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Bully For Them

A look at Mean Girls' wicked ancestors - The classic precedessors of high school pain never lose their touch

A look at Mean Girls' wicked ancestors

In Mean Girls, a posse of popular kids hate on Lindsay Lohan (right) by, among other things, framing her for filling a ''burn book'' with nasty rumors. But Mean is just the latest inductee in the cutthroat pantheon of big-screen bullying. Here, some classic high school evildoing.

CARRIE (1976) A timid girl gets doused with pig's blood, goes all pyro at the prom.

MY BODYGUARD (1980) Thugs thieve lunch money, but face victim's misunderstood mercenary.

HEATHERS (1989) A catty clique of like-named teens socially crucify classmates, end up dead.

THE CRAFT (1996) A coven of young witches use powers for evil -- then turn on one of their own.

Originally posted Apr 30, 2004 Published in issue #762-763 Apr 30, 2004 Order article reprints