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Horror Power Ranking List – June 16, 2008

Horror is finally “happening” at the movie theaters this weekends — and some of it is even directed by M. Night Shyamalan. But seriously, folks… this week Twilight hangs on by a thread. If I don’t start seeing something exciting soon, you’re gone, vamp-rom-com-hor-movie. And Kiefer Sutherland gets mentioned twice on the list. So that’s going on:

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Horror Power Rankings
Rank LW   Movie (or Comic, etc.)
1 3 hapening-75x75.jpg The Happening
The buzz is toxic. The twist is stupid (trust me on this one). But with only one bad movie to his name (and nope, it’s not The Village. Sorry, haters), The Happening is at the top of my list this week.
2 1 strangers-75x75.jpg The Strangers
The Strangers stays up top not because it’s a good movie, nor for boffo box office, but because I’m sincerely hoping parents take little Hulk fans who get locked out of screenings to see “that other Liv Tyler movie.”
3 rosemarys-baby-75x75.jpg Rosemary’s Baby
Platinum Dunes explains that they’re remaking the classic film because if they don’t, someone else will. Boo to you, Platinum Dunes. Boo to… Wait a second: Rosemary’s Baby is boring. Please remake it. Yay, Platinum Dunes! Yay!
4 5 lostboys2-75x75.jpg The Lost Boys: The Tribe
Forgive me for sounding like a teenage girl circa 1984, but I’ve been looking at pictures of the two Coreys all week, and I can’t get them off my mind. It’s probably too much to hope for a Kiefer Sutherland cameo, right?
5 mirrors-75x75.jpg Mirrors
Speaking of Mr. Sutherland, The Kief turns up in a new horror flick about the evil world that lies right beyond our reflective surfaces. I’ll admit, watching the trailer, I jumped at least twice. (The second time was just because I like jumping, though.)
6 6 baghead-75x75.jpg Baghead
Do I want to see a flick that pokes fun at the whole horror genre, yet still remains scary? Especially since I’ve already seen Scream? That’s the question that’s plaguing my mind, and that’s why Baghead holds even.
7 fridaythe13th.jpg Friday the 13th
Anyone else feel a chill run up their spine after seeing the new Camp Crystal Lake sign? I’m still hesitant about the reboot, but at least we know they’re not changing any of the setting. Yay?
8 4 TRANSSIBERIAN-75x75.jpg Transsiberian
On the flip-side, you have Transsiberian, which is like a serious version of Hostel. Since the most enjoyable part of Hostel was, in fact, the humor of the film (let’s be fair: It was basically a comedy), do we really need a humorless version?
9 brutalmassacre-75x75.jpg Brutal Massacre
Brutal Massacre is holding a trailer contest, with a top prize of $1000. Their suggestions are to buy a digital camera with the money, or pay your rent. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the filmmakers don’t live in New York.
10 9 twilight.jpg Twilight
Look, I know, OK? It’s a teen romance movie masquerading as a vampire horror flick, written by an author who never read Dracula. But I know the second I take it off this list, Twilight’s fans will find me and kill me. So on it stays!
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