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Wes Craven Picks Top 10 Horror Flicks

Selected by a man who knows what's scary

(Newser) - Need some suggestions for a scary movie to watch this weekend? None other than the horror master himself, Wes Craven, offers up his 10 favorites in the Daily Beast :
  1. Don't Look Now (1973): A "pretty moving work of art as well" as a horror film, this movie is a
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Fourth Kind: Not Real, Not Scary

Alien-abduction mock-doc delivers lame premise with laughable framing device

(Newser) - The Fourth Kind attempts to combine dramatization of true events and fake-documentary alien abductions in Alaska, and falls horribly flat. Here's what critics are saying:
  • The ludicrousness of the grainy archival footage, presented as "real," and a lousy performance by Milla Jovovich, whose "notion of serious acting
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Scorsese's Favorite Horror Flicks

One of cinema's greats shares his favorite scary movies

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese wants to give you a Halloween treat: The legendary director, writing for the Daily Beast, lists his top 11 fright-fests.
  1. The Haunting: “You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror!”
  2. The Isle of the Dead: "There’s a moment in this
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The Best Horror Movies

'Shining' prevails, but Polanski classic is No. 2

(Newser) - Stanley Kubrick's the Shining is the best horror film ever made, say the editors of TotalSciFi.com. The film's ''expansive sets, surreal visuals, and an intense performance from Jack Nicholson add up to a film guaranteed to give viewers a sleepless night." The top 10:
  1. The Shining (1980)
  2. Rosemary's
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Gentlemen Prefer Zombies

Vampires are sensitive wimps

(Newser) - Give a guy a good, old-fashioned zombie any day over a vampire. "Dudes don't dig bloodsuckers because vampires pretty much look like girls," writes John DeVore in The Frisky . "We prefer zombies, because we love chainsaws, flamethrowers, and samurai swords." But primarily, guys realize their "... More »

Halloween II a Gory Dud

Critics yawn over Rob Zombie's horror remake

(Newser) - Dimension Films refused to screen Rob Zombie's Halloween II for critics—which is looking like a wise move based on the reviews coming out:
  • "Creatively comatose, even by the standards of a sequel to a remake," writes Rob Nelson in Variety. "Zombie's hatchet job on the series
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Sci-Fi Guru Forrest Ackerman Dead at 92

Magazine editor coined term 'sci-fi'

(Newser) - Fright-film magazine writer and editor Forrest J Ackerman—credited with coining the term "sci-fi"—died this week of heart failure, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 92. Ackerman introduced new generations to horror films with his magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; he was also known for his... More »

Being Hated Is All But an Art for Uwe Boll

Blood, guts, and bad taste can't keep this director down

(Newser) - Uwe Boll is either the world’s worst filmmaker or its most-targeted whipping boy. Either way, the 42-year-old German, who bases his over-the-top gore films on video games, is unlikely to stop anytime soon. “The art form is, almost, in being hated,” one actor told the New York ... More »

Prom Night Nabs Weekend Crown

Horror flick tops Street Kings , 21 at box office

(Newser) - Prom Night scored at the box office this weekend, opening in first with $23 million, Variety reports. It easily shot down Keanu Reeves’ cop thriller Street Kings ($12 million) and trumped gambling flick 21, which banked $11 million in third. Dennis Quaid’s Smart People proved a no-brainer for audiences:... More »

Orphanage a Cut Above

Horror film relies on suspense, not gore, to terrifying effect

(Newser) - So excruciating is the tension in the Spanish supernatural thriller The Orphanage that "you'll have to calm yourself by saying, 'It's only a movie,' " writes Time's Richard Corliss. But the horror film, centering on the dark secrets inside a woman's childhood home, is about as far from... More »

25 Films Worth Screaming About

The best horror films are clever, sometimes funny, and occasionally very, very scary

(Newser) - You're never too old to go trick or treating. Well, yes you are. So instead of fighting the little ones for the next sugar high, you can check out Time's top 25 scary movies:
  1. Shaun of the Dead, 2004
  2. Red Dragon, 2002
  3. Audition, 1999
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$32.1M Saw IV Slays Box Office

(Newser) - Saw VI axed the competition in the final weekend before Halloween by scaring up $32.1 million—falling short of Saw III’s debut weekend, but notching the highest opening of the fall season. Steve Carrell’s quirky dramedy, Dan in Real Life, took second with $12 million, Variety reports. More »

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