Media Monday: Aliums In Connecticut

I think I’ve talked before about the need to understand something outside of myself and the desire to experience the other worldly. It’s why I’m so interested in the paranormal and the spooky. There’s a sense of another world and the temptation of touching it, if only for a brief moment, leaves me greedy.

So with that is the curiosity of life on other planets. Do I believe that there is life on other plants? Absolutely. The probability, while not overwhelming, does exist. The first Earth-sized planets were discovered back in 2011 and that was just the beginning. Now, do I believe that intelligent beings have traveled across the universe to visit us? A much harder question to answer. If I can quote Mulder for a moment “I want to believe.” Without true evidence though, I am torn. I accept the possibility and I enjoy reading about different theories but it is always with a huge slice of skepticism. I’m open to the possibility but question the lack of real evidence. however, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying all that the world has to offer, both obviously faked and others…. others leaving you saying “What if…..”

So first, I spent some time on youtube. You can find just a TON of crazy videos claiming to give the best evidence of alien encounters. So I looked up UFO’s in Connecticut and found this and this. “That’s a f@#ckin’ freakin’ UFO.” What I love about these is that the reaction is spot on. It makes me think that the video is real. Are the lights a UFO? Probably not. But I enjoy hearing people with that mixed reaction of laughter and trepidation. Like I said, it’s that elusive “What if?”

So, as with any youtube adventure, you start with one and jump to the next until you are thoroughly down the rabbit hole. I found this video where a guy has recorded his mother detailing an encounter their family had in 1969 in New Cannan, CT. In the video he is displaying a photograph taken by a Connecticut State Trooper in 1987. He also mentions the event in the interview with his mother. I looked up the picture and event and it’s actually a pretty amazing story that involves multiple witnesses across multiple towns.

I think that it’s always interesting how we view UFO sightings by police officers, members of the military, and pilots and sometimes more believable. I’m sure it’s because we hold these individuals in a position of authority and assume that they have more objective viewpoints. Police officers in particular are trained in that Joe Friday style of “Just the facts, ma’am.” So we look at their stories with a greater degree of believability, even if only subconsciously.

Now, I also found this video with visible lights and some very dramatic music. I’d prefer the video without the music. Visitations by extraterrestrial life is dramatic enough on it’s own.

And then we have this gem. A found-footage style film that could actually be quite a bit of fun if not for…. well.. you’ll see in segment 2 should you decide to watch.

I’ll end the journey there for now because youtube is full of twists and turns and there’s plenty more to be found and share with you all. No mater what you call them, aliens, the greys, EBEs, or encounters of the third kind, it’s a fun idea to explore and converse about. I haven’t ventured into blog land to see what others think on this topic, but I think that might be interesting. The sharing of ideas is why we’re hear, after all, isn’t it?

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The Satisfaction of a List

It’s Media Monday here on WeWoHa and so I thought I would share some media finds in the form of a list. I’m using the prompts over at The Daily Post to help inspire the posts here and “The Satisfaction of a List” jumped out at me. It’s sort of low-key and no pressure. On a Monday, no pressure is the best kind of pressure. So here goes.

A list. Easy enough, but how to relate it to our purpose here? How about a list of books I’m working my way through?

Here goes:

  1. Haunted Connecticut: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Constitution State by Cheri Revai

I’ve had this one sitting in my bookshelf for a while and have just recently started to flip through its pages. The book takes common lore throughout Connecticut and breaks up the stories based on region. It’s a mixture of myths and legends, UFO sightings, and ghostly haunts. The stories are short and sweet and to the point, just the way I like ‘em. It makes it nice to just flip through and find a tale. No need to read from cover to cover, it’s a go as you please kind of style that I can dig. Recommended for you Nutmeggers out there.

  1. Weird New England by Joseph A. Citro

So this is a part of the Weird U.S. phenomenon created by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman. I had that big book o’ weird but have since misplaced it. Perhaps I lent it to someone and now it’s gone forever. That’s ok though, because my current focus is on New England and lo and behold we have an equally weird book to guide us through the…well…weirdness. Again, it’s a go-as-you-please type of style that I find so appealing. This one just has more pictures and is for a much larger region. I also like that they give a little credit to the people that took time to submit their local history to the author. It lets me know that someone who grew up with the phenomenon right in their backyard is giving the best dirt available to dish.

