If you’ve read my previous blog about the Golden Globes, then you know I’m absolutely livid about Toni Collette’s snub for her Oscarworthy performance in Hereditary. I’ll talk more about that in a bit, but first I’d like to point out that what the Golden Globes also failed to acknowledge was that some of the best reviewed movies of the year were horror/thrillers.
Aside from the cinematic masterpiece that is Hereditary, you had A Quiet Place, First Reformed, the Halloween reboot, the remake of Suspiria, Annihilation, Upgrade, and Mandy: some of which broke box office records, all of which were praised by critics, and all of which were ignored by the Golden Globes. Ugh.
As far as horror movies go, Hereditary is fucking bonkers. It’s slow burning and poetic and terrifying, and every performance in the damn movie should be bowed down to, but none more than Toni Collette. She plays the matriarch of a pretty fucked up family who isn’t having a great time dealing with her own spooky mother’s death. When I walked out of this movie I was so shook and said to my friends Meghan and Melissa “Toni Collette is going to get nominated for an Oscar for that” and she fucking better!
A Quiet Place was the first movie I saw after having my second son in April, and I sobbed the entire damn movie. It was both scary and heartbreaking all at once. It was really amazing.
I went to see the new Halloween (which takes place 40 years after the first) in the exact same theatre I saw H20: Halloween 20 Years Later in, and it made me feel old and nostalgic, and Jamie Lee Curtis was a fucking boss.
This year, horror movies really took centre stage as being important and not just trashy entertainment. I really hope come Oscar time that can be acknowledged.