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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/ 6/2006

The Best Scare Fare

By Liz Kelly

Let's take a break from celebrity gossip today to discuss something really important.

In case you hadn't realized, today is in fact the number of the beast.


My name is little creep boy. (AP/20th Century Fox)

I'm not the only one sacrilegiously calling attention to the fact -- the day has been proclaimed the "National Day of Slayer" (though neither washingtonpost.com nor Celebritology endorse any of the suggested festivities) and 20th Century Fox has cleverly chosen today to open the Liev Shreiber/Julia Stiles remake of "The Omen." (There are also plenty of innocuous non-Lucifer-related associations with June 6, as well. For instance, National Yo-Yo day).

Sure, "666" and horror films are the stuff that idiotic urban legends and a gazillion conspiracy theories are made of, but hey, who doesn't appreciate a good scary movie from time to time? Okay, I can name at least five people in my circle of friends who don't, but for the rest of us...

If you don't have time to head out to the multiplex for a dose of Damien tonight, answer the six questions below and help us arrive at a comprehensive guide for home horror viewing. If we all play nice and answer the questions, we should be able to waltz into our video store of choice tonight and pick out the best horror film or the cheesiest horror film or the best series of horror films around. We'll also know what to leave on the shelf.

I'll include my answers below, but please add yours to the comments section.

1. Best horror film?
"The Omen" (1976 Gregory Peck/Lee Remick version)

2. Best serialized horror film?
"Nightmare on Elm Street"

3. Worst sequel?
"Book of Shadows: Blair Witch II"

4. Best performance in a horror?
Sissy Spacek in "Carrie"

5. Cheesiest guilty pleasure horror film?
"Trilogy of Terror"

6. Stay away from?
Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses"

Bonus -- other movies of note: "The Bad Seed," "Village of the Damned," "Silence of the Lambs," "The Ring," "The Shining," "Donnie Darko," "Se7en," "Suspiria."

Cut and Paste this into your answer field, then just fill in the blanks...

1. Best horror?
2. Best serialized horror?
3. Best performance?
4. Best family-friendly horror?
5. Cheesiest/guilty pleasure horror film?
6. Stay away from?
Bonus -- other movies of note:

By Liz Kelly  | June 6, 2006; 10:52 AM ET
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