Game of Thrones sets new record

From Deadline:
“The HBO epic, which wrapped its final season this year, set a new benchmark with 32 total nominations, the most for any program in a single season (beating NYPD Blue‘s previous mark). The series returns to the Best Drama series fight and also scored lead acting noms for Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, along with a slew of supporting noms — seven of the 12 slots in those categories went to GoT actors including Peter Dinklage returning to defend his title.”

  1. Outstanding Drama Series
  2. Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series  (“The Iron Throne”)
  3. Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series  (“The Iron Throne”)
  4. Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series  (“The Last of the Starks”)
  5. Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series  (“The Long Night”)
  6. Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)  (“The Bells”)
  7. Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  8. Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)  (“The Iron Throne”)
  9. Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes  (“The Bells”)
  10. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series  (“The Iron Throne”)
  11. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series  (“The Long Night”)
  12. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series  (“Winterfell”)
  13. Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series  (“The Long Night”)
  14. Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program  (“Fight For The Living: Beyond The Wall Virtual Reality Experience”)
  15. Outstanding Main Title Design
  16. Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)  (“The Long Night”)
  17. Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special  (“The Long Night”)
  18. Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)  (“The Long Night” – Music by Ramin Djawadi)
  19. Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)  (“The Long Night”)
  20. Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)  (“The Long Night”)
  21. Outstanding Special Visual Effects  (“The Bells”)
  22. Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
  23. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  (Kit Harington as Jon Snow)
  24. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series  (Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen)
  25. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  (Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy)
  26. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister)
  27. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  (Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister)
  28. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series  (Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth)
  29. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series  (Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister)
  30. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series  (Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark)
  31. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series  (Maisie Williams as Arya Stark)
  32. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series  (Carice van Houten as Melisandre)

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Three other favorite shows also garnered some Emmy noms…

  1. Outstanding Comedy Series
  2. Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series  (“All Alone”)
  3. Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  4. Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)  (“Simone”)
  5. Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  6. Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)  (“Simone”)
  7. Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
  8. Outstanding Period Costumes  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  9. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series  (“Simone”)
  10. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  11. Outstanding Hairstyling for Single-Camera Series  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  12. Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  13. Outstanding Music Supervision  (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  14. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  (Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel)
  15. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series  (Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman)
  16. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series  (Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson)
  17. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series  (Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman)
  18. Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  (Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce)
  19. Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  (Rufus Sewell as Declan Howell)
  20. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series  (Jane Lynch as Sophie Lennon)

  1. Outstanding Television Movie
  2. Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
  3. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie
  4. Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
  5. Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
  6. Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
  7. Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
  8. Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  1. Outstanding Drama Series
  2. Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series  (“Winner”)
  3. Outstanding Music Supervision  (“Something Stupid”)
  4. Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)  (“Talk”)
  5. Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)  (“Talk”)
  6. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  (Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill)
  7. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  (Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut)
  8. Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series  (Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut)
  9. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  (Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring)
  10. Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series  (“Winner”, Michael McKean as Chuck McGill)

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GoT + Fender = badass guitars

Fender worked directly with D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones creator and guitar player) to ensure the three guitars reflected the identity of each of the three houses.

House Stark Telecaster

House Lannister Jaguar

House Targaryen Stratocaster

Dan Weiss, Brad Paisley, Nuno Bettencourt, Tom Morello, Scott Ian, and Game of Thrones award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi ROCK OUT the Game of Thrones theme
(gave me chills):

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Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (2000 -2009)

Aaah…my favorite holiday is just 10 days away. I’ve been listening to Halloween Radio (Stay tuned for some 80’s Blasts, Halloween-style) and the songs they’ve been playing had me reminiscing about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night…

So, I compiled a list of all the movies I especially like/love that contain elements of occult, fantasy, horror, sci-fi – or any combination thereof. Super-favorites are highlighted in RED and Diego has highlighted those films starring fab Felines.

On tap in today’s Post are three Masters of Surrealism:
Guillermo del Toro, M. Night Shyamalan, Tarsem Singh.
Unforgettable dark, disturbing, and stunning imagery.

