Horror movies

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Horror movies
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 12:07pm
My 13 yo DS asked me if he could go see Saw V this weekend. Obviously, I said no and got all the "you're not fair" etc from him for a while. Because a girl he likes was going to see it. Can you believe this? What kind of parent would let their kid see this kind of movie? I told him that not only would I not want him to see it, but that I thought adults should not even see this kind of movie, because it's not just scary, but it's about people being tortured and killed, so it seems to me it has no kind of redeeming value, and that if people didn't go to see these kinds of movies, they wouldn't get made, so I wouldn't even want my 19 yo DD to see it. Not that I was going to give into the moping, so finally I told him that if he didn't stop it, I wasn't going to let him go see High School Musical w/ his friends on Saturday either. So he saw that and liked it, even though he said "I can't believe I went to a G rated movie. There were all kinds of little kids in there."

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Registered: 08-29-2003
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 2:03pm

How are 13yr olds getting into an R rated movie?

 

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Registered: 09-10-2007
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 3:20pm

Saw V (or I-IV) I would NOT let Alexis watch.


BUT, she does enjoy suspense/horror movies. She watched The Strangers with her dad this weekend, we watched Prom Night at her birthday party and her friends watch Disturbia about every single time they are here.


However, she has 0 desire to see HSM3.


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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 3:22pm
That's another thing--some parent would have to take them, cause my DS is small for his age so he surely can't pass for 16 or 17, whatever the age is. He hasn't figured out what my DD did, but then she was 16, to buy tickets for one movie and go to the R rated one. lol
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 3:35pm

Excuse my ignorance, but is "Disturbia" a movie, or is it the music video by Rihanna?

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 3:50pm

Sorry, Disturbia the movie with the kid from Even Stevens on Disney...his name is Shea LeBouf (sp, sorry!!). Just creepy, not gorey.


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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 4:07pm
Oh--that "Disturbia"--I'd forgotten all about it.
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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 4:14pm

I allow Jackie to see some rated R movies at home. But horror ------nope

She does not like them for one thing. And for another she has nightmares easily. I have enough problems with her sleeping habits. No horror for her. and on the other hand her "father figure and step mother" let her watch them all the time. She has seen things I would not allow her to see or even want her to see. I hate it when she goes over there because they let her watch all sorts of things like that they even let their three yr old watch it........ I dont know why but I always know if she has when she has come home. Its horrible.

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Registered: 02-07-2005
Mon, 10-27-2008 - 4:58pm
I guess I am a mean mom too. I would have said NOPE!

 

 

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Mon, 10-27-2008 - 11:11pm

I am glad I found this thread. DD 12 went to a Hallowe'en party of Sat night. It was a sleepover but DD had decided earlier she didn't want to sleepover b/c she likes her own bed. I picked her up at 10:30 and asked how the party was. She said

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Registered: 08-29-2003
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 10:35am

This isnt an issue with me because DD absolutely hates anything scary.

 

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