There’s nothing more terrifying than a creepy little girl in a horror movie. Often, not even monsters or weird creatures are on the same “scariness” level as these little girls. But, amazingly, off-screen, the girls who play these characters look as ordinary as you and me. And, as time has passed, they sure have transformed into beautiful young women. So, when you find yourself watching “The Ring” and getting scared every time you see little Samara and the dreaded “7 days” phone call, you’ll be begging to wait two hours instead. Check out our awesome selection of how stunning these little girls, who once terrorized audiences, have grown up to be!
1 The Exorcism Of Emily Rose – Jennifer Carpenter
Jennifer Carpenter terrified a lot of people in 2005 in the horror movie “The Exorcism Of Emily Rose”, but we can guarantee that she can’t scare anyone now. If you recognize her face and can’t remember where from, she played Dexter’s sister in the popular TV series “Dexter”.
2 Hide And Seek – Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning is a Hollywood prodigy, and has acted in many movies from a very early age. If you have seen “Hide & Seek”, you probably got pretty scared at all the supernatural situations going on between Dakota and Robert De Niro. But, just look at her now! Don’t feel scared any more, right? What a beautiful young lady.
3 The Ring – Daveigh Chase
“The Ring” was a very successful horror movie that came out at the beginning of the 2000’s, and Samara quickly became one of the most terrifying villains in cinema history, what with her long, dark hair and creepy stare. Look at her now! Sorry, but we’re pretty sure waiting 7 days for her is too long this time.
4 Orphan – Isabelle Fuhrman
Isabelle made thousands of fully grown men sh*t their pants when the movie “Orphan” was released, back in 2009. But, just a few years later, it’s clear to us that she blossomed into a good-looking young lady. Who’d have known?!
5 Let Me In – Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz is famous for her role in the movie “Kick Ass”, but she also scared many people when she played the role of a 12-year-old vampire in the movie “Let Me In”, which was released in 2010. 5 years later, and the transformation is complete!
6 Silent Hill And Case 39 – Jodelle Ferland
Here’s a little girl that terrified you all. Not once, but twice. Firstly, in “Silent Hill” which was released in 2006, and secondly, in her role in the movie “Case 39?, which came out in 2009. But the question is: does she still scare you now?
7 Jennifer’s Body – Megan Fox
Here’s a movie that was supposed to scare you, but instead, made a lot of guys go crazy at the beauty of Megan Fox. In “Jennifer’s Body”, released in 2009, not even this freaky make-up could make Megan appear scary-looking.
8 The Exorcist – Linda Blair
Here’s the first little kid to scare millions of people to death in theatres. When “The Exorcist” was released way back in 1973, the world were introduced to the most terrifying role ever played by a child. But, Linda Blair is now 56 years old, and not as scary as she once appeared.
9 V/H/S – Lannah Fierman
The American anthology horror movie “V/H/S” was released in 2012, with its sequel in 2013. And, as we can see, Lannah Fierman is much more scary in the movie than in reality. Thank God for that!
10 The Grudge – Takako Fuji
“The Grudge” is an American horror film that was released back in 2004. It was the first of “The Grudge” franchise, which caused millions of people around the world to scream their little heads off in theatres, especially when this creepy character below appeared. Takako Fuji, who played the role, is fortunately much better looking. At least she doesn’t scare us in real life!
11 Sixth Sense – Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton played one of the ghosts who scared the main character throughout the movie “Sixth Sense”. She only appears a few times, and primarily hides under the bed, but it was enough to make us shut our eyes in fear. Well, that was many years ago now, and turning away when we see her is not an option now.
12 Interview with A Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles – Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst, who is now well-known for her role in the “Spider-Man” movies, sure did freak some people out in her role as little Claudia the vampire in the 1994 movie “Interview With A Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles”. Looks like these scary days are way over, though, right?
13 Halloween 4 & 5 – Danielle Harris
Danielle Harris starred in two films in the “Halloween” franchise as Jamie Lloyd, the niece of Michael Myers. The young actress goes through a crazy transformation throughout the two movies, and ends up becoming pretty creepy indeed. Gosh, don’t they grow up fast?!
14 The Reaping – Anna Sophia Robb
Anna Sophia Robb was only 13 years old when she played the character of Loren McConnell in the crazy and scary movie “The Reaping”. After that, Anna starred in Tim Burton’s version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Grinch”. As we can see below, Anna has blossomed into a beautiful 21-year old.
15 The Addams Family – Christina Ricci
“The Addams Family” is not a horror movie, but it stars a very creepy family indeed. One of the most iconic characters was Wednesday Addams, played by Christina Ricci. Because she was always wearing gothic-style clothing, had skin as white as snow, and had the whole weird hairstyle thing going on, her true beauty remained hidden.
16 The Addams Family 2 – Kristen Hooper
Now, here’s a fact that most of you won’t know. In the sequel of “The Addams Family”, which was released in 1993, Pubert (the adorable baby with a moustache) was actually played by a little girl called Kristen Hooper. Here’s what she looks like now! Crazy, right?