This idea has been brewing a while. Actually, I first thought of it when I made the tribute to the Bad-ass women of Supernatural. I talked to some of my friends about child actors on the show and especially the ones that were monsters. I can tell you this: children being monsters literally freaks me out. They are creepy. I can handle almost anything else but monster children is not one of them.
Luckily or unluckily, Supernatural has had some really creepy and memorable child monsters! A lot has to do with the fact that the boys and girls playing them did a very good job. It was no mere feat that some of them made such an impression in a short screen appearance! For me, the children and their creepiness probably relates most to the children's rhymes that hide ill omen. Children should be the mirror of innocence. The fact that children play games using these poems indeed is creepy.
So now that we have gotten into the mood, here are my choices for Top 10 Creepy Kids of Supernatural. Big tip of the hat for SWikia where I found the trailers for the old episodes. Check them all out!
Number 1, Winner
Girl, Acheri Demon
Episode: 2.21 "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One"
We first met this one with Jake, who was checking an abandoned school house in a deserted town. First there was an empty chalk board but when he turned to look at it again, the sentence "I will not kill" appeared written on it many times. The demon then appeared at the doorway! When it attacked, Sam swung iron at it and it vanished. Later Ava summoned the Acheri demon to kill Andy.
+ 10 creepy factor, chalk board writing, abandoned school. Did you see those nails? Nasty little bugger.
Sam: Now, that thing – I’m not sure, but I think it was an Acheri. A demon that disguises itself as a little girl. That still doesn’t tell us where we are. Andy, are you with me or what?
Number 2, Silver Medal
Melanie Merchant, Ghost
Episode: 1.19 "Provenance"
It all started with an old weird family painting. They first suspected the dad of the Merchant family but it was his daughter Melanie Merchant, who had been responsible for the murders all along. Spooky laughing, flickering lights, blowing wind, doors slamming shut, a razor as a weapon while looking like a twisted doll all made her out to be a really creepy adversary in this episode.
+ 5 creepy factor. She had an old doll in her hand and a razor. You know the feeling when you think a painting is following you when you walk past it?
Sam: Nope, it wasn't me. I think it was the little girl.
Dean: Girl? What girl?
Sam: Yeah she's out of the painting. I think it might've been her all along.
Dean: Wasn't the Dad looking down at her? Maybe he was trying to warn us.
Sarah: So why'd the girl do it?
Sam :Killing others? Killing herself? Some people are just born tortured. So when they die, their spirits are just as dark.
Dean: Maybe. I don't really care. It's over, we move on.
Number 3, Bronze Medal
Croatoan girl, Croatoan zombie
Episode: 5.04 "The End"
This is one of those that lasted like half a minute but the effect was far greater than expected. Dean was tossed to an alternate future by Zahkariah. When Dean woke up, he was in a city that was abandoned and destroyed. He walked forward and ended up in the back alleys where a girl was sitting on the ground over broken glass. There was a teddy bear beside her. She wore a dirty dress and had messy hair. When he asked the girl if she was hurt, a small drop of blood dripped out of her mouth on the glass. She attacked Dean. When he immobilized her he turned and saw the graffiti "Croatoan" written on the brick wall.
+ 5 creepy factor. Poking the bear when you have seen “Croatoan” written on the wall. Haven’t we watched zombie movies enough? Bad idea.
Dean: Little girl? Little girl?
Dean: Are you hurt?
Dean: You know the not-talking thing is kind of creepy, right?
Various children, Changeling
Episode: 3.02 "The Kids Are Alright"
This choice leans a lot to my phobia of monsters that... how should I put it... Bite under your skin while you are sleeping! And it being kids that do the biting... Brrr! So a changeling replaced the kids and is feeding on the mothers. This episode had a lot of creepy kids for us all. I don't want to see these monsters ever again.
+15 creepy factor. They are sucking your life away while you sleep! ICK.
Dean: The changeling grabs a kid, assumes its form, joins the happy fam just for kicks?
Sam: Not quite. Changelings feed on the mom: synovial fluid. The moms have these odd bruises on the back of their necks. Changelings can drain them for a few weeks before mom finally croaks.
Dean: And then there's dad and the babysitter.
Sam: Yeah. Seems like anyone who gets between the changeling and its food source ends up dead.
Dean:And fire's the only way to waste them?
Dean: Great. We'll just bust in, drag the kids out, torch them on the front lawn. That'ill play great with the neighbors. What about the real ones? What happens to them?
Sam: According to lore, they stash them underground somewhere. I don't know why, but if it's true, the real kids might be out there.
Ghost children, Ghosts
Episode: 5.09 "The Real Ghostbusters"
This orphan trio really takes the cake. These boys seem to like playing with knives and scalping. Real sadistic gremlin group from Hell. The orphans seem to be the victims at first and that Leticia was the monster. Later they find out that in fact the three boys killed Leticia's son and that only the orphanage caretaker was able to keep them under control.
