With the recent previews for tomorrows release of Orphan, it's brought to my remembrance one of my biggest pet peeves; children in creepy horror movies. I'd post images from the movie to show you what I mean, but I don't want to promote this movie with a terror inducing nine year old psychotic killer.
This pet peeve has very little to do with the fact that this kind of movie freaks me out, but more with the fact that I find it completely inappropriate to have a child star in a movie that I wouldn't let her watch. Does she go to the premier? I hope not. Even more, I hope the child is shielded enough from the movie so not to give her nightmares.
I hate that writers write horror movies with eerie psychotic children. I hate that directors choose to direct such movies. But most of all, I think it's completely irresponsible of parents to allow their children to act in movies like this.