These days, Hollywood just can't seem to make a scary movie without some menacing miniature at the root of all evil. In the last few years we've seen them in 'The Unborn,' 'Silent Hill,' 'The Uninvited,' 'The Haunting in Connecticut' and more -- not to mention a menacing prepubescent Voldemort in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.'

We get another terrorizing tyke in this week's new thriller 'Orphan': Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) was abandoned at a young age, has burning black eyes and frumpy pigtails, and speaks with a slightly Eastern European accent. Creepy. In honor of Esther, and the cinematic scary-kids brigade, we count down the 15 very creepiest kids in movies.

(Seriously, we'd rank these right up there with terrorists, psycho killers and flying monkeys on our freak-out-o-meter.)
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