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Horror Power Ranking – April 6, 2009

You spoke, they listened, a great cinematic crime is made right: Let the Right One In gets a DVD makeover. New movies emerge from the shadows as the race to build summer buzz begins, while current releases hang onto their rankings by their jagged, dirty fingernails: Think our rankings are off base, out of touch or hopelessly lame? Speak up here!


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Horror Power Rankings
Rank LW Movie
1 10 lettherightonein-75x75.jpg Let the Right One In
Fans howled, Magnet Releasing blinked: A week after putting out the best vampire movie of 2008 with dumbed-down subtitles, they’re restoring the originals. No exchanges for early buyers, though.
2 cloverfield275x75.jpg Cloverfield 2
Now filming in Cabo San Lucas with screaming spring breakers as extras… or maybe they were just screaming. The sequel supposedly extends the monster mayhem to multiple cities: Yes, please!
3 bubba_nosferatu75x75.jpg Bubba Nosferatu
An elderly, but definitely living Elvis fights the undead in Don Coscarelli’s prequel to his cult classic, Bubba Ho-tep . This time out, Hellboy ‘s Ron Perlman replaces Bruce Campbell as the King.
4 jonah_hex75x75.jpg Jonah Hex
Seemingly in development forever, the DC/Warners horror-western just added Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) to the cast. Classy.
5 splice75x75.jpg Splice
Genetic engineering goes very wrong in this Guillermo del Toro produced creeper, directed by Vincent Natali ( Cube ). Could go up or down, but the concept art alone is making me queasy.
6 3 DragMeToHell75x75.jpg Drag Me to Hell
Some think any Sam Raimi movie is a good movie. But I’ve seen Spider-Man 3 . I’ve also seen this movie’s teeny-bopper cast and terrible new poster. I’m withholding judgment in deference to the trailer.
7 8 the-haunting-of-connecticut-75x75.jpg The Haunting in Connecticut
It’s not very good, but it ranked second in this week’s box office, between kid-friendly Monsters vs. Aliens and the big-budget Knowing. Repeat after me: A bloody good horror movie opening lifts all boats.
8 lost_boys375x75.jpg Lost Boys 3
Because, um, good things come in threes? Even if Lost Boys: The Tribe was kind of a… rhymes with clusterduck… But hey, Corey Feldman has a gig, even if the other Corey is conspicuous by his absence.
9 halloween-75x75.jpg Halloween 2: The Devil Walks Among Us
Yes, that’s the new title: Maybe “H2” was too ironic. Rob Zombie will be featured in an online video at AMCtv.com tomorrow so expect this one to climb up the list very shortly. Needless to say, we’re curious to learn more.
10 5 lasthouseontheleft-75x75.jpg The Last House on the Left
It’s been out for three weeks, earned some $30. million and is out of the box-office top ten. Let me tell you a secret: Like ghosts, bad movies vanish if you ignore them. No sequels, please.
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