We thought we were immune to the whole little-kid-in-scary-movie thing. I mean, from “I see dead people” to “They’re he-errre” and everything in between, it seems like the studio heads made sure every horror trailer had to have some little kid, saying something creepy in a high-pitched voice, followed by the inevitable woman screaming. Enough already, we get it; Damien’s pretty bad.
But then we saw the trailer for JOSHUA, and it reminds you just why that particular trick CAN work so well. The unpredictability, the cruelty, the anger that comes with early youth, magnified and exaggerated on film, can still be pretty damn scary. And while the premise might not be entirely new, it does hold a lot of promise– that kid is good!
Via Pop Candy.