Humans have been petrified of all kinds of monsters and supernatural beings over the course of history, but there’s one particular type of creature that manages to be more consistently terrifying than almost anything else: a small child with a weapon and no regard for human life.
From the tendon-severing toddler in “Pet Sematary,” or Damien, the son of the Devil who makes Earth a living Hell in “The Omen,” murderous children have been a staple of horror movies for years.
I don’t know if they could be described as “universally terrifying,” but they probably come close.
took advantage of the phobia, and his contribution to the Halloween season involves a kid, a mask, a knife and a whole lot of unsuspecting people.
I don’t think you’re allowed to kick children, but if any of these people had, it would have been completely justified.