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"Horror" films for under-15s

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SaucyJack Mon 09-Oct-17 22:28:13

Has anyone got any good suggestions for horror films that might be suitable for a fairly hardy and bloodthirsty 12 year old?

Nothing too humorous or cartoony. She'd like to watch a properly scary film. Any suggestions of something which would scary, but also age appropriate?


sakura06 Wed 11-Oct-17 21:43:00

My absolute favourite as a kid was a film from the 80s called ‘The Monster Squad’. It was rated 15 at the time (but that was before 12 existed). I was about 10 when I saw it. A bit spooky, but not too terrifying. It may not have aged too well though...

sakura06 Wed 11-Oct-17 21:46:07

Sorry re-reading your OP, that film is fairly ‘fun’, so maybe not quite what you’re after. Something about ghosts like ‘The Others’ (I am easily spooked by ghost stories)?

CornflakeHomunculus Wed 11-Oct-17 21:52:46

I was also going to suggest The Others, it’s a 12 and definitely a proper horror film.

Sleepy Hollow (the Tim Burton one) and Krampus are both rated 15 but might be ok, they’re quite “fun” horror rather than super scary.

MeganChips Wed 11-Oct-17 21:54:55

My 13 year old loved The Sixth Sense. It blew her mind grin She also loved Cabin in the Woods.

She is not my child, I hate horror films.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 11-Oct-17 22:02:40

Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children is by Tim Burton.

It's a bit like a Gothic X Men Academy. A few scary baddies- a Slenderman monster and white eyed Samuel L. Jackson, but my impressionable 11yo DD coped with it all.

CupofBeans Wed 11-Oct-17 22:06:31

Poltergeist (2015) is a good one. It’s jumpy without gore.

onemouseplace Wed 11-Oct-17 22:07:35

The Others is terrifying! Also, there is a 70s/80s Disney film called Watcher in the Woods which is pretty scary.

AgathaRaisonDetra Wed 11-Oct-17 22:09:42


Mrsjohnmurphy Wed 11-Oct-17 22:10:23

Original poltergeist one or two, monster squad is good too. Halloween maybe? Scared the crap out of me but not gory or inappropriate, depends really

Mrsjohnmurphy Wed 11-Oct-17 22:11:51

Blair witch maybe?

WhoWants2Know Wed 11-Oct-17 22:13:43

The Woman in Black?

SaucyJack Fri 13-Oct-17 17:44:16

Some good suggestions. Cheers!

We've done Miss Peregrine, so might start with The Others and work our way up through some of the rest.

Not quite at the Halloween stage yet tho, I shouldn't imagine.

Lidlfix Wed 18-Oct-17 22:30:12

The Lost Boys has vampires, laughs and enough scares to be ideal for that age group. 1980’s certifying would likely be a 12 if released today. Great soundtrack too.

loopsdefruit Tue 24-Oct-17 23:34:38

The Haunting? It's a 12, from the 90s, with Catherine Zeta Jones

Noms2000 Sat 28-Oct-17 10:15:21

BeetleJuice is a classic

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