Blade II  Diego's pick
First sequel to the 1998 movie with Wesley Snipes reprising his role as the title character. The big difference between this and the original is the appearance of the vampires themselves. Suffice to say, a virus has caused them to evolve into a mutant species called “Reapers“. This extraordinarily-horrifying transformation was born out of the imagination of the Director, Guillermo del Toro (Mimic), a one-time special effects make-up artist whose creations are extraordinarily distinct.
Blade: Trinity
Third installment in the series, with Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel joining Snipes in the war against The Reapers and a newly-resurrected Dracula. Not to be missed:  Wrestler Triple H and his Reaper Pomeranian, Pac-Man.

Music by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Fright Night 2011).

Cameos:  Eric Bogosian and James Remar (What Lies Beneath).

BloodRayne
BloodRayne spawned a series, but the original remains the best. “The film centers on the character of Rayne, an unholy breed of human and vampire called a ‘Dhampir’.” (Wikipedia)
Filmed in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania (home to Bram Stoker’s Dracula) it contains an impressive array of stars:  Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, Udo Kier (Blood for Dracula, Blade), Michael Paré, Meat Loaf (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Michelle Rodriguez, and Ben Kingsley.
Brotherhood of the Wolf
This is not your average werewolf story. “The film is loosely based on a real-life series of killings that took place in France in the 18th century and the famous legend of the Beast of Gévaudan…” (Wikipedia)  Originally released in French (with subtitles) an English-dubbed version is now available.
There’s a great martial-arts scene courtesy of Mark Dacascos (Chairman on Iron Chef America, The Island of Dr. Moreau). Although played by a very handsome French actor (Samuel Le Bihan), Dacascos’ traveling companion looks a lot like Triple H (Blade: Trinity). Vincent Cassel (Tale of Tales) and Monica Bellucci (The Brothers Grimm, Bram Stoker’s Dracula) also star.

Trivia:
Belluci and Cassel were married from 1999-2013.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
I like my vampire movies either very traditional (the 1931 and 1992 versions of Dracula) or with a unique representation (Blade II). I do not like them “bloodless” (Twilight), but I don’t mind a little humor thrown in – if it’s clever. Cirque du Freak was very satisfying on all levels.
Based on the book, “The Vampire’s Assistant”, this flick is chock-full of vampires, sideshow freaks, ghoulish “Little People”, a werewolf, and one beautiful spider named Madame Octa who’s intelligent, telepathic, and deadly.
Starring  Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek (who appeared together in Tale of Tales), Ken Watanabe, Ray Stevenson, Patrick Fugit, Jane Krakowski, Orlando Jones, Frankie Faison, Colleen Camp, and Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire).
Constantine  Diego's pick
I love Keanu Reeves (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Devil’s Advocate) so this was a must-see, especially given its occult overtones. I’ve watched the movie many times and find I catch something new with each viewing. Developed by DC Comics, the character of John Constantine (Reeves) is portrayed here as a chain-smoking, attempted suicide seeking Heaven’s salvation by exorcising demons. There are possessions, angels (and demons), voodoo, prophecies, a holy artifact, and Lucifer himself – with L.A. visually transformed into a post-nuclear war zone.
I especially liked Tilda Swinton as the androgynous half-breed angel, Gabriel – and speaking of half-breeds, Gavin Rossdale plays a half-demon named Balthazar who looks like he just stepped out of the pages of GQ Magazine.
Dog Soldiers
I’m as picky about werewolf films as I am about vampire flicks, and really appreciated the fresh storyline here – Dog Soldiers was original enough to hold my interest and garner a spot on this list!
A squad of British soldiers are attacked by unseen predators and are forced to take refuge in a seemingly deserted house somewhere in the Scottish Highland. (They never learn, do they?)
According to Wikipedia:  “The film contains homages to H. G. Wells as well as the films The Evil Dead, Zulu, Aliens, The Matrix and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
Fido
‘Kayso, let me say right up front I don’t harbor a love for zombies, but this dark comedy is seriously clever. Picture a 1950’s stereotypical suburbia teeming with post-apocalyptic zombies. Nicely done with nods to George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead), Peyton Place, and Lassie.

Starring Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), with a standout performance by Billy Connolly as “Fido”.

