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poshredrose Sat 26-Sep-20 08:52:12

My youngest dc (9) and I were talking about Halloween this morning. We've decided we'll stay in this year and watch scary movies instead of going out.
Can anyone recommend a film suitable for his age? He loves Monster House and the Spiderwick Chronicles.
Definitely not Coraline, I couldn't sit through that again.

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ILiveInSalemsLot Sat 26-Sep-20 09:01:10

The Haunted Mansion
Mine also watched Gremlins at that age.

TH22 Sat 26-Sep-20 09:03:34

The Little Vampire and Hocus Pocus!

Waveifyouknowme Sat 26-Sep-20 09:04:39

Ghost busters

Redcrayons Sat 26-Sep-20 09:05:54

Super 8, though it’s a 12A so maybe check the parental reviews first.

poshredrose Sat 26-Sep-20 09:08:36

He's seen and enjoyed Ghostbusters. I was thinking about Gremlins and I can't believe I forgot about Hocus Pocus.
Thank you

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TheGriffle Sat 26-Sep-20 09:09:30

The Witches scared the shit out of me as a child! I have never recovered.

Afibtomyboy Sat 26-Sep-20 09:12:09

Gremlins is a 12 and really disturbed me!

Afibtomyboy Sat 26-Sep-20 09:12:59

Adams family?

movingonup20 Sat 26-Sep-20 09:14:03

The 50's sci fi type/horror movies can be good, mine were watching them at that age - they are really tame but I would check for yourself as you know your child. Some have been rerated, others have the original certificate but most are Pgs by today's standards

OohKittens Sat 26-Sep-20 09:16:57

The watcher in the woods
Escape to witch mountain
Creeped out on netflix is brilliant it's separate episodes
Also the A list on Netflix
Mine recently watched poltergeist and loved it, also love the birds.

OohKittens Sat 26-Sep-20 09:17:55

They also love the Tom Cruise war of the worlds film

Ishihtzuknot Sat 26-Sep-20 10:09:57

Echo hocus pocus and the witches, they’re my favourite.
Other movies we watch at Halloween:
Goosebumps, monster house, frankenweenie, nightmare before Christmas, corpse bride, Caspar, Adams family, paranorman.

timothytoes Sat 26-Sep-20 10:11:33

Mine loved the monster squad

Coldwinterahead1 Sat 26-Sep-20 10:14:06


Stompythedinosaur Sat 26-Sep-20 11:12:26

In case you didnt know, Gremlins has a seen where one of the kids talks about how they found out Santa isn't real. Just mentioning in case your ds still believes.

DeepfriedPizza Sat 26-Sep-20 11:15:37

My dd (10) loved super 8 and corpse bride

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