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The 15 Best Kid-Friendly Horror Movies & TV Shows

Mummy2Recently, Shock contributor Christopher Jiminez wrote a spot-on article about influential made-for-television horror classics and it got me thinking about horror in general and I realized how much of my fascination and love for horror stems from my childhood.

Now, my mom was a little rigid when it came to movies. So, while a ton of my friends saw Scream in theaters and were renting The Exorcist, I was stuck with the Universal classics and some of the more “kid appropriate” horror. But looking back on it, I don’t mind that at all because I have a deep appreciation for the shows and movies that did their best to create a family friend horror experience.

In no particular order (except for number one), I wanted to take some time to applaud and highlight some of the best kid friendly horror of all time.


  • Alex

    under wraps is a classic

  • Armando Pina

    I would add a little show called Eerie Indiana to the list.

    • Juan Asilo

      wow yeah why it wasnt add?

      • RyanCreepshow

        I definitely considered it. Honestly I could have added another ten to fifteen easy but I wanted to try and keep it on the smaller side. Movies like Labyrinth, The Neverending Story, and The Dark Crystal all crossed my mind (although many of them were more fantasy) and Eerie, Indiana and Round the Twist also did. But I agree, it was a great show.

  • TISHE

    Witches was my first horror film next to halloween and monster squad when I was around 6. A kids movie shot like die hard and defies PG-13. Also best kind of wolfman transformation next to werewolf in london.

  • Pandora The Curious

    I think R.L. Stine’s Nightmare Room was a good one for kids as well.

  • Mumm-Ra

    Really solid list. Are You Afraid of the Dark needs a US dvd release.