My husband and I went to the cheap-o movies yesterday ($3 for both of us! what?!? LOL) and we decided we wanted to see NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Just to refresh memories: it's about a child molester who was burned alive and now invades teenagers dreams and kills them. Yes, Freddy Krueger was/is a child molester.
We were there and noticed there was 2 separate parents who brought their children. One man brought his son (who looked to be about 7 or 8) and fell asleep (the dad, not the son) and the one woman brought 4 of her children - all between about 1-6 years old. And let them sit there and WATCH this movie. No, there was no nudity but they talked about child molesting and it was violent.
My children are 3 and 7 and my oldest couldn't even watch Haunted Mansion without getting scared. How old is okay to bring small children into a movie like that??
Would totally depend on the kid and the movie. I remember seeing the original Nightmare on Elm Street when I was like 8 or 9. Scared the crap out of me but we sat through every single one of them (except the last 2, I think). Didn't scare me half as bad as Poltergeist did and I saw that when I was about 7 or 8 (I'm still deathly afraid of clown dolls, lol).
My kids have watched horror movies, but I avoid the slasher type ones. I see no point to them. They've seen lots of vampire/warewolf/zombie movies over the years. The one that gave them nightmares? A Goosbumps movie. My son was 7 and could sit through I Am Legend without blinking but that kid movie scared the crap out of him.
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