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13 PG-13 horror movies for the last 13 days of October

Horror movies can be fun to watch, but sometimes the graphic content can be too much. To remedy that situation, here are 13 PG-13 horror movies for Halloween.

Emily Blunt plays Evelyn Abbott plays Lee Abbott in “A Quiet Place.”
Jonny Cournoyer, Paramount Pictures

Horror movies can be fun to watch, but sometimes the graphic content can be too much. To remedy that situation, here are 13 PG-13 horror movies for the last 13 days of October.

The Birds

Young socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is in a pet shop when she runs into lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor). After Brenner plays a practical joke on the girl, by pretending to think she was an employee of the shop, Daniels decides to return the favor. Daniels decides to bring two lovebirds to Brenner while he is visiting his family in Bodega Bay. All seems well, but after several seemingly random bird attacks take place, Daniels knows something is askew. Birds soon start appearing everywhere, launching several attacks on unsuspecting bystanders and killing them in the process. As the birds’ attacks become more and more frequent, survival becomes less and less likely.

Happy Death Day

College student Theresa “Tree” Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up on her birthday in the dorm room of classmate Carter Davis (Israel Broussard). After ignoring a phone call from her dad, Tree rushes out of the room and proceeds to absent-mindedly go through the rest of her day. That is, until she’s murdered. College student Theresa “Tree” Gelbman wakes up on her birthday in the dorm room of classmate Carter Davis, but wait, hasn’t this already happened? Upon leaving Carter’s room, like she had previously, Tree realizes that her day has started all over again. This time, though, Tree knows she’ll be killed at the end of the day, so she does everything she can to avoid the inevitable. When it happens again and she wakes up in Carter’s room on her birthday once more, Tree realizes she needs to figure out who the killer is before she grows too weak to continue the day over and over again.

Insidious

When young Dalton (Ty Simpkins) is exploring his family’s attic, he falls off a ladder, hitting his head and putting him in a coma. Three months later, Dalton’s mom, Renai (Rose Byrne) begins witnessing weird occurrences and thinks she might be seeing spirits. While her husband, Josh (Patrick Wilson), doesn’t initially believe her, after a conversation with his mother where she tells him about the spirits she’s seen in Dalton’s room, he decides to move his family. Thinking their house is haunted, Renai and Josh bring a medium into their home, hoping to find the house’s source of haunting. Instead the couple will find that it wasn’t their house that was haunted, but something much more important to them.

Lights Out

After the death of his father, Paul (Billy Burke), young Martin (Gabriel Bateman) lives alone with his mother, Sophie (Maria Bello). He notices her strange behavior and that she seems to be talking to someone, even when no on else seems to be around. Martin becomes increasingly worried when he find his mother in her bathroom in the middle of the night, having a conversation. “Did we wake you?” she asks, causing Martin to hurry away in fear. Due to Martin’s fear of his mother’s strange behavior and whoever she’s talking to, he loses sleep, causing him to repeatedly fall asleep at school. The school eventually calls Martin’s half-sister, Rebecca (Teresa Palmer), after not getting reach the young boy’s mother. Martin explains his home situation to his sister, telling her that their mother has been talking to someone named Diana (Alicia Vela-Bailey). Rebecca and her boyfriend, Bret, bring the boy home with them and Rebecca recounts her experiences with Diana from her childhood. The group begin to investigate Sophie’s connection with Diana, coming to an eerie conclusion about their shared past.

Mama

After the recovery of two young girls five years after their kidnapping, they are adopted by their long-lost aunt and uncle, Annabel (Jessica Chastain) and Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). After a series of mysterious and somewhat frightening events take place, the couple questions whether the young girls have something to do with it. After watching the girls communicate with a presence they lovingly call “Mama,” Annabel begins to wonder if whatever kept the pair safe throughout their abduction has legitimately left, or is still watching over them.

