Kids movies are supposed to be full of cuddly characters, genuine optimism and happy ending fairy tale like stories...right? Over the years the movies intended for kids have gotten lighter and lighter and now a high percentage of the children's movies released deal with cute characters such as Minions from Despicable Me, Nemo from Finding Nemo and the adorable robot known as Wall-E. But take us back twenty or so years and history has a way of producing some pretty deep and disturbing movies for kids. From killer gremlins to evil villains to dogs that commit murder and owned casinos, there are moments in these films that will haunt us forever. Discover the hidden messages in the depressing films that take dark and broody to a new level. Uncover the disturbing signs you may have missed when you watched these films as a kid. And feel secure in knowing most of these movies are hidden in the back of the closet along with those VHS tapes you never watch. Here are 16 of the most disturbing and outright frightening kids movies ever produced. If scary is your thing then read on.
16 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
15 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
14 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
12 12.Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
11 The NeverEnding Story
10 All Dogs Go to Heaven
9 Return to Oz
8 The Peanut Butter Solution
7 Little Monsters
4 Watership Down
3 The Dark Crystal
2 The Witches.
This may be a controversial movie but based on the amount of toys that were created and merchandise made for this movie, some kids must have liked it. Gremlins begins with these adorable little creatures that you instantly fall in love with, until they become these evil little monsters. A destructive rampage that leads to bodily harm and death, a decapitation and a microwaved gremlin is had by not only the little creatures but the humans themselves. Crossbows and even a chainsaw make up the final scene in this movie where a human is pitted against Gremlin.
Sources: whatculture.com, babble.com, imdb.com
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