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Please recommend a scary movie for my 12-year old daughter . . . (UPDATE)

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2015 at 12:58 AM
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My 12-year old daughter has been pestering me to allow her to watch a scary movie.  She asked last night to watch "The Ring".  I said no.

We don't really watch horror movies in our household . . . I absolutely will not allow her to watch violent scary movies (like "Scream" for instance) . . .

So, help!  Are there scary movies that are appropriate for a 12-year old--that do not include violence, sex, and obscene language?  (She also asked if she could watch "The Purge."  Again, I said no!)

What scary movies would you recommend for a 12-year old?

UPDATE:

Here are the recommendations that fit my criteria so far:

Poltergeist
Supernatural (t.v. series)
Gremlins
Amityville Horror (original version)
Jaws


What else? 

by on Jan. 6, 2015 at 12:58 AM
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crumpy_gat
by No. on Jan. 6, 2015 at 12:59 AM
You left out well.. Everything, so, no suggestions
Momniscient
by Emerald Member on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM
Gremlins.
KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM
The original (70's version) Amityville Horror is scary, yet tame.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:01 AM
Well without violence there are no scary movies.
allycally
by Ruby Member on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:02 AM
Umm... Goosebumps
LovlyRita
by Meter Maid on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:03 AM
Gremlins like the PP posted is good. My kids saw Jaws in the DVD pile and we've been planning to show them it next chance we get. My kids are 9 and 12.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:03 AM
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Let her watch the Paranormal Activity movies... They're so boring but will probably scare the beejesus outta her.

-ZombieSpider
by on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:04 AM

I have no clue.

LovlyRita
by Meter Maid on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:05 AM
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A great show she'd love is Supernatural. It's available on Netflix. We watch it with our 12 year old and it's scary but TV preteenish.
ArmyWife112908
by Mrs.Crane on Jan. 6, 2015 at 1:06 AM
The craft
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