Most of the horror movies are not meant for kids, but they do love to get scared by watching them. But there are a few horror films that are kid-friendly. For this list, we are excluding movies depicting brutality, over violence, high graphic content, and sexuality. Instead, we would be looking at the horror movies that the parents would allow their kids to watch. Let’s have a look at top 5 kid-friendly horror movies.
Poltergeist is directed by Tobe Hooper and was released in the year 1982. The star cast of the movie includes Heather O’Rourke, Dominique Dunne, JoBeth Williams, and Craig T. Williams. The movie tells the story a haunted house with minimal violence and graphic content. It’s also interesting to note that the movie is directed by the mastermind behind The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)! But this movie is family friendly and it is mainly due to the influence of Steven Spielberg as he is the co-writer and producer of the movie.
4) An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London is directed by John Landis and was released in the year 1981. The star cast of the movie includes David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, John Woodvine, and Brian Glover. The posters and trailers of the movie are really deceptive as you may mistake it for a serious horror flick. But the case is different. The movie has got a lot of hilarious moments and the story of the young traveler turning into a werewolf after being attacked by a werewolf had a cult fan following at that time and is an all-time horror classic.
3) The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and was released in the year 1999. The star cast of the movie includes Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, and Olivia Williams. The movie tells the story of a young boy who is able to see and communicate with ghosts. This film was a path-breaking horror movie from the visionary director as the horror movies of the late 90s were filled with over violence and slasher scenes. With very minimal horror and violence, the director succeeded in maintaining a high tension throughout the movie.
2) Child’s Play
Child’s Play is directed by Tom Holland and was released in the year 1988. The star cast of the movie includes Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine Hicks. The movie tells the story of a guy doll Chucky being possessed by the spirit of a serial killer and Chucky is in search of a young innocent body so that he could transfer his soul. He is merciless and won’t spare anyone who gets in his way.
Gremlins is directed by Joe Dante and was released in the year 1984. The star cast of the movie includes Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, and Polly Holliday. The movie tells the story of a strange creature called Mogwai and it spawns more aggressive and destructive small evil monsters. Joe Dante is well known for directing some of the family friendly horror classics and Gremlins is undoubtedly one of his best works and it leaves a message to the kids about the importance of taking care of their pets.