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Horror Power Ranking – December 22, 2008

This week marks the first time a bottom-hugger jumped all the way to the top, as early skepticism about My Bloody Valentine 3D turned into glowing praise. Plus, your faithful reporter went to a real live movie theater and gauged the reactions of the audience to trailers for various upcoming horror movies, for your scientific enlightenment:


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Horror Power Rankings
Rank LW Movie
1 10 mybloodyvalentine3d-75x75.jpg My Bloody Valentine 3-D
How does MBV3D jump from the bottom to the top in one week? Simple: The first screening ever, at AICN’s Butt-Numb-A-Thon, was ecstatic, calling it a perfect horror movie that is cheeky in all the right ways. I’m back on board, baby!
2 5 unborn_poster2-75x75.jpg The Unborn
This movie jumps up three slots because I saw the trailer with a packed audience last weekend, and it made everyone scream and jump in all the right places. If the trailer played that well, let’s assume the movie will be even better.
3 jennifers-body-75x75.jpg Jennifer’s Body
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about Jennifer’s Body, and with a September 18 release date, it’s going to be a while until we hear anything else. Too bad, because I was looking forward to it.
4 3 friday13th0307-75x75.jpg Friday the 13th
Though Friday the 13th is still very close to my heart, it just can’t keep me as excited as fellow throwbacks My Bloody Valentine, and The Unborn. And Jennifer’s Body, but that’s just because Megan Fox is my secret girlfriend.
5 8 final-destination-3d75x75.jpg Final Destination: Death Trip 3D
Last week I complained about the terrible title for this movie, which is actually the fourth the series. Reader spoffk suggested Final Destination 4D as an alternate title, and I agree. Let’s start a lobby, shall we?
6 underworld-rise-75x75.jpg Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
The same audience that screamed at The Unborn trailer laughed at the Underworld trailer. I laughed too… but I’m still going to be there opening day. Probably alone, but hey, vampires fighting werewolves?
7 resident-evil-3-75x75.jpg Resident Evil 4
Word is, Paul W.S. Anderson is busy writing the fourth movie in the zombie action series, to which I say, “Oh no!” and “All right!” at the same time — I have a very complicated relationship with this franchise.
8 4 nightmare-on-elm-street-freddy-headshot-small-75x75.jpg Nightmare on Elm Street
Less exciting for me is the Nightmare reboot. After coming out the gate swinging with a, “Yes, it’s happening!” there’s been absolute silence from the Freddy camp. Somebody track down Robert Englund and get an ambiguous answer, please.
9 7 new-moon-75x75.jpg New Moon
Worse than no news, is bad news: Chris Weitz is taking over the director’s chair from Catherine Hardwicke. After the disaster that was The Golden Compass, you want to trust him with another franchise? Bad move, guys.
10 6 buffy-the-vampire-slayer-75x75.jpg Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I’ve talked to five separate people who started watching BtVS this past week, and love it. An ever growing legion of fans, and you can’t get this no brainer of a movie together? You broke my heart, Joss. You broke my heart.
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