Horror movies are famous for their haunting sounds, frightening visuals, and amazing storylines. There is another category that exists, PG-13 horror films. Do you know what PG-13 movies are? Actually, it includes certain content restrictions. The Motion Picture Association introduced the Pg-13 rating in 1984 which restricts children under 13 from watching a film without their parent’s consent or unless parents accompanied them. In fact, it includes suspenseful stories, and psychological thrills rather than explicit content.
Today, we are going to consider PG-13 Horror movies. There have been various movies that have been haunting the audience over the years. We have compiled a list of the best 35 horror movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat. So, let’s check out the list including films like The Ring, Arachnophobia, A Quiet Place to Get Out, and many more.
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1- The Sixth Sense(1999)
The Sixth Sense is one of the best pg-13 horror movies. M. Night Shyamalan directed the film. The 1999 supernatural thriller film portrays the story of a young boy Cole Sear who can communicate with spirits. The movie captivates the audience with various thrills along with a spine-chilling climax.
2- The Ring(2002)
Next up, the 2002 horror movie “The Ring” is on the list. This popular film is adapted from the Japanese movie “Ringu”. Journalist Rachel Keller is investigating a mysterious videotape, several people died seven days after watching it.
Arachnophobia is a 1990 horror comedy movie directed by Frank Marshall. As the name implies, Archnaphobia is about the fear/phobia of spiders. A newly arrived Dr Ross Jennings came to know that the town gets attacked by poisonous Archanids.
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4- The Skeleton Key(2005)
Lain Softley’s psychological horror movie The Skeleton Key was released in the year 2005. Caroline Ellis takes on a job as a live-in caretaker for an old couple in a secluded mansion. Afterward, she experiences supernatural activities in that mansion. The film unveils the power of Hoodoo magic.
1408 is one of the best pg-13 horror movies. It was adapted from Stephen King’s short story. Mikael Håfström is the director of the psychological horror film. Mike Enslin, is a writer famous for his investigation of paranormal phenomena. Even after the manager warned him, he wanted to spend a night in a hotel’s spooky room “1408”.
6- The Exorcism of Emily Rose(2005)
Scott Derrickson’s horror drama film The Exorcism of Emily Rose was released in 2005. It was loosely based on the real-life incident of Anneliese Michel. The film centers on the girl Emily Rose who faces exorcism. It blends horrific elements and courtroom drama.
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7- Drag Me To Hell(2009)
The supernatural horror movie Drag Me To Hell was released in 2009. Sam Raimi directed the thriller treat with horrifying twists. It follows the story of Christine Brown. Here you will see the devastating consequences of denial to someone.
8- The Others(2001)
Another psychological horror film on the list is the 2001 movie The Others. Grace Stewart lives with her children in a mansion. Soon after she learned the house is haunted and affects her family. Nicole Kidman portrayed the commendable role of Grace.
Mama is a tragic story of two young girls Lilly and Victoria. Their uncle brought them to a strange place where they experienced supernatural activities. Mama is an evil entity in that place. Later, some shocking truths came out about Mama.
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10- The Haunting(1963)
The Haunting is one of the classic pg-13 horror movies. It was based on the novel “Haunting of Hill House” released in 1963. Dr John Markway invites a group of people to stay at the haunted mansion and investigate supernatural phenomena.
11- Lights Out(2016)
David F Sandberg directed the horror movie “Lights Out” based on his own short film. The film centers around the girl Rebecca who experiences something unusual in the dark. It’s an evil force that is related to her family’s past troubling everyone.
12- The Conjuring(2013)
The Conjuring includes suspense, a gripping story, and atmospheric horror, making it a perfect horror treat. James Wan directed the film based on the real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Loraine Warren. It depicts the story of a possessed farmhouse.
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Insidious is another horror movie directed by James Wan. It depicts the story of a couple Josh and Renai who move into a new home with their three children. Soon after they realize something is wrong with their house and affecting their children.
The next one is the enthralling horror movie Devil which was released in the year 2010. The film centers around an elevator. Here a group of people is trapped in the elevator. It becomes more intriguing when they realize that some supernatural power or spirit is around them.
15- The Grudge(2004)
The Grudge is one of the most popular pg-13 horror movies. Takashi Shimizu directed the American remake of his Japanese film “Ju-on: The Grudge”. It follows a spine-chilling horror story of a possessed house in Tokyo.
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16- What Lies Beneath(2000)
What Lies Beneath is a psychological thriller horror movie. The film follows the story of a woman Claire Spencer. Claire wants to find out if her house is haunted. So, she tried her best to know the truth but puts her life in danger in the process.
