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Posted: 10/28/2013 5:47:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 1:00:53 PM EST by FordGuy]
I realize there is a pretty good (but long) netflix thread goiing on. it was no help to me.

I have struggled to find "Halloween" suitable movie experiences to watch with young children. 7-12) Granted, not much is out there that doesn't require some supervision and or explaining to do, even the old stuff.

I am just trying to avoid rampant sexual themes, ax weilding killers wearing masks, etc.

So here are some ideas:

Dracula (original, black and white) The overall story is macabre but the scenes in the movie itself are rather tame by today's standards.
Creature from the Black LagoonThe Mummy
Frankenstein.
"Young frankensteiun" for a little comedy.

Two I found last night:
Black Sabbath
I Sell the Dead. (this one has throat cutting scenes, and decapatation) but was otherwise funny and iunteresting.

Ghostbusters
Men in Black
So what are some movies available right now we may have missed?

Also, does anyone know where to find the Johnny Depp version of Sleepy Hollow?

another one - Cujo.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:48:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 5:48:30 AM EST by Vaux]
Beetle Juice.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:48:15 AM EST
The nightmare before christmas is always good.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:52:41 AM EST
Continuing the Tim Burton theme of this thread:

Corpse Bride
Frankenweenie
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:59:31 AM EST
Halloween town

Ernest scared stupid
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:04:21 AM EST
Monster Squad.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:18:45 AM EST
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Hotel Transylvania wasn't too bad either.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:20:55 AM EST
The original House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:22:32 AM EST
The Burbs

Great unintentional Halloween movie. It's rated PG so it should be GTG.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:24:39 AM EST
hocus pocus
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:24:42 AM EST
Hocus Pocus
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:38:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:40:05 AM EST by wtwining]
Them, The Car, and Gargoyles (from the 1970's).

Young Frankenstein seems a little to racy for kids, don't you think?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:41:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wtwining:
Them, The Car, and Gargoyles (from the 1970's)
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I saw that movie as a kid when it first aired on TV. It scared the crap out of me. For years after, whenever I was riding in a car at night with my parents, I kept listening for the sound of something landing on the roof of the car.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:43:20 AM EST
Good call with the old classics OP.

Some other suggestions with varying levels of appropriateness so you should preview anything you haven't seen already:

Poltergeist
Halloween 1978. Surprisingly easy to censor if you know the movie. Just skip over the opening scene and then the 3 deaths. It's running on AMC this week so you could probably get the television cut.
Signs
The Ring
Lost Boys
Silent Hill
Jaws
Rosemary's Baby
Alien
Gremlins
The Shining
The Fog (80's version)
30 Days of Night (kinda gory and violent though)
Fright Night (the original and the remake)

Some of the new haunting movies (I personally hate them). A couple of them may be too much though so definitely screen ahead of time.
Insidious
Paranormal Activity
The Posession
The Conjuring
Sinister
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:43:52 AM EST
Hocus Pocus is a must.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:46:27 AM EST
watched the original (maybe) 1941 wolfman with my 7 yo daughter, it was on netflix or amazon.. can't remember which. She seemed to like it
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:48:56 AM EST
The Disney version of Sleepy Hollow was really good. Watch it every year with my kid.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:50:10 AM EST
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I saw that movie as a kid when it first aired on TV. It scared the crap out of me. For years after, whenever I was riding in a car at night with my parents, I kept listening for the sound of something landing on the roof of the car.
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Originally Posted By Vaux:
Originally Posted By wtwining:
Them, The Car, and Gargoyles (from the 1970's)


I saw that movie as a kid when it first aired on TV. It scared the crap out of me. For years after, whenever I was riding in a car at night with my parents, I kept listening for the sound of something landing on the roof of the car.


lol...what scared me as a kid was the one gargoyle that slowly came up from the foot of the bed, wow! it took weeks to sleep again!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:51:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 101_proof:
Good call with the old classics OP.

Some other suggestions with varying levels of appropriateness so you should preview anything you haven't seen already:

Poltergeist
Halloween 1978. Surprisingly easy to censor if you know the movie. Just skip over the opening scene and then the 3 deaths. It's running on AMC this week so you could probably get the television cut.
Signs
The Ring
Lost Boys
Silent Hill
Jaws
Rosemary's Baby
Alien
Gremlins
The Shining
The Fog (80's version)
30 Days of Night (kinda gory and violent though)
Fright Night (the original and the remake)

Some of the new haunting movies (I personally hate them). A couple of them may be too much though so definitely screen ahead of time.
Insidious
Paranormal Activity
The Posession
The Conjuring
Sinister
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Yeah, the new one sucked!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:52:36 AM EST
Ernest scared stupid
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:18:20 AM EST
Dr. Syn/The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh is a Disney series. I say it's a Halloween movie due to the costumes worn by the smuggler. It's a very good series on its own, but it's a good series for this time of year.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:21:39 AM EST
The ghost and mr chicken.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:24:23 AM EST
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Halloween town

Ernest scared stupid
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Legend (1985)
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Coraline (2009)
Frankenweenie (2012)
Paranorman (2012)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:11:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wtwining:
Them, The Car, and Gargoyles (from the 1970's).

Young Frankenstein seems a little to racy for kids, don't you think?
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Yes I do. I have pretty much accepted that at least a few times in most movies I will have to announce, "OK kids don't look." LOL. Sometimes "cover your ears."

that is a horrible solution, I know.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 8:54:57 AM EST
saw Nosferatu last night - kids loved it! we had them take turns reading the narratives
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