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The 15 Dumbest Horror Movie Characters

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People in horror movies do the darndest things, don't they? We've all had a "Don't go in there, you idiot!" moment or twelve while watching fright flicks. Horror sure does bring out the stupids.

This counter-intuitive behavior makes it seem like these folks are handing over their lives on a silver platter, so in honor of this weekend's "Evil Dead" let's celebrate the good, the bad and the dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers of the genre. Appropriately enough, our first entry comes from that franchise. Get More »

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The 5 Worst Phone Calls in Movie History

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Halle Berry's new thriller "The Call" has a pretty simple premise: a gal is kidnapped but manages to make a 911 call that is answered by Berry's emergency operator. And then, you know, all hell breaks loose.

Sounds pretty harrowing, right? But when it comes to frightening, dangerous and downright creepy phone calls, Hollywood history is filled with examples even more extreme. So in honor of Berry and "The Call," we thought this would be a perfect time to look at the 5 Worst Phone Calls in Movie History. Get More »

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In Memoriam: A Tribute To Red Shirts in Cinema

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We're not into giving out spoilers, but in the upcoming new psychological horror film "Stoker" by "Oldboy" director Chan-wook Park, a certain character not only doesn't make it out alive, their only purpose in the film seemed to be ... to die.

Looks like someone just had a red shirt moment.

"Red shirt," of course, refers the the classic "Star Trek" habit of having random Enterprise crew members — inevitably wearing a blood red uniform — accompany Spock and Kirk on a dangerous mission, only to die terribly while the main characters get away without a scratch.

So in honor of "Stoker," here's a look at some of our favorite red shirts in film history. Because if someone has to die, it might as well be someone we don't care at all about. Caution: Non-"Stoker" spoilers ahead! Get More »

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The New Weapon of Choice For Horror Movie Villains: Butter

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In horror films, serial killing weirdos will use just about anything to murder their victims. Chainsaws, axes, knives, hatchets, guns, ropes, bear traps, poison, gas, swarms of rats, water, whatever. You name it, someone has used it in a movie to kill people.

But you know what can really kill you? Butter.

Just ask Ghostface. Get More »

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Enter for the Chance to Win a 'The Possession' Prize Pack

"The Possession" Movie Poster
Lionsgate

The thing about buying items at a yard sale is that you never know who owned them before you. When you later discover there's an evil ancient spirit inside the collectible you just shelled out good money for, you can bet whoever had it previously wasn't the best owner.

That's exactly what happens in the new horror flick "The Possession," in theaters Aug. 31. Just from the trailer, this movie starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick looks like one of the scariest we've seen in a while, so we've decided to hold one of our scariest giveaways yet. Get More »

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'555' Is the Magical Movie Phone Number

555 Supercut
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You've no doubt noticed that almost every phone number in the movies starts with "555." But you may not have realized just how many movies actually mention these phone numbers.

The "555 Supercut" gathers together clips from just a handful of movies that feature the magical digits and, oh my, there are so many! Someone with a lot of free time and even more patience should put together a "Movie Phonebook" with every fictional character and business listed with their respective numbers -- there's probably a lot of overlap. Get More »

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Poll: What's the Best Horror Movie Franchise of All Time?

Horror Poll: Best Franchise
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Poll closes Oct. 24 at 11 p.m. ET

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Poll: Who Is Your Favorite Slasher?

Horror Poll: Slashers
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Poll closes Oct. 24 at 11 p.m. ET

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Our 9 Favorite Scream Queens

Katie Cassidy in Nightmare on Elm Street
Warner Bros.

A true Scream Queen can't just shriek, cry and cower -- she's got to know how to fight to the death if need be, digging deep to find previously unknown survival skills. A Scream Queen might not be the last one standing, but you know she looked good while she was standing ... and being chased … and dragged … and bludgeoned.

"Scream 4" slices its way onto DVD and Blu-ray this week, and Ghostface has some new ladies who he wants to hear scream, namely "Heroes'" Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts of "Nancy Drew" fame.

Do they figure into the discussion around classic scream queens? Here's at look at their strongest (and loudest) competition ...

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Ghostface Killer on the Street

Man on the street interviews are played out.

But with "Scream 4" hitting DVD and Blu-ray, and public outcry demanding we interrogate total strangers (and a lot of Times Square tourists) about their all-time favorite scary movie, we had no choice.

Presenting Ghostface Killer on the Street. (Or is it Ghostface Killer as played by Christian Bale playing Batman? We'll leave that open to interpretation.) Get More »

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