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SCARE FAILS

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UPFRONT - BAZ McALIS­TER

Lep­rechaun

This 1993 cult hor­ror film starred War­wick Davis ( Re­turn of the Jedi’s Wicket the Ewok) as a tiny gold-ob­sessed Ir­ish psy­chopath. The scari­est thing about it? It was the movie de­but of a young Jen­nifer Anis­ton.

Plants

The most in­ert su­per­nat­u­ral ad­ver­sary in any hor­ror film ever, the vil­lains of M. Night Shya­malan’s 2008 The Hap­pen­ing were plants try­ing to take back the planet by re­leas­ing a toxin that urges hu­mans to com­mit sui­cide.

War­lock

In 1989’s War­lock, Ju­lian Sands plays an evil 17th cen­tury spell­caster who time-trav­els to present-day LA to end the world. He doesn’t count on his one weak­ness be­ing cheap and freely avail­able – salt.

Ana­conda

Be­ing stalked along the Ama­zon by a gi­ant killer ana­conda should be scary – but this 1997 hor­ror film star­ring Jen­nifer Lopez and Ice Cube did its best to turn it into com­edy with a laugh­able com­puter-gen­er­ated snake.

Grem­lins

The furry Mog­wai in 1984’s Grem­lins are pretty cute, but don’t get them wet, ex­pose them to sun­light or feed them af­ter mid­night or they’ll turn into scaly nee­dle-toothed lar­rikins – which, to be hon­est, are al­most as adorable. Com­plete scari­ness fail.

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