  1. Old Ghosts of New England by C. J. Fusco

This is a recent addition to my collection and one, I have to admit, I haven’t much read yet. It seems to have a collection of haunted sites throughout the region. What I really like though, is that not only does it give the site and the history behind it, but it also tells you exactly how to find the place it just described. I mean, it gives you literal directions. It also gives you contact information in case you want to know more. Very helpful and I look forward to using this resource as I check out various sites over the summer.

  1. Legends, Lore and Secrets of New England by Thomas D’Agotino and Arlene Nicholson

I had the pleasure of meeting the authors at Terror-Con (or it might’ve been Comic-Con) in Rhode Island last year. They were both a pleasure to speak with (if briefly) and had a collection of books. This wasn’t one of ‘em. I did get a different one though and will maybe talk about that another day. Legends and Lore is a bit more in depth than the books I’ve mentioned already on this list. So while you can pick or choose, the 10 minute read will likely be more like 15-20 depending on your pace. The details add depth, and in some cases, a real sense of tangible reality, to the legends that create intrigue for each site described.

  1. Connecticut Curiosities by Susan Campbell and Bill Heald, Revised and updated by Ray Benedict

Another book that I only just recently purchased. This is isn’t just the haunted sites or your paranormal excursion. This is everything from bookstores to burgers with burnt cheese and from carousel museums to dinosaurs. It’s the wonderful side of WeWoHa and all the curious sites you’ll find all throughout the state. I appreciate the fact that nearly every town/region is represented, including my home town. (We have a trolley museum) So if you’re looking for sites of the non-haunted variety, this is the book for you. And just like in “Old Ghosts…” they give directions and contact information to help you plan your trip.

Well I hope this format worked for ya and that you got a little bit more information than you had before you came. I look forward to using more of the Daily Prompts because I feel like it will create a little bit of variety to the posts. Keep being Weird and Wonderful! And maybe even haunted?

-Red

Media Monday: John Connolly

One of the best things about my old boss is that we appreciated the same kind of books. We both liked mysteries, and even more than that, we both liked mysteries with a bit of a twist. Cue John Connolly. My boss comes in one day and tells me about a new book his Dad had picked up. His Dad lives out on the Cape somewhere and loves to grab paperbacks from the dump. He would collect a few dozen, read them, and bring them back to the dump for the next person to enjoy. And if they’re really good books, he saves them for his kid when he comes to visit. (Being that the guy lives on the Cape, you already know that summertime is great for visits.) So my boss comes back from one of these trips and tells me about a new find. “Every Dead Thing” by John Connolly. So of course, seeing as how he’s had some great recommendations before, I pick it up at my local (literally across the street, that’s how local it is) used book shop and give it a go.

“Every Dead Thing” is the story of Charlie Parker, a former New York City police officer turned private detective dealing with the murder of his wife and daughter at the hands of a sadistic serial killer. Ok, so far it’s par for the course, right? It gets better though. He enlists the help of a semi-retired hitman named Louis (pronounced Lou-ee, sans the s) and his boyfriend, a semi-retired burglar named Angel. See how we’re embarking on new territory here? Charlie and his band of misfit toys work together (and sometimes apart) over the course of 11 books (with #12 set for release in October) on various cases that often turn personal for at least one of the three main guys. Oh, and there’s a paranormal twists in every book. A good vs. evil theme emerges though the lines are blurred and unsettled. And the good vs. evil is in the quite literal sense of angels and demons featuring prominently. The beauty of his writing is how he works God and the Devil into the story. While the theme is self-evident it occurs alongside the main story which is often gritty and film noir-esque.

As a bonus to the already interesting stories is the humor embedded in the relationship our 3 anti-heroes. Even in the most dire of circumstances, a quip from Angel breaks the tensions and reminds the reader that this isn’t just a book, its real life. For after so many journeys together, from Maine (a primary locale) to Louisiana, and South Carolina to Europe, one can’t help but feel enmeshed in the lives of these familiar friends.

John Connolly has branched out from the Charlie Parker series as his career has grown.

You can learn more about John Connolly at his website and follow him on twitter if you so desire.

Frightful reading, friends!

Media Monday: Paranormal Reality Shows

Paranormal Reality Television shows. Sounds like a bit of an oxymoron but that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyable. We’ve compiled a list of those we’ve seen over the years and rated them. And since this blog celebrates all things New England, we’ve tried to highlight those episodes that take place in our neck of the woods.