+5 creepy factor. I never thought that ghost children “playing” would not be a good idea, ring-a-round the rosie with knives…
Sam: Yeah. So all right, let's say those three orphans were playing cowboys and Indians.
Dean: LARPing as cowboys and Indians.
Sam: Whatever. And let's say they scalped Leticia's son and killed him.
Dean: Mom catches 'em in the act, flips out, slices them and dices herself.
Sam: If that's true it means we've got three bloodthirsty brats in the building.
Dean: Yeah and Leticia was the only one keeping them under control.
Sam: Smooth move on our part.
Owen Mills, zombie
Episode: 5.15 "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"
This scene may not be the scariest but it was heart breaking and sad. We saw this coming a mile away but there is something about a child turning into zombie. My heart went out to Jody Mills when she found out that her son, who had come back to life, had already killed her husband Sean...and we got a new monster child on our hands... a zombie!
+5 creepy factor. I’m hungry… and also he reminded me of Pet Cemetery boy.
Sheriff Mills: My husband!
Sam: Leave it! He's dead!
Sheriff Mills: That was not my son!
Sam: You're right. It wasn't. Listen, Sheriff. Your town is in danger. People are in danger, and we need to help them now. Can you do that for me? Can you focus for me, Sheriff? Sheriff?
Sheriff Mills: How do we put them down?
Sam: Head shot.
Sheriff Mills: We're gonna need weapons.
Gibson siblings, Girl and boy in the wall
Episode: 4.11 "Family Remains"
This story was icky and creepy. Monsters made by circumstances. A diary revealed that Rebecca Gibson was raped by her own father, Bill Gibson, then became pregnant and hung herself. The daughter lived inside the walls of their house. When Dean tried to free Danny, he is attacked by a boy - Rebecca's son. This time the salt circle didn't work... and that moment made me jump out of my chair! The second surprise was of course the brother.
+10 creepy factor. The whole story behind them and after the episode every sound behind the walls make me jump.
Dean: So the daddy was the babydaddy too?
Sam: Dude was a monster, Dean.
Dean: Wow, a story ripped from an Austrian headline. Humans, man. So she's been locked up her whole life?
Sam: You saw her eyes. Has she ever seen light? She's barely human.
Dean: Okay, so, what, then, she's been caged up like an animal and she busts out and ganks dear old Dad? Slash Granddad?
Sam: I guess.
Danny: Hurry, he's coming back.
Danny: Her brother.
Maggie Thompson, Ghost
Episode: 2.11 Playthings
Voodoo was used to protect an old house from an angry ghost. Sam and Dean first think the grand mother was the cause but later they discovered that Maggie "the other daughter" was in fact a ghost of Susan's aunt, Margaret, who drowned in the inn's pool when she was a girl. She was afraid to be left alone because they were selling the house so she started to kill people.
+ 10 creepy factor. Children and spooky old porcelain dolls… And also Ring-a-round the rosie poem was hummed by Tyler. That is enough.
Sam: Look, believe what you want. But the fact is you and your family are in danger, all right? So you need to clear everybody out of here: your employees, your mother, your daughters, everyone.
Susan: Um, I only have one daughter.
Dean: I thought Tyler had a sister named Maggie.
Susan: Maggie's imaginary.
Dean: Think, think, I mean, somebody that could have lived here, might have passed away?
Susan: Oh my god. My mom. My mom had a sister named Margaret. She barely spoke about her.
Sam: Did Margaret happen to die here when she was a kid?
Susan: She drowned in the pool.
Dean: Come on.
Peter Sweeney , Vengeful Spirit
Episode: 1.03 Dead in the Water
The monster in this episode was Peter Sweeney that vanished 35 years ago with his red bicycle. He drowned and hunts now the family members of the boys that did him wrong. Anyway, he was lurking everywhere where he could use the water of the lake as weapon and drown people. Who wants to swim anyway?
+5 creepy factor. You know, I had a thing when I was young with jaws and swimming and this ghost does not help the idea that something is lurking under the surface.
Dean: What happened? You and Bill killed Peter, drowned him in the lake and then buried the bike? You can't bury the truth, Jake. Nothing stays buried.
Identical twins, vampires
Episode: 6.05 Live Free or Twihard
Last but not least I don't know actually what to say about these two. They appeared in a vision but even if it was only like ten seconds I really would not want to meet these two in a dark alley. Plus they are dressed and look like porcelain dolls. Oh and they are blood sucking vampires. The setting plus the alpha vampire made the whole vision very creepy.
+5 creepy factor. Children with fangs and in old clothes. And they smiled with fangs. And there are those dolls again...
Had enough? Did these children got you spooked? Well I'm not done yet! Supernatural has had many, many more Creepy Kids! PART 2 w