WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE CHILDREN?

Bad, evil, troubled, out of control or just plain possessed children from the movies.
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1.
Christiane F. (1981)
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This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F... (138 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Edel
 
2.
The Innocents (1961)
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
3.
The Bad Seed (1956)
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
4.
Village of the Damned (1960)
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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. (77 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
5.
Our Mother's House (1967)
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When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal... (104 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
6.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
7.
The Boys Next Door (1985)
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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout. (91 mins.)
 
8.
It's Alive (1974)
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The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
9.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
 
10.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
11.
The Cement Garden (1993)
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Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus. (105 mins.)
Director: Andrew Birkin
 
12.
The Fury (1978)
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A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
 
13.
Pet Sematary (1989)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
14.
The Child (1977)
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A newly hired house-keeper in a secluded area is alarmed to discover that her boss's eleven-year-old... (82 mins.)
 
15.
All the Kind Strangers (1974 TV Movie)
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A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor. (73 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
16.
Paperhouse (1988)
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A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book. (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
17.
The Good Son (1993)
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
18.
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ. (99 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
19.
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
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After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. (98 mins.)
Director: Alfred Sole
 
20.
The Ring (2002)
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A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
21.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
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In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein, a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
 
22.
Prom Night (1980)
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom. (92 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch
 
23.
River's Edge (1986)
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A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
 
24.
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
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At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday. (110 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
25.
Lord of the Flies (1963)
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Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
 
26.
St. Trinian's (2007)
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In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their tails. (97 mins.)
 
27.
The Boneyard (1991)
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Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two coroners to stop the madness. (98 mins.)
Director: James Cummins
 
28.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
29.
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
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In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected. (68 mins.)
 
30.
The Other (1972)
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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
31.
The Wild Child (1970)
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In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him. (83 mins.)
 
32.
Devil Times Five (1974)
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Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken... (88 mins.)
Director: Sean MacGregor
 
33.
The Stranger Within (1974 TV Movie)
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An expectant mother begins acting strangely and doesn't know why. Gradually she starts to realize that her bizarre behavior is being controlled by her unborn baby. (74 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
34.
The Children (1980)
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A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails. (93 mins.)
Director: Max Kalmanowicz
 
35.
The Brood (1979)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
 
36.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
37.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
38.
The Pit (1981)
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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest. (96 mins.)
Director: Lew Lehman
 
39.
Jennifer (1978)
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Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is... (90 mins.)
Director: Brice Mack
 
40.
Firestarter (1984)
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A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. (114 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
41.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
42.
The Company of Wolves (1984)
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window. (95 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
43.
Children of the Damned (1964)
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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied... (90 mins.)
Director: Anton M. Leader
 
44.
The Night Child (1975)
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The titular medallion is a gift presented to young Nicole Elmi. Once the girl places the gift around her neck, she is possessed by the spirit of a dead child who was a murderess. (90 mins.)
 
45.
Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)
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A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents. (74 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
46.
The Lost Boys (1987)
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
47.
Ruby (1977)
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Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series... (85 mins.)
 
48.
The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers. (97 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
 
49.
Sharon's Baby (1975)
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A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed... (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
50.
The Spell (1977 TV Movie)
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A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge. (86 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
51.
The Faculty (1998)
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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. (104 mins.)
 
52.
The Others (2001)
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A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
 
53.
Sleepwalkers (1992)
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A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on. (91 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
54.
Fright Night (1985)
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
55.
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
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A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races. (91 mins.)
 
56.
Crawlspace (1972 TV Movie)
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A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt... (74 mins.)
Director: John Newland
 
57.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
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A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist. (118 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
58.
Axe (1974)
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Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather. (65 mins.)
 
59.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
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A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
60.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
61.
The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)
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An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be. (120 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
62.
Suburbia (1983)
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When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society... (94 mins.)
 
63.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
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A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
 
64.
Children of the Corn (1984)
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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
 
65.
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
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An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl. (85 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
66.
Badlands (1973)
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An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
67.
Orphan (2009)
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A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
68.
These Are the Damned (1962)
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An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
69.
Pretty Poison (1968)
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When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue. (89 mins.)
Director: Noel Black
 
70.
Audrey Rose (1977)
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A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
71.
Go Ask Alice (1973 TV Movie)
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Inadvertently, a 14-year-old girl in the late American 1960s is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help. (74 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
72.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
73.
The Chalk Garden (1964)
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A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past... (106 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
74.
Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)
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A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls... (98 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
 
75.
Beware: Children at Play (1989)
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A mentally-disturbed teenager kidnaps and brainwashes children into cannibalistic psychopaths - but not when the adults intervene. (94 mins.)
Director: Mik Cribben
 
76.
Basket Case (1982)
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A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. (91 mins.)
 
77.
Poison Ivy (1992)
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A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family. (90 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea Ruben
 
78.
Gummo (1997)
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Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives. (89 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
79.
Sonny Boy (1989)
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A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat... (96 mins.)
 
80.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
81.
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
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A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events... (96 mins.)
Director: Philip Ridley
 
82.
The Space Children (1958)
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An alien intelligence aborts the launching of a rocket with the help of a bunch of children. (69 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
83.
Martin (1978)
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A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. (95 mins.)
 
84.
Tuff Turf (1985)
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The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl. (112 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
 
85.
The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)
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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan. (92 mins.)