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Horror Movies That Should've Received Oscar Nominations or Wins

Inspired by the thread about The Others and how great Nicole Kidman was in that.

What other films might have won Oscars, or at least a nomination or two?

I was somewhat surprised when Tino Collette didn't get any awards attention for Heredity.

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by Anonymousreply 123September 16, 2021 6:30 AM

Who is Tino Collette?

by Anonymousreply 1September 10, 2021 2:46 PM

TINO! Get over here and eat your dinner, you fat lard!

by Anonymousreply 2September 10, 2021 2:46 PM

Yo TiNO!

by Anonymousreply 3September 10, 2021 2:49 PM

TC is great in everything. Too bad the movie sucked overall.

by Anonymousreply 4September 10, 2021 2:49 PM

The Fly (1986) is basically a romantic tragedy masquerading as a horror film. Should've been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Jeff Goldblum), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, in addition to the Best Make-Up that it won.

by Anonymousreply 5September 10, 2021 2:50 PM

Tino! come eat my hot ass!!!

by Anonymousreply 6September 10, 2021 2:52 PM

If Lucy had been in Texas Chain Saw Massacre instead of Mame, she may have gotten more awards attention in 1974.

by Anonymousreply 7September 10, 2021 2:56 PM

TINO - bring me the axe!

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by Anonymousreply 8September 10, 2021 2:56 PM

Hereditary was the best movie of 2018 and deserved about 10 Oscar nominations. Devastating as a family drama, terrifying as a horror movie…like Ordinary People with decapitations.

by Anonymousreply 9September 10, 2021 3:03 PM

Buck would never decapitate anybody.

by Anonymousreply 10September 10, 2021 3:13 PM

[quote] Hereditary was the best movie of 2018 and deserved about 10 Oscar nominations. Devastating as a family drama, terrifying as a horror movie…

Cringe ^^

Ari Aster is a pretentious hack. Collette is great, of course—always is— but whenever I see someone praise either of Aster’s horror movies, I assume the person is as young as he is and just doesn’t know any better.

by Anonymousreply 11September 10, 2021 3:19 PM

The problem with Aster is that his characters don't behave like real people, so it's difficult to sympathize or empathize with them or believe anything that's happening.

by Anonymousreply 12September 10, 2021 3:22 PM

The Haunting 1963.

by Anonymousreply 13September 10, 2021 3:25 PM

The Innocents 1961 with the estimable Deborah Kerr

by Anonymousreply 14September 10, 2021 3:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 15September 10, 2021 3:29 PM

I love The Innocents. My grandma showed it to my brother and me on VHS when we were kids. It was really intense and had some really freaky moments. I've rewatched it many times over the years, and all other attempts at Turn of the Screw that I've seen have never come close to measuring up.

by Anonymousreply 16September 10, 2021 3:36 PM

What about Tangina?

by Anonymousreply 17September 10, 2021 4:03 PM

I wasn't a huge fan of Hereditary, but I thought it was better than Us.

by Anonymousreply 18September 10, 2021 11:38 PM

[quote] whenever I see someone praise either of Aster’s horror movies, I assume the person is as young as he is and just doesn’t know any better.

Well, well, well: we certainly [italic]do[/italic] think quite highly of our own opinion, don't we?

by Anonymousreply 19September 10, 2021 11:58 PM

Thread closed.

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by Anonymousreply 20September 11, 2021 12:02 AM

Tino, You're Terrible!

by Anonymousreply 21September 11, 2021 12:16 AM

R10 Buck would never get his ugly non-binary sibling get decapitated in the backseat of a moving car!

by Anonymousreply 22September 11, 2021 12:18 AM

Is this the Halloween Loon’s attempt at redemption after making his asinine predictions of Jamie Lee Curtis winning Best Actress for Halloween 2018?

by Anonymousreply 23September 11, 2021 1:55 AM

Hereditary has one of the most shocking moments in a movie I've ever seen!

