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Lycos Announces Top Horror Films Web Users Are Searching for Most This Halloween

October 30, 2008

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ — 2008-Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/), a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced the following information from the Lycos 50(TM), the most popular Internet search terms and trends for the week ending Oct. 18, 2008. For more information on this week’s list and commentary, go to http://50.lycos.com/ or follow the Lycos 50 on Twitter. Readers of the Lycos 50 can also share their thoughts on Internet trends and pop culture on the Lycos 50 Blog located at http://lycos50.tripod.com/blog/ and the Under the Red Carpet Blog at http://redcarpet.tripod.com/blog/ .

Top 10 Most Popular Horror Films Based on Web Search Activity, Week Ending Oct. 25, 2008:

   1) Halloween               6) The Shining   2) Alien                   7) Nightmare on Elm Street   3) Poltergeist             8) Saw   4) The Exorcist            9) Night of the Living Dead   5) Friday the 13th        10) Nosferatu   

With only one day left until Halloween, the original “Halloween,” featuring bad guy Michael Meyers, is the most popular horror flick with web searchers on Lycos. “Halloween” generates twice as much search activity as the second and third most-searched scary movies, “Alien” and “Poltergeist,” and generates nearly 10 times more search interest than “Friday the 13th.”"The Shining,” named by Entertainment Weekly, as the number one scariest movie of all time, is the sixth most popular horror movie based on web search activity on Lycos, while “The Exorcist,” number two on Entertainment Weekly’s list, comes in at number four with web users this Halloween.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, zombie cult horror flick “Night of the Living Dead,” and horror classic “Nosferatu,” round out Lycos’s list of top horror films, coming in as the ninth and 10th most-searched films this Halloween. Both “Nosferatu” and “Night of the Living Dead” are also included in HMV.com’s annual survey of the top 50 greatest horror movies of all time. Fans of “Night of the Living Dead” and “Nosferatu” can watch the classic cult favorites for free on Lycos Cinema’s horror channel (http://cinema.lycos.com/genre/horror). For more tips on where to watch classic Halloween horror flicks online, check out the Underwire Blog (http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/10/fright-night-wa.html).

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos, Inc. operates search and social media web sites that foster online communities, including the new Lycos Cinema community, bringing people together one flick at a time. Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Tripod.com, Angelfire.com, Gamesville.com, Lycos Mail, Webon, WhoWhere.com and The Lycos 50(TM). Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com/) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications Corp., a leading search and Internet portal in Korea. Lycos was acquired by Korean Daum Communications Corp. in October 2004 and has its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Daum Communications Corp. is traded on the KOSDAQ: 035720, http://www.daum.net/.

Lycos(R) is a registered trademark of Lycos, Inc. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Daum Communications Corp., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Lycos, Inc.

CONTACT: Kathy O’Reilly of LYCOS, Inc., +1-781-370-2853,koreilly@lycos-inc.com

Web site: http://www.lycos.com/




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