Final Destination
Movies can give me the “heebie-jeebies”, unnerve me, even make me cover my eyes, but few cause me to jump. (There was this one scene…I was sitting on the floor with one of my cats, watching the movie and petting her at the same time. I never saw “it” coming and jerked abruptly causing my cat to react, as well.)

DON’T heed the critiques and DON’T read any synopses, but DO see this movie. (Oh, and forget the repetitiously boring sequels.)

Jeepers Creepers  Diego's pick
Promotional TV ads had me thinking this was a movie about a HUMAN serial killer, so I blew it off. However, late one night I tuned into cable and landed right in the middle of Jeepers Creepers. (Like Final Destination, I’m not giving away any of the good stuff. The good stuff meaning every hair-raising, disturbing minute.)
The Creeper is not your run-of-the-mill, not-of-this-world demon. He (it?) has a twisted sense of humor, an artistic (albeit gruesome) eye, and a unique method of regeneration.
Francis Ford Coppola‘s (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) studio, American Zoetrope, is behind this gem which stars Gina Phillips, Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Jonathan Breck (as The Creeper), and a bunch of really pissed-off cats.

Note:  All I want for Christmas is this Creeper action figure….

Pitch Black
OK, a Sci-Fi horror flick about predatory aliens on a deserted planet. Sound familiar? Guess again. This one’s different and the aliens are as elegantly graceful as Giger’s Alien. (There are a lot of them, too!)
Directed by David Twohy (The Arrival) and starring Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David (They Live). Graeme Revell (The Craft) composed the score.
(Did I mention Vin Diesel? Along with Michelle Rodriguez, they have the sexiest voices. EVER.)
Note:  The (impressive) shoulder-dislocation stunt was performed by Diesel “with minimal CGI enhancement”.
Shadow of the Vampire
“The film is a fictionalised account of the making of the classic vampire film Nosferatu…directed by F. W. Murnau, in which the film crew begin to have disturbing suspicions about their lead actor (Max Schreck). The film borrows the techniques of silent films, including the use of intertitles to explain elided action, and iris lenses.” (Wikipedia)  (That pretty much sums it up.)
An excellent cast:  John Malkovich, Cary Elwes (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Eddie Izzard, Catherine McCormack, Udo Kier (Blood for Dracula, Flesh for Frankenstein, Blade, BloodRayne), and Willem Dafoe (The Hunger, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant) as Shreck.
Trivia:
Schreck means “fright” in English.
Shadow of the Vampire was produced by Nicolas Cage‘s Saturn Films.
Three of the actors appeared in other vampire films:  Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein, Blood for Dracula, Blade, BloodRayne), Cary Elwes (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), and Willem Dafoe (The Hunger, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant) – while Nicolas Cage starred in Vampire’s Kiss. (Keepin’ it in the family…)
Signs
M. Night Shyamalan became a household name with the Sixth Sense (“I see dead people.”). While I enjoyed that movie, Signs had more of an impact on me. Perhaps it was the this-could-actually-happen feel and the escalating tension. Like The Mothman Prophecies, there’s a point in the movie where something that’s happened in the past turns out to be prophetic. A sign. A forewarning that didn’t make sense until the time came… Shyamalan is a master at quiet suspense – generating fear without slapping you in the face with it.
Stars Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin – with a cameo by Shyamalan himself.
The Brothers Grimm
When it comes to fairytales, please let them be GRIM.

grim
adj. forbidding or uninviting; menacing, dark, macabre

Shot in the Czech Republic and starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger (as the Grimm brothers), the movie paints a “fictitious portrait of the Brothers Grimm as traveling con-artists in French-occupied Germany, during the early 19th century.” (Wikipedia)  The storyline weaves together bits of Rapunzel, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Hansel & Gretel. Co-stars Lena Headey and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), the gorgeous Monica Bellucci (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Brotherhood of the Wolf), and Peter Stormare (Constantine). Directed by Terry Gillam.

