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Everybody loves evil children! Judging from its trailer, the wide release of The Unborn this weekend promises to unleash a new terrifying tot upon a nation of unsuspecting teens. But the idea of scary juveniles extends far beyond the expected audience for David Goyer's jolt-fest.
One writer suggested that the idea of evil children originated "in the biblical tale of Elisha's mockery," in which 42 small boys disrespected a prophet of God -- and were promptly torn to pieces by two bears. The silver screen featured dozens of bratty kids in the 30s and 40s (e.g. the Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys) but none as murderously terrifying as 10-year-old Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack) in Mervyn LeRoy's The Bad Seed (1956), a rebel yell against a conformist generation of "perfect" suburban families.
The 50s also produced Jerome Bixby's short story "It's a Good Life," featuring a three-year-old with more »
- Peter Martin
The couple welcomed Jordan Zoey Licht into the world five and a half weeks early at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - 61 minutes before clocks struck midnight.
And they were forced to cancel a New Year's Eve party to head to the delivery room when actress Wallis Licht's waters broke.
The Hogan Family star tells People, "We were planning to go to a New Year's Eve party when my wife started having contractions. I'm thrilled, shocked that it was this soon, but thrilled. Everybody's healthy, and it really was an incredible experience." »
Jeremy Licht, former child star of the '80s sitcom The Hogan Family, and his wife Kimberly Wallis Licht welcomed their daughter New Year's Eve, he tells People exclusively. Jordan Zoey Licht was born 5½ weeks early at 10:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. "We were planning to go to a New Year's Eve party when my wife started having contractions," says Licht, 38, who played Jason Bateman's brainy brother on the series. "I'm thrilled – shocked that it was this soon, but thrilled. Everybody's healthy, and it really was an incredible experience." Jordan weighed 4 lbs. »
- Jenny Hontz
3 items from 2009
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