by Anonymousreply 24September 11, 2021 2:10 AM

One of Val Lewton's atmospheric chillers from the 40s - The Cat People, The Seventh Victim, Bedlam, The Body Snatcher - should have gotten some Oscar recognition.

by Anonymousreply 25September 11, 2021 2:16 AM

Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall for The Shining

by Anonymousreply 26September 11, 2021 2:18 AM

Dead of Night (1945)

by Anonymousreply 27September 11, 2021 2:20 AM

Toni Colette is the Supreme Aussie actress. Better than the icy Kidman, narcoleptic Watts, and bland Rose Byrne combined.

by Anonymousreply 28September 11, 2021 2:27 AM

JoBeth Williams in Poltergeist. A brilliant performance that grounded the film. I would also suggest Beatrice Straight for Supporting.

I don't care what anyone says but Drew Barrymore in Scream. She had the task of creating a character that you care about and fear for and want to survive in under 15 minutes.

Billie Whitelaw - Best Supporting Actress in The Omen

Mia Farrow for Rosemary's Baby

by Anonymousreply 29September 11, 2021 2:29 AM

I'm a big fan of Billie Whitelaw. I don't really like horror movies, so I haven't seen The Omen (though I have heard a lot about it). But she deserved any awards she would have been nominated for. All I see is that she was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Rockaby.

Some of her work with Beckett was pretty horrifying (i.e., like a horror movie), including Rockaby and Not I.

by Anonymousreply 30September 11, 2021 2:35 AM

Also, I agree about Drew Barrymore in Scream, which I did see when it first came out (because I misunderstood the publicity and didn't realize it would be so scary! LOL). To this day, I feel fear and sadness thinking about her last moments. That was quite a performance.

by Anonymousreply 31September 11, 2021 2:37 AM

"Nosferatu" should have at least won Best Foreign Film in the 1922 Academy Awards.

by Anonymousreply 32September 11, 2021 2:43 AM

I would take away M’s nomination for “Music Of The Heart” and give her a nod for “Death Becomes Her”.

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by Anonymousreply 33September 11, 2021 2:55 AM

[quote] I'm a big fan of Billie Whitelaw. I don't really like horror movies, so I haven't seen The Omen

Please do see it, r30. Whitelaw is brilliant. Definitely my favourite part of the film. Mia Farrow was actually good in the remake years later.

[quote] To this day, I feel fear and sadness thinking about her last moments. That was quite a performance.

Funny you say that r31 because whenever I watch the opening, I always hope it will end a different way. Drew really did a lot in that opening - moving from sweet innocence to palpable fear to grim realization, all the while remaining likable, sympathetic and tragic. It's no wonder why Scream became a sensation.

by Anonymousreply 34September 11, 2021 2:55 AM

Thank you for the thoughtful musings and recommendation, R34. I will give The Omen a try someday soon on your urging. Maybe for Halloween--during the daytime!

by Anonymousreply 35September 11, 2021 2:59 AM

BTW, I was both R30 and R31.

by Anonymousreply 36September 11, 2021 3:00 AM

Death Becomes Her was a really good movie! It was funny. It was interesting. It was innovative. It was cutting edge with technology at the time. I don't understand why it got such flack! It's still fun to watch when it pops up on TBS or TCM.

by Anonymousreply 37September 11, 2021 3:23 AM

It’s not a horror movie, is the thing, R37. But certain DLers can’t resist inserting an “M” or “G” post where they’re not needed.

I haven’t revisited Scream in ages, and I’m not sure Drew needed to win an award, but yes she was very good in that small role, and I was shocked and horrified by it when I saw it in the theater. Good movie.

by Anonymousreply 38September 11, 2021 5:52 AM

Brad Dourif - Exorcist III.

by Anonymousreply 39September 11, 2021 6:20 AM

Was Glenn perhaps nominated for any of her horror films? There are so many… all of them, really, one could say.

by Anonymousreply 40September 11, 2021 6:46 AM

The orphanage .

by Anonymousreply 41September 11, 2021 6:51 AM

Crawl (2019). That movie should have won some type of major prize for being so horrifying. I nearly puked when that cop had his head ripped off. The only horror movie that comes close is Funny Games (1997).

