horror

Gifted: The Sixth Sense vs Matilda

The Sixth Sense vs Matilda

I've got the perfect kid's double header this week: two movies featuring children with special abilities who learn to understand them with the help of a nice adult who in turn is helped by the child — it's The Sixth Sense vs Matilda.

Fear Factor: The Cabin in the Woods vs The Final Girls

The Cabin in the Woods vs The Final Girls

The Cabin in the Woods and The Final Girls are trailblazers in the world of horror, both very unique takes on the genre that play with scary movie tropes but have as many laughs as there are scares. I get way too earnest about my deep love and appreciation for The Final Girls and Malin Akerman. I swear it's a funny movie even though I talk about it with the gravitas usually reserved for movies like Schindler's List or Sophie's Choice. 

Body Snatchers: The Thing vs The Faculty

The Thing vs The Faculty

The Thing is a so-called classic horror film starring Goldie Hawn's husband and some other old dudes. The Faculty is a tour de force of perfect casting, clever writing, and some real scares. If I was in charge of Hollywood, I would implement a law that required every film to star Jordana Brewster and any offenders would be sent into the La Brea Tar Pit.

Beauty and the Beast: An American Werewolf in London vs Jennifer's Body

An American Werewolf in London vs Jennifer's Body

Unleash the beast with the titular characters of An American Werewolf in London and Jennifer's Body. Diablo Cody can do no wrong, Megan Fox needs a comeback, and I own 3 copies of Jennifer's Body so I'm sure you can guess which movie I prefer.