lunchtime poll was the righteous anger of commenters at the fact that we hadn’t included their favorite movie on the ballot. And it wasn’t just the absence of Paranormal Activity that ticked people off. A lot of you were disgusted by the absence of The Strangers amongst the five choices, while even more readers were aghast that we had left off The Descent. There were also write-in votes for The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Hostel, The Mist, The House of the Devil, and an array of foreign language frighteners including [REC], the unforgettably twisted Martyrs, and the Guillermo del Toro-produced The Orphanage, whose virtues I was extolling just yesterday.The really scary thing about yesterday’s “Scariest film from the past 10 years?”
As a diehard horror fan myself, I’m hugely heartened by commenters’ enthusiasm for their personal fright faves (and that no one has mentioned Twilight), even as I fret that readers are right now gathering, angry villagers-style, to light torches and storm EW Towers. To stop that happening, we’ve decided to run the poll again with a much-expanded list. Your “Choke on ’em!” choices are below.