by Anonymousreply 42September 11, 2021 7:06 AM

Danielle Harris deserves recognition.

by Anonymousreply 43September 11, 2021 7:10 AM

Goop’s head in Se7en.

by Anonymousreply 44September 11, 2021 7:15 AM

I wish I had never seen Hereditary. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 45September 11, 2021 7:19 AM

The hag sister in Don’t Look Now.

by Anonymousreply 46September 11, 2021 7:23 AM

Lupita Nyong'o -- US

Toni (Tino) Collette -- HEREDITARY

Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle -- SAINT MAUD

Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall -- THE SHINING

Jeremy Irons -- DEAD RINGERS


Essie Davis -- THE BABADOOK

by Anonymousreply 47September 11, 2021 7:41 AM

Basic bitch ^^

by Anonymousreply 48September 11, 2021 8:07 AM

R47 Little Peter Nono sucked in Us.

by Anonymousreply 49September 11, 2021 1:50 PM

In which way, R45? I wished I had never seen ot because, after a few days, I wanted the sensarion of seeing it again for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 50September 11, 2021 6:56 PM

While Fredric March was perfectly good as Dr. Jekyll, especially in his scenes with Miriam Hopkins, his Mr. Hyde is what actually won him his Best Actor award, right? What do people who've seen that movie, or know about that year's Oscars, think? I don't find March's Hyde scary or creepy, especially compared to John Barrymore's eerie and malevolent Hyde from the silent version.

by Anonymousreply 51September 11, 2021 7:09 PM

R51, March is good, but I think Wallace Beery is better in The Champ. Not nominated, but should've been, was Edward G. Robinson in Five Star Final.

by Anonymousreply 52September 11, 2021 7:16 PM

Shelley Hack in Troll.

by Anonymousreply 53September 11, 2021 7:47 PM

Hereditary was so disturbing to me I had to shut it off after a certain scene I was so creeped out.

by Anonymousreply 54September 11, 2021 7:51 PM

Carrie 1976. The fact that it got Actress and Supp Actress nominations for Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie was quite remarkable, but I think it deserved Best Director and possibly Picture nominations as well. Certainly over Bound for Boredom!.

How many here have watched Carrie lately? I bet the answer is a lot! It really has stood the test of time. You want to create a thread that gains 100 replies in no time? Make it about Carrie.

by Anonymousreply 55September 11, 2021 7:54 PM

Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie is what I call great acting.

by Anonymousreply 56September 11, 2021 7:57 PM

I recall Elizabeth Montgomery being really good as Lizzie Borden in that TV movie from the 1970s. I wonder how it would have turned out if it had been released theatrically?

by Anonymousreply 57September 11, 2021 8:03 PM

George C. Scott in The Changeling

Oliver Reed, Karen Black, Bette Davis in Burnt Offerings

Anthony Hopkins in Magic

Anthony Perkins in Psycho

Kurt Russell in The Thing

Elizabeth Moss in The Invisible Man

by Anonymousreply 58September 11, 2021 8:18 PM

Suspiria for cinematography & art direction.

by Anonymousreply 59September 11, 2021 8:28 PM

Carrie will be getting special cinema showings starting September 26 for its 45th anniversary.

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by Anonymousreply 60September 11, 2021 8:31 PM

I think Carnival of Souls was amazing

by Anonymousreply 61September 11, 2021 8:35 PM

Carnival of Souls is one of my favorite movies. I have the Criterion blu ray. It’s so funny, haunting, and sad. It’s *hysterically* funny in parts, actually. But so sad.

LOL @ Exorcist II: The Heretic being nominated for any awards.

