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Halloween movie recommendations: Horror films perfect for a broader audience

In a genre where a PG-13 rating is considered by some fans to be a mark of disgrace, finding horror movies without all the questionable content can be a difficult task.

But that doesn’t mean film buffs and casual horror fans are stuck choosing between “Scooby-Doo” and “The Human Centipede” this Halloween.

For older audiences searching for spooky, holiday-appropriate movies, here are some of the best films that prove you don’t need buckets of blood and gratuitous sex to make a good scary movie.

Related: 10 movies perfect for family Halloween viewing
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Reflectere
Utah, UT

I can't believe some of the crap Deseret News condones as entertainment appropriate to watch.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Maybe not a horror movie but a classic is the Original Andromeda Strain. What about classics like "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" and "Wait Until Dark".

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