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Horror Movie Report Card

Cinematical offers up a report card on how well the horror genre did in the first quarter of 2006. It’s an interesting roundup, but reviewer Scott Weinberg seems to have a little trouble averaging everything out to come up with an overall score. The highest grade he gives to any individual film is a B (which he gives to HOSTEL, FINAL DESTINATION 3, and HILLS HAVE EYES), yet his “term grade” for the whole season is also a B. You don’t need to be a math professor to know that the average score should fall somewhere in between the high and the low scores. I converted all his letter grades to numbers, added them up, and averaged them out to get a term grade of C – which is about what you would expect in a season that also includes a D-minus (BLOODRAYNE) and two Fs (STAY ALIVE, and WHEN A STRANGER CALLS).