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Horror & Genre Golden Globe Nominations

The upcoming 75th annual Golden Globes feature a surprisingly amount of representation for horror and genre film and TV with nominations for The Shape of Water, Get Out, Stranger Things and Twin Peaks.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water made the biggest splash with a whopping seven nominations including Best Picture, Actress, Director & Screenplay! Currently in a limited release, The Shape of Water will have a wider release starting on December 22nd.

Another interesting thing is Jordan Peele’s Get Out has two nominations… as a Musical or Comedy… I understand the argument that it’s a thriller and not a horror but it’s obviously not a musical or a comedy.

When asked for comment, director Jordan Peele had this to say.

“The reason for the visceral response to this movie being called a comedy is that we are still living in a time in which African American cries for justice aren’t being taken seriously. It’s important to acknowledge that though there are funny moments, the systemic racism that the movie is about is very real. More than anything, it shows me that film can be a force for change. At the end of the day, call “Get Out” horror, comedy, drama, action or documentary, I don’t care. Whatever you call it, just know it’s our truth.”

Here’s the complete list of Horror & Genre nominations for film and TV,

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama
    The Shape of Water
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
    Get Out
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
    Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
    Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
    Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
    Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Best Director – Motion Picture
    Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Best Original Score – Motion Picture
    Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • Best Television Series – Drama
    Stranger Things
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    David Harbour, Stranger Things

Excited to see The Shape of Water? Agree or disagree with the nominations? Be sure to let us know by commenting on Facebook or Instagram! The 75th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, air Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC.

Happy Death Day Hits $100 Million Worldwide

Blumhouse’s original slasher film Happy Death Day has hit $100 million dollars world wide ($55.5 domestic). Pretty impressive considering the budget was less than $5 million. Happy Death Day is also the first original slasher to do over $25 million domestic since 1998’s Urban Legends.

With the year coming to an end and the numbers starting to fall into place, it’s looking like 2017 was a great year for horror in general at the box office.

Top Grossing Horror Films of 2017 (Worldwide & Domestic)

  1. It $688,000,000 ($326,900,00 Domestic)
  2. The Mummy $409,100,000 ($80,100,000 Domestic)
  3. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $312,200,000 ($268,000 Domestic)
  4. Annabelle: Creation $305,800,000 ($102,100,000 Domestic)
  5. Split $278,300,000 ($138,000,000 Domestic)
  6. Get Out $254,100,0 ($175,500,000 Domestic)
  7. Happy Death Day $100,100,000 ($55,500,000 Domestic)
  8. Jigsaw $89,800,000 ($36,800,000 Domestic)
  9. Rings $83,100,000 ($27,800,000 Domestic)
  10. Underworld: Blood Wars $81,100,000 ($30,400,000 Domestic)

Looking at the box office numbers tells us a few interesting things. First off who would’ve thought Tom Cruise’s Mummy would do so well overseas? But still not well enough for Universal to move forward with it’s “Dark Universe” plans.

Of the Top 10 grossing films only 3 of them were originals (Split, Get Out & Happy Death Day). The connecting factor between these three original films is the fact they were all productions of Blumhouse. Simply put, Blumhouse turns low budget horror films into blockbusters like nobody else.

Looking onto the future, could Happy Death Day’s surprise success lead to a renaissance of low budget slasher films? Will the mega blockbuster It remake lead to even more remakes? Either way, 2017 has proven horror still makes Hollywood ridiculous amounts of money.