R58, I like/love a lot of the movies on your list, but the vast majority of those performances were never going to win any awards. But I agree Anthony Perkins should’ve been nominated for Psycho. So brilliant (and hilarious!). “Let’s just put this way—she may have fooled me, but she didn’t fool my mother [raised eyebrow].”

by Anonymousreply 62September 12, 2021 3:55 AM

R50: it’s because I found the movie incredibly dark, disturbing, gross...I found the young girl so horrifying to look at compounded by the clucking sound she made that I couldn’t stomach her. Christ, the movie made me feel sick. Also, I love miniatures and do dioramas and seeing them used in a creepy way put me off for a bit. I know I sound ridiculous, but the movie really did bother me and still does when I think of it.

by Anonymousreply 63September 12, 2021 5:05 AM

Ellen Burstyn and Jason Miller should have won for The Exorcist.

I mean Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class....again? She just won.

John Houseman for supporting actor? He just played himself and was the same in any movie later on.

by Anonymousreply 64September 12, 2021 6:01 AM

Should have had nominations:

John Cassavetes as Best Supporting Actor for "Rosemary's Baby"

Peter Mullan as Best Supporting Actor for "Session 9"

Kate Dickie as Best Supporting Actress in "The Witch"

Toni Collette as Best Supporting Actress for "Hereditary"

Mia Farrow as Best Actress for "Rosemary's Baby"

JoBeth Williams as Best Actress for "Poltergeist" ("The swimming pool, THE SWIMMING POOL!!")

Mimi Rogers as Best Actress for "The Rapture" (a very different kind of horror film--and a truly fine performance)

Nicole Kidman as Best Actress for "The Others" (probably her best performance to date)

Should have won:

Deborah Kerr as Best Actress for "The Innocents"

Sissy Spacek as Best Actress for "Carrie"

by Anonymousreply 65September 12, 2021 6:40 AM

Sissy Spacek in Carrie is such a tough one though because she lost to Miss Dunaway's brilliance in Network.

2 performances like that the same year. Now we get Brie Larson and Frances being crabby AGAIN winning.

by Anonymousreply 66September 12, 2021 6:43 AM

Wow those screams of The Swimming pool, the swimming pool give me chills just reading them in r65's post.

by Anonymousreply 67September 12, 2021 6:44 AM

R63, think of that movie in these terms: Ari Aster is a young Millennial dipshit who just took tropes and plot points from older, better, classic horror movies and repurposed them in a story that didn’t earn its ending and relied a bit too much on unimaginative camera work (think: long, sloooooow, forward moving dolly shots) upon which he occasionally sprinkled some shock/gore scenes that amused him and that he knew would appeal to horror fans who are into that sort of thing. He topped it all off with a faux air of respectability by saying it was a movie ‘about grief’—as if that meant it was A Serious Film.

He’s a child who doesn’t really know what he’s doing. Like a lot of people of his generation, he wants to emulate the greatness that came before him, but he doesn’t quite understand what made those earlier films great, so he’s just kind of hacking his way through his own films and has hoodwinked his audiences and, more appallingly, a lot of critics into thinking he’s not only a very good writer/director, but some kind of fucking auteur.

by Anonymousreply 68September 12, 2021 6:54 AM

Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan. Considering she was 12 or 13 when it was filmed makes her performance that much more impressive to me.

by Anonymousreply 69September 12, 2021 7:00 AM

The scene where she hands Vera Farmiga the plucked flowers from the miscarriage garden or whatever she called it was intense. Gurl was DARK!

by Anonymousreply 70September 12, 2021 7:08 AM

[quote] I wish I had never seen Hereditary. Seriously.

Thanks, I've always been tempted to go back and try watching it in full. I won't do that.

by Anonymousreply 71September 12, 2021 8:24 AM

R68 who the fuck are you? His movies are bomb and are good enough for world class actress Toni Collette, aunt Lydia, plus now Oscar winner Joaquin and Meryl?. Again, who the fuck are you?

by Anonymousreply 72September 12, 2021 8:27 AM

r68 Wrong.

by Anonymousreply 73September 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie for Don't Look Now

Edward Woodward & Christoper Lee for The Wicker Man

by Anonymousreply 74September 12, 2021 9:22 AM

What about Nicholas Cage in the remake of the Wicker man?

by Anonymousreply 75September 12, 2021 9:28 AM

[quote]TC is great in everything. Too bad the movie sucked overall.

