Monday, March 8, 2010

Movies Maddeningly Missing from Oscars Horror Tribute

Glaring omissions off the top of my head, in no particular order:

Near Dark (No one involved did some research and discovered that Bigelow did an acclaimed vampire movie? Jesus Christ.)
Angel Heart
The Lost Boys
The Hunger
Fright Night
Dawn of the Dead
28 Days Later 
Dressed to Kill (If Psycho and Silence are horror, so is DtK)
Cronenberg's The Fly
The Brood
Don't Look Now
The Tenant
Black Christmas
The Howling
An American Werewolf in London
Gremlins (belongs before Beetlejuice, which I'd probably classify as "supernatural comedy")
The Wicker Man (original, obviously)
Uh, Hammer horror???
ANY Argento (Phenomena is the Jennifer Connelly movie that belonged - not Dick Water)
The Thing From Another World/Carpenter's The Thing (both Little Shops were included back-to back)
The Blob '88 (original was included, so why not?)
Bad Taste
The Frighteners
The Exorcist III (George C. Scott would've classed this shit up... plus, it's great)
Cape Fear '91 (practically a slasher)
The Mist

And the inclusion of Leprechaun and Texas Chainsaw Masscare: The Beginning?! What was the point? To get in shots of Aniston, Zellweger and McConaughey? Abominable (shit... Abominable, Ryan Schifrin's blast of a bigfoot movie, should've been included before Edward Scissorhands, which was only there to add a dash of Depp and pander to Burton, who producers knew would have the #1 movie this weekend with Alice).  And don't get me started on New Moon...