How can something as innocent as a child commit such a menacing act as killing their parents? If you thought the ominous film Sinister was difficult to stomach, it looks like Sinister 2 is going to be even worse.
The story follows a mother and her twin boys who move into a rural home, only to experience doom and death. Interestingly, this film will provide more information on the evil boogie man Bughuul, his collection of evil children, and his terrifying realm.
Check out the bone-chilling trailer below:
We all want to think that a child could never commit an act so heinous as killing their parents, but that sadly is not the case. Below is a list of a few children that somehow found it in themselves to murder their parents:
1. The Infamous Menendez Brothers
In 1989, 20 and 17-year-olds Eric and Lyle Menendez became infamous for their story which included wealth, infidelity, and murder. As the sons of Jose and Kitty, the two boys were incredibly spoiled, as their father was executive vice president and chief operating officer at RCA.
The boys were known to misbehave, even landing themselves in some legal trouble that their father had to get them out of. Kitty and Jose attempted to straighten them out by threatening to leave them out of the will if they didn't get their act together. Instead, this caused the boys to shoot them with 12-gauge shotguns. The boys remain in two separate prisons, with life in prison without the possibility of parole.
2. A Malevolent Love
Alex and Derek, ages 12 and 13 in 2009, were first in foster care, but their two separate adoptive families felt they couldn't handle the boys, and they were both eventually sent back to their biological father Terry. Terry raised the boys strict, but with plenty of love and care.
The boys would often spend time with Rick Chavis, Terry's best friend. Terry eventually felt odd about how much time the boys were spending with Chavis, and restricted their visits to him. According to Derek, Alex had developed feelings towards Chavis and wanted to run away with him. Alex then decided that murdering their father would be the best way to ensure he and his brother wouldn't get in trouble.
Alex and Derek later admitted that they had been protecting Chavis, and that he was the one who had truly beaten Terry with a bat and then set him and the house on fire. Alex and Derek have since been released after serving time. Chavis is set to be released in 2028.
3. Jordan Brown's Jealous Rage
At the age of only eleven, Jordan Brown committed the ghastly murder of his father's pregnant girlfriend. In 2009, Brown shot Kenzie Houk after becoming enraged with jealousy towards his newer family members.
To this day, Brown denies murdering Houk, but the bullet shells that killed Kenzie were tested and found to have been shot from his youth-model 20-gauge shotgun. A judge more recently ruled that he will be tried as an adult.
4. Heavenly Creatures Murder
This chilling story from the 1950s inspired Peter Jackson to created the film Heavenly Creatures, starring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynsky. Pauline Parker was a 15-year-old girl who struggled to make friends. However, Parker quickly bonded with a 16-year-old girl named Juliet Hulme. The girls were so attached, their parents feared the girls might be lovers, in a time when homosexuality was considered a mental illness.
While her father was planning to move to England after his divorce from Hulme's mother, she was going to be sent to South Africa permanently to live with other family members. Parker begged her mother, Honorah, to let her go with her, but her mother refused. The girls devised a plan to kill her mother and run away to Hollywood, California in America and pursue their goals in writing and film.
While on a stroll through the park with Parker's mother, the two girls bludgeoned Honorah to death. Parker and Hulme were placed in prison for five years, but later released. Today, Juliet Hulme works as a historian under the name Anne Perry. Pauline Parker currently runs a childrens school and feels immense remorse for murdering her mother.
5. Keeping Up With Appearances
Although he was a popular, wealthy, 18-year-old tennis player, Brian Blackwell, had also been diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder. To keep up with his lavish lifestyle, Blackwell would apply for numerous credit cards under his father's name.
When his parents finally confronted him about his ludicrous spending habits and the theft of his father's identity, he beat them with a claw hammer and then stabbed them to death. Brian then took his girlfriend to New York and Barbados, racking up a staggering $30,000 on his dead father's credit cards.
His parents' bodies weren't found until a month after their death. Blackwell is currently serving life in prison.
It is unclear if these children have so much rage, they feel no other way to express it, or perhaps, as Sinister 2 would suggest, there's a much more supernatural explanation to all of this. Maybe Bughuul exists in real life, causing these children to snap and perform such gruesome acts.
Whatever the reason, the outcome is eerie enough to raise the hair on the back of my neck. Even though I'm creeped out at the thought of children doing such terrible harm to their own parents, I am morbidly excited to see Sinister 2!
Sinister 2 will be released in theaters on August 21, 2015.