Publisher: McFarland (July 25, 2016)
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Zombies, werewolves and chainsaw-wielding maniacs are tried-and-true staples of horror motion pictures. yet none can fit the visceral dread evoked through a baby with an blameless face and a diabolical stare. Cinema's evil kids assault our adored principles of innocence and our blameless bystander prestige because the viewers. a superb horror movie is a frightening ride--a "devil baby" motion picture is a guilt journey. This booklet examines 24 foreign films--with discussions of one other 100--that in influence "indict" audience for crimes of kid abuse and abandonment, greed, social and ecological negligence, and political and conflict crimes, and for chronic denial of accountability for all of them. For seventy five years evil teenagers have ritually rebuked audiences and, in enjoying on our guilt, demonstrated a horror subgenre that may be defined as a blood-spattered rampage on a moral challenge.