Scary things come in small packages
This list could easily have been hundreds of titles long, but I’m cutting myself off at thirty, otherwise everyone will be too scared to breed and the human race will die out.
Creepy kids are the bread and butter of the horror genre: what’s more terrifying than some big-eyed innocent-looking cutie-patootie coming at you with knives in their hands and killing in their hearts? Instinct says, “do not fight back against this helpless child!” and that’s how they get you.
Some of the children in these books are blameless—it’s no one’s fault that they are possessed by demons, or that no one has taught them that murder is impolite. Some are straight-up sociopaths, some are just a little spooky, but all of them could benefit from a time out.
There are plenty of familiar faces here, but hopefully also some new little darlings to leave bloody fingerprints all over your walls.