It's been years since I've seen it but I remember "Hereditary" as one of the most disappointing movies I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 76September 12, 2021 1:29 PM

I didn't know what to expect with Hereditary but I ended up loving it.

by Anonymousreply 77September 12, 2021 1:55 PM

R65, how the fuck can you classify Toni Collette as Supporting in Hereditary?

by Anonymousreply 78September 12, 2021 5:04 PM

R72 what Ari Aster film is Meryl attached to?

by Anonymousreply 79September 12, 2021 11:47 PM

I generally agree with R68. Hereditary had its moments but after watching all that buildup only to fizzle out very quickly with an overly cliched, silly ending totally ruined whatever genuine frights preceded it. And BTW Toni Collette was not going to be nominated for a film in which she levitates in the air while slitting her own throat with a knife. And that's also the type of scene that cheapened the film. Blood and gore scenes are not scary or creepy in the least, they're just slasher porn.

by Anonymousreply 80September 12, 2021 11:54 PM

Dorothy Mcguire in The Spiral Staircase

by Anonymousreply 81September 12, 2021 11:56 PM

Jean Brooks in The Seventh Victim

by Anonymousreply 82September 13, 2021 1:02 AM

While reading R68, I thought in a few places it could have as easily been written about Shyamalan. Not seen a majority of his movies. but enough to know that they suck and are derivative - and that his talent is comically over-rated.

The one justification for his continuously being given top billing, is that it warns off potential viewers.

by Anonymousreply 83September 13, 2021 4:46 AM

R79 No Meryl listed in his IMDB - and not in his upcoming film Disappointment Blvd. But the cast for that does include along with Phoenix,Patti LuPone, Parker Posey, Amy Ryan and Nathan Lane.

As of June, "rumors were circulating a few months ago that Meryl Streep was attached to the film, but that casting has yet to be confirmed."

by Anonymousreply 84September 13, 2021 9:45 AM

People need to admit that the girl in orphan was pretty damn good.

by Anonymousreply 85September 13, 2021 9:59 AM

Joan in Baby Jane & Strait Jacket.

by Anonymousreply 86September 13, 2021 10:00 AM

Okay first of all, R80, she beheads herself with a piano wire.

And that ending, a culmination of the most intense 15 minute stretch I can remember in a horror movie, is what makes Hereditary brilliant. I could not get the final shot out of my head for days.

by Anonymousreply 87September 13, 2021 1:09 PM

[quote]Okay first of all, R80, she beheads herself with a piano wire.

Piano wire, knife, I couldn't remember because it was all rather silly.

[quote]And that ending, a culmination of the most intense 15 minute stretch I can remember in a horror movie, is what makes Hereditary brilliant.

I remember during that "15 minute stretch" the scene in which the mother, after levitating throughout the house, suddenly lands on the floor and chases her son up the stairs in her bathrobe. That was fucking hysterical! Then I realized it wasn't supposed to be funny. Brilliant? Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 88September 13, 2021 3:28 PM

There’s a certain kind of views who’s not willing to go to a certain emotional place with horror and they’re very, VERY eager to let you know that it doesn’t work on them.

by Anonymousreply 89September 13, 2021 3:44 PM


by Anonymousreply 90September 13, 2021 3:44 PM

And there are other kinds of viewers who are not willing to accept just any old derivative or absurd heaps of dog shit thrown at them on screen and actually convince themselves that "this will stay in my head for a long time".

by Anonymousreply 91September 13, 2021 3:49 PM

The one where the old woman pretended to be an old woman pretending to be an old man.

I didn't see it, of course, but the people I know who saw part of it said it was "a horror."

by Anonymousreply 92September 13, 2021 3:51 PM

R89, I am R68 and I am not that kind of viewer. I know what sort of person you’re describing, I have friends who are like that, my boyfriend is like that. Horror is always “funny,” it’s to be laughed at, not scared by. It’s too ridiculous to be scared by. Whatever. I’m not one of those people. The Exorcist terrified me for years as a pre-teen. The fucking Watcher In The Woods *still* scares me. I said upthread Carnival Of Souls is very sad and spooky—it’s stuck with me for years.

