Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Horror Awards - The Nominees
The first annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are underway with the announcement of the nominees, and there are some surprises, and some not so surprising. In case you didn't know the awards are all for horror films.
Amazingly the leaders with the most nominees are Hostel and...wait for it...Snakes on a Plane?! Following these two closely are a couple of seriously good horrors, The Hills Have Eyes and The Descent, but then there are films such as Final Destination 3 and King Kong?! Bit mixed up if you ask me.
Here's the complete list from Fangoria...
(Hope you don't mind the copy and paste!)...Added on are my comments...
KILLER MOVIE (Best horror picture/director):
THE DESCENT (Neil Marshall)
HOSTEL (Eli Roth)
WOLF CREEK (Greg McLean)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (Alexandre Aja)
THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (Rob Zombie)
Oh this is definitely a strong four horse race here, I'd struggle between the the first four, but Wolf Creek (review) was really horrific around a couple of scenes, so perhaps that's the weakest. I'm going to find it difficult between the other three...but for Horror I'll say The Hills Have Eyes (review).
MOST THRILLING KILLING (Best death scene)
FINAL DESTINATION 3 (drive-thru)
HOSTEL (train suicide)
THE OMEN (decapitation)
SNAKES ON A PLANE (guy attacked in toilet)
SAW II (arm stuck in box of blades)
Well if I'm limited to this poor choice then I'd have to say the train suicide from Hostel (review).
DUDE YOU DON'T WANNA MESS WITH (Hero)
SNAKES ON A PLANE (Samuel L. Jackson)
KING KONG (Kong)
SLiTHER (Nathan Fillion)
HOSTEL (Jay Hernandez)
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (Scott Speedman)
See I would say what is King Kong doing here, are you telling me that film was a horror? I would say Jackson, but not for this film here...What about Hills Have Eyes? He's a great hero once he gets going.
CHICK YOU DON'T WANNA MESS WITH (Heroine)
THE DESCENT (Shauna Macdonald)
SCARY MOVIE 4 (Anna Faris)
SILENT HILL (Radha Mitchell)
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE (Laura Linney)
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (Kate Beckinsale)
No question. The Descent (review).
RELATIONSHIP FROM HELL (Best couple or duo)
THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie)
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman)
HARD CANDY (Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson)
HOSTEL (Derek Richardson and Jan Vlasák)
SLiTHER (Michael Rooker and Elizabeth Banks)
It's pretty easy to say that Hard Candy (review) had a real relationship from hell, the rest were good relationships!
BEST BUTCHER (Villain)
SAW II (Tobin Bell)
THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (Sid Haig)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (Robert Joy)
HOSTEL (Jan Vlasák)
WOLF CREEK (John Jarratt)
Oh yes! The best butcher is without question from Wolf Creek, man that guy is wholly evil.
HARD CANDY (Ellen Page)
SILENT HILL (Jodelle Ferland)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (Laura Ortiz)
AN AMERICAN HAUNTING (Rachel Hurd-Wood)
THE OMEN (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick)
Creepiest? Well it's between the Omen and Hills Have Eyes, and I'm going for the latter.
HIGHEST BODY COUNT
SNAKES ON A PLANE
FINAL DESTINATION 3
So thinking about horror films...I've done this the wrong way round because I've written my comments from the bottom up, and it's here that I've realised that there are so many appearances from nominees that just can't be described as horror. King Kong? You'll see what I mean as you head down the list...Anyway, I've no idea, I haven't counted those in Slither....have you?
LINE THAT KILLED (Best one-liner)
SNAKES ON A PLANE/Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson): "I've had it with these motherf**king snakes on this motherf**king plane!"
FINAL DESTINATION 3/Ashlynn Halperin (Crystal Lowe): "Look, girls with asses like mine, don't talk to guys with faces like yours."
WOLF CREEK/Mick Taylor (John Jarratt): "I'm going to do something now they used to do in Vietnam. It's called making a head on a stick."
THE DEVIL'S REJECTS/Otis B. Driftwood (Bill Moseley): "Boy, the next words out of your mouth better be some brilliant f**kin' Mark Twain shit, 'cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone."
HOSTEL/Paxton (Jay Hernandez): "I hope bestiality is legal in Amsterdam, because that girl's a f**kin' hog."
I am going to say without a doubt it's the line from Wolf Creek. Keep that horror aspect in mind when you think of this, remember it's horror films.
BLOODIEST BEATDOWN (Best fight scene)
DOOM (The Rock vs. Karl Urban)
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION (Kate Beckinsale vs. Tony Curran)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (Michael Bailey Smith vs. Aaron Stanford)
KING KONG (Kong vs. T. rexes)
THE DESCENT (Juno and Sarah vs. the Crawlers)
Bloodiest - Kong? What's going on with this film, it is not a horror! Mmm...I'd be stuck between Descent and Doom (review). Whatever you say about this film it had some great fun fight sequences.
BEST WITH LESS (Best limited-release/budget film)
THE DARK HOURS
I've only seen Hard Candy from this list and so I'd vote for that one.
SICKEST FX (Special FX)
FINAL DESTINATION 3
SNAKES ON A PLANE
TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE
Sickest FX - King Kong? Corpse Bride? Snakes on a Plane?! I'd say Hostel, that has some of the most horrific moments, is that really been beaten by a CGI ape or Burton's animation?
LOOKS THAT KILL (Special Makeup FX)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES
I'd say Descent, just for that one sickly blood scene, but then I haven't seen Slither and I suspect from the trailers and teasers that this film should rightly run away with it.
MOST DISTURBING IMPORT (Scariest foreign film)
PULSE (KAIRO; Japan)
NIGHT WATCH (Russia)
ROMASANTA: THE WEREWOLF HUNT (Spain)
CALVAIRE (THE ORDEAL; Belgium)
GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (Japan)
Scariest horror film? Well for me that's Pulse.
KILLER TELEVISION (TV show, anthology or film)
MASTERS OF HORROR
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING
Mmmm...I can't actually say since I'm in small part of the world that isn't the US...
So what do you think of these? Are you with me, wondering why some of these entries are even mentioned in horror awards? That aside, which would you plump for?