1. The Bad Seed (1956)
This perfect little girl is a perfect little horror to whoever gets in her way.
2. Village of the Damned (1960)
Little Aryan miracle babies drive the townspeople to their wits end.
3. The Innocents (1961)
Freudian overtones heighten the tensions between a governess and her possessed young charges.
4. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Nine months of hell for Mia Farrow precedes the birth of the spawn of Satan.
5. The Exorcist (1973)
Poor little Linda Blair curses and vomits with abandon at a well-intentioned priest.
6. It’s Alive (1974)
Another difficult pregnancy. Then the monstrous offspring kills because he’s scared!
7. The Omen (1976)
What will Gregory Peck do when he discovers that his son is the Antichrist?
8. Demon Seed (1977)
A supercomputer rapes Julie Christie and fathers the next generation of technology.
9. The Shining (1980)
The silent, dead twins are as scary as the boy with the talking finger.
10. Children of the Corn (1984)
Kids do the darnedest things: Like kill all the adults in the neighborhood.
11. The Good Son (1993)
Macaualy Culkin isn’t quite so cute if he’s planning your family’s untimely end.
12. Species (1995)
A young girl is troubled because she’s about to grow up to be an alien with a serious sex drive.
13. The Ring (2002)
Some kids are just as much trouble when they’re dead (and videotaped) as when they’re alive.
See also: This year’s scary DVD releases