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  • Writer's pictureGabe Powers

Episode 37: Horror Movies for Kids, feat. Betsy Jorgensen of Your Favorite Monsters

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK UNDER THE BED AND DOUBLE-CHECK THE CLOSET, BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING SCARIER THAN BEING A CHILD!



What could possibly be worse than zombies, chainsaw-wielding maniacs, and blood sucking vampires? Puberty, bullies, cruel teachers, stranger danger, and childhood illness, of course. Join Gabe and returning guest Betsy Jorgensen of Your Favorite Monsters as they take a look at a group of traumatizing tales of horror made specifically for people under 12. Not horror movies for grown-ups featuring kids or horror movies that happen to be rated PG or PG-13 – movies intended for children that are also intended to be scary. Our little collection includes Michael Rubbo’s The Peanut Butter Solution (1985), Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse (1988), Mario Piluso’s The Halloween Tree (1993), and Hideyuki Hirayama’s Haunted School (aka: Ghost School Stories, 1995).


00:00 – Intro

04:59 – The Peanut Butter Solution

30:47 – Paperhouse

54:59 – The Halloween Tree

1:15:50 – Haunted School

1:37:09 – Outro (and Little Monsters)



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