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By EW Staff
October 24, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Halloween’s coming! Plan your DVD-viewing party now

A trip through the horror aisle of your DVD store or Netflix library can be pretty scary. For every legitimately spine-tingling title, there are probably ten that rightfully should be filed under ho-hum. But like the zombies in the Living Dead movies, the DVDs just keep coming, especially as Oct. 31 draws near. EW’s critics grabbed their torches and shed some light on 10 recent releases from the darkside, ranked here in order from a couple of tricky titles declared dead on arrival to the treats that have the fright stuff.