These children and teenagers are the stuff nightmares are made of. Now that the "Carrie" remake has hit theaters, we're reminded of the youngins who terrify even mightiest of adults. Here's our list of the 13 most frightening minors in movies, along with a haunting quote from each.
Isaac, "Children of the Corn" (1984)
"Don't just stand there! Seize him! Punish him! The Lord has chosen me as the bringer of his word and the giver of his laws! Disobedience to me is disobedience to him. Do it now, or your punishment shall be a thousand deaths, each more horrible than the last."
Carrie White, "Carrie" (1976)
"It has nothing to do with Satan, Mama. It's me. Me. If I concentrate hard enough, I can move things."
Esther, "Orphan" (2009)
"If I find out that you're lying, I'll cut your hairless little prick off before you even figure out what it's for. Do you understand me?"
Gage Creed, "Pet Sematary" (1989)
"First I play with Judd, then Mommy came, and I play with Mommy. We play, Daddy! We had a awfully good time! Now I want to play with YOU!"
Rhoda Penmark, "The Bad Seed" (1956)
"You tell lies like that, you won't go to Heaven when you die!"
Nancy Downs, "The Craft" (1996)
"You know, if I were as pathetic as you are, I would have killed myself ages ago. You should get on with it."
Regan MacNeil, "The Exorcist" (1973)
To an astronaut guest at her mother's party: "You're gonna die up there."
Karen Cooper, "Night of the Living Dead" (1968)
No words are needed for this zombie. Just watch her take a cement trowel to her mother.
Henry Evans, "The Good Son" (1993)
"You like my sister, don't you? Such a sweet little girl. It'd be too bad if something were to happen to her, like she got hurt. You'd be sad, wouldn't you, Mark? But, hey, accidents can happen. Just ask my mom about Richard."
Samara Morgan, "The Ring" (2002)
Damien Thorn, "The Omen" (1976)
From the 2006 remake: "Did I scare you, Mommy? I didn't mean to."
The Grady Girls, "The Shining" (1980)
"Come and play with us, Danny -- forever and ever and ever."
Sid Phillips, "Toy Story" (1995)
While peering over Woody with a magnifying glass: "No one has ever attempted a double bypass brain transplant before."
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post indicted the Grady Girls do not speak in "The Shining." Thanks to commenter Doug Whitinger for point out their spooky line.