Family Friendly Horror Movies

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Family Friendly Horror Movies

Ever seen these Family Friendly Horror Movies? We promise you'll find some new films. We assembled 25 of the top ones.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Rated R

The Shining is a psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel by Stephen King. It stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic who takes a job as the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. With his wife Wendy (played by Shelley Duvall) and their son Danny (played by Danny Lloyd), Jack moves into the hotel, hoping to use the time to write a novel. But when a series of supernatural events begin to occur around the hotel, Jack slowly begins to succumb to the same madness that drove the previous caretaker to murder his family decades earlier. As Jack's sanity unravels, Wendy and Danny must try to escape the hotel before it's too late. The Shining is a classic horror film that uses a combination of suspense and intense atmosphere to create an unforgettable experience.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Pan's Labyrinth
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Rated R

Pan's Labyrinth is a dark fantasy drama set in Spain in 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War. It follows the story of Ofelia, a young girl who finds an old, overgrown labyrinth and is transported to a mythical world filled with strange creatures and magical creatures. In this world she meets the mysterious Faun, who tells her that she is the reincarnation of an ancient princess and must complete three tasks in order to ascend to an immortal kingdom. As Ofelia struggles to complete her tasks, she also has to contend with her cruel and tyrannical stepfather, Captain Vidal, who is determined to bring law and order to the region, regardless of the cost. Ofelia's journey through the Labyrinth ultimately brings her to a final confrontation with her stepfather, who is determined to keep her in his world and prevent her from entering the magical one. In the end, she is able to find a way to bring justice, peace and understanding to both the magical and human worlds.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Rated R

The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin. It tells the story of a young girl possessed by a mysterious supernatural force. The film follows a young priest, Father Karras, as he attempts to perform an exorcism on the girl in order to save her soul. The film is known for its intense sequences, groundbreaking special effects, and chilling score. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest horror films of all time and is still seen as a groundbreaking work in the genre.

Get Out (2017)

Get Out
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jordan Peele, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener
Rated R

Get Out is a horror-thriller film about an African-American man named Chris, who visits the family estate of his white girlfriend, Rose. After arriving, Chris quickly becomes suspicious of her family's strange behavior and discovers a sinister plot to imprison black people on their property. With the help of his best friend, he must escape before it's too late. The film is a socially conscious horror-thriller, exploring themes of racism, social injustice, and prejudice. It was written and directed by Jordan Peele and was released in 2017, winning numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva
Rated R

Evil Dead II follows the story of Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler). After an evil spirit terrorizes them in the woods, Ash is left alone to fight off the Deadites, the minions of the undead. With the help of a mysterious woman, he must battle the forces of evil and try to find a way to save Linda and himself. With a mix of horror, comedy, and undead mayhem, Evil Dead II is a thrilling, wild ride that is sure to entertain.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
Rated R

The Conjuring is a supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and released in 2013. The film follows the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a real-life couple who investigate paranormal activity, as they work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. As they explore the horrific events that have taken place in the house, they confront a powerful demonic entity and must use their knowledge of the supernatural to bring the family to safety. With an intense atmosphere and fear-provoking thrills, The Conjuring is a true classic of the horror genre.

28 Days Later... (2002)

28 Days Later...
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer
Rated R

28 Days Later... is a post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle and released in 2002. The film follows Jim (Cillian Murphy), a bike courier in London, who wakes up from a coma to find that the world has gone silent and empty. He soon discovers that a highly contagious virus has caused most of the world's population to transform into mindless, violent monsters, leaving the few remaining survivors to fend for themselves. As Jim teams up with other survivors, they must combat both the infected and their own inner demons as they search for safety and a way to stop the virus.

REC (2007)

REC
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, starring Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso
Rated R

Army of Darkness (1992)

Army of Darkness
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie
Rated R

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Rated NC-17

Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Ari Aster, starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Rated R

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor
Rated R

It (2017)

It
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Andy Muschietti, starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis
Rated R

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan Trachtenberg, starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin
Rated PG-13

The Ring (2002)

The Ring
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman
Rated PG-13

Orphan (2009)

Orphan
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
Rated R

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau
Rated R

Insidious (2010)

Insidious
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye
Rated PG-13

Sinister (2012)

Sinister
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Scott Derrickson, starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Thompson
Rated R

Us (2019)

Us
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jordan Peele, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Rated R

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Scott Derrickson, starring Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott
Rated PG-13

Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce
Rated R

Bird Box (2018)

Bird Box
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Susanne Bier, starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson
Rated R

Hush (2016)

Hush
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Mike Flanagan, starring John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan
Rated R

Oculus (2013)

Oculus
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Mike Flanagan, starring Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane
Rated R

 



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