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Web Animation: Childrinrskary
Childrin R Skary is a series of Web Animations by Katy Towell about...well, scary children. It has featured, among others, a child spreading a plague and a child who everyone treats as a pariah but it turns out she is the only one keeping the real monsters from killing everything.

There are also tons of illustrations that keep in line with the site's rather macabre theme.

The series can be found here.

Ms. Towell has also published her first novel, Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow.

The series provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Nanny Anne refers to Genevieve as "Genie."
  • Asshole Victims: The teenagers who get destroyed by Shawnee's vampire parents. Also the mayor of the zombie-infected village, after he refuses to pay Casilda for her service.
  • Berserk Button: Emmeline's is pressed when her parents reveal they're going to have another baby, after years of completely ignoring Emmeline herself. She absolutely snaps.
  • Berserker Tears: Emmeline.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The word "bruja" is scrawled on the wall of Casilda's house. "Bruja" is Spanish for "witch".
  • Bittersweet Ending: For a few animations, but especially in "The Mockingbird Song".
  • Body Horror: You see intestines in "The Mockingbird Song." Also abundant among the zombies in "El Despertar."
  • Book Ends: Emmeline sets the plot of her story in motion by wishing on a star. At the end, she makes another wish - on the same star, no less - for herself and Mr. Creazil to fade from existence.
  • Completely Missing the Point: Nanny-Anne tells a disappointed Genevieve that, "When I was a kid we only got toys twice a year." Genevieve takes it to mean that Nanny Anne simply didn't understand the value of getting new toys when she was a child.
  • Creepy Child: This series uses it left and right, though Shawnee (from "The Mockingbird Song") is rather cute despite being a vampire by the end of the animation.. Sometimes played straight, sometimes subverted.
  • Creepy Doll: Genevieve enlists the help of an army of specially -designed dolls and toys to help her in her quest for global domination. One of those dolls survives the battle.
  • The Dead Can Dance: "El Despertar."
  • Despair Event Horizon: Emmeline goes through a horrific one that wipes out her entire town. Yes, even the postman.
  • Don't Fear The Reaper: The Childrin may indeed be skary, but Death, despite the skeleton-in-a-cloak-with-a-scythe look, is a kindly and benevolent figure (and a bit of a Woobie too):
  • Drown The Witch: The villagers of Caterwaul try to do this to Ida. Her mother was also shot to death by a similar Angry Mob.
  • Driven to Suicide: Poor, poor Emmeline apparently wishes herself out of existence at the end of her story.
  • Enfant Terrible: Genevieve is three years old.
  • Eldritch Abomination: These are everywhere in this series.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Though the rest of Jimmy's gang only shows signs of this after he attacks Shawnee. And it's certainly not enough to save them.
  • Eye Scream: Genevieve's monocle-wearing toymaker is revealed to be missing that eye when the monocle falls off, as he and the others are looking over her plans.
    • In Candy, after she gets attacked, all that's left of the poor woman is her eyeball. The little girl quietly drops it into her candy bucket.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Casilda, after taking off her Nice Hat.
  • Gallows Humor: In abundance.
  • Hair Decorations: Genevieve wears two red bows in her hair.
  • Harmful to Minors: The tag around Ida's neck is stained with blood. This implies that she witnessed her mother's murder.
  • Jump Scare: "Candy."
  • Last of Her Kind: Ida is specifically stated to be the last of the monster hunters.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Emmeline. It's established early on that she has "everything a child could want".
  • Make a Wish: Mr. Creazil is "born" after Emmeline wishes on a star.
  • Mama Bear: Shawnee's mother in "The Mockingbird Song". She rips those teenagers apart after they hurt her daughter.
  • My God, What Have We Done? The villagers of Caterwaul, immediately after throwing Ida into the lake to drown. And then all hell breaks loose...
  • Nice Hat: Casilda wears a black one decorated with teeth, though she takes it off to dance. Also, Stella's war helmet.
  • One-Winged Angel: Mr. Creazil grows to ginormous size when Emmeline becomes enraged, and turns into an absolutely terrifying demonic being. The poor town doesn't stand a chance.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Mr. Creazil looks like a little devil, cloven hooves and horns and all. Of course, he is nice and friendly and adorable... until Emmeline gets really, really angry. Also, he is implied to be little more than a soulless slave to Emmeline.
  • Papa Wolf: Shawnee's father in "The Mockingbird Song", after the teenagers attack Shawnee. They don't stand a chance.
  • Parental Abandonment: "The Mockingbird Song" contains probably one of the most heartbreaking examples of this trope ever. At least until the very end, where it's revealed that Shawnee's parents never did stop recognizing her as their daughter even as they slowly lost their humanity.
  • Parental Favoritism: In "The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten" Emmeline's rage is triggered by her parents excitedly announcing the mother's pregnancy of a second child, after having ignored Emmeline herself for a very long time.
  • Parental Neglect: Emmeline's parents. The poor, poor kid.
    • Genevieve's as well; they shower her with toys and personal servants but don't actually give her personal attention and discipline. This is very subtly lampshaded in the beginning of the animation - when Genevieve gets into the elevator and goes to press the button for the floor she wants, the sign labelled "Mother and Father" is well out of her reach.
  • The Plague: Invoked in "The Black Halloween".
  • Plucky Girl: Shawnee. She carries a pick-ax to confront the teenagers who are vandalizing her house!
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Stella in Cupid's Last Stand, and Mr. Creazil in The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten. Oh, and Shawnee's parents in The Mockingbird Song too.
  • Silent Scapegoat: Ida.
  • Space Whale Aesop: "Candy." You'd better buy your Halloween candy a month in advance, or else you'll be visited by a little girl in an angel costume and her Eldritch-Abomination-in-a-Bucket!
  • Spoiled Brat: Genevieve. Her reaction to not getting a new toy? Take over the world.
  • Suicide By Sunlight: Shawnee's parents, after turning their mortally wounded daughter into a vampire.
  • Teens Are Monsters: The gang of teenagers who appear in "The Mockingbird Song", altough Jimmy is by far the worst.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Let's see. We have little girls under the age of ten taking over the world, killing people and Cupid, and controlling zombies. And that's just in the actual films.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Guess who?
  • Unstoppable Rage: Mr. Creazel, fueled by Emmeline's fury. He stops rampaging after she calms down.
  • The Voiceless: Almost all of the main characters in the animations. Subverted with Ida, who sings to drive back the monsters attacking her village.
    • A more tragic example in Ida's Luck; poor Mrs. Pea is literally scared speechless by the monster in the barn. She never recovers.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Ida appears to be this, according to the people of Caterwaul.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jimmy, who attacks Shawnee, and the Angry Mob who throws Ida in the lake.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The setting of "El Despertar" depicts one of these in a small, rural Spanish village.

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