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Which film had the scariest kid: 'The Omen' or 'The Ring'?

Kids are scary enough as it is. They stare at you for no reason, mouths agape, ready to burst into some obnoxious act or another. Then the horror genre rolls around, and kids get a thousand times worse. You ever see “The Omen,” with that little boy, Damien? The Devil’s spawn that persuades people to suicide in his honor? Or “The Ring,” with Samara Morgan, the little girl in need of a serious bath who murders via VHS? Imagine babysitting them? Who‘d be worse?

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Which film had the scariest kid: 'The Omen' or 'The Ring'?
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“The Omen” was a 1976 masterpiece that was inevitably remade and turned into subpar cinema. Prior to that, though, it was a terrifying film surrounding the story of a U.S. diplomat, Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck), who’s starting to suspect there’s something seriously wrong with his son, Damien (Harvey Stephens). Yes, we mean aside from that God-awful bowl cut (although in his defense, it was the seventies). 

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See, during Damien’s birthday party, his nanny hangs herself from the roof with her final words being, “It’s all for you, Damien!” Tragic moment and total buzzkill? Well, yes, but then a bunch of other deaths occur, each one seemingly foretold in photographs of the victims. Throw a Satan-worshipping housekeeper in there, and you have one adopted son that’s—in the loosely borrowed words of Lizzo—one hundred percent that Antichrist. 

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If you get saddled with babysitting Damien, you’re basically tasked with looking after the evilest kid on the face of the Earth. Then you have that psycho nanny to watch out for, especially since she has a habit of pushing people from neck-breaking heights. Also check those selfies you took, since they may potentially portend a possibly horrific death. On the plus side, the Thorns are loaded, so you can bet the payoff is pretty sweet. If you, you know, survive. 

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Someone figured out the magic formula that "pale girl" plus "mangled dark hair" plus "weird body movements" equals "surefire horror." We can thank the Asian film scene for that, since every terrifying pale-girl-with-mangled-dark-hair has roots in at least one of their films. Just like Samara Morgan.

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Samara crawled into the nightmares of audiences everything in 2002’s “The Ring,” an Americanized version of the Japanese “Ringu.” The plot follows a single mother, Rachel (Naomi Watts), who watches a really weird video tape whose previous viewers all die under mysterious circumstances. Why does she bother watching it? Because movies (well, okay, she’s a journalist investigating her niece’s death, but still). Anyway, turns out the tape is haunted by the spirit of a little girl, Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase), who hasn’t washed since roughly 1982 and who likes to go on murdering sprees just for funsies.   

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The thing about babysitting Samara is that she’s just. So. Creepy. She’d sit quietly in the corner, hair covering her face, making it hard to tell whether or not she’s staring at you. Then you’d casually be watching Hulu or something, and, boom, there she is crawling out of the screen during a crucial moment. Thank God VHS is obsolete (although the hipster population in Williamsburg is inevitably screwed). 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Which film had the scariest kid: 'The Omen' or 'The Ring'?
#DamienThornScarier
A festive crown for the winner
#SamaraMorganScarier