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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.

Ring Around The Rosie (Slender Elementary)

Ring-a-round the rosie
(A poem about bubonic plaque)

Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.

Ring-a-round-the rosie,
What do you suppose we can do to fight the darkness,
In which we drown?

Ring-a-round-the rosie,
This evil thing it knows me,
Lost ghosts surround me,
I can't.

Tyler Thompson hums this in 2.11 "Playthings" while playing with dolls and a tea set.

Lizzie Borden
(Borden was a woman who was suspected of killing her parents in 1892)

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her father forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her mother forty-one.

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.

Skull  + 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.

SkullSkull + 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?

Trivia: Also, Same actress was in a horror movie called Silent Hill.

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.

SkullSkullSkull + 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?


Number 4

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?
Sam: Yup.
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.


Number 5

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.


Number 6

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.


Number 7

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.
Dean: He?
Danny: Her brother.


Number 8

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.
Sam: One?
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.


Number 9

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.


Number 10

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 will cover all the Honorable Mentions (and there are SO many!). Let me know what you think of my top 10 then come back to see the rest of the list!





# LEAH 2015-08-17 11:29
Great article Lilah. Thanks. I had forgotten how many creepy children there were in Supernatural. I wish they would do a few more, they are truly scary. My vote goes to zombie boy chowing down on Dad and changeling daughter and her icky sucker mouth. *shivers*
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-17 11:42
Brr, I really can't stand the Changelings either. I mean I would really arm myself with everything to keep them away. Icky mouth totally says it all!
If I would put myself in Jody's place and think about that scene I would have probably fainted. Which is not good because then I would have been eaten by my son...

Glad you liked the article!

- Lilah
# Tyrael 2015-08-17 11:36
I still think that Peter Sweeney should take the price because the way he was portrayed in the water. It was tranquil but terrifying at the same time.
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-17 11:49
I couldn't agree more about the lurking under water. It is creepy when you don't know what is the monster that is there. It was hard to choose with some of these how high or low they would be on the list. Thanks for reading!

- Lilah
# cheryl42 2015-08-17 13:45's a toss up between little girl coming out of the painting with a razor and the creepy real feral girl in Family Remains crawling out of the wall and eating a dead rat. Both creeped me out.

Honorable mention to Lilith in No Rest for the Wicked and Yellow Fever.
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-17 14:02
The whole story in family remains was creepy and brutal to say the least. I mean they were scary but at the same time I felt sorry for them. They killed the real monster at the start. The girl in the painting was very disturbing and evil when she lived and that continued when she had died.

Honorable mentions are part 2 and coming. Just you wait. ;)

- Lilah
# anonymousN 2015-08-17 14:48
For me personally Lilith in Jus in bello was the creepiest.She was there for an extremely short time but was creepy as hell.
Lilith in the season 3 finale was not creepy she was simply scary as hell.
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-17 16:37
Actually, if I would have considered Jus in Bello Lilith she would have risen to the TOP 10, but I needed to count also the second version. It didn't give that strong impression for me when combined but I agree about the first version. :)

- Lilah
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2015-08-17 16:25
Lilah, I'm going to cheat and split my vote 3 ways: scariest was the ghost girl in Provenance, creepiest was the changeling girl, and most chilling was Lilith in NRFTW.
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-17 16:34
Thou have valid points so cheating is allowed. Those that are wondering where Lilith is then have no fear and check out part two!

- Lilah
# spnlit 2015-08-17 17:19
The scariest and thus creepiest was the perfectly cute perfectly evil Lilith played by Sierra McCormick in 3.16 No Rest For the Wicked and as a Hallucination 4.06 Yellow Fever. Yellow Fever was funny until Dean was truly frightened:
DEAN:Huh, no! No!
LITTLE GIRL:Yes! It's me, Lilith. (Embraces Dean) Oh, I missed you so much. It's time to go back now.
DEAN: (Moves away from Lilith) You – you are not real!
LILITH:What's the matter, Dean? Don't you remember all the fun you had down there? You do remember. 4 months is like 40 years in hell. Like doggy years. And you remember every second.
DEAN: (Clutches his chest) You are not real.
LILITH: It doesn't matter. You're still gonna die. You're still gonna burn.
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-17 17:51
This was one of the reasons I chose the picture to the article. ;)

I mean Dean was truly frightened on that moment when she hugged him and he was holding the bible. My skin crawled in waves.

