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Oct 7, 2013

SHOCKtober: 250-241

For anyone out there who may be wondering what this list is all about, here's the haps: back in the time known as "September", I asked readers to submit a list of the ten movies that have scared them the most. Doesn't matter if it scared 'em ten years or tn minutes ago; nor does it matter if the movie is considered "horror" or known to be terrifying, so long as it got under their skin.

Now we're counting down those movies, and when we get to number one we'll all be like "oh, that is the film that scared the most of my readers who turned in a list." Scintillating, ain't it?

The movies included today received one vote each.

250. 28 Weeks Later -- 2007, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
249. Something Wicked This Way Comes -- 1983, Jack Clayton
248. Splinter -- 2008, Toby Wilkins
247. "Box" (from Three...Extremes) -- 2004, Takashi Miike
246. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
245. Black Sunday -- 1960, Mario Bava
244. Pinocchio -- 1940, Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen
243. Dog Soldiers -- 2002, Neil Marshall
242. Matango (aka Curse of the Mushroom People) -- 1963, Ishiro Honda
241. Monkey Shines -- 1988, George Romero

Splinter! I swear, that movie is totally underrated. Have you seen it? Go watch it! Now!

Poor Dog Soldiers. A truly solid werewolf flick saddled with what is surely one of the most atrocious DVD covers mine eyes have ever seen the glory of the coming of.


Anonymous said...

It took me awhile to realize that those werewolves on the DVD cover don't have 3 laser nipples, those are laser sights. Awkward...

Unknown said...

Wow. I guess thats the US DVD cover? The UK one is slightly better.

Evol Kween said...

Splinter is truly underrated. What a weird movie! I don't know why it isn't more popular.

Unknown said...

Good God. Not sure how such a staggeringly awful DVD cover got approved, but they seem to have confused it with a film about demon gorilla things (which have to be fended off with laser pointers)

Colleen said...

"Werewolf" you say? More like scary, scary baboons. But if you say "werewolf"...okay.

Alejandro Omidsalar said...

So gratifying to see my vote for Miike's Box. Probably one of the more terrifying ghost stories committed to modern celluloid.

Also, this is the cover to my copy of Dog Soldiers: Not sure where that DVD cover is from but you're absolutely right. It is terrible and horrible and just plain awful.

matango said...

Wow, the only way that cover could get any worse is if it were a hologram.

CashBailey said...

I double the love for 'Box'. For me that is easily the best segment of that movie. Although so many people prefer Chan-wook Park's segment, which I think is a total mess.

'Box' is probably the most haunting, sad and beautifully made piece of pure horror Miike has yet made.