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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2007, 10:19:30 PM »

Isn't there a boy who gets run over by a steam roller in Maximum Overdrive?

Yes! Plus another that was killed by his walkman.

I think that the walkman death is a teenage girl, hanging out her bedroom window?

Multiple kids are gunned down by the crazy Coca-Cola machine at the little league field.

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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2007, 10:21:31 PM »


Karloff apparently kills a little girl named Freida coming home from communion in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) although the last-minute editing by Universal makes it a bit unclear. TRIVIA ALERT! The little girl who discovers Freida's body under a bush is none other than Marilyn Harris, who played little Maria in FRANKENSTEIN.

Karloff had decidely murderous intentions against Basil Rathbone's son in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939) but is knocked into the sulfer pit right in the nick of time. Later that same year Karloff made up for it by murdering two little boys by smothering them in TOWER OF LONDON.

On of the most disturbing child deaths in a film is in Jacques Tourneur's THE LEOPARD MAN (1943). A little girl is sent by her mother to the store to buy corn meal. The girl is chased home by what seems to be a leopard. Her mother refuses to open the door, thinking she's lying. You hear the girl screaming and see blood begin to slowly flow under the door.

In order to comply with the Production Code Ape Law that nobody in a movie can get away with murder little Rhoda Penmark is struck by lightening and killed at the end of THE BAD SEED (1956). In the origial play the mother dies from the sleeping pills and Rhoda is just fine at the end.

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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2007, 11:27:25 PM »

.A baby gets thrown outta window in Andy Warhol's BAD
.Dam! Whatta my thinkin? A girl gets shot buying icecream in John Carpenters ASSAULT ON PRECIENCT 13

 One of the most brutal,cold murders put on screen-
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2007, 01:02:02 AM »

Anyone mentioned Eddie from The Blob yet?
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2007, 02:36:41 AM »

Pumpkinhead- Little boy run down by bike.

Burial Ground- Younger kid killed by zombie.

Creeping Terror- Boy eaten by monster (killed by the camera, no less).

Toxic Avenger 4- Little girl thrown at a wall.

Cello- Little girl plummets to her death.

Monster in the Closet- Girl at the beginning of the movie killed by the monster.

The Being- Kid decapitated at the beginning.

Pet Sematary 2- Boys friend killed by vehicular homicide.

Dead and Buried- The little boy who came with the couple.

The Descent- The little girl at the very beginning.

Don't Torture a Duckling- Um... It's the basis of the movie...

Eaten Alive (Umberto Lenzi)- Little boy shot at the very end of the film.

High Tension- Alex's little brother is shot and killed halfway through the movie.

My Girl- Macaulay Culkin's character stung to death by bees.

Godsend- Hell, kids die in both films that share this name, particuarly in the original.  I'll still say that girl that played Bonnie is one of the creepiest kids ever. 

The Pit- Well, after reading the interview with the writer, I still don't know if you can count the child deaths in this movie or not. 

Night of the Living Dead- Little girl who is bitten by, and subsequently turned into, a zombie.

Premonition- Litlte girl killed when car explodes.

Silver Bullet- "My son was torn to pieces!"

Daimajin 2 (I can't remember if this is "Return" or "Wrath")- Little boy drowns. 

Devil's Backbone- Lots of kids die, actually.

Elfen Lied- Okay, so this is actually a 12 episode anime, but a good number of kids die later in the series in horrible, bloody ways.  If I remember correctly, one of them gets her head sliced clean off.

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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2007, 09:11:38 PM »

I saw a zombie movie eons ago in which a mother's 9 or 10 year old boy had his head ripped off by a zombie right in front of her.  Can't remember the title though.

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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2007, 09:22:31 PM »

Wow, there was a lot more than I expected

And I'm kicking myself for forgeting FRANKENSTEIN


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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2007, 09:28:20 PM »

First nearly every episode of south Park, Kenny dies. (Those bastards)

An IMDB keyword search of "Death of Child" yields 298 results. That's just the movies that's been tagged there are likely 100's more.

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2007, 11:24:06 AM »

This thread reminds me why I hated the movie CUJO so much.  King had the right kind of ending in the book, but the film totally wimped out.
Didn't the kid die in the movie too?

RAWHEAD REX has one of the scariest "killed kid" scenes I've seen, but I haven't seen all those Italian ones people are bringing up. SNAKES ON A TRAIN supposedly has a little girl dying.

