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AceAcer Sun 21-Oct-18 07:40:26

I've got some of DD's friends coming over for Halloween - they are all 13. What would be an appropriate scary movie to show them? They have all seen Miss Peregrine's House, Coraline, Nightmare Before Xmas which would have been my suggestions.

AjasLipstick Sun 21-Oct-18 09:16:14

Have they really not seen ANY scary films? At 13 I'd be very surprised.

Mine had seen Coraline at 11 and Nightmare Before Xmas isn't Halloween-ish at all!

I'd be looking at something a bit scarier but I appreciate some kids have nightmares.

Why not do a Ghostbusters night? They can watch the original and the new one?

If they want an actual scary movie but not gory, something like Signs or The Sixth Sense. Mine's 14 and has watched both versions of IT...she's not given to fancy or nightmares though.

StoorieHoose Sun 21-Oct-18 09:18:47

Is this the wrong thread to say that my DD has loved all the ‘scary’ Tim Burton films since she was about 7? smile

I watched Nightmare on elm Street when I was 11

Why don’t you ask them what they want to watch cos I’m sure they will have seen loads that you think they haven’t.

ShatnersBalloonFromPennywise Sun 21-Oct-18 09:19:18

The Woman in Black is pretty scary.

ElizabethinherGermanGarden Sun 21-Oct-18 09:30:37

The Woman in Black is really scary!

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 21-Oct-18 09:34:01

Poltergeist is good I think. Scary but no gore.

AdamNichol Tue 23-Oct-18 09:39:45

Sleepy Hollow

SeaViewBliss Tue 23-Oct-18 09:41:21

I’m 47 and I’ve barely watched a scary film!

I couldn’t even watch Goosebumps!

Annandale Tue 23-Oct-18 09:42:02

Do warn the parents, even at this age. Not permisson, but just let them know. I would have been in pieces if id watched nightmare on elm street at 13 or now

Sixth Sense?

AceAcer Tue 23-Oct-18 10:27:43

Annandale - I will ask them definitely. Don't want terrified 13 year olds on my plate keeping us up all night!! I like the idea of the Sixth Sense. It was rated 15 here but was PG13 in the States.

AjasLipstick Tue 23-Oct-18 12:33:31

6th Sense is really quite dark. The image of the little girl who died of cancer constantly vomiting has stayed with me and I'm quite hardened! And isn't one of the ghosts bleeding or deformed facially somehow?

AdamNichol Tue 23-Oct-18 12:54:28

6 And isn't one of the ghosts bleeding or deformed facially somehow?
There's the one who took the shotgun blast to the back of the head.

Tim Burton stuff is (deliberately) a bit hammy so avoids genuine scare

SleepingStandingUp Tue 23-Oct-18 12:56:38

How about the Scream ones or Final Destination? I'm a bit out of touch with 13 yo tho

AdamNichol Tue 23-Oct-18 13:13:21

Lost Boys?

Frosty66611 Tue 23-Oct-18 13:16:10

The first Goosebumps movie that was out a couple of years ago?

Blarneybear Tue 23-Oct-18 13:17:54

None of these. As usual they are all fucking inappropriate for 13 year olds.

Hocus Pocus? The new Sabrina series on Netflix?

Blarneybear Tue 23-Oct-18 13:18:21

Edward scissorhands

Creepyexgirlfriend Tue 23-Oct-18 13:20:58

Agree with Blarney. Let them watch Hocus Pocus. Or Watcher in the Woods.

HippyChickMama Tue 23-Oct-18 13:26:47

Ds(11) has watched Lost Boys, Beetlejuice and Jaws and was fine with those.

AjasLipstick Tue 23-Oct-18 13:29:03

Scream is a good idea. They'll think it's retro.

INeedNewShoes Tue 23-Oct-18 13:31:23

Edward Scissorhands is a good suggestion. I'm sure this was a 12 when it was released?

Blarneybear Tue 23-Oct-18 13:50:27

Scream is a 15 and I wouldn't be happy at all if I knew parents had laid that on.

bumblebee39 Tue 23-Oct-18 13:54:38


Very retro and also a bit jumpy

Could do an 80s theme?

Ghostbusters etc.

Annandale Tue 23-Oct-18 13:57:14

Sorry about Sixth sense blush

Ghostbusters or edward scissorhands sound better.

Carrie petrified me aged 48 though at least no nightmares these days.

autumncolour Tue 23-Oct-18 14:03:41

How about a 50's horror themed evening i.e. 3D glasses, selection of b-movies and lots of popcorn?

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