2007’s Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street:
Sweeney Todd is actually one of the few horror films I had no use for. I have never been a fan of musicals and that would include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sweeney Todd and this film. The film is about a murderous barber and is based on a true story although I think the singing was added on. Not sure the real killer liked show tunes.
It was nominated for Best Actor, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. It won for Best Art Direction.
JAWS is the movie that made us afraid to go in the water. It might have been the films tag line but it actually worked. Directed by Steven Spielberg it is the story of a Shark that stalks a small town. A rag tag team take to the ocean to stop it and meet with dastardly results as man takes on nature.
It was nominated for for oscars including Best Picture but ended up winning Best Editing, Best Score and Best Sound.
Beetlejuice is one of the best horror comedies of all time and all it could muster from the Oscars was the classic ‘Best Achivement in Makeup.’ Tim Burtons classic style was showcased in this fantastic horror comedy starring Michael Keaton.
Michael Keaton stars as BeetleJuice a demon who helps a newly deceased couple played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin scare the new residents of their home away. A sequel is currently in the works and I for one am very excited they are finally looking at doing a sequel!