Every year I ask for your movie suggestions for my annual Halloween horrot-thon. This year is a bit different.
I'm letting the kids have a Halloween party (the evening before). They each invited invite five friends over to watch horror movies. I'll be setting the living room up in a haunted house/movie theater hybrid to set the tone.
Now, here's the difficulty: Nat's friends are fourteen years old, DJ's friends are eleven. I need to find at least three movies that will satisfy all.
I've checked with the kids' parents and they are all ok with blood and guts and gore. The only thing we have to nix is any overt sex. Also, I think that over the top horror - especially anything with zombies or vampires (think Lost Boys
) will leave less mental damage (read: nightmares) than movies that deal out psychological horror (i.e., Lady in White
So, in short, I need a few titles that will entertain and scare both age groups, without the eleven year olds asking me awkward sex questions and without the fourteen year olds complaining that the movie is for babies.
Ideally, I'd like to scare the shit out of all them because while they talk big when it comes to watching horror movies (nothing scares me!
), I know they would all practically piss their pants if I started scratching on the window while holding up a Chucky doll.
[Speaking of horror, check this out
. I'm still laughing.]