The Cell  Diego's pick
A masterpiece of imagery, I never get tired of watching The Cell. Unlike Jeepers Creepers, this one is about a human serial killer, Carl Stargher (played by Vincent D’Onofrio). “Child psychologist Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez, Anaconda) is hired to conduct an experimental virtual reality treatment for coma patients: a ‘Neurological Cartography and Synaptic Transfer System’ device…that allows her to enter a comatose mind and attempt to coax them into consciousness.” (Wikipedia)
When Stargher falls into a coma during his capture, Deane is pursuaded by an FBI agent (Vince Vaughn) to enter Stargher’s mind in order to locate his latest victim before she dies. The dream-like sequences that take place inside the killer’s mind are chilling, often masochistic – yet arrestingly beautiful thanks to director Tarsem Singh’s  vision and costumes by Eiko Ishioka (Bram Stoker’s Dracula – for which she won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design).
Trivia:
Artistic inspiration came from Damien Hirst, Odd Nerdrum, H. R. Giger (the Alien movie franchise), the Brothers Quay, Mark Romanek, and Floria Sigismondi.
The Mothman Prophecies
A parapsychological thriller based on the 1975 book of the same name, The Mothman Prophecies is loosely constructed from actual events that occurred in Point Pleasant, WV. I watched it because I’m a fan of Richard Gere who stars as the film’s protaganist. What captured my attention was the precognitive aspects that were very similar to those in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Signs, and the fact that unexplained sightings and phenomena in Point Pleasant at the time of the actual events were documented and are on record. Definitely creepy.
Co-stars Will Patton, Debra Messing, and Laura Linney.
Thir13en Ghosts
What made this remake WORK is the painstainking care that was taken creating backstories for the ghosts – which are included in the DVD (Thirteen Ghosts Revealed). The house imprisoning them isn’t your standard haunted mansion either. The multi-storied manse is a moving puzzle made of glass (Ectobar Glass etched with barrier spells) named Basileus’s Machine (“designed by the Devil and powered by the dead”) which is powered by a huge machine: Ocularis Infernum (Latin for “Eye of Hell”).

The 13 Ghosts comprise the Black Zodiac (The First Born Son, The Torso, The Bound Woman, The Whithered Lover, The Torn Prince, The Angry Princess, The Pilgrimess, The Great Child and The Dire Mother, The Hammer, The Jackal, and The Juggernaut) + 1 (The Broken Heart). These specific earth-bound spirits are necessary to gain access to the Ocularis Infernum, granting one all the powers of Hell. CGI is used judiciously but effectively – like with the “split lawyer” (J.R. Bourne). (The opening scene takes place in a car junkyard and is especially gruesome.)
Thir13en Ghosts is a movie I watch over and over again…
Stars Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz (Fallen), Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, and F. Murray Abraham.

What Lies Beneath
I always enjoy watching both Michelle Pfeiffer (Wolf, The Witches of Eastwick, Batman Returns) and Harrison Ford. This is an adult-oriented ghost story with a nice twist at the end.
Co-stars a favorite of mine:  James Remar (Blade Trinity).

What Lies Beneath received four Saturn Awards nominations.

My favorite (Halloween) films from 1950-1959
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1960-1969
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1970-1979
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1980-1989
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1990-1999
My favorite (Halloween) films from 2000-2009
My favorite (Halloween) films from 2010-2017

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Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (2010-2017)

Aaah…my favorite holiday is just 10 days away. I’ve been listening to Halloween Radio   (Stay tuned for some 80’s Blasts, Halloween-style)  and the songs they’ve been playing had me reminiscing about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night…

So, I compiled a list of all the movies I especially like/love that contain elements of occult, fantasy, horror, sci-fi – or any combination thereof. Super-favorites are highlighted in RED.

Before we get to my first installment of this series, Diego wanted to put in his two-cents’ worth:

(His picks will be obvious…)

Frankenweenie Diego's pick
Stop-motion animated movie by Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Batman Returns) – with music composed by Burton’s long-time collaborator Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Nightbreed, 2010s The Wolfman).
This is actually a remake of Burton’s 1984 short-film version which received limited release by Walt Disney Pictures. “Burton was fired by Disney after the film was completed; the studio claimed that he had been wasting company resources, and felt the film was not suitable for the target young audiences.” (Wikipedia).
Voices:  Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice), Martin Short, Martin Landau, and Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Alien Resurrection.
Fright Night
Remake of the 1985 film. Colin Farrell plays the hunky vampire-next-door. “It received generally positive reviews, with many praising its humor and the cast performances, notably Farrell’s acting.” (Wikipedia)
(‘Nuff said.)

