Horror films for kids?...

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  1. Chadford

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    Whilst entertaining, my friends kids of an evening, generally given a chance, they want to go off and watch horror films.

    Age about 11 to 15ish.

    Any suggestions (maybe slightly age inappropriate at a pinch would work)?
    No way I'd do 'Hostel' and that sort of thing!

    What surprises me is how much young kids love old stuff like 'The Shining' and 'Jaws'.

    :)
     
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    Maybe go for some of the classic comedy horror films like
    The Lost Boys
    Zombieland

    Or what about the TV series Supernatural?

    p.s Surely if ever there was a GC thread that should be posted in here...:p
     
  3. Cobb

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    Jaws scared the pants off me when I was about 11yrs old.

    The Others, Woman In Black, Amityville Horror, Poltergeist. I can't remember anything too adult in those films.
     
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    The Evil Dead (1981) if you want to scare the sh*t out of them ;)
     
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    American Werewolf in London would've been great as well if not for the sex/soho scenes in it.
     
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    I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream. Maybe Scream is a bit too stabby stabby, but at least the setting and characters might be a little relatable and fun in those movies.
     
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    The Thing (1982)
     
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    World War Z is not to bad for younger horror fans, not to sweary and fairly bloodless. Jaws gets another vote from me, I can't believe it's only a 12 now. How about the original Poltergeist too?
     
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    If they like The Shining, how about something like Misery?

    I found The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (one with Donald Sutherland) quite scary when I was a kid.
     
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    Arachnophobia - Just typing that gave me the creeps lol.
    Sixth Sense
    Disturbia
     
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    Ok, I admit that The Evil Dead and The Thing might be abit OTT:blush: so how about Alien or Aliens.
     
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    Shia LaBeouf? ...THE HORROR!!:eek:


    ;)
     
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    Maybe they'd like to watch horror at your house because they wouldn't be allowed to at home.. Speak to their parents first.
    I know I'd not be impressed if my kid wasn't allowed something then went and took liberties with someone else to get it
     
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    Yeah, my lad can't handle horror yet, but my daughter can (older) she has enjoyed the likes of insidious and drag me to hell recently. Kids may try it on away from parents as Shodan says, so ensure parents are happy with the films you want to show. I know we'd veto certain films for our lad even though big sister is fine with it.
     
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    The hills have eyes, Halloween, I spit on your grave, Texas chainsaw massacre are all classics, never did me any harm. Now where is my cat jumper.
     
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    I'd definitely agree with shodan.

    If someone showed some of the films suggested to my kids aged 11-15 I'd be very unhappy.
     
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    I watched IT when I was about 13 (I think it is a 15 certificate) scared the bejesus out of me.
     
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    Jenny Agutter & her scene pwwooooaaaarrrrrrr.!!!
     
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    I remember when I was around 8 years old me and my mate used to take it in turns staying at each others house every Friday where we'd eat loads of sweets and watch a film.

    Films at my house consisted of Uncle Buck, Roger Rabbit and Big

    Films at my mates house were Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween.

    My Mum wasn't impressed when she eventually found out, nor would I be if my kids were shown films like this when they reach 8.

    I loved it though.
     
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    Scary films I watched and enjoyed/was terrified: Misery/The Fly (Cronenburg)/IT/Halloween/Bodysnatchers (er Sutherland)
     
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    Still dislike Freddie, affects my sleep. Jaws, fear deep water. IT, clowns. Never got scared from Halloween, driller killer, piranhas, The Omen.
     
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    Not so much a horror but quite dark and I'd imagine pretty scary for youngish children and enjoyable the whe family is Coroline, an animation.
     
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    Monster House ;)
     
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    If you can find it " whatever happened to baby jane!!!!"
    Has the eeeeeeee moment with a rat but mostly tame 1950's fare
     
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    Most of the films mentioned are what we liked when we were kids and anything a parent would like is not on.....remember what you were like back then ;). You need newer films like Insidious Scream or Final Destination for example most are rated 15 and have something for a younger audience to relate to. When I was that age anything my parents liked was something I'd not want to watch, they will appreciate those films when older as now it's "we watched......last night" show em Jaws and it would be " see them flares and plastic fish "
     
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    Dog soldiers:thumbsup:
    When I think back to when I was a lad. Used to stay up Friday nights watching horror movies whilst mum and dad were out getting drunk. Blood on satans claw did scare me at the time. I found it hard to sleep for awhile.
    Then in my teenage years it was the time of video nasties. Used to watch pirated copies a lot. Cannibal Ferox was a memorable one. Me and a group of mates bunking off school to watch it in a mates house. One scene had us all squirming.
    Oh happy days. If I could turn back the hands of time:rolleyes:
     
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    Cloverfield
    Christine
    Carrie
    Carry on Screaming
    Alien
    Tremors

    Why do so many begin with C?
     
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    I think i saw cloverfield on tv once, the camera work was so shaky it gave me a headache i had to switch it off.
     
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    Is this another one of those threads where OP poses a question & then never comes back to the thread?:eek:
     

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