The most dangerous PG-13 horror movies

normal response to hearing Horror film And the Parental guidance is recommended for children under 13 years old At the same time, most likely, doubt. How can a movie be downright scary when its rating is just one step above Scooby Doo? There is not much blood. Minimum swearing. No severed limbs. However, there is a treasure trove of films that make up for what they lack in R-rated horror tropes by doubling down on the many, many scares. You see, PG-13 isn’t the death knell for a horror movie. In fact, it opens up a wide berth of creativity in order to deliver horror without resorting to the tried-and-true slide and dice.

Signs (2002)

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it’s a Mel Gibson In a movie that’s scarier than his real-life antics, if you can believe it. Gibson plays Graham Hess, a former cloth widower who lives in a farmhouse with his brother Meryl (Joaquin Phoenix), Ibn Morgan (Rory Culkin) and her daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin). One day the Hess stumble upon large crop circles in their corn fields, which they first attribute to local vandals, but learning the truth is too terrifying. Crop circles have appeared globally, and with them visitors appear to be aliens. exit M. Nate Shyamalan is exceptional at pulling tension out of horror, with the claustrophobic feel of the family in the basement, dungeon against aliens, and a master’s degree in fear of the unseen. The ending is a little snug (unless you subscribe to the theory that aliens are actually demons), but the movie makes a good jump or two.

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Arachnophobia (1990)

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Jeff Daniels Like Dr. Ross Jennings. John Goodman As an exterminator Delbert McClintock. A whole load of a new strain of killer spider, with an unknown lethal venom, has taken root in the town of Canaima, California, killing several townspeople and ready to bring out more. Be honest – I was convinced Killer spideris not it?

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Scary stories to tell in the dark

Anthology film based on the author’s book series Alvin Schwartzwith four tales woven into the story of a girl, Stella (Zoe Coletti), who finds a book of horror stories written by Sarah Bellows who committed suicide years earlier after being accused of witchcraft and used to kill the town’s children. However, Sarah still appears to be writing the stories, because the four tales are new stories that appear on previously blank pages… and are used to bring out Stella’s friends one by one. It’s a stunningly scary movie, not surprisingly Guillermo del ToroHis involvement as a writer and producer.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

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What happens when an exorcism results in the death of the exorcist? This is what happens in Exorcism from Emily Rose, a horror film that rises above the literary genre to include thought-provoking questions about faith and dark forces. Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson(performs an exorcism on a young girl, Emily Rose)Jennifer Carpenter), which ends in her tragic death. The priest is arrested for the murder, along with attorney Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) defending her client against his seemingly unbelievable claims about the truth.

Lights Out (2016)

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Turn off the lights First released in 2013 as a three-minute short, it’s one that made efficient use of its time to a truly terrifying end. The short went viral on Vimeo and YouTube, attracting the attention of Hollywood, with Warner Bros. Horror movie producer James Wan Winning the movie rights battle. The fact that a movie was made based on a short, viral clip isn’t surprising – that’s what Hollywood was made of sickle off a dummy’s trailer Grindhouse, after all — but the fact that the movie is definitely excellent, with a vengeful spirit somehow connected to their mother, terrorizing a young woman and her brother. They can only be seen when the lights are off, by the way, hence the name, and if you’re thinking “why doesn’t the light just turn on then?” They thought so, only “Diana” cut the power to their house. No holes here, just move along.

Insidious (2010)

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Speaking of James Wan, insidious It is a testament to how talented the director is. It’s a truly unique and undeniably scary horror movie, like Wan’s Sorcery. Young Dalton Lambert (Ty Simpkins) falls into a coma after seeing an evil entity, without any explanation as to why. Shortly thereafter, supernatural things begin to happen around the house, prompting the Lamberts to move into a new home. Guess what was in the moving truck? Yes, this move does not stop the paranormal activities of that psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shay) to help, and informs the parents that Dalton has the ability to astral travel, only now he is trapped in “More”, another dimension where a number of tormented souls wander aimlessly. This pays dad josh (Patrick Wilson) to use his forgotten cosmic travel abilities to save Dalton. Just a great movie, with a great twist that puts the best bit (in the author’s opinion) insidious 2.

