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My generation of children were hugely disappointed by the decision that "Gremlins" would bear a 15 certificate, as we all got the read along cassettes and action figures that Christmas. It was a debate that would resurface with Tim Burton's "Batman" (which would bear the new 12 certificate, but be released as a 15 certificate on video) and later Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" (which would bear the new 12a certificate).
I guess we shouldn't really be surprised. Horror speaks to the child in us all. It shakes us up with thoughts of anarchy and chaos, and regresses us back to the fearful sense of vulnerability that we associate with being a child. Most horror ideas can be found in traditional folk tales that have been turned into children's fairy tales. A perusal of world fairy tales reveals all manner of horrible monsters as well as acts of morbid acts of violence
Anyway, please see below the link to this very enjoyable line-up. I know that several of the films listed I count amongst my all-time favourite movies.
"Eight Family Films Are Actually Really Horrors"
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