We’ve been posting some questions of the day on our Twitter feed as we try and step up our social media game, and it’s been going extremely well. We’ve seen a lot of people get in on the polls, from both fans and non-followers, and our most recent question about family friendly horror films struck up some interesting thoughts from commentators and our editors.
We gave our followers these options for what we consider “family friendly” horror films – though some of the picks can be disputed based on their content.
So busy we forgot to post a #questionoftheday. What’s your favorite family friendly #horror film? Tell us why or write in your own!
As you can see from the poll, after 79 votes, Gremlins was the dominating winner. This was a bit surprising to me, because in my circles, The Monster Squad seems to be the major favorite of most people growing up in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It was a film that took the Universal monsters and distilled them into one seriously fun (and funny) package, something that stood out to kids of that era because of its King-esque odes to being young and mischievous. A few people remarked on that same concept.
Monster Squad for sure because it was the perfect homage to everything I loved when I was that age. It's basically a film about monster kids for monster kids. My son is almost 3 and can't wait to show it to him.
But there could be only one winner, and Gremlins certainly reigned supreme. We had a number of votes come in for that one but not too many people weighed in on why it was their favorite of the four, except for the Video Nasty Project.
Of the four, I'd go Gremlins – but as a write in, I'd go Ghostbusters. And yes, I will defend Ghostbusters as a Horror flick to the death.