn a little devil is just about the understatement of the millenium. This demon seed from The Omen (1976) is the Antichrist, and as such, has to go about killing and hurting as many people as possible why still maintaining a misleading angelic face. Except, of course, when his parents try to take him to church or a zoo. From influencing suicidal nannies to causing numerous “freak accidents”, this kid is about as creepy and evil as you can get.