So no, that’s not the resistance you’re seeing here, to Hereditary. The problem with the movie—well, among lots of other problems— is that its last 15 minutes are just not believable, within the self-contained universe of the movie itself. It’s a twist that it doesn’t have the right to make, unlike the twists that occur in movies like The Others.

It would be like if in The Exorcist, the entire movie was about Chris MacNeil’s divorce and Regan having psychological problems and being examined by doctors, and then *only* in the last 15 minutes do we see anything supernatural, and it’s at last revealed that she’s been demonically possessed, and the priests show up and all the special effects are brought out.

That’s just one major problem with Hereditary.

And don’t even get me started on Midsommar.

by Anonymousreply 93September 13, 2021 3:58 PM

Some performances I feel should've been nominated:

Heather Donahue for The Blair Witch Project --I don't care what you thought of the movie. Her performance was incredible.

Marilyn Burns in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Dee Wallace in Cujo

Lin Shaye in Insidious

Barbara Hershey in The Entity

Zelda Rubinstein in Poltergeist

Anthony Perkins in Psycho

Harvey Stephens in The Innocents

Jacob Kogan in Joshua

by Anonymousreply 94September 13, 2021 4:21 PM

[quote]bland Rose Byrne combined.

Agreed; she's not terrible, but just so incredibly bland in everything she does.

Fun Fact: Silence of the Lambs (which I don't really consider horror) is the only "horror" movie to ever win best picture

by Anonymousreply 95September 13, 2021 4:25 PM

Yeah, The Silence Of The Lambs is really a suspense thriller / police procedural.

It’s interesting that The Exorcist was nominated. Has there been a Best Picture Oscar nomination for a Horror film like that since then?

(Not that the Oscars matter anyway, but whatever)

by Anonymousreply 96September 13, 2021 4:29 PM

R93 I don’t think you were paying close attention; everything that happens in the final section of the movie has been hinted at throughout.

by Anonymousreply 97September 13, 2021 6:23 PM

R96, The Sixth Sense was also nominated for Best Picture. And depending on which genre you actually consider them, so were Jaws, Black Swan, and Get Out.

by Anonymousreply 98September 13, 2021 7:32 PM

I'm a horror pussy. I need to read all available spoilers before watching. I still couldn't get past the first "shocker" in Hereditary. I think it was the bellowing cries from Tony Collette's character, just turned my stomach.

by Anonymousreply 99September 14, 2021 12:10 AM

John Frankenheimer's "Seconds" with Rock Hudson, if it counts. Wikipedia describes it as a "psychological horror science fiction film."

by Anonymousreply 100September 14, 2021 12:16 AM

R94, thanks for the laughs!

by Anonymousreply 101September 14, 2021 12:21 AM

Seconds was awesome

by Anonymousreply 102September 14, 2021 12:27 AM

The Halloween Loon is just trying to save face after predicting Jamie Lee Curtis for Best Actress in 2018.

by Anonymousreply 103September 14, 2021 12:28 AM

[quote] [R93] I don’t think you were paying close attention; everything that happens in the final section of the movie has been hinted at throughout.

Yes, I knew you were going to say that, because I’ve read that before. The thing is, those hints that happen throughout the movie are so subtle that it requires more than one viewing to catch them, and the vast majority of people didn’t notice them.

In fiction writing, the foreshadowing isn’t supposed to be *hidden* from the reader. In Rosemary’s Baby (one of the films Aster rips off), there is a lot of foreshadowing, just as there was in Ira Levin’s book; it’s subtle but at the same time hard to miss. Aster’s hints are practically Easter eggs. And by the way, his story doesn’t build to an inevitable conclusion the way other horror films do, where they feel—to paraphrase Rosemary Woodhouse—like a wire getting tighter. Hereditary could have ended any number of different ways and the viewer wouldn’t have been the wiser because nothing that happens in the first two hours makes that ending inevitable.

by Anonymousreply 104September 14, 2021 2:01 AM

I don't think this was Oscar worthy, but i thought VIrgina Madsen gave a good performance in Candyman.

by Anonymousreply 105September 14, 2021 2:58 AM

R101 I wasn't joking with any of them.

by Anonymousreply 106September 14, 2021 4:26 AM

[quote] [R65], how the fuck can you classify Toni Collette as Supporting in Hereditary?

