December 24, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Biggest PR Faux Pas Artisan’s decision to release promotional cassettes of The Blair Witch Project without the film’s terrifying finale. Talk about chillus interruptus.

Best Hitchcock Movie That Surely Didn’t Need Another 17 Minutes RESTORED Topaz

Best Vamp Rose McGowan, gloriously cheesy as the homicidal jailbait of Devil in the Flesh and the homicidal prom queen wannabe of Jawbreaker.

Most Unlikely Narrators Johnny Depp exploring Scotland Yard, Mossad, and the NSA in Top Secret; John Turturro exploring the World Wide Web in Beginner’s Guide to the Internet.

Best News for Horror Fans… New Line released a souped-up special A Nightmare on Elm Street boxed-set edition.

…And the Worst The same set also featured all six of the film’s sequels.

Most Unnecessary Sequels From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money; The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All; K-911; Arrival II; Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies; Sometimes They Come Back…for More; Warlock III: The End of Innocence

Biggest Oscar Winner in a Charlie Sheen Flick Marlon Brando in Free Money

Hippest Video Distributor Trimark, which brought couch potatoes such hot potatoes as Happiness and Lolita.

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