10 Bone-Chilling Movies Perfect for Non-Horror Fans

In an online forum, user u/tonymosh stated, “My son (11) is very interested in watching scary movies, but I've held back due to his age. So I introduced a few menacing movies with scary visuals or intensity.”

He continued, “But I stopped short of anything too aggressive and nothing honestly in the horror genre. So my main restrictions are no sex (innuendo is fine), no heavy religious stuff, and low/moderate gore. Any recommendations on how to move to the next level?”

The online community responded and delivered these ten age-appropriate movies to introduce the horror genre to a curious eleven-year-old.

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins shares a story about a cute little Mogwai named Gizmo. It draws on legends of mischievous folkloric creatures that cause malfunctions known as, Gremlins.

Tremors (1990)

Tremors is a scary movie franchise spawning six sequels, a TV series, and a video game. But the first one is the cult classic and incredible watch. It tells the story of underground creatures that can sense vibrations and attack from below.

The Burbs (1989)

The Burbs is a comedy horror story about a strange family who moves into an eccentric culdesac. These neighbors isolate themselves, don't take care of their yard, and are caught digging in their backyard in the middle of the night.

Freaky (2020)

Freaky puts a comedy horror spin on Freaky Friday. The story follows a teenage girl who unintentionally swaps bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer is the first in the franchise of slasher films. It follows four teens stalked by a hook-wielding maniac, one-year after the anniversary of killing a man in a car accident and covering it up.

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