The Rating System:

3 Stars = Leave the lights on, get under the covers, don’t plan on sleeping because this is creepy as @#!$

2 Stars = You can turn the lights off but shouldn’t you get your feet under the blanket? Not too bad but you never know….

1 Star = My 6 year old cousin watches this show, no problem.

Paranormal Witness: 3 Stars

Probably one of our favorites. It keeps to the simple formula of “Real people tell the story, fake people act the story” but it does a pretty nice job of it. Some New England Episodes: S1E4 “The Haunting of Mansfield Mansion” (Connecticut), S2E7 “The Real Haunting in Connecticut”, S3E2 “The Lost Boy” (Massachusetts), S3E9 “the Wolf Pack (Maine)

The Haunted: 3 Stars

Another favorite with the same simple formula except this time it involves animals! Some New England Episodes: S1E4 “Terror at Maple Dale Farm” (Connecticut), S1E5 “Demon House” (Connecticut, literally the next town over from us), S1E11 “The Demonic Seduction”, S1E18 “Curse of the Evil” (Connecticut)

A Haunting: 3 Stars

Same formula, but has lasted the longest of most of these types of shows. It was still producing new episodes as of 2013. Some are better than others, but all are quite enjoyable. Some New England Episodes: There is a stand alone episode called “A Haunting in Connecticut”. Sound familiar? Yup. The same story is told again for Paranormal Witness. Season 1: “Hell House” (Connecticut), Season 2: “Where Demons Dwell” (Connecticut), Season 4 “Spirits of the Dead” (New Hampshire), “Echos of the Past” (Vermont), Season 5 “Nightmare in Bridgeport” (Connecticut), Season 6 “Well to Hell” (Connecticut), “Haunted Victorian” (Massachusetts)

Dead Files: 2 Stars

This show follows a psychic medium and a police officer as they investigate hauntings. Some of us love it and others are split. So we went with a 2. Some New England Episodes: S1E10 “Special Investigation: Lizzie Borden House” (Massachusetts), S2E33 “Tortured Souls (Connecticut), S3E8 “Summoning Souls” (Maine), S3E14 “Dark Inheritance” (Massachusetts)

Paranormal State: 2 Stars

Follows the investigations of Pennsylvania State University Paranormal Research Society. Another show where we split the difference at 2 stars. Some New England Episodes: S1E6 “Pet Cemetery” (Maine), S1E10 “Shape Shifter” (Maine), S2E6 “The Ladder” (Massachusetts), S5E2 “They Only Come out At Night” (Massachusetts)

Paranormal State begot Paranormal State: the New Class: 1 Star

No where near as good as the original. Didn’t last long either.

Ghost Hunters: 3 Stars that dwindled down to 2 but shows signs of returning to 3

This show follows T.A.P.S (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) based in Warwick, Rhode Island. The show has been hugely popular and while it’s not the first of it’s kind, it did spawn the next generation of paranormal investigation shows. Due to it’s base in New
England, quite a few investigations take place within the 6 states:

Season 1: E3 “The Lighthouse Inn” (Connecticut and Massachusetts), E4 “Race Rock Lighthouse” (Connecticut), E7 “The Armory” (Massachusetts), “New Boston Inn” (Massachusetts)

Season 2: E2 “Cranston & Grafton” (Rhode Island and Massachusetts), E5 “The Playhouse & The Firehouse” (Connecticut and Rhode Island), E6 “The Ledge Lighthouse” (Connecticut), E7 “Two Houses” (Massachusetts), E8 “Beechwood Mansion & Garden State” (Rhode Island), E9 “Dave Tango & Rolling Hills” (New Hampshire), E12 “Lizzie Borden House” (Massachusetts), E15 “Ghostly Grace & the Palladium” (Massachusetts), E17 “Two Brothers and Willard Library” (Massachusetts), E18 “Hartford Conservatory” (Connecticut)

Season 3: E3 “Shadow People” (Vermont), E4 “Whispers and voices” (Massachusetts), E9 “Nightmare Noises” (Rhode Island and Massachusetts), E10 “Toys of Terror” (Rhode Island), E11 “USS Lexington” (Rhode Island), E16 “Houses of the Holy” (Rhode Island), E17 “Salem Witch” (Massachusetts)

