FINALLY...!! The "HORROR" genre gets its respect & due @ the Oscars!

  • HorrorHound

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    Mar 16, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    During the 2010 Oscar ceremony, for the first time the academy gives a "shout out" & tribute to the Horror Genre & it's many films from the past.

    Though the fact that Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner are "presenting" it, to me, is a joke (& the fact that a clip from TWILIGHT is sandwiched in w/ other horror films (???!!!) ) - It is a fun & awesome collage of clips from random horror films of the past. (sure Twilight features Vamps & wolves, doesn't make it ANY sort of horror film though!). icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'm sure many o' ya'll will recognize the clips from said horror films. I'm loving how they place ALOT of clips from the ORIGINAL 1984 A Nightmare On Elm Street ...!!!!


    When It aired me & my friend were name dropping each film being shown briefly - was fun! haha

    Can ya'll recall some of the films ?

    Just get past the "Paranormal Activity" parody.

    Oh, & Kristen Stewart is Incorrect - the last "horror" film that did get a nod wasn't THE EXORCIST - it was THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.



  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 16, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidThough the fact that Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner are "presenting" it, to me, is a joke (& the fact that a clip from TWILIGHT is sandwiched in w/ other horror films (???!!!) ) - It is a fun & awesome collage of clips from random horror films of the past. (sure Twilight features Vamps & wolves, doesn't make it ANY sort of horror film though!). icon_rolleyes.gif

    They may have mixed up "horror" and "horrible".

    As for the presentation, it was cute...but I would prefer some genuine recognition rather than recognition of the lack of genuine recognition and some Band-aid that's supposed to make cover a gaping wound.
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    I was really glad to see the horror movie tribute on the Oscars. . . it's about time. I love horror movies.

    I was also ecstatic to see how non-judgmental the clip choices were. . . I mean, they had clips of "Leprechaun" (!), "Friday the 13th" (!!)

    I was amazed, and happy.
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    thats why i dong watch the oscars, horror movies never win anything, nor are they nominated, and thats all i watch so...

    the oscars are discriminatory and i'm writing a letter...
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    i don't understand why they would purposefully overlook an entire genre. although i'm not a rampant consumer of these films, i've seen some that have really touched me deeply (as if the director had reached into my chest and put his hand around my beating heart).

    at any rate, "wrong turn" (before the series went badly awry) was intensely disturbing because it seemed based in plausibility. "the strangers" also had this effect on me. i thought lyv tyler was extraordinarily tragic. it was quite beautiful, in the grotesque way that "random" acts of depravity are spellbinding at times. i think they should definitely reconsider ignoring the impact of horror/thriller movies.
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi don't understand why they would purposefully overlook an entire genre. although i'm not a rampant consumer of these films, i've seen some that have really touched me deeply (as if the director had reached into my chest and put his hand around my beating heart).

    at any rate, "wrong turn" (before the series went badly awry) was intensely disturbing because it seemed based in plausibility. "the strangers" also had this effect on me. i thought lyv tyler was extraordinarily tragic. it was quite beautiful, in the grotesque way that "random" acts of depravity are spellbinding at times. i think they should definitely reconsider ignoring the impact of horror/thriller movies.


    i think when people think of horror films they automatically think of teen slashers, but what it comes down to is ALOT of people dont like horror films, and the ones that do like them LOVE them, its a very love/hate audience.

    But like u said there are VERY worthy films such as the Strangers along with others but with all the remakes Hollywood is shitting out its hard for the genre to be taken seriously. Once in a while a horror movie will slide under the radar as a "thriller" and get some sort of award. but whatever. thats why we have the gorezone awards, chainsaw awards, slamdance ect...
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    i dont understand why the hell twilight is in there
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    Mar 16, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    why isn't Stephen King's It there?

    that movie traumatized me icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 17, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]NickoftheNorth said[/cite]
    AKA_B1GK saidThough the fact that Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner are "presenting" it, to me, is a joke (& the fact that a clip from TWILIGHT is sandwiched in w/ other horror films (???!!!) ) - It is a fun & awesome collage of clips from random horror films of the past. (sure Twilight features Vamps & wolves, doesn't make it ANY sort of horror film though!). icon_rolleyes.gif

    They may have mixed up "horror" and "horrible".



