The 11 Best Creepy Little Horror Movie Girls
Welp, being the horror movie fangirl that I am, I’m getting super duper excited for the new movie The Possession, which comes out this Friday the 31st. It’s about – wait for it – a possession, and it’s presented by Sam Raimi, the director of acclaimed horror parody Drag Me to Hell and classics like The Evil Dead and Army of Darkness, so naturally my interest is piqued! (Besides, why would I not want to see a horror movie with Jeffrey Dean Morgan in it?)
In honor of the creepy-little-girl-driven movie, I’ve compiled a list of my personal favorite creepy horror movie girls. Check out the trailer & list below!
11.) Kyra Collins, The Sixth Sense
She’s not a seminal CLG exactly, but don’t act like Mischa Barton and her ghosty puke didn’t scare the shit out of you when you saw this movie.
10.) Claudia, Interview With the Vampire
She’s a vampire. She kills people. And then she grows up and gets naked as the world is ending! Or is that something else?
9.) Dorothy Gale, Return to Oz
There’s nothing wrong with Dorothy in this movie. She’s perfectly likable and friendly. It’s just that Fairuza Balk has a particular way of making all my hairs stand on end, in the best way possible. Plus there’s always the possibility that her character is just batshit crazy. PS: This movie rules.
8.) Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family
Honestly, who didn’t wish they were Wednesday Addams when they were growing up? Oh, healthy, adjusted people?
7.) Those hallway twins, The Shining
Classic creepy little girls. All they have to do is stand there and it’s terrifying.
6.) Em, The Possession
So I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m crossing my fingers that she is as spine-tinglingly spooky as she appears to be in the trailer.
5.) Samara Morgan, The Ring
How many days again?
4.) Regan McNeil, The Exorcist
Ah Regan, a CLG staple. There’s nothing like an obscene, demonic, putrefying little girl to keep you up at night. Watch your language, young lady.
3.) Nell Sweetzer, The Last Exorcism
Possibly one of my favorite exorcism movies to date, bizarre ending aside. You ain’t seen a possession ’til you’ve seen this possession.
2.) Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist
This movie used to scare the living bejeezus out of me. “They’re heeeere!”
1.) Eli, Let the Right One In
Sorry, fans of the American remake, it simply doesn’t compare to the Swedish version. This particular actress is so subtle and perfect in her creepy/sweet line-toeing that you don’t know whether to hug her or kill someone for her or pound her with a stake. And that, my friends, is how to be the perfect creepy little horror movie girl.