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    good horror films for kids......................

    my two bairns are ten and eight.

    introduced them a few weeks ago to "jaws".

    they enjoyed it a lot. i sat with them while they watched it of course.

    what other flicks can people think of that kids can start to enjoy at this sort of age?

    obviously the likes of jurassic park and king kong are mainstream flicks for kids - i was thinking more of the type of horrors and thrillers that we oldies were brought up on.

    suggestions please.




    sp

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    erm i wasnt brought up on em? did i miss out?

    starsparkle2311;6162394

    Gremlins!!!!



    snap i was gonner say the same :thumbsup:

    critters

    Fraggle Rock?

    Original Poster

    gremlins - good suggestion

    critters? never seen it - will have to give it a go

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    DAMNOME;6162446

    Fraggle Rock?






    no good - it's an 18 cert

    scrumpypaul;6162454

    gremlins - good suggestioncritters? never seen it - will have to give it … gremlins - good suggestioncritters? never seen it - will have to give it a go



    kinda in a way a take off of gremlins with little furry critters from space

    King Kong

    the leprechaun, beetlejuice, corpse bride, edward scissor hands, tremors

    Killer klowns from outer space
    http://stolemyhubcaps.com/covers/Killer%20Klowns%20From%20Outer%20Space.jpg

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    DAMNOME;6162495

    King Kong





    please FULLY read the opening post.

























    or i will feed you to the massive ape

    poltergeist

    A Nightmare on Sesame Street

    hocus pocus

    little shop of horrors

    adams family

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    Paddy_o_furniture;6162587

    A Nightmare on Sesame Street



    i love humour, me

    exorcist

    beetlejuice /nightmare before xmas/monsters inc a real favourite/ The corpse bride/and search under comedy horror films for the older child lots have been made.
    Cos if they could handle jaws at that age maybe they have strong stomachs.Terrified me in the cinema when it came out

    And for the adults Big Brother/News at Ten/anything that has to do with Pete andre and whatsherface

    the birds or physco.

    IT
    The Blob

    The Omen?
    A bit of religion always scares kids.:whistling:

    ET

    goonies!

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    choc1969;6162657

    ITThe Blob





    IT? bejeeeesus - that is one scary beggar of a flick



    the blob - good suggestion

    Original Poster

    rkmayar;6162623

    beetlejuice /nightmare before xmas/monsters a real favourite/ The corpse … beetlejuice /nightmare before xmas/monsters a real favourite/ The corpse bride/and search under comedy horror films for the older child lots have been made. Cos if they could handle jaws at that age maybe they have strong stomachs.Terrified me in the cinema when it came out And for the adults Big Brother/News at Ten/anything that has to do with Pete andre and whatsherface






    jaws seemed quite tame when i watched it with them

    signs

    my kids watched it and enjoyed it

    scrumpypaul;6162692

    jaws seemed quite tame when i watched it with them



    Quite right by todays standards.The onslaught of grisly films hadnt really started then and today its not so much flower power as opposed to just power.Jaws was rated 18 and terrified audiences around the world but today kids laugh at the tameness compared to what they view now.

    My kids and I like the comedy type horrors and i disuade them from watching modern gory or psycho nutter type movies .The fact that films like Hills have eyes /Texas chainsaw have been remade shows how times have changed to keep up with modern taste . The live realtime violence that is readily available on various media dosnt make it the standard with which we should identify as normal . Enough ranting anyway Op your question was about the kids not your viewpoint but I wonder if you sat and watched jaws alone for the first time in a dim or dark room
    knowing nothing about the film on your own what your reaction would have been to the head dropping through the boat cos as I remember the whole cinema audience jumped .

    rkmayar;6163303

    Quite right by todays standards.The onslaught of grisly films hadnt … Quite right by todays standards.The onslaught of grisly films hadnt really started then and today its not so much flower power as opposed to just power.Jaws was rated 18 and terrified audiences around the world but today kids laugh at the tameness compared to what they view now.My kids and I like the comedy type horrors and i disuade them from watching modern gory or psycho nutter type movies .The fact that films like Hills have eyes /Texas chainsaw have been remade shows how times have changed to keep up with modern taste and with the live realtime violence that is readily available on various media dosnt make it the standard with which we should identify as normal . Enough ranting anyway Op your question was about the kids not your viewpoint but I wonder if you sat and watched jaws alone for the first time in a dim or dark roomknowing nothing about the film on your own what your reaction would have been to the head dropping through the boat cos as I remember the whole cinema audience jumped .



    have to agree with you, me and my 13 year old watched the amytiville horror (the original one) the other night and it wasn't scary at all! it used to scare me to death when i watched it at her age at sleepovers!

    scrumpypaul;6162678

    IT? bejeeeesus - that is one scary beggar of a flickthe blob - good … IT? bejeeeesus - that is one scary beggar of a flickthe blob - good suggestion



    That and Poltergeist is why I have a fear of all things clownish lol :oops:

    I was brave enough to get a non divan bed recently but never look under it and always jump on :w00t:

    Evil Dead ?

    choc1969;6163404

    I have a fear of all things clownish lol :oops:



    me tooo!! i refuse to watch the film IT!!!! clowns are evil.........

    show them anything, they will eb okay!

    most of the horrors are crap now!
    dawn of the dead!!
    drag me to hell, to laug at them jumping!

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    Snare;6163891

    show them anything, they will eb okay!most of the horrors are crap … show them anything, they will eb okay!most of the horrors are crap now!dawn of the dead!!drag me to hell, to laug at them jumping!








    soz, but i like to stick at least close-ish to certification.

    theatre of blood and vampire circus i watched as a kid

    Tremors

    American Werewolf In London, Shaun Of The Dead are decent enough I guess, and they're horror comedies. Get them onto the Evil Dead Trilogy, goes from scary to funny. The Wicker Man is great and not too bad as is The Others - I think it's only a 12...
    Oh, Hellraiser, Alien and The Thing too!
    I had nightmares for 2 weeks when I was five from watching Halloween and Child's Play with my older cousins... so you could try them? Child's Play is only a 15 anyways.

    Also, The Monster Squad. Not at all scary, just awesome. A poor man's Goonies with all the Universal monsters in it.

    American Werewolf In London
    not for kids
    watched this when i was younger had nightmares for months

    jasonrat;6165085

    theatre of blood and vampire circus i watched as a kid



    Theatre of Blood is a classic in my collection of Hammer movies, became addicted to them as a child and Chris Lee is still my top Dracula :thumbsup:

    choc1969;6163404

    That and Poltergeist is why I have a fear of all things clownish lol … That and Poltergeist is why I have a fear of all things clownish lol :oops:I was brave enough to get a non divan bed recently but never look under it and always jump on :w00t:



    I have a fear of all things clownish thats me:oops:

    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4809/chuckya.jpg

    Watched this as a kid, been disturbed ever since. :thumbsup:

    Got to say, I've never watched Chucky

    My son reckons the original b&w Dracula is one of the scariest films he's seen. Not gorey, but very atmospheric - no music actually makes it spookier. Don't know if kids would have patience with a b&w though.

    Me, I reckon "What Lies Beneath" is about as scarey as I can handle!
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