The Best Classic Horror Movies For Older Kids!


Our family has a Saturday night tradition.

Super Sci-Fi Saturday night, on MeTV. And the best part is, it culminates at 9pm CST with The Son of Svengoolie!

We love Svengoolie. His perfect blend of horror and comedy make watching these classic horror films a blast.

I am so happy Isaiah is 10 now, it’s the perfect age to watch these classic horror films. I have chosen only the ones I believe are appropriate for older kids.

Unfortunately, a huge chunk of them aren’t even available, but plenty are. Click on the image to go to Amazon, some come and go on Amazon, so I included those as well.

Here’s a list of must watch movies to start your Classic Horror Film family tradition.

Dracula – The original! This was the first film to establish Universal Studios as the house of horror! Bela Lugosi as Dracula!


The Wolfman

The Mummy

Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein – Hysterical and Funny!

Bride of Frankenstein

Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Ghost and Mr Chicken (not available on Amazon) – So sad this isn’t available, Don Knotts is brilliant, you can probably hunt it down through your library!

It Came From Outer Space

The Cat and the Canary

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Invisible Man


Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman

Son of Frankenstein

The Invisible Ray

The Mummy’s Curse

Cobra Woman

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Not available on Amazon)

The Revenge of Frankenstein (not available on Amazon)

The Haunted Palace (Not available on Amazon)

The Black Cat  (Not Available on Amazon)











This is a great place to start if you want to watch the best classic horror movies for older kids. We often pick the ones up we can’t get through Amazon at the library, so you should check that out.

I really enjoy our Saturday night tradition, why not start one of your own?

What is your favorite classic horror film?

3 thoughts on “The Best Classic Horror Movies For Older Kids!

  1. ohmyGOSH! This is awesome! I’ve never seen any of these and I’d LOVE to experience them with my kiddos (who are 8 and 11yo). This is right up their alley! Thanks, Jen!

  2. I’ve actually never seen any of those! When I was a kid, my parents pretended to monitor our TV watching but didn’t really follow through, so we got to see movies like “It,” “Halloween,” “Child’s Play” and “Nightmare On Elm Street” when we were about seven1 Plenty of nightmares for us! Your suggestions sound much more fun.

    • Start your list! You will love these. I never saw them until I watched them with Isaiah. I got started on The Excorcist, The Omen and Chuckie. UGH!

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