So rarely do the Oscars acknowledge horror films...but horror in the guise of 'art film' often slips by those stuffy academy geezers. This year's nominees are once again slim pickings for the bloodthirsty among us. Here is a tiny crib sheet for oscar gore and/or spooky boots.
Leading Role Dude- James Franco in “127 Hours” (the dude cuts off his own arm...give him some props)
Leading Role Lady- Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (she sprouts feathers...freaky body horror)
Cinematography- “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
Directing-“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
Film Editing- “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
Makeup- “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
****Personally...it's a friggin travesty that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows did not get nominated...
Music Score- “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (because trent is a spooky dude)
Best Picture- Black Swan & 127 hours both got noms
Other horror-esque nominees in year's past....
Dr. Jekkyl and Mr. Hyde
Phantom of the Opera
Picture of Dorian Gray
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (scariest film on this list)
American Werewolf in London
Silence of the Lambs
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Death Becomes Her