Embrace the chills with these films for the fainthearted
Horror films enjoy a huge fan following, but it clearly isn’t a genre for everyone. For those with a timid disposition, the mere thought of watching a horror film can be spine-chilling.
But fear not, as the world of horror cinema offers a variety of films that cater to even the faintest of hearts.
So, if you're looking to dip your toes into the spooky genre without getting overwhelmed, here's a list of horror films perfect for the scaredy-cats:
Casper: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Who said horror can't be friendly? Casper combines comedy and heartwarming moments with the tale of a friendly ghost who befriends a young girl. This family-friendly film ensures more laughs than scares.
Monster House: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
An animated horror-comedy that brings childhood fears to life as a group of kids faces a haunted house. The vibrant animation and playful storytelling make it enjoyable for audiences of all ages.
The Addams Family: Amazon Prime Video
Step into the quirky and macabre world of the Addams family, where the spooky is the norm. This film mixes dark humour and eccentricity, making it an entertaining watch without terrifying its viewers.
The Sixth Sense: Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar
A psychological thriller that leans more towards suspense than outright horror. It follows a young boy who can communicate with the dead and the psychologist who tries to help him. A captivating plot with minimal jump scares.
Ghostbusters: Amazon Prime Video
A classic comedy-horror that revolves around a group of eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business. The spooky elements are balanced with humour and camaraderie.
Hotel Transylvania: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Join Dracula and his monster friends for a not-so-scary stay at Hotel Transylvania. This animated film delivers laughs and life lessons while celebrating the spooky and supernatural.
Gremlins: Amazon Prime Video
A mix of horror, comedy, and fantasy, Gremlins tells the story of a young man who receives a strange creature as a pet. Chaos ensues when he doesn't follow the rules for caring for it. A fun and thrilling ride.
Corpse Bride: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
An enchanting stop-motion animated film that weaves a tale of love, life, and the afterlife. The stunning visuals and heartwarming story make it a captivating watch without excessive scares.
Beetlejuice: Amazon Prime Video
A delightfully quirky horror comedy featuring a ghost couple who hire a bio-exorcist to rid their home of the living. With its witty humour and imaginative setting, it's more fun than fright.
Hocus Pocus: Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar
Join three eccentric witches resurrected in modern-day Salem for a comedic adventure. Perfect for Halloween viewing, this film offers a mix of comedy and fantasy.
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