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Franchise Heavyweights Compete With The Shining and 28 Days Later for the Palme d’Gore

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Five days and two dozen movies into AMC Fearfest, you’ve certainly got enough information to start asking yourself one simple question: what’s the best flick in Fearfest 2010? Your answer is important because you’re part of the ever-growing jury for the Palme d’Gore — an award given to the greatest scary movie in the fest. Weighing in on this question is part of your job as a viewer. (Fun job, no?)

The field is filled with iconic nominees. James Cameron’s nightmarish Aliens (which brilliantly blurs the line between horror and sci-fi), Stanley Kubrick’s Shining (which made one man’s descent into hell a bit of high art), and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later… (which pretty much redefined the zombie flick).

No less deserving of attention are Friday the 13th and Halloween, two slasher pics that have legions of fans (i.e., voters). But how will any of these fare against genre hallmarks like Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man? Only you can say.

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