Must See Movies: Thrills & Chills





Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

These family films all tell stories sure to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Taking us on a journey with brave and the curious characters we encounter fantastical new worlds with hidden dangers, magical creatures brought to life, and scenarios that force our heroes to confront terrifying truths. Battling monsters, braving nightmares come- true and outwitting danger, this collection of films sees characters rising to the challenge to make the best of some very bad situations, with electrifying results!

The films in this theme have been divided into three strands: Spooktacular, Amazing Animals and Quests, activities can be applied to any of the films listed in the theme. For each strand, there are activity outlines and extension activities that can be used with any of the films listed in that section. The activities in this resource explore how films can shock and surprise us through their storylines and characters. 

If you are looking for the Must See Movies Before You Grow Up family activities insted of the teacher resources, you can download the Thrills and Chills theme activity from the landing page.

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