The Movie: The Ring (2002)
The Kid: Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase)
The scary star of a literally killer video, Samara is a vengeful spirit taking revenge for being locked in an institution and then dropped into a well to drown.
The drippy weirdo then spreads her destructive power through the folklore-afflicted tape and kills anyone who watches it after seven days.
Bet that wouldn't have happened with a Blu-Ray.
The Scene They Probably Weren't Allowed To Watch: When the watery wraith emerges from the TV to slaughter Noah Clay (Martin Henderson) by scaring him to death.
Her unnatural, twisty-body movement and juddery jump-cut stalking is enough to give any kid bad dreams and keep them away from the telly for weeks.