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The Good Son (1993)



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This is a surprisingly creepy thriller about a psychotic kid. Macaulay Culkin is especially bad in the role, which is nothing out of the ordinary, but his character is menacing nonetheless -- perhaps too menacing, which may put off some viewers. The story is chilling. It concerns a young boy, played by Elijah Wood, who is left to stay with his aunt and uncle. Culkin is their son, and he and Wood play together -- but Culkin's idea of fun turns out to be increasingly sinister.