Score by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Blade: Trinity).

Maleficent
Visually stunning – Maleficent’s horns and facial prosthetics were created by makeup artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Wolf, 2010s The Wolfman) – it’s a twist on the fairy tale with a wonderful surprise ending. The film received a nomination for Best Costume Design at the 87th Academy Awards.

Growing-up, Maleficent was one of my role models (!) and Angelina Jolie is perfect in the title role. Co-stars Elle Fanning.

Red Riding Hood
Another fairy tale (this time by the Brothers Grimm) reinvented. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film was given two alternate endings.

Starring Amanda Seyfried (as Red/Valerie), Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), and Virginia Madsen.

Tale of Tales
Surreal fantasy film adapted from tales written by an Italian poet, Giambattista Basile, which bear a slight resemblance to modern-day fairy tales (such as Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella). Three stories are intertwined throughout, joining together at the beginning and very end of the movie.

Starring Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly (Cirque due Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant), Vincent Cassel (Brotherhood of the Wolf), and Toby Jones.

The Love Witch
From Wikipedia: “The Love Witch uses the figure of the witch as a metaphor for women in general, as both an embodiment of men’s fears of women, and of women’s own innate powers of intuition and as mothers and sorceresses…embraces the camp of 1960s horror…”

Written, produced, and directed by Anna Biller and starring Samantha Robinson in the title role.

The Witch
Two words: Black Phillip.
Don’t be put-off by the dialogue (Which is authentic but at times can be difficult to understand…I just turned on subtitles.) in this story of a Separatist Puritan family encountering evil in the woods surrounding their homestead. But what is real and what is not real? “seems that The Witch is tapping a higher metaphor for coming of age…or religious intolerance…or man’s uneasy balance with nature…or something. It doesn’t take long into the film’s hour and a half running time, however, to break that spell.” (Wikipedia)
Stephen King (Silver Bullet) said it “scared the hell out of me”.

This is a must-see for all horror movie buffs, but one that may need to be watched more than once…with patience.

The Wolfman
Remake of the 1941 original. Having considered Lon Chaney Jr. the quintessential Lawrence Talbot (brooding and a little sad), I am happy to report that Benicio del Toro fills his shoes nicely! With Anthony Hopkins (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) on board as Talbot’s father there’s some solid acting here. I’m also pleased to report that CGI was used appropriately…Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Wolf, Maleficent) won the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Score by Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Nightbreed, Frankenweenie).
If you’re a fan of the original, this won’t disappoint you. (Has an unexpected ending, too.)
Vamps
Amy Heckerling (Clueless) is at it again. Peek inside the lives of two stylish uptown gals in New York City and see and how they juggle work, dating, and getting home before sun-up.

Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter star as the “socialite” vampires – with Sigourney Weaver (Alien franchise), Richard Lewis, Wallace Shawn (as Van Helsing), Malcolm McDowell, and Kristen Johnston.

What We Do in the Shadows
From Wikipedia: “A New Zealand mockumentary horror comedy film about a group of vampires who live together…” (I don’t like “mockumentaries” but I loved this one! Perhaps it was the subject matter…)
The group is comprised of Vlad (the sexy one played by Jemaine Clement who modeled his character after Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Viago (the conservative/uptight leader played by Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh plays the “young rebel” who is fond of knitting, erotic dancing, and “being cool”), and Petyr (a 8,000 year-old Nosferatu-like vampire played by Ben Fransham) – who are being filmed by a crucifix-wearing documentary crew.
One memorable scene is at the Unholy Masquerade which is full of vampires, zombies, witches, and “The Beast” (Vlad’s ex-girlfriend). On their way home from the ball the boys encounter a pack of werewolves…with expected violence and mayhem resulting.

My favorite (Halloween) films from 1950-1959
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1960-1969
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1970-1979
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1980-1989
My favorite (Halloween) films from 1990-1999
My favorite (Halloween) films from 2000-2009
My favorite (Halloween) films from 2010-2017

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