Mama (2013)

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When the radio ads promoting the movie send chills at the sound of a baby simply saying “Mama,” you know it has to be good…and my mom He is. Five years after his brother killed a number of people, including his ex-wife Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend Annabelle (Jessica Chastain(taking his two nieces, Victoria)Megan Charpentier) and Lily (Isabelle Nellis), who spent that time alone in a secluded cabin in the woods. Well, “alone” might not be the right word. what about He spent that time with the fearful dead mother’s spirit for a long time in a secluded cabin in the woods. Even in death, Mama fosters the children she claimed were her own, and was not keen on Victoria’s closeness with Annabelle, with playfulness and playfulness trailing behind closely.

A Quiet Place (2018)

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A quiet place It succeeds on a number of levels. It’s the movie that proves it John Krasinski Jim is more than just a the desk. It is another example of the exceptionally talented Emily BluntUndeniable skill as an actress. It’s a movie with very little dialogue, and a knockout performance by a deaf actress Millicent Simmonds. Most importantly, it’s scary as all hell. Krasinski pulls out all the stops and more here, with every creak or whisper fraught with the horror of a beast he hears. There are two scenes in particular that make the movie a must-see, and they’re both front and center for Blunt’s Evelyn Abbott: the first is where Abbott has the misfortune of stepping right on a rusty nail, barefoot, while the second is Abbott giving birth in a tub. Bathing. While the monsters are in the house. Blunt shows pain and terror through her face and eyes, desperate to scream but knows she can’t. It’s an amazing performance that should have garnered Blunt more awards than the only Screen Actors Guild Award for Supporting Actor she received.

Poltergeist (1982)

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“They are here.” Two simple words, spoken by young people Heather O’Rourke Like Carol Ann, she indicates the arrival of evil spirits at the Freeling home. If you thought hearing the word “mama” was scary (see above), your drawers will be dirty with these words. The supernatural behaviors are innocent at first, but slowly grow into something more sinister, culminating in Carol Ann being transported into a spiritual realm. evil soul Homebuyers have been insisting on background checks to make sure there is no burial site on the property, and pairing it with He. She 1990 soap operas, which led to thousands of children being ostracized by clowns. And adults.

Cloverfield (2008)

The monster is wreaking havoc in New York City

Armed with a revolutionary, game-changing promotional campaign, Cloverfield He — literally — roared onto the scene in 2008, a movie that capitalized on the found footage craze at the time. It was like watching a Godzilla movie from the point of view of a citizen of the city Godzilla was tearing apart. Well, a native of Tokyo, happy? The found footage element works very well, adding a sense of realism to the film’s events that isn’t often found in the horror genre. And seeing the head of the Statue of Liberty roll down the street is worth the price of admission alone.

1408 (2007)

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Gee, a satirical writer and skeptic who wanders about debunking so-called supernatural phenomena travels from Los Angeles to New York to spend one night in Room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel, which is said to be cursed. There is no way that Could go sideways for writer Mike Enslin (John Cusack)! Imagine his surprise when there is no “said” about the room at all, and the horror at realizing that he might not make it to the morning. Based on a short story from King StephenAnd the 1408 Hands down the worries.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

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Sam Raimi Sure, do the dead like to drag the living, eh? Kristen Brown (Allison Lohmann(He is a loan officer in a bank who refuses to extend the time on a loan for the old lady Ghanoush)Lorna Raver), which exposes her to the possibility of losing her home. Bad call, Christine. Now the old lady has placed a curse on her that will see Christine drift into the depths of hell in a few days, days filled with terror as she waits. Seems a bit exaggerated. Can’t Ganush write a stern letter?

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