Friday, September 15, 2006

Movies That Sound Like Horror Films – But Aren’t

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The hottest trend in movies right now seems to be giving titles that sound like horror films to movies that have nothing to do with horror.

That’s what discovered when it recently gave film fans the titles of upcoming releases and asked which ones sounded like fright flicks.

About 33 percent think The Departed, a gritty street drama starring Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio, sounds like it was a horror movie and 28 percent picked another DiCaprio drama, Blood Diamond, which is actually about a search for a rare African jewel.

Fifteen percent think Mel Gibson’s upcoming Mayan drama, Apocalypto, sounds like a scary movie, and 12 percent feel that way about the domestic drama, Running With Scissors.

Seven percent think Open Season, an animated film featuring Martin Lawrence as a bear, sounds more like a fright flick.

Finally, 5 percent are convinced that Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher’s new Coast Guard action flick, The Guardian, is really a horror film.

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