2013 Fright Meter Winners & Tom Savini

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It’s been a few weeks since the winners of the 2013 Fright Meter Awards were announced. But, I’ve been too busy with other things and those other things have weighted heavy on my mind. So, now that the below picture has been released, I decided to get on the ball regarding this subject.

I’ve listed the nominees with the winners printed in bold type. I’ve also put an * next to the ones I voted for.

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“Mr. Tom Savini graciously accepting his Fright Meter Lifetime achievement Award. I assure you I was not drunk in this picture, I was in mid sentence and had about 100 people crowding around to see what was going on.”– Colt Seavers Nowell, Fright Meter Awards Committee member

 

 -BEST HORROR MOVIE-
American Mary
The Conjuring*
Evil Dead
Maniac
You’re Next

 -BEST DIRECTOR-
Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead)
Chan-wook Park (Stoker)
Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska (American Mary)
James Wan (The Conjuring)*
James Wan (Insidious: Chapter 2)

 -BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING-
Jeffrey Combs (Would You Rather)
Matthew Goode (Stoker)*
Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring)
Patrick Wilson (Insidious: Chapter 2)
Elijah Wood (Maniac)

 -BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE-
Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring)
Katherine Isabelle (American Mary)*
Jane Levy (Evil Dead)
Sharni Vinson (You’re Next)
Mia Wasikowska (Stoker)

 -BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE-
Rob Corddy (Warm Bodies)
Epy Kusnandar (V/H/S/2)
Ron Livingston (The Conjuring)
Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead)
Rhys Wakefield (The Purge)*

 -BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE-
Nicole Kidman (Stoker)
Julianne Moore (Carrie)
Isabelle Nelisse (Mama)
Tristan Risk (American Mary)*
Lili Taylor (The Conjuring)

 -BEST ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE-
American Mary
The Conjuring*
Evil Dead
Insidious Chapter 2
Stoker

 -BEST SCREENPLAY-
American Mary
The Conjuring
Insidious Chapter 2
John Dies At The End
Stoker*

 -BEST MAKEUP-
American Mary
The Conjuring
Evil Dead
Frankenstein’s Army*
V/H/S/2

 -BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS-
Carrie
The Conjuring
Evil Dead*
Insidious Chapter 2
World War Z

 -BEST SCORE-
The Conjuring
Evil Dead
Insidious Chapter 2
The Lords Of Salem*
Maniac

 -BEST EDITING-
The Conjuring*
Evil Dead
Maniac
Stoker
V/H/S/2

 -BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY-
The Conjuring
Insidious Chapter 2
The Lords Of Salem*
Maniac
Stoker

 -BEST HORROR SHORT FILM-
Baby-Sitting
The Captured Bird*
Familiar
Girl At The Door
Seance

 

 

Thoughts: The Walking Dead 2nd Half of the 4th Season

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I’m not sure if has anything to do with the group having to leave the prison, but the show is actually flirting with good writing.

There’s almost an anthology show feel to the episodes since the group have been scattered in different directions. This past Sunday’s episode (03/16/2014) is a good example.

The writers have finally written a personality for Daryl Dixon. It’s about time.

It’s good to see Carol return. She’s a good character and Melissa McBride is a pretty lady.

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Before, the show was obsessed with crowds of the dead being shot or, mostly, stabbed in the head one by one with CGI blood going in all directions. These action scenes unburdened the writers from having to fill the episodes with story. Now, there are less of these boring set-ups.

Next, they need to handle the problem with Rick. He has to go. Please!!!