Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Academy Awards Tribute to Horror

This past week during the Academy Award ceremonies, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame came onstage to present a tribute to the great horror films of yesteryear. Almost immediately, the internet horror community blew in righteous indignation. How dare they bring up the kids from Twilight. Why did they keep using the same movies in their montage? Blah blah blah.

Shut up.

Maybe I hold a subconscious wish that the genre was given more legitimacy in the mainstream, but it's nice to be acknowledged. It's nice to hear that horror is still the most popular genre and that many of the biggest names in the industry got their start scaring people. It's nice to see scenes from Evil Dead 2 and Leprechaun played at a big Hollywood event.

It's nice to be appreciated.

But then, I was always a softie.


Harry Envy said...

I did appreciate the ode to Horror, what I didn't like was the forced Twilight scene of Lautner and Stewart that was added in. Just because your movie has Vampires and Werewolves it does not count as a Horror movie, the only thing scary about these films are its fans!

Creature said...

I know, but whaddya gonna do? Besides, Twilight is....kinda in-theme. There is meat on the whole human loving a vampire thing. Sooner or later, someone is gonna do it right.