    HAHAHAHA! Good one! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 17, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    islandmscle saidwhy isn't Stephen King's It there?

    that movie traumatized me icon_eek.gif


    I'm ALMOST POSITIVE I THOUGHT i saw PENNYWISE the clown in one of the clips to IT in that montage. Could be wrong though! icon_neutral.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 17, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    i love how when the girl introduced the clip she said the last horror film to be nominated for a major oscar was The Exorcist... and then they showed clips of Carrie, Jaws, Aliens, and The Silence of the Lambs, all of which came after and were nominated and won oscars
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    Mar 17, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
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    Mar 17, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    Finally. It's about time Horror was recognized for the all the thrills and chills it's given us over the years.

    I'm still waiting for them to maybe make a movie about how ALIENS began. Their whole existence has probably been the biggest mystery ever (In my opinion).
  • dannyboy1101

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    Mar 17, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    scar05 saidi dont understand why the hell twilight is in there


    Well look at Kristen Stewart's face and remember that the Twilight story has two guys going for her... I think that's pretty damn scary. She didn't even cover her mouth to cough. Sick!
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 17, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    Guy101 saidI'm still waiting for them to maybe make a movie about how ALIENS began. Their whole existence has probably been the biggest mystery ever (In my opinion).

    But is it a mystery that should be revealed? Part of what makes monsters scary is the mystery, that monstrous mystique consisting of legends and myths. For example, hearing about Freddy Krueger's death in the past tense is much more atmospheric than seeing it done in this year's remake. Another example of where the mystery explained goes horribly wrong is the Jaws series, where Jaws the Revenge reveals that the shark attacks are a family curse against the Brody family (resulting in over-the-top camp as the newest shark incarnation hightails it from New York to the Bahamas just to get at Ellen Brody). Do you really want that done to the Xenomorph?
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    Mar 17, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth said
    Guy101 saidI'm still waiting for them to maybe make a movie about how ALIENS began. Their whole existence has probably been the biggest mystery ever (In my opinion).

    But is it a mystery that should be revealed? Part of what makes monsters scary is the mystery, that monstrous mystique consisting of legends and myths. For example, hearing about Freddy Krueger's death in the past tense is much more atmospheric than seeing it done in this year's remake. Another example of where the mystery explained goes horribly wrong is the Jaws series, where Jaws the Revenge reveals that the shark attacks are a family curse against the Brody family (resulting in over-the-top camp as the newest shark incarnation hightails it from New York to the Bahamas just to get at Ellen Brody). Do you really want that done to the Xenomorph?



    FUNNY ya'll mention this - Ridley Scott JUST got signed to direct the "Prequel" to ALIEN.
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    Mar 17, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
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    dancerjack saidi don't understand why they would purposefully overlook an entire genre. although i'm not a rampant consumer of these films, i've seen some that have really touched me deeply (as if the director had reached into my chest and put his hand around my beating heart).

    at any rate, "wrong turn" (before the series went badly awry) was intensely disturbing because it seemed based in plausibility. "the strangers" also had this effect on me. i thought lyv tyler was extraordinarily tragic. it was quite beautiful, in the grotesque way that "random" acts of depravity are spellbinding at times. i think they should definitely reconsider ignoring the impact of horror/thriller movies.


    i think when people think of horror films they automatically think of teen slashers, but what it comes down to is ALOT of people dont like horror films, and the ones that do like them LOVE them, its a very love/hate audience.

    But like u said there are VERY worthy films such as the Strangers along with others but with all the remakes Hollywood is shitting out its hard for the genre to be taken seriously. Once in a while a horror movie will slide under the radar as a "thriller" and get some sort of award. but whatever. thats why we have the gorezone awards, chainsaw awards, slamdance ect...

    Agreed! Horror as a genre isn't the most palatable genre, and so it does alienate a lot of people, which is probably why it's never received much attention from the Oscars. There are a lot of quality horror films out there, but they don't necessarily speak to everyone as a whole.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 18, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidFUNNY ya'll mention this - Ridley Scott JUST got signed to direct the "Prequel" to ALIEN.

    Saw it on the list of 2010 / 201x horror films on Wikipedia. It's nice that Ridley will be doing it and the Sigourney Weaver has signed up, but I have difficulties imaging how her Ellen Ripley character fits into a prequel especially if it's going to take place thirty years prior (unless she has a cameo role where the cement the prequel and Alien together).

    I also don't get how a fourth Scream movie is going to be palatable. The third one was just barely acceptable with its over-the-top soap opera antics and it gave an end to Sidney's storyline (with the movie ending with that cute shot of her letting the front door stay open, instead of closing it out of fear). There are only so many twists I can take before I say "Screw you, hack story."

    Whatever happened to self-control (if it ever existed)?