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At what age do you start letting your kids watch scary movies?


Asked by 405mom at 6:47 PM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I think that depends on the Child and the movie...If your child gets nightmares I would not let them watch scary movies.
    I think around 12 though other than that.

    Answer by nowmommyof2 at 6:50 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • my son loves watching scary movies with me hes going on four.

    Answer by Mamii0f2 at 7:07 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • maybe a better question would be at what ages did you not let your child watch scary movies?

    My kids have watched them since they were little. They hit certain ages when they are not comfortable watching them and at that time we don't not make them watch them. Right now my 10 year old prefers not to watch (but love them a few years back) while my 8 year old love them!

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 6:55 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • For kids your children's age, Goose Bumps movies are good for them to see this time of year. Monster House is another good one. I am still traumatized by a Living Dead movie I watched w/ a friend when I was in the 4th grade! So be careful what they do see.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:56 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • My son will be 10 in a couple of months but for the last 2 years we spend Saturdays in October by watching scary movies on the SciFi channel. They are edited so I don't have to worry about language or nudity- they are mainly just cheesy and we like pointing out all of the loopholes in the stories.

    Answer by Nindy at 7:02 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • My son was watching from around age 3. He loved and still loves Halloween, and every other scary movie. We have yet to find one that actually scares him.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:27 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • my son has always watched them with me he would laugh when my sister would jump at them he would tell her its not scary and pat her hand

    Answer by acastle2 at 10:02 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • My daughter was watching Saw movies with me before she was 1. She liked horror/thriller movies more than cartoons. I'll probably raise her watching horror movies, so that she doesn't end up crapping her pants when she sees then later. All the people I know who grew up watching horror movies were rarely freaked out by stuff, but those who didn't get to start watching them until they were older (preteen and up) got freaked out by everything. My dad started letting me watch them when "It" came out (I think I was 3, maybe 4). He would sit there with me during movies and explain how they did stuff with the special effects to help explain that it was just a movie.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • good answer :) its just a general question though for fun my kids are 10 and under so i dont let them watch yet

    Comment by 405mom (original poster) at 6:52 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • @Mrs.BAT: That is how I and my son was/were raised. I agree.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2010