Once kids reach a certain age, they start to get thrills by doing things they know they aren’t supposed to do, whether it’s sneaking out at night, playing pranks on the neighbors, or watching R-rated horror movies with extreme content and graphic violence. While such behavior is almost a rite of passing for kids on the cusp of their adolescence, there are some movies that are just so unsettling and horrifying that they should be kept out of the reach of children at all times. Those who own any of these 10 horror titles, be warned: do not let your kids see them, or you may have some hefty therapist bills to pay in your near future.
10. The Exorcist (1973)
Director William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece is still regarded in by many as the genre’s greatest accomplishment. The disturbing story of a young girl’s demonic possession and a faltering priest’s efforts to save her is still one of the most horrific tales ever committed to celluloid. While the girl’s head doing a complete 360 and her spiderlike contortions are certainly chilling, chances are you don’t want your kids watching a prepubescent girl masturbating with a crucifix. Keep this one out of their hands until they’re at least 18.