A few weeks ago we put a challenge to our readers: impress us with your horror knowledge. We wanted you to come to us and show off. Tease us. Beat us. Thrill us. Love us.

We put out the call: recommend a good horror movie we haven’t seen. That’s no small feat, considering that none of us here have any active life to speak of, so we watch a lot of good movies and a lot of bad ones. The call was answered and answered 91 times. Out of all those entries, only six made it to our final round of judging. The other 85 were just no good or far too obvious.

But among the entries, the six standouts. All of whom will receive prizes. One of whom will receive the grand prize and have their movie recommendation reviewed on the site tomorrow. Drum roll….

Here are our honor roll selections and the winner, who will be getting a bunch of stuff from The History Channel and other assorted horror prizes. Everyone on the honor roll will also receive some prizing, because we’re cool like that. Without further ado, our winners and how they got there:

Honor Roll

  • Mcelphi – for recommending The Seventh Victim
  • YT – for recommending several decent entries that were just a touch too well known
  • Chappie – winner of the diversity award, as one of the only readers to recommend foreign horror
  • Sean P – for recommending several good titles
  • Perles – for recommending my childhood favorite Saturday the 14th Strikes Back

And the Grand Prize Winner

  • Ron Oliver – for recommending 1991’s Afraid of the Dark

After some minor debate over Afraid of the Dark, Rob Hunter won out, convincing the rest of us that its excellence and creepiness made up for the fact that two of us knew the title. With a good mix of obscurity, accessibility, and scares, we felt Afraid of the Dark met all the criteria and suitably impressed us.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played! See you next year, in the meantime, bone up on your obscure horror and tune in tomorrow for the winning review!


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