She can handle some horror movies, though. She likes Shaun of the Dead, Slither, Tremors--basically, anything that's not too intense and has a healthy dose of humor to diffuse the terror. Still, she wants to learn more about horror movies, so I'm easing her into the genre slowly with movies I think she'll enjoy and that won't freak her out.
This weekend I introduced her to An American Werewolf in London, which I thought might be the perfect humor-horror mix for her. She liked it a lot and wasn't too scared by it, though she did proclaim parts of it to be "gross."
So now I'm wondering what funny-scary movie to introduce her to next. Return of the Living Dead comes to mind, though it's even grosser than Werewolf and may be too gross for her, I don't know. Re-Animator certainly would be, though I think she would enjoy that one too, eventually. I think we're going to have to work up to it. Someone else recommended Drag Me to Hell as a good funny-scary movie she might like, and when I get it from Netflix we'll give it a shot. I'm definitely going to show her some of the B&W classics she may not have seen, including Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which I think she'll enjoy despite the high cheese factor.
But still, I could use some recommendations. What funny-scary, not too intense horror movies should I put on our curriculum?