They creep me the ef out I came across an article about artist Dave Devries. He takes a child's simple drawing of a monster and adds coloring and shading to the image. I think it's a brilliant idea. Before starting, he sits down with the children to talk about his/her vision so that he could elaborate adequately. I need to get the book with hopes of hearing more of the children's visions. There are obvious additions to the artwork that I can only assume he gathered from interviews with the children. Even the original version of the monsters by the children freak me out. Most horror films don't bother me....unless there are freaky little children in them: The Ring, The Omen, Children of the Corn, The Sixth Sense, Village of the Damned, The Exorcist, etc. There are also items associated with children that disturb me music boxes, dolls, clowns....OMG CLOWN DOLLS! I started to wonder why all of this bothers me. I came across an article about "Little Kids in Horror Movies" detailing the roles of various "types" of youth in the genre. It's not even the idea of a demon/ghost child. Even non-paranormal children make me hide under the covers. I have never seen Macaulay Culkin the same since The Good Son. Oh, and The Bad Seed! That little girl was effed up! I suppose my questions to TFP would be: 1) Do you find children in art/literature/film disturbing? Do the add to the feeling or do they become disturbing because of the setting? Do you have an example of a disturbing child outside of the horror genre? (Maybe that neighborhood kid that gives you the stink eye for no reason while he rides down the sidewalk in his tricycle...) 2) Why do you find it disturbing? Is it the thought of a life ending prematurely? The naivite of a child preventing fear as stated in the article provided? Now I'm probably going to be stupid and watch a horror film tonight about a psycho kid and not be able to sleep.