Good things may come in small packages, but bad things come in all shapes and sizes, from the mirror in 'Oculus' to the videotape in the 'Ring' movies ('Rings,' pictured, opens February 3). One look at these cursed objects and you might hope the next gift you get includes the receipt.
The Ring – Videotape
Watch the tape, get a phone call, die seven days later. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is as thankful as the rest of us that no one uses videotapes anymore.
Oculus - Mirror
A supernatural force inside a family's mirror causes murder, suicide and mayhem. Two siblings, one of them recently released from a mental institution, must figure out how to stop the evil, 300-year-old reflecting device before it's too late.
Sleeping Beauty – Spinning Wheel
With the spindle on this spinning wheel dooming Princess Aurora to potentially endless slumber, it's no wonder why people stopped making their own clothes and started shopping at the mall.
Help! – Ringo's Ring
Ringo is going to need a little help from his friends to get that cursed ring off of his finger!
Jumanji - Board Game
This game should come with a warning that simply reads “DON’T DO IT!!!!!” If one 12-year-old boy had followed this advice, he wouldn't have been trapped inside the game for 26 years, only to emerge as Robin Williams.
Witchboard – Ouija Board
If you aren’t in the mood to talk with evil spirits, then it might be wise to choose a different board game.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – Apple
Whoever said “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” never got an apple from this old hag.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Aztec Gold
Stealing cursed Aztec gold might have seemed like a good idea at the time. But ask Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and his crew how that turned out for them.
Christine – 1958 Plymouth Fury
Does anyone know if “being cursed” falls under a car’s extended-warranty program?
The Mask – Mask
If your idea of a “wild night out” is putting a lampshade on your head, you might want to stay far away from this mask. Though it did do wonders for Jim Carrey's career.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Opal Necklace
This necklace might look nice, but if you let it touch your skin, you’ll be screaming your head off like a crazy person. That's what happens to poor Gryffindor student Katie Bell (Georgina Leonidas).
Raiders of the Lost Ark – Ark of the Covenant
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) shrewdly closes his eyes when the Ark of the Covenant is opened. He knows that exploiting its powers isn’t worth losing your head over.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy – The One Ring
If you ever come across this ring in the lost and found box, don't try it on. Sure, turning invisible has its advantages. But it can drive even a sweet little Hobbit like Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) to the brink of despair.
Ghostbusters II– Painting
If you have a painting of 16th century madman Vigo the Carpathian hanging in your house, who you gonna call?
Hellraiser – Puzzle Box
Trust us on this one: you don’t want to solve this puzzle box. Doing so will open up a portal to the realm of the Cenobites. And the Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley), are not pleasant people.
Drag Me to Hell – Coat Button
If an angry Gypsy lady ever snatches one of your buttons, it might be best to just buy a new coat. Because the alternative is to endure three days of torment before being dragged down to -- well, you know.
Hocus Pocus – Black Candle
The only time burning a black-flamed candle is ever a good idea is if you want to meet Bette Midler.