January: I Believe the Children Are Our…MURDER

(Seriously. These kids are freaking creepy.)

January 3: The Bad Seed. Grade-schooler Rhoda Penmark is sweet, smart … and eeeeee-vil! After a school chum dies during a picnic, no one suspects Rhoda, except the janitor of her apartment building. But when Rhoda’s mother, Christine, finds out that her own mother is a cold-blooded killer, she begins to suspect Rhoda might be the victim of some faulty genetic wiring.

January 10: The Good Son. A modern take on The Bad Seed: Seemingly innocent Henry (Macaulay Culkin) tries to snuff his family members. Visiting cousin Mark (Elijah Wood), whose own mother passed away just a few weeks earlier, sees through Henry’s façade –but no one will believe him.

January 17: Problem Child. Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his wife adopt a seven-year-old boy named Junior. But Junior isn’t the gentle son they expected; he’s a certified terror, messing up trips, parties and ball games. Undeterred, Ben commits to parenthood until Junior finally learns how to get along with others. [NOTE: Okay, the kid in this one isn’t so much evil as annoying…no murders here, unfortunately.]

January 24: Village of the Damned. John Carpenter’s remake of the 1960 sci-fi thriller stars Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley as doctors who must try to stop a group of alien children from taking over the world. An alien force impregnates every woman in a small town, and the spawn — who grow at an incredible rate, and can read everyone’s thoughts — attempt to conquer the earthlings. Features Mark Hamill without a light saber.

January 31: Children of the Corn. A young couple find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, and fall into the sinister hands of a mysterious religious sect of children. Having murdered all of the town’s adults at the command of their leader, the children perform bloody sacrifices to their cornfield-dwelling deity.


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