Stand By Me
The Alien series
The Species series
Take a little bit of each of those films and you have Dreamcatcher. A film classified as a horror is more of a Sci-Fi psychological thriller about a group of 4 friends who save a boy from physical bullying and they receive telepathic powers. 20 years later, an alien race is taking over earth and implanting their seeds, you'll generally know who's infected by a scar on their face. Not everybody dies and produces an alien child, some recover and return back to normal.
While, the film isn't original on its own. It has a lot of concept from 5 or more different films all chalked together. It's a departure from the general drama that plagues Steven King films, but it's got that coming-of-age element. Very little with some back scenes throughout the film is spent on the past sequences. The military in the film makes it feel action oriented.
The movie is very scary for younger kids, and has sences of nudity gore and disturbing moments. There are these aliens called the ripley eho just look very scary. there is one moment where the alien mr grey pops into nothing and then red mist and blood circle everywhere and that's very intensely scary.
the movie is to long though, 2 and a half hrs I think and drags von for a long time before the scary stuff, I like how this focuses on friendships and it's a lot like IT how it does it's flashback and does have it emitonal parts, but overall its trying to gross you out and scare you not make you cry. Stephen King is the best book athour and is awesome. This movie overall is vey sary and if your kid is watching this it does have a very gross part where someone dis on the toilet and if they watch it they mite not want to use the toilet ever again. JK but really the aliens are scary and this is a good movie