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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Weekly Top Five

Scary Movie Edition!

3. The Ring
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Starring: Naomi Watts

I know, I know, the original Japanese version is better, but I saw this one, the American version of The Ring, first and I think it was the first time I can say as an adult I was legitimately creeped out by a movie. The way it builds the tension for nearly a third of the movie before showing you the short film at the heart of the murders* is just brilliant. And the ending…whoo! Who knew it was a morality tale the whole time? Not only is this a good horror film but it’s just a good film in general.

5. Pumpkinhead
4. Aliens
3. The Ring

*and then the short film totally delivers on first class creepiness.