In PHANTASM, Mike is pulled through the mirror to uncertain fate, we see he is fine (but "insane", as insane means in horror movies). PHANTASM 3 has Tim being pulled through a window and not coming back in part 4.

And of course the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise all begins with a kid dying.
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2007, 05:47:12 PM »

I guess it depends upon at what age you define "kid," but, and I have been jumped on for this, as I define "kid," as someone who is younger than eighteen, the following films, which have yet to be mentioned, are included.

One of the high school football players.

"Blood on Satan's Claw"
At least one dead boy.

"Brotherhood of the Wolf"
An young goatherder is killed.

"Cemetery Man'
A whole troop of boy scouts are killed--twice.

"Children of the Damned"
At least a half dozen--four boys and two girls--are killed in the sequel to "Village of the Damned"

"Cry of the Banshee"
A young boy is knifed in the stomach, and then his sister is shot and killed.

"The Descedant"
At least one dead boy and one dead girl.

"Fright Night"
"Evil Ed," who was apparently in the 11th grade when the story takes place.

"Hocus Pocus"
At least one dead girl.

"The Hunger"
A girl has her throat slit by an ankh.

"Interview with a Vampire"

"it's Alive"
The baby

"Lair of the White Worm"
In a most inappropriate manner possible, the boy scout picked up while thumbing a ride in the rain.

"The Lord of the Flies" (American)
Piggy and Simon

"The Lord of the Flies" (British)

"Lost Continent"
"El Diablo"

"Macbeth" (the Polanski version)
Macduff's young son, and at least one of his daughters

"The Nanny"
The baby girl drowned in the tub

"The Return to Salem's Lot"
An unknown number of vampire children, when the town is set on fire, including Jeremy's girlfriend.

"The Sixth Sense"
The girl killed by her mother, and a boy hung fron the ceiling.

"The Swarm"
At least five boys and three girls, maybe more, killed by the swarm of bees.

"Vampire Circus"
At least two boys and one girl killed by the vampires.

"The Village of the Damned" (British"
At least a dozen children (six boys and six girls) killed.

"The Village of the Damned"
Nine. Four boys and five girls. Interestingly enough, unlike the British version, one of the boys is allowed to walk away at the end.

"28 Days Later"
An young zombie, male, is beaten to death with a baseball bat.

And that is just in horror films. Tomorrow we will take up kids killed in war films.
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2007, 06:43:24 PM »

Didn't the kid die in the movie too?

Actually, he has one of those last minute life-saving coughing fits so popular with movie characters that by all rights should be toast. That kid went on to star with Tony Danza in TV's Who's the Boss?. He later posted obscene photos of himself on one of those internet dating sites. A friend thoughtfully e-mailed me the pictures.  Buggedout Hatred

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GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) features the death by pony of Rhett and Scarlett's daughter Bonnie Blue Butler.
In CITIZEN KANE (1941) the death of Kane's young son in an auto accident is metioned briefly in the opening newsreel.
LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945) has one of the most outrageous screen deaths of a child when Gene Tierney calmly watches her fiance's crippled little brother drown in a lake.
ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM (1946) has school teacher Missus Anna's young son killed by yet another rogue pony.
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2007, 08:39:56 PM »

I just watched THE PATHFINDER last night, and several young Indian children are brutally butchered by the Vikings in that movie.

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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2007, 08:50:51 PM »

Wasn't there a kid killed by David Cronenberg's character in Nightbreed?

Yes, off camera though, but he does kill a child.  Also, in the story version of Rawhead Rex we find out that babies are the monsters' favorite food.

In Pan's Labyrinth the little girl dies also.

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« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2007, 06:55:03 AM »

In CITIZEN KANE (1941) the death of Kane's young son in an auto accident is metioned briefly in the opening newsreel.

Jeff Bridges son dies in a self-induced car wreck in SEA BISCUIT.


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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2007, 07:08:02 AM »

Ones I've reviewed mixed with others that I can recall...I don't think these have been mentioned yet but I could be wrong...

Flesh Eating Mothers - A mother eats her son!
Mutant (aka Night Shadows) - A kid and a woman get attacked in bathroom and the kid gets sucked under by zombies.
Return Of The Living Dead 2 - The two kids who open the can containing the zombie.
Toxic Avenger - Kid gets run over by the punks who are emulating Death Race.
Mars Attacks - A parakeet gets blasted into oblivion. 

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