Season 4: E2 “Two to Tango” (Connecticut), E3 “Words From Beyond” (Massachusetts), E5 “Ghostly Bounty Hunter” (Massachusetts), E7 “Ghostly Conversation” (Rhode Island and New Hampshire), E10 “House of Spirits” (Connecticut and New Hampshire), E11 “Widows Watch” (Massachusetts), E15 “So She Married An Axe Murderer” (Rhode Island and Connecticut), E16 “The Boy In The Brothel” (Rhode Island and Connecticut), E20 “Bottled Spirits” (Connecticut), E21 “Hometown Haunts” (Massachusetts), E25 “Recycled Souls” (Massachusetts), E27 “Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse” (New Hampshire)

Season 5: E2 “Star Island” (New Hampshire), E3 “Edith Wharton Estate” (Massachusetts), E5 “Soul Searching” (Rhode Island and Massachusetts), E7 “Crossing Over” (New Hampshire), E9 “Inhuman Entity” (Massachusetts), E13 “Judgement Day” (New Hampshire), E16 “Glimmer Man” (Massachusetts), E21 “New Hampshire Gothic” (New Hampshire), E23 “Mark Twain House” (Connecticut), E24 “Unexplained Phenomena” (Connecticut)

Season 6: E3 “Shamrock Spirits” (Connecticut), E7 “Ghosts In The Attic” (Massachusetts), E8 “Inn of the Dead” (Massachusetts), E9 “Spirits of the Night” (Massachusetts), E10 “Norwich State” (Connecticut), E13 “Uninvited Guests” (New Hampshire), E14 “A Shot In the Dark” (Massachusetts), E15 “Signals From The Past” (Rhode Island), E25 “Ghosts of Christmas Past” (New Hampshire)

Season 7: E3 “Century of Hauntings” (Massachusetts), E7 “Residual Haunts” (Maine), E8 “Knights of the Living Dead” (Massachusetts), E9 “A Soldier’s Story” (Connecticut), E11 “Urgent” (Rhode Island), E13 “Dark Shadows” (Rhode Island), E14 “Ghostly Evidence” (Massachusetts), E16 “Harvesting Murder” (Massachusetts), E24 “Membership Denied” (Connecticut)

Season 8: E1 “Roller Ghoster” (New Hampshire), E2 “Buyer Beware” (Massachusetts), E6 “City Hell” (Rhode Island), E11 “The Princess and the EVP” (New Hampshire), E12 “Please sign the Ghostbook” (New Hampshire), E20 “Fear Factory” (New Hampshire), E22 “Heir Apparition” (New Hampshire), E23 “Paranormal Pioneers” (Massachusetts), E26 “Haunted Home For The Holidays” (Connecticut)

Season 9: E6 “Ghosts From Hale” (Connecticut), E15 “Shock Island” (Rhode Island), E22 “Nine Men’s Misery” (Rhode Island)

Ghost Hunters International: 2 Stars

Ghost Hunters, just, international! With a few regulars from the Ghost Hunters crew and a couple new guys, the same investigative style is applied to sites not in America. While the show didn’t last as long as it’s parent, it was great to see some unusual locales. Also a plus: they tried to speak to the spirits in their native language (unlike other international investigations we’ve seen.)

Ghost Adventures: 2 Stars

Love it or hate it, this show can be very entertaining and they do explore quite a few interesting places. And quite a few people must like this show because they’re currently airing season 9 with season 10 set to air in the Fall (2014). Much of their investigations take place in the south/southwest but here are some New England episodes: S1E2 “Houghton Mansion” (Massachusetts), S3E4 “Remington Arms Factory” (Connecticut), S4E19 “Salem Witch House/Lyceum Restaurant” (Massachusetts), S5E5 “Lizzie Borden House” (Massachusetts), S6E6 “The Galka Family” (Connecticut), S9E6 “Haunted Victorian Mansion” (Massachusetts)

Most Haunted: 2 Stars

Before Ghost Adventures, we had Most Haunted . This was a British paranormal show which followed a group of investigators and a couple psychics. Most investigations were in the British Isles although they later traveled to America. However…. the show became embroiled in controversy as skeptics questioned their methods and “evidence”. And let’s not even discuss the Derek Acorah issue. Regardless, the show is entertaining if nothing else. (And frankly, waiting for Yvette (the host) to go into a bleeping tirade when things get scary is half the fun of watching this show.)

