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Just in time for Halloween, Hip-HopWired presents ‘The 13 Most Horrific Horror Films Starring Rappers.’

When it comes to picking horror movie roles, rappers turned actors’ judgment is about as good as Nas’ when it comes to picking beats—down right frightening.

Besides Will Smith in I Am Legend – which is technically a sci-fi flick – you will be hard pressed to find a rapper playing in a horror film that is even worth spending 90 minutes out of your day watching.

Think we’re tripping?

Here’s a list of rappers turned actors whose horror movie roles struck fear in the hearts of movie critics everywhere…

Rah Digga – Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

Fresh off her debut LP, Rashia got the haunting idea to star in the Steve Beck directed horror film Thirteen Ghosts, playing Maggie, the nanny of a family whose new digs turn out to be haunted by not one, but 13 apparitions.

Hey, at least she lived until the end of the negatively reviewed movie.

However, her acting career died a short time later.

Snoop Dogg – Bones (2001)

In 2001, Snoop could do no wrong.

That is until the Left Coast OG decided to star in the quasi horror/blaxploitation film Bones about a gangster that comes back from the dead to avenge his own murder.

Directed by Ernest Dickerson (Juice, Bulletproof), the movie was marred with bad acting and a shaky script and only grossed half of its budget at the box office.

We are hoping Snoop buried this bad role in the back yard.

LL Cool J – Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Shortly after LL got over his fear of showing off his bald cranium, the thought seeped in his head that he should jump on board for the seventh installment of the Halloween horror series.

Too bad, it was five movies after its expiration date. LL plays an unimposing security guard who aspires to write porn.

He evades knife work from Michael Myers only to be gunned down by a guidance counselor, but lives on in the end.

Guess the scriptwriters loved cool James…

Xzibit – The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)

In the second film of the X Files movies series, X to the Z plays an unconvincing FBI agent thrown in the midst of a plan to catch a serial killer.

Despite the success of the TV series, the critics didn’t think the movie was out of this world.

The movie was included on a ballot sent to Golden Raspberry Award voters to be considered under the category “Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake or Rip-Off.”

Redman – Child’s Play 5: Seed of Chucky (2004)

Remember when Child’s Play was a good, original, horror flick?

Well, that was way before the fifth go round.

This awkward film includes baby doll spawn, baby doll insemination, baby doll masturbation and Redman playing a seedy film director.

No thanks.

We’d rather pick pumpkin seeds than watch Seed of Chucky twice.

Method Man – Hood of Horror (2006)

Executive produced by Snoop Dogg, this Tales From The Hood knockoff featured three short tales of terror set in an urban arena.

The only thing worst than the acting from real actors, was the cameo of Method Man playing himself, alongside Lamar Odom.

Meth, we loved you on The Wire but, low budget horror movies aint nothing to f*ck with.

Mos Def – Island of the Dead (2000)

Right after his role in Bamboozled, Mos decided to try his hand at the horror genre picking a horrible movie about an airborne bug infestation on an island used to house New York’s unclaimed corpses as his dark debut.

Needless to say, neither his role nor the movie flew with critics.

Ice-T – Leprechaun in the Hood (2000)

How a movie about a killer leprechaun made it to four sequels we don’t know, but this one may be the worst of them all.

In the fifth installment of the Leprechaun series, Ice-T plays the role of Mac Daddy O’Nassas, a violent record producer/pimp in co-pursuit of a magical flute with mind-altering capabilities that is in the possession of three fledgling rappers.

Ice-T must have been under the influence of numerous Long Island Ice-T’s when he agreed to do this film.

DMX – The Bleeding (2009)

This straight to DVD, low budget gore-a-thon, centers on an ex-Army Ranger searching for the killer of his parents, who discovers a family of vampires in a former chemical weapons factory-turned-nightclub.

And who better than to play the role of ‘the black guy’ than Mr. Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, DMX.

We’re sure DMX now wishes he was locked up during the taping of this dreadful film.

Sticky Fingaz – Leprechaun: Back 2 The Hood (2003)

This may be one of the most stereotypically offensive horror movies of all time.

After stumbling upon the Leprechaun’s gold, a group of black youth uses the booty to fulfill their wildest fantasies.

They then have to fight for their lives through scenes that involve arrant drug dealers, barbecues, weed heads, shootouts and gold teeth.

Sticky Fingaz plays the short-lived role of a gang member.

Lions Gate Entertainment should have just, just slammed the door on this script from jump street.

Ice Cube – Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Ghosts on other planets? You bet your asteroid there are.

At least in this synthetic sci-fi/horror flick starring O’Shea Jackson who plays a prisoner trying to save a Martian police officer from alien apparitions that have been unleashed on the red planet.

The John Carpenter directed film was a box-office flop, mostly due to poor set designs, shabby acting and a loose script.

Critics can be as cold as ice.

Busta Rhymes – Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

In another, ‘at least I lasted the entire movie’ scenario, Bussa Buss stars as “Freddie” a reality TV show host who dares contestants to sleep in the childhood house of Michael Myers in the eighth Halloween movie.

Too bad the movie got worse reviews than William Hung on American Idol, with one critic saying the film, “makes even ‘Jason X’ look positively Shakespearian by comparison.”

Not the big bang we are sure Busta was expecting.

Coolio – Dracula 3000: Infinite Darkness (2004)

Some things that don’t mix, cats and dogs, oil and water and vampires and space.

But that didn’t stop producers of this god-awful B-movie from giving it the old college try.

If the plot wasn’t zany enough, they commissioned Coolio to play a cargo specialist named 187 who after discovering vampires on a space ship is turned into a bloodsucker himself.

He then commences to attack the entire crew.

Far from a fantastic voyage.


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