Calm down, Mary!!

Deep breaths!! Deep breaths!!

by Anonymousreply 107September 14, 2021 4:49 AM

R93, thanks for that, I enjoyed reading it, and I would actually love to get you started on Midsommar and hear your thoughts.

I am glad to see others not enjoying Ari Aster, I don't either. Which is fine, everyone has their own tastes, but I don't find his films very good. Also someone above mentioned they were films for Millennials or something - my friends and I are Millennials and we all hate his films, hehe. We are a lot closer to Gen X though, I guess.

Some of his big fans though are super annoying. I was listening to The Evolution of Horror podcast and the host had a guest on and she was so patronising about Midsommar, she talked down to the host, acted like his own opinions were wrong just because they differed from hers, but in addition to that, it's hard to explain but she kinda reacted to his own opinions almost like she was on the verge of calling them "problematic", for no reason except that they different to hers (and he still liked it as she did). She was painful to listen to. I'm not explaining it well, but I looked up a picture of her afterwards and she looks, well, exactly like I imagined she would after listening to her speak haha. (Her name is Anna Bogutskaya).

by Anonymousreply 108September 14, 2021 9:59 AM

[quote] Aster’s hints are practically Easter eggs

Would that be like the symbols carved into the telephone pole? I didn't find that particularly subtle. But I stopped watching after the ants at a picnic shot.

by Anonymousreply 109September 14, 2021 10:21 AM

Another vote for Barrymore in "Scream." I think that performance put her career back into gear.

by Anonymousreply 110September 14, 2021 12:41 PM

I don’t think that Naomi Watts was unusually good in The Ring but it could have gotten other noms for editing, sound, effects , and picture perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 111September 14, 2021 1:33 PM

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Return to Oz.

Being a bit facetious, but I've seen countless cheesy horror films as an adult, but scenes from those children's movies (the child catcher, Princess Mombi and her 32 heads that she interchanged and they all woke up and started screaming at Dorothy) have stayed with me forever.

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by Anonymousreply 112September 14, 2021 11:06 PM

Shelley Winters in What's the Matter With Helen?

by Anonymousreply 113September 14, 2021 11:28 PM

[quote]Shelley Winters in What's the Matter With Helen?

Or did you mean Shelley Winters in Who Slew Auntie Roo?

How can one even begin to compare these two Shelley Winters masterpieces? I know I can't? Why is everything I type in question form?

by Anonymousreply 114September 15, 2021 3:26 AM

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.

by Anonymousreply 115September 15, 2021 11:45 AM

It's got to be harder to make horror movies these days since with climate change, mass shootings & repigs, every day life feels like a horror movie, but I like Mike Flanagan's evolution of horror (though not all) that's rooted in trauma & family issues with horror being what you carry inside of you rather than solely external forces chasing you with an axe

by Anonymousreply 116September 15, 2021 12:17 PM

I need to see Hush, R116, I hear it's really good.

by Anonymousreply 117September 15, 2021 12:25 PM

R117 It's on Netflix. I saw it at a festival and told Mike after the screening that I expected him to send security to my Airbnb.

I love his stuff but hate that it's all on Netflix. I need some special edition Blurays!

by Anonymousreply 118September 15, 2021 10:26 PM

Shelley Hack in Troll

by Anonymousreply 119September 15, 2021 10:28 PM

Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill will be forever robbed.

by Anonymousreply 120September 15, 2021 10:31 PM

Lynda Day George in Pieces.

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by Anonymousreply 122September 16, 2021 12:45 AM

Hush is so disturbing r117.

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