My Ghost Story: 1.5 Stars

The production can be a little… meh, but the stories are decent. Also, I appreciate the puns in their episode titles. Some New England episodes: S1E2 “Ghosts Run In the Family and Haunting In The Woods” (Maine), S1E7 “Ghostly Intruder and A Brutal Murder Revealed” (Maine), S2E7 “The Grim Rapper” (Connecticut), S3E1 “The Demon Shadow” (Rhode Island), S3E6 “41 Whacks and He’s Back” (Massachusetts), S3E7 “Mystifying Mystery Ship” (Massachusetts), S4E1 “Bones In the Basement” (Massachusetts), S4E2 “House of Paine” (Rhode Island), S4E4 “Take A Picture, It’ll Slash Longer” (Maine), S4E6 “Lizzie’s Legacy” (Massachusetts), S4E7 “Working ghouls” (Massachusetts), S4E10 “Hair-Raising Spirits” (Massachusetts), S4E13 “Ghost In The Time Of Cholera” (Rhode Island), S4E14 “Salem Witch Dungeon” (Massachusetts), S5E3 “Sister Pact” (Massachusetts), S5E5 “Middle Burning Town Hall” (Massachusetts), S5E22 “Spirits In the Spotlight” (New Hampshire), S5E25 “Ghost Writer” (Connecticut), S6E5 “The Mist and The Pendulum” (Massachusetts)

Celebrity Ghost Stories: 3 Stars

A twist on the old formula: “Real people (that play fake people) tell the story, other fake people act out the story.” And it still works! Decent stories from relatively familiar faces.

School Spirits: 2 Stars

This show focused on haunted stories in schools. Although it was pretty decent, it was short lived with only 6 episodes to it’s credit.

The Scariest Places On Earth: 1 Star

While not scary, this was certainly an interesting take on investigating haunted sites. Drop a family/group of friends in, strap cameras to their bodies, separate them, and then scare the hell out of them. And while we’re at it, let’s get some great folks from some of the scariest movies to host the show. Some New England Episodes: S1E3 (Massachusetts), S2E15 “Urban Legends” (Connecticut), S4E5 “Urban Legends 2” (Massachusetts)

MTV’s Fear: 1 Star

See the description from above as it’s pretty much the same thing. Episode 2 took place in Connecticut.

VH1’s Paranormal Project:

No stars for this one as we don’t actually remember it. It appears to be very short lived and episodes 2 and 4 took place in Connecticut.

Ghost Mine: 1.5 Stars

Exactly what it sounds like. Investigating a haunted mine. Not located in New England, and lacks some of the scare factor, but it can hold your attention for more than 5 minutes.

Unsolved Mysteries: 3 Stars

The defining show of my youth in the 80’s and 90’s. Unsolved Mysteries wasn’t strictly paranormal, but it certainly had it’s fair share of fun. This show opened up a world of UFO’s and Bigfoot sightings to a generation of would-be investigators. No disrespect to any of the other hosts, but Robert Stack is the king of the voice over. His deep, haunting tone lent an air of credibility to these often mocked topics. Do yourselves a favor, kids, and check this show out.

Sightings: 1.5 Stars

We’re going back to the 90’s with this show and using pretty much the same formula as Unsolved Mysteries. This show, however, was strictly about the paranormal/unexplained.

Haunted Collector: 2 Stars

Let’s take one genre of reality TV (people that collect stuff) and mash up with another (paranormal investigations) and you have Haunted Collector. Basically they go around and find objects or artifacts at paranormal locations and remove them in the hopes that it will help those in the effected site. If you like this show, you might also like the show “Oddities”. Some New England Episodes: S1E1 “Library Ghost” (Connecticut), S1E4 “The Sanitarium” (Connecticut), S1E6 “Slaughterhouse Ghost” (Connecticut), S2E10 “Firestarter” (Connecticut), S2E11 “Enfield Horror” (Connecticut), S3E2 “Cigar Bar Spirits” (Massachusetts), S3E11 “Ghost Games” (Massachusetts)

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files: 1 Star

This show takes the premise of investigating possible evidence of the paranormal. Someone has a creepy video or picture they’ve posted or shared? This group attempts to determine if it’s real evidence or debunk it as a hoax. As a show it was… ok. No New England episodes in this one though.

