The sudden upswing in nostalgia from the 1980s and 1990s that culminated with Stranger Things and Ready Player One reflects the never-ending cycle of pop-culture and the viewers’ wanting to relive their childhood. But was adolescence really as idyllic as we tend to think? It was in the 1980s when we saw the boom of horror movies for kids and teenagers. They depicted the terror of adolescence, having drawn on true traumatizing moments at school or on various fantasy creatures and paranormal entities. The section will offer the classics of the genre along with their later variations and post-millennium versions.