While there are children’s films that attempt to pander to a darkly inclined audience, there are few that fall comfortably under the horror umbrella without defacing the genre. Most dilute it with comedy or dumb down the concepts so much that they become painfully patronizing, yet the scarier elements are arguably more beneficial to a child’s mental development. So, isn’t it about time that children’s films spook things up and embrace their audience of creepy kids?
What do you think? Read my Movie Pilot piece Embrace The Creepy Kid: Why Children’s Horror Movies Should Be More Accepted and let me know if you agree.