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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 4 weeks ago

Is watching horror movies  good for children or it is harmful for their  mental development?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Depends on the movie. Lots of kids were scarred for life by the flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz. Lots of kids had nightmares well into adulthood over Old Yeller. Where the Red Fern Grows is actual dog death **** for kids. 

    Horror movies also offer a safe place to explore fears. They can open up some really interesting conversation starters. Such as dealing with death. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    I don't think it is for the normal child but it might harm one who already has emotional problems.  

  • 4 weeks ago

    It could go either way. They could either be scarred for life or if you're a good parent who assures them they're just movies and you will keep them safe it could build their confidence. A great majority of horror movies happen to be rated R. I actually say go for it though and we should abolish the rating system anyway as it varies around the world, they've made some questionable decisions in the past and very few people really follows them anyway. For proof...at least about the questionable decisions below are a few videos about movies that would have gotten a different rating if made today. https://youtu.be/9UJceYZ1Bwc

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I'm an adult, and I don't watch horror films.

    3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. - Psalm 101:3, KJV

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I think slasher films that focus on lots of violence, blood, and gore are not good for children. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Depends on the kid. I watched Alien when I was 6, The Exorcist when I was 10, neither did any sort of damage. Now... at 13 I watched the made for tv It.. and that gave me nightmares but didn't turn me off to clowns or anything. My step-brother watched Fire in the Sky and the episode from The Outer Limits, "The Zanty Misfits", and was scarred for life when he was 8.

  • Darla
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Harmful for their mental development. Such as the Saw movie. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Personally, if the kid  can sit through a movie like "The Exorcist" or

    "Halloween" without having a nightmare about EVERY NIGHT for 3 months waking you up because Michael Meyers was in the closet then they would probably avoid them all altogether jjnndcçjafter that.  On the other hand it might be worth monitoring the kids behavior for signs of potential serial killer in the making.

    Just sayin'.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It probably depends on the movie.  Some horror movies are mild enough for kids and others aren't.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Depends on the child and the environment he/she is growing in. 

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