Children in Horror - Is It Right?
S P Oldham
There has been some discussion lately about the rights and wrongs of dressing children up as clowns (or other horror characters.) But a point I would like to raise is the following: Is it right to use children in horror movies? Especially where their make up is particularly grotesque or where they might be present in some especially violent scenes?
I am sure they are well taken care of and things are explained to them very clearly, but when all is said and done, is it right to involve them? I've never been comfortable with it myself, but am interested to know what you think.
By the way, I am sure that a lot of their parts are filmed out of context and they are shielded from a lot. At least I hope they are. Anyone have any experience of working in film with children, specifically in horror?