Entertainment behind the scenes
Vampires may be one of the most popular current themes in entertainment, but movies that feature exorcisms and Satan give audiences the biggest scare.
With Halloween fast approaching, a poll on website Movies.com found that vampires give moviegoers less of a fright than creepy kids or Zombies.
(Has the romance factor of the “Twilight” saga, along with all those popular vegetarian vampires, meant that good old blood-suckers are losing some street cred?)
In the Movies.com poll, some 44 percent of the 5,000 responders get the best scares out of films that focus on exorcism and Satan or ghosts and haunting. Vampires were rated scary by just 3.6 percent of those taking part.
Jigsaw, step aside. “The Shining” featuring Jack Nicholson as an axe-wielding psycho has topped a list of the scariest horror movies of all time. With Halloween just days away, the writers at film website Totalscifionline.com compiled a list of the 100 greatest horror movies.
“Nearly 30 years after its initial release, The Shining remains an unparalled study in isolation, madness and paranoia,” said Matt McAllister, editor of Totalscifionline.com. “The expansive sets, surreal visuals, and an intense performance from Jack Nicholson add up to a film guaranteed to give viewers a sleepless night.”