17- The Woman in Black(2012)
“The Woman in Black” is a horror movie based on Susan Hill’s novel. James Watkins directed the gothic horror. The film revolves around an advocate Arthur Kipps who came to a village to settle the affairs of his deceased client.
18- Happy Death Day(2017)
Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day is a slasher movie. The film follows the story of a college student Tree Gelbmen. She gets trapped in a time loop in which she sees her murder again and again. Jessica Rothe played the commendable role of Tree Gelbmen.
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The monster horror movie Cloverfield was released in 2008. Matt Reeves is the director of the film. In this film, a gigantic monster attacked New York City and a group of friends unveiled the horrifying experience through their handheld camera.
20- The Mothman Prophecies(2002)
The Mothman Prophecies is Mark Pellington’s supernatural horror thriller film. It is based on real events and based on John Keel’s book of the same name. The story revolves around a strange creature “Mothman” and a reporter. In fact, it is one of the most famous pg-13 horror movies.
21- A Quiet Place(2018)
A Quiet Place is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror movie. As the name suggests, the film is about a quiet place. There are blind giant creatures who have a great sense of hearing. People can only save themselves by keeping quiet because any kind of noise will put their lives in danger.
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Frank Khaulfoun’s horror movie Prey was released in 2019. The film centres around a high school senior Loby. Loby finds a supernatural entity on the island. So, what else would happen there with him, watch the movie to know more about this intriguing story.
23- The Final Girls(2015)
The Final Girls is a horror comedy movie directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Max and her friends found themselves in the world of a slasher film “Camp Bloodbath”. Eventually, they confront their struggles. This film perfectly blends horror with comedy to entertain in the best way possible.
24- Warm Bodies(2013)
Warm Bodies is a romantic horror movie based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name. it follows the story of a Zombie “R” and a human girl “Julie”. The film comprises humor, horror, and romance. Nicolas Hoult and Teresa Palmer portrayed the roles of R and Julie.
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25- The Birds(1963)
Here is another classic horror movie, The Birds. It is loosely based on Daphne du Maurier’s short story. The movie depicts the story of a town in California. Suddenly, flocks of birds attacked the town and people want to save themselves from a mysterious incident.
26- The Possession(2012)
Ole Bornedal’s horror film The Possession was released in 2012. A middle-aged woman Em brought an antique wooden box from a yard sale. But soon after she gets possessed by an evil spirit. It is one of the best pg-13 horror movies.
Oculus is a psychological horror movie directed by Mike Flanagan. The movie depicts the story of siblings Kaylie and Tim Russell. They want to prove that the antique mirror in their house is responsible for the suffering of the family.
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28- The Visit(2015)
The Visit is a found-footage horror movie released in 2015. M. Night Shyamalan directed the film. It follows the story of two siblings Becca and Tyler. They went on a visit to their grandparents’ home where nothing is normal. Eventually, they realize it is not safe to stay there anymore.
Poltergeist is a horror film, a remake of the Poltergeist(1982) film. It revolves around a couple with three children who shift to a new home they got at an affordable price. At night, they started experiencing odd events there and the evil spirits possessed their youngest child Madison.
30- The Unseen(2019)
The Unseen is one of the most popular Pg-13 horror movies. It is a psychological horror film that revolves around Bob Longmore. Bob is suffering from a disease that gradually makes him invisible. He returns to the family for her distressed daughter.
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31- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark(2019)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a horror film based on Alvin Schwartz’s children’s book series. A group of teenagers found a mysterious book in a haunted house. Shockingly, the stories in that book became real when they turn pages.
32- Van Helsing(2004)
Van Helsing is an action horror movie directed by Stephen Sommers. The film follows the story of a monster hunter Van Helsing with a mysterious past. Hugh Jackman portrayed the character of Van. It is a perfect blend of horror, action, and adventure.
33- The Last Exorcism(2010)
The Last Exorcism is a supernatural horror movie released in 2010. It follows the story of an evangelical minister who takes part in a documentary-style film to expose the tricks. In fact, he met a possessed girl during the investigation.
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34- Get Out(2017)
Get Out is a psychological horror movie directed by Jordan Peele. The movie depicts the story of a young black man Kaluuya. He came to meet her white girlfriend’s family. Kaluuya started unveiling her family’s dark secrets soon after the meeting.
35- The Orphanage(2007)
The Orphanage is one of the best Pg-13 horror movies. This Gothic supernatural horror was released in 2007 and directed by J. A. Bayona. The plot follows the story of a woman Laura who returns to her closed orphanage. But things go upside down when she realizes some supernatural force exists in the orphanage.