Kid-Friendly: Gateways to Horror for Children

Only KID-FRIENDLY MOVIES are listed here. They are perfect gateways to horror.

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These are lists of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison
Displaying 1 - 50 of 50
1984
A high-maintenance creature gives birth to an army of small devils after being exposed to water.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
1986
A teenage girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother who has been kidnapped by a wizard.
1993
The owners of a theme park hosting cloned dinosaurs lose control of their security system.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1939
A girl is transported by a tornado to a world dominated by witches and inhabited by magical creatures.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
1988
A selfish cable television executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
1990
An innocent allergic creature gives birth to a hoard of morphing monsters inside a commercial skyscraper after being exposed to water.
1989
Members of a ghost hunting company investigate a stream of ectoplasm flowing in the sewers of New York City.
1990
A young boy is turned into a mouse by a witch.
1990
A man with scissors for hands leaves his castle and is brought into a new community.
1985
A boy gone bald uses a magic recipe given to him by ghosts to grow back his hair.
1993
The king of Halloween town discovers Christmas town and attempts to recreate what he found.
2015
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author after the writer's monsters are set free in the real world.
2018
Zombies are transferred to a normal high school in a suburban town.
1993
Three dead witches are brought back to life on Halloween.
2012
A boy attempts to bring back his dog to life using electricity.
1989
A child must protect his grand-father against a mad man dressed as Santa Claus who broke into their mansion.
1997
A rescue mission takes place inside an abandoned theme park filled with dinosaurs.
2001
A businessman’s contribution to science grants him and his wife a tour on an island inhabited by dinosaurs.
2011
While shooting a movie, a group of teenagers witness a massive train accident that triggers a series of supernatural events.
1990
Two brothers and their cousin tell each other spooky stories.
1987
A high school student is tormented by a werewolf curse he is afflicted by.
1987
Kids become the victims of demons erupting from a strange hole in the grass.
1985
A teenager discovers he is a werewolf after hitting puberty.
1987
Humanoids from outer space help a boy who struggles with bullying.
1986
A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to possess its inhabitants.
1986
A family moves into an apartment building infested with trolls.
2006
A turtle grows several times its original size in order to save Japan from a giant creature.
1981
A family hires an exterminator to destroy monsters that a cursed book summoned.
1980
A teenager experiences strange events after moving to a country home.
1971
Aliens arrive on Earth with a giant shark and intend to kill everyone.
1996
A giant moth protects earth against a three-headed dragon and its summoner.
1967
A gigantic flying monster emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan.
1997
Children discover a lost pyramid structured like a maze that a giant moth and a dragon are fighting over.
2017
The human race escapes planet Earth after an invasion only to return to an ecosystem dominated by giant monsters.
1989
A young boy finds a monster in the basement of his home and can't get his parents to believe him.
1968
Aliens use mind control on a giant turtle in order to destroy Earth.
1969
Aliens kidnap two children and take them to a distant planet for the purpose of analyzing their brains.
1970
A giant triceratops is released when an ancient statue is moved for display.
1989
A swamp creature attempts to prevent a ruler and his henchmen from performing mutation experiments on innocents.
1980
A giant turtle fights various monsters to save Earth.
1969
A bullied child day dreams of an island on which giant monsters fight each other.
1978
A teenager suspects her cousin might be a witch.
1995
A man wants to build a theme park on a land inhabited by leprechauns.
1996
A boy travels to Ireland, land of leprechauns.
1988
A house built over an evil passage way becomes infested with monsters.
1977
Three children get lost in nature while looking for Bigfoot.