Everyone wants to watch horror movies as Halloween
grows closer, trouble is horror movies aren't for everyone. By its very nature, it's a genre filled with material that's meant to shock, disturb and otherwise provoke its audience. But what about the young film fans out there? Don't they deserve to have something edgy but age-appropriate to watch when they get back from trick or treating? Of course they do, which is why Moviefone has compiled a list of ten "horror movies" that a family can watch together.
Now what defines a family-friendly horror movie? First off, it can't be rated higher than PG-13, and it is even preferable that the film be rated PG or below. That means no nudity, no gore and minimal violence and foul language. Secondly, by "horror" we simply mean any movie that may contain edgier, Halloween-friendly material.
To help further provide information on these films, we've also included the Common Sense Rating
(where available), as well as any notable scenes or themes that may still surprise youngsters (and parents) despite the rating.
Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When... Read More
While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga (Mai Zetterling), young Luke (Jasen Fisher)... Read More
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The... Read More
In October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurs and the menace of nuclear war looms over the American... Read More
No adults believe three youths' (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) assertion that a neighboring... Read More
While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind... Read More
After a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) dies on assignment in Venezuela, a poisonous spider hitches... Read More
Brian (Fred Savage) isn't scared of the monster living under the bed. On the contrary, when he gets to... Read More
After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural... Read More