Ouija

After the mysterious death of their friend, a group of teenagers launch an investigation into an old Ouija board, thinking it might have something to do with her death. During their investigation, the group unintentionally releases evil spirits from the board, all of which want the teens dead. The group must find a way to return the spirits to the board before it’s too late.

Poltergeist

While their cupboards and drawers may fly open from time to time, life for the suburban Freeling family seems picture-perfect. That is, until their young daughter Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) mysteriously vanishes. The family soon learns that their daughter was taken into an unknown realm and can be communicated with only through the white noise on the television. The family eventually must enlist a team of paranormal investigators, hoping to halt the haunting of their house and find their daughter before it’s too late.

The Ring

When Katie Embry (Amber Tamblyn) suddenly dies after watching an allegedly cursed videotape, her family is left in despair. Her cousin, Aidan (David Dorfman), seems to have been particularly affected by the event — soon after his cousin’s death, his teacher report to his mother that he had been drawing pictures of Katie’s body in the ground, even before she was dead. Aidan’s mother, Rachel (Naomi Watts), decides to look into Katie’s death, learning that whoever watches the tape will die exactly seven days later. Naturally, Rachel watches the tape. Rachel, along with Aidan’s father, Noah (Martin Henderson), find the tape’s backstory and are able to devise what happens to each person who watches the tape. After further investigation, Rachel will also find a way to not die, but will it be too late?

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

It’s Halloween night and Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti) and her friends, Chuck (Austin Zajur) and Auggie (Gabriel Rush), are seeking revenge on school bully Tommy (Austin Abrams). After successfully pranking the boy, the trio are chase through town by him, eventually coming across drifter Ramón (Michael Garza). The group decide to head to the old Bellows Mansion where, legend has it, Sarah Bellows (Kathleen Pollard) used to tell children scary stories which would eventually lead to their deaths. Wanting to get the full Halloween experience, they head to the estate’s basement, where Sarah was locked up throughout her life. There, the group find Sarah’s old books where she used to keep her stories. The books are seemingly harmless, but when Stella decides to take one to keep, life takes a turn for the worse. When later paging through the book, Stella finds a page wet with ink… or what she thinks is ink. Stella quickly realizes the lettering on the page is done in blood as she watches the words scribble themselves across the page. One by one, those in Stella’s life begin dying as stories are written about them and she must find a way to stop Sarah and her cursed book before she loses everyone.

The Sixth Sense

When child psychologist Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) and his wife, Anna (Olivia Williams), return home from an event in his honor, they begin to argue. The pair are quickly interrupted by a distressed ex-patient of Crowe, who shoots him before turning the gun on himself. One year later, Crowe finally gets a chance to, in his mind, wipe the slate clean and go on with his work when he meets a young boy, Cole (Haley Joel Osment), who can “see dead people.” Crowe works with the boy as he struggles with his ability and is eventually able to use it for good, helping the ghosts settle their unfinished business on earth. In the end, though, Is Crowe ultimately helping the child, or himself?

Split

After a day at the mall, three girls are abducted by a man diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. The man, Kevin (James McAvoy), has shown signs of 23 separate personalities to his psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), but one still remains hidden beneath the surface. The girls must learn how to communicate with each of Kevin’s identities in order to figure out a way to escape before his violent 24th personality makes its appearance.

A Quiet Place

After the earth is overrun by lethal predators, Lee and Evelyn Abbott (John Krasinski and Emily Blunt), along with their children, struggle to survive in a desolate and barren countryside. The murderous creatures infesting the earth are drawn by sound, meaning that even the slightest noise could be deadly. The film follows as the family learns how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, making monumental sacrifices to avoid what seems to be an inevitable death — all in complete silence.

The Woman in Black

Still grieving the sudden loss of his wife, young solicitor Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) arrives in the village of Crythin Gifford to settle the affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. When those living in the village learn that Arthur will be working at Drablow’s Eel Marsh House, they grow concerned. Arthur soon learns the house is haunted by the Woman in Black and that each time she makes an appearance, a child from the village dies. Will Arthur be able to lift the curse of the Woman in Black before it’s too late?