Disturbing Images From The Dark Side Of The Entertainment Industry

By Sophia Maddox | October 18, 2023

Cute kids in "Village of the Damned" (1960) who are probably not a danger to humanity

We've got something for every ghoul and boy in this assortment of 60 of the most bone-chilling images from pop culture, sure to whip you into a spooky frenzy -- click on, if you dare. Proceed with caution -- you don't want to be the first dude who goes out to investigate the ruckus in the barn, but you don't want to be the Final Girl either, if you know what we mean. Ready, set -- boo.

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Are these kids alright? No, not at all. They're the mysterious youngsters from the 1960 British sci-fi/horror film Village of the Damned, and there is something very wrong with them. They were conceived at the same time, by different mothers, and no apparent fathers, and were all born on the same day. They grow and learn rapidly; after just three years they are as large and educated as 12-year-olds. And they have a particular appearance -- they dress nicely, they have the same hair color, they move around as a pack, and their eyes are completely vacant and weird. Steer clear of these kids.

JoBeth Williams annoyed by an uninvited guest at the pool party in "Poltergeist" (1982)

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In 1982, the word "poltergeist" wasn't one most English speakers were familiar with -- then the movie Poltergeist hit theaters, and suddenly everyone knew about these troublesome spirits. Poltergeist is a German word that translates to "noisy ghost," and the evil forces that torment the Freeling family in this film start out as annoying. Then a tree grabs one of the kids and the other is sucked through a portal and into the TV. OK, we're dealing with something a little more serious here. Given all the chaos, the revelation that the house was built on a cemetery is not all that surprising -- but JoBeth Williams is certainly shocked when she ends up bobbing in her swimming pool with dead bodies.