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'Candyman' (1992) and 'The Ring' (2002) Voted to MoPOP's List of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die

'Candyman' (1992) and 'The Ring' (2002) Voted to MoPOP's List of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die

The results are in!

Candyman (1992) and The Ring (2002) earned the most votes from horror hounds in the Museum of Pop Culture's recent poll to determine which two films to add to our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die.

Fans of film's scariest genre were asked to select two flicks from our slate of 2021 programming for It's Coming From Inside the House!, MoPOP's monthly horror movie watchalong series, that we should add to our catalog of the best that cinematic horror has to offer. On top of Candyman and The Ring, the 10 films up for consideration included Sleepaway Camp (1983), Shivers (1975), Mimic: The Director's Cut (2011), Diary of the Dead (2007), Jacob's Ladder (1990), The Hunger (1983), American Psycho (2000), and Psycho Goreman (2020).

In the end, Candyman and The Ring that took home the most votes, garnering 34 percent and 16 percent, respectively, of all ballots cast. The two films will be added to MoPOP's list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die, joining The Lost Boys (1987) and Ginger Snaps (2000) — two other It's Coming From Inside the House! horror watchalong selections that earned the most votes from fans a year ago.

Candyman (1992)

Selected by Isis Asare, host of The Queer Afrofuturism Mini Book Festival and owner of Sistah SciFi, for June's It's Coming From Inside the House! online horror watchalong.

Synopsis: Bernard Rose’s adaptation of a Clive Barker short story that stands as a classic of contemporary horror cinema that explores race and class and trauma strengthened by Tony Todd’s iconic portrayal of the titular character.

The Ring (2002)

Selected by Matt Lynch from Scarecrow Video for August's It's Coming From Inside the House! online horror watchalong.

Synopsis: Set in Seattle and stands as one of the finest examples of Asian horror remakes from the 2000s. A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.


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