My kids are watching Gremlins (it may be #2, I don't know) on TV. Sure, it starts out all cute and furry. Then they get moster-fied. I think it's scary. They are laughing their heads off!! Well, that's how I usually treat horror movies too, LOL.
One of the gremlins grows wings and gets out to the streets of New York. An older couple are gawking up at a cathedral, the circular windows, spires, gargoyles....(and the winged gremlin appears). Huey sees the cathedral, and shouts "It's Gotham City! Spiderman is going to come save everyone!!". OMG. The world to a seven year old!
(Even I know that it's Batman that lives in Gotham City, LOL).
They think it's hysterical that I said it was on when I was 13 and thought it was too scary. I still haven't seen the whole thing. But I am sitting at the knitting machine, knitting!