15 decidedly scary films without R-rated content

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  • hosky7 Saratoga Springs, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Both funny and scary and perfect for the whole family is "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" with Don Knotts. One of our family favorites for Halloween is "Hocus Pocus" with Bette Midler. How can you leave out "Arsenic and Old Lace" with Cary Grant. Good stuff!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    And why has the Deseret News decided that G, PG, and PG-13 are family friendly and R isnt'?

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 27, 2013 9:57 p.m.

    The tradition of children donning costumes of various kinds, and making lanterns is one thing, but the sick "holiday" that has emerged over the years is disgusting.

    Why should we encourage a taste for the gory, things that frighten children, and the superstitious? I hope that more and more parents will promote more tasteful and wholesome activities than those suggested by 'scary movies'.

  • milhouse Atlanta, GA
    Oct. 27, 2013 3:59 a.m.

    I wish that this article followed the conventions of IMDB with regards to parental supervision; rather than pass judgments on which ages of kids should be okay to watch what, present the content and allow parents to choose for themselves.

  • Tami Herriman, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 10:47 p.m.

    I would add The Changeling with George C Scott. A 1980's suspenseful ghost story that'll scare the wits out of you without blood and gore.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Oct. 25, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    In SoCali last weekend I saw the Stage play version of "The Woman in Black" in Fullerton. I didn't realize it was originally a movie. Two actors were playing all the parts. The actors narration put me in that dank manor house in Northern England tidal marsh land. Wow, what an early Halloween treat !

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    I love The Woman In Black. It's a classic.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Oct. 25, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    Fun list. A few more:
    Sixth Sense
    Monster House
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind