Killtoberfest 2 – Wrap-up

In All, Movies by Kyu

As promised, here’s the wrap-up post for Killtoberfest 2: Kill Me Twice, Shame On Me. This year was much more successful than last year, even if I didn’t meet my overall (highly ridiculous) goal of 61 movies. There’s always next time.

Here are my awards:

Best movie I hadn’t seen before: Detention
Worst movie: Hellraiser IX: Revelations (runner up: Yellowbrickroad)
Best foreign film: Picnic at Hanging Rock
Find of the year: Detention (runner up: Triangle)
Scariest movie I hadn’t seen before: Dark Water
Saddest movie: Dark Water (runner up: Triangle)
Funniest movie: Detention (runner up: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil)
Movie that most made me want to stand up and cheer: You’re Next (runner up: Fermat’s Room)
Image that’ll take the longest to get out of my head: finding Megan in Megan is Missing
Best genre blender: Pitch Black
Best twist: The Ring (runner up: The Tall Man)
Worst twist: Frailty (runner up: Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker, where, surprise! you’ve been watching the boring version of the story)
Most improved in the last 20 minutes: Fire in the Sky (runner up: Megan is Missing)
Best found footage movie: Man Bites Dog
Worst found footage segments in a non-found footage movie: Hellraiser IX (runner up: Yellowbrickroad)
Best movie based on a Stephen King book: The Shawshank Redemption
Best death: Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper, where the bad guy is sliced open and then collapses while defiantly eating his own intestines
Best orrery: Pitch Black
Best last 15 seconds: The Fury
Least like a horror film at all: Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Best performance, ensemble: Stoker (runner up: Birth)
Best performance, female: Diane Keaton in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (runner up: Lina Leandersson in Let the Right One In)
Best performance, male: Bruce Campbell in Bubba Ho-Tep
Best athletic performance by a werewolf (basketball): Teen Wolf
Best athletic performance by a vampire (free-climbing): Let the Right One In
Worst athletic performance by a snowman (moving): Jack Frost
Best Elvis impersonation: Bruce Campbell in Bubba Ho-Tep
Worst Elvis impersonation: TIE, everyone else in everything else
Best Harrison Ford impersonation: Dennis Quaid in Pandorum
Most surprisingly not terrible performance, male: Dane Cook in Detention
Most surprisingly not terrible performance, female: Chloe Moretz in Carrie
Sexiest piano-playing: Stoker
Best scene: Mr. Dark in the library, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Best cinematography: Let the Right One In (runner up: Evil Dead and Detention)
Best sound design: Stoker
Best editing: Detention
Best screenplay: The Ring (runner up: Pitch Black)
Best director: Chan-Wook Park, Stoker (runner up: David Fincher, Gone Girl)
Best score: The Ring
Worst score: Teen Wolf (runner up: Eyes Without a Face)
Best production design: The Haunting (runner up: The Call of Cthulhu)
Best remake: Evil Dead
Best movie that happened to be a remake: The Ring
Movie that most needs a remake: Something Wicked This Way Comes (runner up: The Bad Seed)
Biggest value X, where X = (time between set-up and punchline of joke / humor value of joke): Dog Soldiers
My favorite review: Let the Right One In (runner up: Triangle)
Best movie that won no other category here: Night of the Living Dead (runner up: Ils)
What should you watch on Netflix right the hell now: Detention (runner up: The Conspiracy)

Thanks to everyone for reading and watching! Tune in next October for Killtoberfest 3: Third Time’s the Harm.