horror movies for kids

This weekend sees the release of Goosebumps, the big-screen adaptation of the book series that introduced countless kids to the horror genre. I should know – I’m one of them. The movie may be good and it may be bad (we shall seen soon enough), but the books will always be nestled away in the warm folds of my nostalgia. They allowed me, a young coward, to dip my toe into the horror genre and realize that I liked it. I won’t defend them as great (or even decent) literature, but they did what they set out to do: entertain and scare children.

And now, several decades after the fact, I’d like to contribute to the scaring of future children. After all, every kid needs a jolt or two in their life. Every kid needs that one scary story or movie that sticks with them, shapes their dreams and nightmares, and helps make them who they are. So how about we talk about what horror films you can show your kids if they like Goosebumps movie?

Peruse our list of great horror movies for kids after the jump.

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Will Ferrell-Themed Bar Opens in New York

Will Ferrell in Anchorman

If your idea of a good Friday night is trading Anchorman quotes over glasses of scotchy scotch scotch, you’ll want to get on the next train to New York City’s Lower East Side. A Will Ferrell-themed bar called Stay Classy has just opened in the area, and it’s kind of a big deal. Learn all about the Will Ferrell bar after the jump.  Read More »

Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo

More often than not, the actors and actresses who bring your favorite comic book characters to life on the big screen are fans just like you. They grew up idolizing certain superheroes, and it’s a dream for them to be playing them, just as it is for you to see them become as real as they can on film. However, they can’t enjoy fandom the way we can without being swamped by other fans who want to take pictures with them and want their autograph.

But plenty of stars have found an awesome workaround that helps them fit in with the masses of fans, even at a place that’s overrun with the most rabid of them: cosplay. Many an actor and actress have worn costumes in order to walk the showfloor at Comic-Con without being mobbed by fans, and Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo have just joined their ranks. Read More »

Hoverboard Commercial

This year, luxury automobile manufacturer Lexus turned the future into the present by making a real working hoverboard, thanks to the science of super-cooled magnets. We’re still a long way off from having hoverboards on streets around the world, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.

However, in honor of Back to the Future Day coming up in just under a couple weeks, Universal Pictures has unleashed an official hoverboard commercial, touting the Mattel branded toy of the future, as if it were a product of the present. Read More »

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How is Jessica Jones connected to Iron Fist? Want to hear Luke Cage say “Sweet Christmas”? What would Bryan Cranston look like as an X-Men baddie? When’s the last time Tom Hiddleston heard from Marvel? Will Mark Hamill return to The Flash? Which Kryptonian character is coming to Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

mondo back to the future vinyl

Mondo is announcing a beautiful 6-LP vinyl box set for the Back to the Future trilogy, in addition to individual album releases. The vinyls feature fully restored music from original master recordings under the supervision of composer Alan Silvestri, never-before-released tracks from the sequels, exclusive liner notes contributed by series screenwriter Bob Gale, and incredible artwork by DKNG Studios and Matt Taylor. The box set and individual vinyls will both go on sale on Back to the Future Day, October 21st 2015. Find out a lot more information about the Mondo Back to the Future vinyl set and see some images of the fantastic art, after the jump.

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Joss Whedon directing The Avengers

With $1.5 billion in worldwide gross, 2012’s The Avengers was one of the biggest films of all time. But it wasn’t nearly as lucrative for Joss Whedon as it was for Marvel Studios. According to Whedon, he made less money for writing and directing the mega-budget smash hit than he did for making Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a web-only miniseries shot on a shoestring budget.

Nevertheless, Whedon came back to direct this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. So now that that’s over, could he also return for another Dr. Horrible? Read the Joss Whedon Avengers salary comments and Dr. Horrible sequel update after the jump.  Read More »

How Ant-Man Should Have Ended

Just last week, Marvel Studios officially announced a sequel to this past summer’s Phase Two title Ant-Man. The follow-up will be called Ant-Man and The Wasp, following up the Ant-Man credits teaser revealing Hope Van Dyne (daughter of Hank Pym, played by Evangeline Lilly) would get her own superhero suit to join Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) on his Ant-Man adventures.

But if for some reason you weren’t satisfied with the more isolated, low-key superhero flick, you might find some playful jabs at the movie from the folks at How It Should Have Ended to be right up your alley. They point out some amusing details and shortcomings that the film kind of glosses over, but if you get lost in the film and ignore those elements, then it’s all good, right? Read More »

color and emotions

We’ve previously pointed out that movie posters have a tendency to use the colors blue and orange, because of how they work together as complimentary colors. However, it’s not just in marketing that movies use certain color schemes in order to catch our attention and influence our minds.

A new video essay takes a look at how color can manipulate our emotions in cinema (or really life in general), and even lays out which colors are used to stir up or convey certain emotions and qualities. This is one of those explanations where if you weren’t privy to this information before, you’ll begin to notice it all the time in not just the movies you watch, but all media around you.

Check out the focus on color and emotions after the jump! Read More »