What is it about children that scares us so much? From the little girls playing jump rope singing “one two, Freddy’s coming for you,” to adorable killer vampire children in Let the Right One In horror films love scary, possessed, killers children. Think about it. Horror films have one of two things: Boobs or scary children. If there isn’t some stupid blond running around half naked covered in blond there is a child trying to kill you in some way. You have Danny from The Shining yelling “REDRUM,” the attack of the killer blond children in The Village of the Damned and the freaky devil child from Unborn; scary movies love having freaky children.
Orphan is about a husband (Peter Sarsgaar) and wife (Vera Farmiga) who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther. Not long after they bring her home, odd things begin to happens and they think that there’s something wrong with Esther and pretty soon things begin to spiral out of control and be learn Esther may not be as innocent as she seems.
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If there is one thing horror movies have taught us, it’s to never adopt children. Apparently all adopted children are plagued with a murderous demon inside of them.
What do you think? Scary movie worth seeing? Or just another adaptation of an old plot?