10 Most Scary Movies Meant for Kids But Terrified Adults

Stephen King’s book IT (2017) and film may have caused many viewers to reconsider whether they have really overcome their fear of clowns. Not everyone will enjoy a horror movie and not every horror movie will evoke the same emotions. A well-crafted horror film will tap into the viewer’s distress, their hearts beating faster as a menacing creature slowly searches for its protagonist.

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Horror movies for an adult audience aren’t the only movies that scare a viewer. There are many films that younger audiences could see that would also interest adult viewers and maybe even scare them.


‘Corals’ (2009)

coral (2006) is another film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s books, unlike the other films, this film uses stop motion animation. The film revolves around Coraline (voiced by Dakota Jones) a young girl who just wanted to gain the attention her parents lack. In her house she found a door that led her into a vibrant world where her wildest fantasies came true.

What she appreciated most was all the attention her parents gave her in the alternate world. But Coraline soon learned that the alternate reality came at a price. Her alternate mother tried to sew button eyes onto Coraline, the more Coraline resisted, the angrier the mother became. coral is available on the Roku channel.

‘Monster House’ (2006)

Visiting haunted houses is an important tradition for many people who celebrate Halloween. Those who visit haunted houses know that the house only serves as a shelter for the creepy crawlies that live in the house. In the 2006 movie monster house, The haunted house in the suburbs does not serve as a backdrop in the film. Instead, the house is the film’s main antagonist and possesses anthropomorphic qualities.

It lures passers-by to step through its door and never leave. The neighborhood kids, DJ (Michel Musso), jenny (Spencer Locke) and chowder (Sam Lerner) are the only ones to notice that the house is alive and are determined to destroy the house even though they know they have very little chance of defeating it. monster house is available on the Roku channel.

“Corpse Bride” (2005)

That corpse bride (2005) followed the story by Victor Van Dort (voiced by Johnny Depp), who planned to marry his bride-to-be. However, when he goes to the forest to practice his vows before the wedding, he meets a woman in a wedding dress. This woman rose from the ground and assumed that he would marry her.

The bride tried to convince him to join her in the land of the living dead, but his living bride was still waiting for him. That corpse bride has an aesthetic similar to The nightmare before Christmas because it is also a Tim Burton Movie. corpse bride is available on HBO Max.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004)

violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and sunny (Kara Hoffman and Shelby Hoffman) was assigned a new guardian to look after her after her parents tragically died in a house fire. The term “take care of her” is an understatement, her new guardian Count Olaf (Jim Carey) expected the children to follow his instructions.

Count Olaf was an unpredictable character and his decisions got the children into very bad situations, like trying to escape from a locked car on the train tracks while a train was speeding towards them. But he wasn’t the only character who seemed strange and unusual. A chain of unfortunate events (2004) is available on YouTube.

“The Haunted House” (2003)

The haunted house (2003) follows the story of Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy), a property and his family while touring the inside of a mansion near a lake. Cobwebs cover the lights and dim lighting, and inexplicable floating objects add to the creepiness of this house. The Evers grew suspicious of every new person they met, especially as they seemed to appear out of nowhere.

While they could have just left the house when they found out they might be in danger, they didn’t want to risk driving in a thunderstorm. The Evers searched the house and found hidden doors and clues that belonged to one of their family members. The haunted house is available on Disney+.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

The nightmare before Christmas (1993) is a classic film directed by Tim Burton. The film stars Jack Skellington (voiced by Danny Elfman) lived in a town where Halloween is the main holiday and the only holiday celebrated. When he got tired of celebrating the holidays, he decided to take the Christmas holidays and add a Halloween twist.

In order to carry out his plan and introduce a new holiday to the townspeople, he kidnapped Santa Claus. Then he replaced the gifts that children received with a terrible version of the gifts. The last thing parents expected to see was their child opening a gift with a head inside. The nightmare before Christmas is available on Disney+.

“Don’t Look Under the Bed” (1990)

Don’t look under the bed (1990) starring Erin Chambers as Frances, a teenager who started witnessing strange events. Only Larry Houdini (Ty Hodges), a boy from her school, knew what was going on and that the culprit was the boogeyman. To find the boogeyman, she had to crawl under her bed to enter his world.

While viewers don’t travel to an alternate world beneath their bed where their lazy peanut butter sandwiches are bigger than they are, it reminds viewers that they may have no idea what exactly lies beneath. Don’t look under the bed is available on Disney+.

‘Arachnophobia’ (1990)

arachnophobia is afraid of spiders is also the title of the 1990 film starring jeff daniels, Julian Sandsand John Gutman. This film followed the story of a dangerous spider that found its way from South America to the United States and began mating with the spiders there. The offspring will be deadlier than the original South American spider and anyone bitten by this spider would die.

Viewers who are already afraid of spiders will likely avoid this film or be unable to overcome their fear. It’s scary enough that there are wolf spiders, black widow spiders, and brown recluse spiders, among others, and some of these spiders can be found all over the United States. This film reminds viewers of the impact these insects can have on humans. That Movie arachnophobia is rated PG-13 and available on the Roku Channel. There’s an upcoming remake of arachnophobia is being worked on.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

There are over 100,000 plant species in the world. These plants vary in size, appearance, and what environments they thrive in. in the Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Seymour (Rick Moranis) found one plant that was different from the others, but he couldn’t quite make out what it was. He named her “Audrey II” and after spending time with this plant, learned that she craved blood.

If this plant had stayed as small as Seymour originally got it, it might not have been a problem. Only this plant kept growing and soon reached the size of Seymour and her appetite kept growing. Little Shop of Horrors is rated PG-13 and available on HBO Max.

‘Gremlins’ (1984)

Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility and there are many do’s and don’ts that owners need to be aware of. Billy learned his lesson after realizing what happens when he doesn’t follow the rules. His father gives him a creature called “Mogwai” as a pet.

The “Mogwai” is unlike any other pet. The creature should not come into contact with water or bright light and cannot eat after midnight. Though they may appear cute and small, these creatures can easily transform into monstrous reptilian beings if their owner doesn’t follow the rules. gremlins (1984) is available on HBO Max, and in 2023 viewers and fans of the ’80s film will be able to see the animated prequel series. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.

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