The say that killers can come from the people you would least expect…. apparently, as I just discovered, the same can be said for some of the most well know female actresses who had their feature film debuts staring in horror films in which they
portrayed KILL KIDS! The KILLER KID horror sub-genre is i my opinion one of the most fascinating and underrated of all the horror landscape in Hollywood. It has produced some of the most chilling and damn honest fun horror films! Most movie goers, if asked to recite a KILLER KID movie would probably immediately spout off the most simple and generally know films, such as Children of the Corn film series, Village of the Damned, The Bad Seed, Pet Cemetery or maybe the Good Son (starring Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin.) Or maybe even The Exorcist or Firestarter….
But there have been many other “better” or rather “newer” KILLER KIDS themed films in recent years some of my favorite include Wake Wood (2010), The Children,(2008) and Home Movie(2009) (check out their trailers at the end of this post….
But while discovering more KILLER KIDS films to devour I came across 2 in particular which surprised me not for their titles or synopsis but rather for the female child actresses whom had their first ever film debut in said films… The first being “The little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane… starring a young Jodi Foster…. here is the official synopsis followed by the original trailer…
Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn’s father, she politely claims that he’s in the city on business. But when the landlady’s creepy and increasingly persistent son, Frank, won’t leave Rynn alone, she teams up with kindly neighbor boy Mario to maintain the dark family secret that she’s been keeping to herself.
The second film was the 1976 film Alice, Sweet, Alice starring in again her film debut… non other than Brooke Shields…
the official synopsis:
Favorite daughter Karen (Brooke Shields) is viciously strangled and set afire in church on the day of her First Communion, and suspicion falls on her jealous and emotionally unstable sister, Alice (Paula E. Sheppard). When the girls’ aunt, Annie (Jane Lowry), is later stabbed on an apartment complex stairway, Alice is sent away. But the attacks continue, prompting priest Father Tom (Rudolph Willrich) and Alice’s dad, Dominick (Niles McMaster), to go in search of the real killer.
you’ll never guess who’s next…..