Nightbooks, on the other hand, does not perfectly imitate the Brothers Grimm, adding additional components to the fundamental fairy tale structure that are not fully explained in the film. Why, for example, is a real witch so enthralled by horror tales? Not only do they appear to be able to put her to sleep — which makes you wonder why Natacha required the potion in the first place — but she also appears to have a strong desire for them, which is how Alex and Yazmin are able to toss her into the apartment building’s furnace in the basement. IMDB
The horror genre has progressed beyond the designation of “those scary movies.” Indeed, they range from A24’s extremely cerebral catalogs to James Wan’s twisted mind’s haunted house fun. There are even some that can make you feel like a badass instead of a scaredy cat. “Army of the Dead,” I’m looking at you. Yes, everyone, including children, deserves a good scare now and then, and there are films that actually appeal to that market. We’re not talking about children’s horror movies here. We’re talking about real scary movies that kids may enjoy. Consider R.L. Stine’s “Coraline” from 2009 or the “Goosebump” flicks. They’re hard to come by since they’re so daring.