For those of you keeping track at home, that’s:

Vermont: 2

Maine: 8

New Hampshire: 17

Rhode Island 20

Connecticut: 41

Massachusetts: 54

Keep in mind though, most shows are apt to investigate popular sites like the Lizzie Borden House and anything associated with the Salem witch trials. Also, keen observers can find the same story featured a few different times on different programs.

Media Monday: Dolls…

Media Monday: Dolls...

What is it with dolls that make them so creepy? This is a doll at our local historical society and something in the eyes catches you off guard. No idea what era this is from, but when the 3rd graders in town came for a visit, more than a few steered clear of the doll collection. Perhaps it takes up space in the back of our minds, wondering if the dolls, in all their human like form, might come to life when we’re not looking. And they wouldn’t be as friendly and wonderful as Toy Story would have us believe, but it would be haunting and terrorizing like in Puppetmaster. Tommyknockers had a doll scene and a giant living doll is featured in one of the more recent Silent Hill games. The creep factor escalates when a clown doll attacks the son in Poltergeist, and of course, Dead Silence. Chuckie, though, sent thousands of kids to bed with their dolls tucked safely in their closet at night. And maybe with a chair under the door handle, just in case. (Did you have a “My Buddy”? You didn’t after you saw Chuckie. Or what about a Cricket and her brother Corkie? Yikes!)

Children and adults alike are unsettled by dolls. It’s in the way we look back over our shoulder, sure we just caught movement out of the corner of our eye. It’s in how we make them sit, hoping to make them comfortable and not wanting to upset them. We are careful that they are warm and covered tightly with a blanket. Or when we turn them away, not wanting them to watch with their unblinking eyes. And how our hearts rise in our chest and our stomachs fall when in the middle of the night we hear, in the silence, a soft “Mama.”

 

Media Monday

It’s another Media Monday!

The topic of discussion amongst us folks who are managing this blog, has been horror movies. Well, it’s always a topic of discussion as we love the genre and try to have a monthly horror movie night. But the topic of discussion has been horror movies and introducing them to the the next generation. When is a good age to introduce horror films to kids? Well that’s for you to decide. But if you’re making the choice to get the kiddies involved, we came up with a list of “kid friendly” horror movies. What we mean is… horror movies with little to no sexually explicit content and would be appropriate to show at a sleepover and not get angry calls from disturbed parents.

The list, in no particular order:

1. The Possession: As my friend has been introducing horror to the life of her 14 year old niece, her niece asked for a film that had someone like her. She wanted to watch a film with someone she could identify with. Someone close to her age. This film was the perfect choice. Full of scares and family drama and a little bit of gruesome to keep you checking the closet at night.

2. The 6th Sense: An absolute classic that changed horror for the better when it was released in 1999. Probably a little too subtle for the younger kids, but definitely good for the tweens.

3. The Ring: 7 days. Need we say more? It twists and turns and grabs your heart right of your chest.

4. Poltergeist: It’s Stephen Spielberg. Really, that should be all you need to hear. However, if you need even more motivation, it does showcase how a family united can overcome any odds. Even if those odds are demons in your closet. Warning though, the parents do smoke pot in one scene. Not upsetting to us, but others might not want their kids watching it.

5. Insidious: Another family in crisis and some of the creepiest scenes of any modern horror movie. Definitely one of the better films of recent years. If you find that you like the first one, the sequel picks up where this one leaves off and is just as creepy.

6. The Conjuring: A family moves into a new home and… are you starting to sense a theme here? Just because the premise is similar, it doesn’t mean that the scares are any less terrifying. And just like Poltergeist, it’s based on a true story.

7. Mama: Two little girls alone in the woods, left to fend for themselves… but something helps take care of them. Solid story with a few nice scares.

8. The Exorcism of Emily Rose: Like The 6th Sense, this one may be a bit cerebral for the younger viewers. The film uses horror to wrestle with ideas of faith and science. And there is a ton of screaming. Get ready to turn down the volume a time or two.

And that’s where we leave the list. Watch at your own risk! And if you’re worried, watch the film first before deciding if it’s right for you and your family. (I was watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre when I was 6 so… to each their own.)

 

And please! Share any other films you think might be good for the younger viewers! We’d love to hear more suggestions and ideas!