Quoting Laura [Syltherin]:" Would i take my kids to the movies to watch something like that? No. However if I'm watching the movie ... [snip!] ... them leave the room. We are huge horror fanatics in my house, so my kids know none of it is real and that it is just a movie."
You sound like my sister. My niece (she is only a few years younger than me) grew up on scary movies instead of Disney! haha She turned out pretty awesome to be honest.
My daughter is a scaredy-cat.... even the dark shadows on "the Princess and teh Frog" scared her at first! A horror movie would scar her for life.
We know our kids and their limitations!