On Friday, November 30th, Sir Ridley Scott turns 75 years old. While he might be best known for his achievements in science fiction cinema, Scott’s films range extensively in backdrop and eras. Born in the town of South Shields, England, Scott would eventually study at the Royal College of Art and go on to work as a set designer for the BBC, which led to his involvement with the television series Z-Cars.
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The end of 31 Days of Horror is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than to just let loose with a bunch of DVD recommendations to watch on Halloween? I wanted to go out with a bang here and give you a half dozen solid options, a few of which that may have even slipped your mind. I’d like to highlight Alien, Halloween, Insidious, Red State, Rosemary’s Baby, and Se7en. All of them are well worth sitting down with, and each are slightly different. After the jump you can see a clip from one of them, but have a Happy Halloween from all of us here at The Awards Circuit! Take a look below and be safe everyone still affected by Hurricane Sandy. I know that I’m still recovering myself in Coney Island…
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Well folks, we’ve come to the end of the road. What started as a simple idea in my mind has turned into 31 days of posts, videos and lists and now we have reached the pinnacle: the top 10 horror films of all time. It’s been a tough thing, creating this list and I can’t wait to hear you guys sound off on what should have been included and what your 10s are. For the final time, I used a three prong ranking system (historical significance, scare factor and enjoyability) to try to corral the films into some semblance of a list.
Here are the top 10 Horror films of all time.
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, Night of the Living Dead
, Scary Movie
, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
, The Blair Witch Project
, The Exorcist
, The Silence of the Lambs
, The Thing
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Ah, the final installment of this part of 31 Days of Horror is upon us here at The Awards Circuit. For this last time around, why beat around the bush? I’m going with what I feel is the greatest death scene in film…the infamous chestbursting scene from ‘Alien‘. It’s certainly a classic, so just sit back and enjoy it after the jump. It’s been a lot of fun doing this series, so look for it again next year and stay tuned for Bond Week to begin next week, leading up to ‘Skyfall’! Take a gander at the famous scene below and please try and stay dry my fellow East Coasters!
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Last week, we continued the 31 Days of Horror theme by listing our favorite Movie Monsters in our Circuit 3 post. This week we will be ranking our favorite Movie Aliens. We talked a little about the difference between a Monster (Frankenstein) and an Alien (Predator) last week, but the basic difference is that a monster has its origins on Earth, while an alien comes from any place else. Simple enough. Now, there are some friendly aliens that are beloved (think: E.T.), but for the purpose of the horror theme, let’s stick to the creatures that scared the bejesus out of us. Check out my three after the jump, and be sure to leave yours in the comments.
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As you’ve seen in other posts, The Awards Circuit is getting in the spirit of Halloween by dedicating many of our series to horror movies, and so for the month of October, Circuit 3 will take part by ranking certain aspects from the genre. We are going to start with listing our three favorite/best movie Monsters in light of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, that’s opening on Friday. Following that we will rank Aliens, Serial Killers, and Horror Movie Scores/Themes. Now, you might ask “what is the difference between a monster and an alien?” I’ll be happy to alleviate any confusion you might have on this before we start. Read more on Circuit 3: Movie Monsters…
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For about a 4-5 year span, Ridley Scott ruled the movie world. Arriving amidst a post-George Lucas and Star Wars science fiction fervor, Scott brought unpredictability, horror, intensity, and edginess to the science-fiction world with 1979′s iconic Alien. Scott likewise defined much of the look and structure of a great number of post-apocalyptic cinema for decades to come with 1982′s Blade Runner. Both Alien and Blade Runner spawned countless copycats and although Blade Runner failed to initially click with audiences and critics alike, Alien earned the respect and admiration of virtually everyone. With everyone buzzing about Star Wars in 1977, and rightfully so of course, Alien placed science-fiction and horror together on a grand and epic scale, introducing us to another iconic and unforgettable heroine, Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver.
Alien‘s success earned the film two Oscar nominations and a win for Best Visual Effects. As the film proved to be a big success, people demanded more in the franchise and while three sequels have been made, Ridley Scott shared no involvement. Scott likewise avoided any involvement in those ill advised Alien vs. Predator films and truth be told, science-fiction filmmaking in general. However, the itch became too hard to ignore and with Prometheus, Ridley Scott has returned to the genre and franchise that launched his career.
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, Guy Pearce
, Idris Elba
, Michael Fassbender
, Noomi Rapace
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