Like that torrent of blood streaming from the elevators in The Shining, the latest flood of horror movies just isn't stopping. Last year audiences were ripped apart by zombies, freaked out by Dakota Fanning, and turned into a candle along with Paris Hilton. Things only get more fiendish in 2006. If you've already seen Hostel's Soviet Bloc savagery, then you should prep for the return of Underworld's blood-slurping Selene, expect another visit from Jigsaw, and get ready for a handshake from Texas' nastiest power tool operator. It's your choice: What are you going to do, read on or cover your eyes?
Release date: Jan. 20
Dead meat: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman
The secret war between the vampires and Lycans continues in this prequel of sorts. Beckinsale once again squeezes into the spandex as Selene, who with half-breed inamorata Speedman exhumes the musty origins of the bloodsuckers-werewolf conflict.
Fear factor: With all the pancake makeup, pointed teeth and slo-motion gunplay, U:E is like the world's greatest Korn video.
Release date: Feb. 3
Dead meat: Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, John Bobek
Night has fallen, the kids are in bed, and it looks like just another easy babysitting gig for high school student Jill Johnson (Belle). Until the phone rings and a mysterious voice asks, "Have you checked the children?" And no, it doesn't sound like James Earl Jones.
Fear factor: This remake of the 1979 chiller reinvents the home alone fright-fest for the Laguna Beach generation.
Release date: Feb. 10
Dead meat: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman
We all know the drill by now -- the survivors of a horrific accident spend the rest of the movie avoiding an endless cavalcade of disasters that make 'em say "whoa." Among the deaths offered: a rollercoaster jumping the rails and a tanning bed set on "slow roast."
Fear factor: Final Destination 2's epic traffic accident was one of the best suspense sequences in years. Can they top it?
Release date: Mar. 3
Dead meat: Kristen Bell, Steve Talley, Christina Milian
From the country that brought you The Ring and The Grudge comes another mind-melting exercise in torture. This remake of Japanese smash Kairo takes off when friends begin getting emails from a deceased pal. The dead are trying to bust their way out of the Internet (huh?), and not even Bill Gates can stop them.
Fear factor: Check your inbox -- there isn't a scary drowned Japanese ghost in sight.
Release date: Mar. 10
Dead meat: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd
Before Scream, before Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven directed an effective little nerve-shredder about a family besieged by freaky hill folk. This remake ups the ante by putting your average dysfunctional family up against radiated mutants. We've got a feeling their aluminum camper van isn't going to cut it as far as protection goes.
Fear factor: Not to be confused with Robin Williams' upcoming RV.
Release date: May 19
Dead meat: Craig Horner, Tiffany Lamb, Penny McNamee
Most victims end up wandering into a creepy old hotel because their curiosity gets the better of them. Here, it's because a team of juvenile delinquents are doing some renovation for their community service. But wouldn't ya know it: the last surviving tenant is a bonkers serial killer ... played by WWE wrestler Kane!
Fear factor: This could be porn director Gregory Dark's scariest movie since The Psychosexuals.
Release date: Jun. 6
Dead meat: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles
Don't you just hate it when your adopted kid has the Number of the Beast tattooed on his forehead? Serious thesps Schreiber and Stiles get their shriek on as the parents who discover that their darling boy is claiming the playground sandbox for Satan.
Fear factor: As if remaking the 1970s hit wasn't scary enough, Mia Farrow from Rosemary's Baby turns up for good measure.
Release date: Aug. 18
Dead meat: Dylan McDermott, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Ann Miller
Hong Kong filmmakers Oxide and Danny Pang made flesh crawl with 2002's terrifying The Eye. Their first English-language project is like Field of Dreams in reverse, as daddy McDermott decides to move his family to a North Dakota sunflower farm bedeviled by killer crows and color-coded ghosts.
Fear factor: The last time the Midwest was this treacherous was when Ohio voters went to the polls.
Release date: Oct. 6
Dead meat: Jordana Brewster, Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer
Ever since Leatherface first revved his chainsaw, audiences have asked themselves, "How did he get so screwed up?" This prequel to 2003's hit remake will hopefully have the answers. Or at least treat us to the sight of the comely Brewster turning her nose up at the Leatherface family's BBQ special.
Fear factor: If they ever make Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Grandpa Knows Best, let us off.
Release date: Oct. 20
Dead meat: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Thanks to Gellar's wide eyes and ability to scream on cue, the Hollywood version of J-horror classic Ju-on became an unexpected smash. Little is known about the sequel, which will reunite director Takashi Shimizu with Gellar (albeit briefly) but expect the haunted house with an attitude to die hard.
Fear factor: With properties like this, no wonder the Japanese real estate market crashed.
Release date: Oct. 27
Dead meat: To be announced
The third installment of Jigsaw's lecture series in humanity's errors arrives just in time for Halloween, complete with a fresh array of limb-wrenching tortures. Expect this baby to run and run as Jigsaw instructs a new disciple in the ways of parting people from fingers, toes and other extremities.
Fear factor: Please tell us they're bringing back Donnie "New Kid on the Block" Wahlberg's character.