- Lilah
# BoGirle 2015-08-17 20:07
oops double post!!!!! :P
# BoGirle 2015-08-17 20:08
Ooooh... these ARE creepy kids. Nice article L.K. My vote for the creepiest, just because of the gross out factor is the boy and girl in the wall from Family Remains. I loved the way that they were filmed in that flat green light, it made them look day blind from living in the dark for so long. It was beyond creepy. And that scene with the rat just about sent me round the bend. It gave me a serious case of the heebie-jeebies.
# Jen 2015-08-18 07:55
It is interesting how children creep us out more so than adult creepies. Children just look so sweet how could they be possessed with such evil. The child actors must LOVE playing these parts they are so good at it. Love this article Love all the creepy children and Lilith be portrayed as a beautiful sweet child was a great writing twist so much more creepy

PS I don't have any kids I am so pleased about that I reckon I would be sleeping with the light on - door locked - rifle ( with salt bullets ) loaded LOL
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-18 17:35
They do say that playing evil can be all kinds of fun. ;)

- Lilah
# Suzkatoon75 2015-08-18 08:49
I agree with the people above. Children are much scarier monsters than grownups and it is pretty hard to seperate which have been the best. Mine is not on the list either. I can't remember was she a teen but when Eve rose from Purgatory that gave me chills. Otherwise I will choose Changelings.

# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-18 17:36
That's right! Forgot about Eve. I do have one choice on the second part that is teetering on the border that can you see it as a child or not.

- Lilah
# BoGirle 2015-08-18 18:03
Ooooh, and what about Missy Bender? Not a monster, but pretty monstrous! She betrayed Dean and threatened to poke him with a stick.

Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2015-08-18 19:39
E, I agree that Missy was extremely creepy. Did you know that the actress who played Missy also played Dean's daughter in Slice Girls? Maybe you and everyone else already knew that but I just read it somewhere and found it interesting. I always thought that the daughter looked familiar, I just didn't know why.
# BoGirle 2015-08-18 20:02
Yes, I knew that. She's a very pretty girl actually. She was only 11 or 12 when she played Miss Bender and 16/17 when she played Deans' daughter. Her character as Missy was written so much better than Dean's daughter was. I wish that they had allowed that character to be filled out a bit more and didn't make her hell bent on killing her dad so quickly. Basically she just showed up at Dean's door, said "Hi Dad, I'm here to kill you" and then Sam shot her, that was about it. It's kind of funny, as a human girl she was more of a monster and when she was a monster she was more of a humanlike girl.

# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-19 01:21
Glad you remember these! Few that has been mentioned will be shown in part two. It was actually a pretty hard choice to make a top ten! The whole family was creepy.
It is actually funny how camouflaged the actress was under those dirty clothes, - face and - messy hair. I thought it was sad that they killed Dean's daughter immediately like that. I mean she was a half Winchester and probably the only time either of them were able to have a child. And she was his child even if it was a monster. She could have been slightly more fleshed out. Like three episodes before they would have been forced to put her down. Make her more monstrous so to speak.

- Lilah
# Karen 2015-08-19 13:23
I have two in this is set of creepy kids. The girl from Provenance and the girl from The Kids are Alright. It gave me chills when the mother returned from thinking she had drowned the girl/creature and finds her sitting in the kitchen dripping wet and asking if she could have ice cream now.
Great article Lilah, looking forward to part 2.
# Lilah_Kane 2015-08-19 13:32
Great that you liked the article! And the girl that played the main Changeling child was really creepy. Until we knew what's what I was wanting to call and exorcist to help her. The mother was great too. You could sense her horror and sadness at the same time for what she was trying to do and even believing was this all real.

- Lilah