Top Ten Horror Movies for KidsNOTE: I will be excluding films like Goosebumps from this list because they are aimed towards children. I am primarily focusing on more edgy films that could still be okay for kids. I am also not including Poltergeist or Jaws on this list. Those movies are very gory and scary, and are on everybody else's list. Just because it's PG, does not mean it's kid friendly. PG does mean parental guidance.
Premise: Four horror stories based on those of the EC comics from the 1950s.
While Creepshow is a fairly gory film, almost all of the violence is tongue and cheek, and adult content is kept to a minimum. Kids will laugh at the dark humor, and be impressed at the awesome creature effects.
How is this a kid's movie this will gives kids nightmares for weeks
Plus this is rated 18 R.
Premise: A man becomes murderously insane trying to become invisible.
The Invisible Man is a great introduction to the Universal Monsters series, and has little violence and some great humor.
Premise: A teenage horror fan and a former horror star battle a vampire who moves in next door.
This fantastic homage to old monster movies should appeal to older kids who can handle a few scenes of nudity, and some vampire violence.
Premise: A small seaside town must defeat a ghostly fog.
Despite the R rating, there is almost no violence in The Fog, and virtually no blood and gore.
Premise: A giant, monstrous blob attacks a small town.
Almost no violence whatsoever. Do not show your kids the 1988 remake, though.
Premise: A demon known as the Tooth Fairy wreaks havoc on a man who once escaped her as a child.
Darkness Falls is not the best, but probably the scariest movie on this list. If your kid can not handle scenes of terror, do not show them this movie. Other then scariness though, this movie is fine.
Premise: A popular food product known as The Stuff turns it's consumers to brain-dead murderers.
Little gore or adult content, making The Stuff a fun family halloween movie if taken the right way.
Premise: Monsters invade a small Irish town, and citizens discover the only way to defeat them is to get drunk.
There is a lot of alcohol in this movie. A LOT. If your kid and handle some drinking, then this movie is fine. No other real questionable content.
Premise: A couple decides to capture ghostly events in their own home on camera.
Yes, yes. I get it. Paranormal Activity is not a kids movie. I know. The movie's only rated R for language, and there is not very to be scared of in this movie. It's definitely not as scary as people make it out to be. Show this one to older kids, as the ending may be very surprising and disturbing.
Premise: Four stories about a cursed house and the deaths of it's previous owners.
It's about time I put a PG rated movie on this list. Classic horror anthology is light on violence, and focuses more on scares.