Coraline (2009)via amazon.com
One of the scariest movies because: It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a disarmingly creepy tale about lost children and an evil witch, whom viewers may find more familiar than the cackling hags of old-fashioned fairy tales.
What the critics say: “There are many scenes and images in Coraline that are likely to scare children. This is not a warning but rather a recommendation… Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling.”—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Instead of a creepy flick, try watching one of these 12 movies from your childhood that your kids will fall in love with!
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)via amazon.com
One of the scariest movies because: Who wants to imagine being eaten by Anthony Hopkins?
What the critics say: “For all the unbridled savagery on display, what is shrewd, significant and finally hopeful about Silence of the Lambs is the way it proves that a movie can be mercilessly scary and mercifully humane at the same time.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The critically acclaimed film won five Oscars in 1992. Here are 11 other surprising films that you forgot won Oscars.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)via amazon.com
One of the scariest movies because: Worse than Anthony Hopkins, who wants to imagine being eaten by hordes of undead strangers?
What the critics say: “George Romero’s remarkably assured debut, made on a shoestring, about a group of people barricaded inside a farmhouse while an army of flesh-eating zombies roams the countryside, deflates all genre clichés.”—Elliott Stein, Village Voice