What Would be the Most Horrific, Shocking, Frightening Movie Scene of all Time”

Elizabeth Hasselback Fighting Rosie O'Donnell To The Death!, According to the Latest AMC Monsterfest X/Harris Poll

AMC's Monsterfest X, The 10th Anniversary of the Network'S 10-Day Fright-Fest of Non-Stop Scary Movies, Airs from October 22-31

New York, NY, October 23, 2006 – Americans just want to see Paris Hilton scream, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the cable network AMC. The remarkable heiress/thespian/singing sensation has earned yet another accolade, ranking number one as the celebrity audiences most enjoy seeing as a horror film victim! And if you are looking for America's point of view about the two celebrities they would most like to see battle it out in a "death match," the answer isn't Freddy vs. Jason – the winning twosome are The View's Rosie O'Donnell vs. Elizabeth Hasselback.

The poll was conducted in conjunction with the celebration of AMC's MonsterFest X, the 10th anniversary of the network's 10-day fright-fest of non-stop scary movies, airing from October 22-31.

With Halloween fast approaching, nearly 2500 respondents were asked what was hot and what was not when it comes to satisfying their ultimate horror cravings. Asked which celebrity they would most like to see in the role of horror film victim, the spine-chilling Hilton topped off with a whopping 39% of the vote, almost double that of her closest rival in the category, Lindsay Lohan (18%). American Idol's dastardly judge Simon Cowell, Mr. Britney Spears aka menacing rapper Kevin Federline and gruesome actress Tara Reid round out the top five. Hilton's film House of Wax wasn't able to top the anti-classic Leprechaun 2 as the worst horror movie of all time. The Exorcist was voted the best horror movie franchise of all time, while the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was considered the scariest moment ever in a film Ten percent of Americans also noted they would rather have a good scare rather than good sex on Halloween.

The full results of the poll are:

Q: Which of these do you consider to be the best horror movie franchise?
27% – The Exorcist
20% – A Nightmare on Elm Street
18% – Halloween
17% – Poltergeist
8% – The Ring

Q: Which of these do you think is the worse horror movie of all time?
28% – Leprechaun 2
17% – I Know What You Did Last Summer
13% – House of Wax
12% – Scream 3
12% – Pet Semetary 2
10% – The Grudge
9% – Children of the Corn

Q: Which of these do you consider to be the scariest moment in a horror film?
24% – The shower scene in Psycho
23% – The girl crawling out of the television in The Ring
18% – Jack Nicholson crying "Here's Johnny!" as his face peers between the splintered door in The Shining
14% – Jason emerging from the lake at the end of Friday the 13th
13% – The hand coming up at the end of Carrie
8% – Carol Anne from Poltergeist staring into the static-filled TV set saying, "They're here."

Q: Which one of the celebrities named below would you most like to see portrayed as a victim in a horror film?
39% – Paris Hilton
18% – Lindsay Lohan
17% – Simon Cowell
15% – Kevin Federline
11% – Tara Reid

Q: Which of the following horror movie "Death Matches" would you most like to see?
23% Elizabeth Hasselback vs. Rosie O'Donnell
21% – Freddy Krueger vs. Michael Myers
19% – Heather Locklear vs. Denise Richards
17% – Michael Myers vs. Jason Voorhees
12% – Dracula vs. Frankenstein
9% – The Wolfman vs. The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Q: In your opinion, what's better?
90% – Good sex
10% – Good scare

About the Study/Methodology
AMC Research commissioned Harris Interactive in October 2006 to conduct an online survey of 1000 Cable/Satellite TV subscribers. Survey was conducted nationally 10/04/06-10/06/06 yielding 2,493 respondents. Among the sample, 1,451 cable and/or satellite subscribers mentioned that they like to watch scary/horror movies. These respondents were asked additional questions about the scary/horror film genre.

About Harris
With multimillion members and growing, Harris' online market research panel is one of the largest in the world. As the Harris Poll Online has expanded to achieve worldwide recognition, they have built a panel of survey respondents diverse in their backgrounds, behaviors, and attitudes. Harris' panel members hail from over 125+ countries, and come ready and willing to take surveys on a wide variety of topics.

About AMC

AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE tv and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 89,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including 14 Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."