Friday, October 19, 2007

Runners-Up to the Willie List Nominees

The following films are the poor, neglected orphans that only needed ONE more vote to make it onto the Willie List nominees. That means that YOU, just for the cost of leaving Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Night of the Living Dead off of your list, could have gotten one of these films nominated. Shame on us all for not including these fine films. Except those of us who were unfortunate enough to cast the only vote for something like half a dozen titles.

By popular request, the Runners-Up.

The Addiction (1995; Abel Ferrara)
Altered States (1980; Ken Russell)
The Amityville Horror (1979; Stuart Rosenberg)
Angel Heart (1987; Alan Parker)
Arachnophobia (1990; Frank Marshall)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976; John Carpenter)
The Black Cat (1934; Edgar G. Ulmer)
Blue Velvet (1986; David Lynch)
Blood Simple (1984; Coen Bros.)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992; Francis Ford Coppola)
The Burning (1981; Tony Maylam)
Cabin Fever (2002; Eli Roth)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980; Ruggero Deodata)
Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (1974; Brian Clemens)
Castle of Blood (1964; Antonio Margheriti)
A Clockwork Orange (1971; Stanley Kubrick)
Crash (1996; David Cronenberg)
Cure (1997; Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Dark Water (2005; Walter Salles)
Deliverance (1972; John Boorman)
Dementia 13 (1963; Francis Ford Coppola)
Deranged (1974; Jeff Gillen & Allen Ormsby)
Donnie Darko (2001;Richard Kelly)
Dracula’s Daughter (1936; Lambert Hillyer)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1932; Rouben Mamoulian)
Evil Dead Trap (1988; Toshiharu Ikeda)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005; Scott Derrickson)
Fascination (1979; Jean Rollin)
Flatliners (1990; Joel Schumacher)
Frightmare (1974; Pete Walker)
From Dusk Til Dawn (1996; Robert Rodriguez)
Gozu (Cowhead) (2003; Takashi Miike)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982; Tommy Lee Wallace)
Hell Night (1981; Tom DeSimone)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977; Wes Craven)
Horror Express (1973; Eugenio Martinez)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003; Rob Zombie)
House of Dark Shadows (1970; Dan Curtis)
The House on Sorority Row (1983; Mark Rosman)
The Invisible Man (1933; James Whale)
Isle of the Dead (1945; Mark Robson)
It’s Alive (1974; Larry Cohen)
Knife in the Water (1962; Roman Polanski)
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972; Charles B. Pierce)
Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973; Richard Blackburn)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974; Jorge Grau)
Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane (1976; Nicolas Gessner)
Maniac (1980; Bill Lustig)
Marebito (2004; Takashi Shimizu)
Masque of the Red Death (1964; Roger Corman)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006; Guillermo del Toro)
Perfume of a Lady in Black (1974; Francesco Barilli)
Phantom of the Opera (1925; Rupert Julian)
Perfect Blue (1998; Satoshi Kon)
Pumpkinhead (1989; Stan Winston)
Rabid (1977; David Croenberg)
Requiem for a Dream (2000; Darren Aronofsky)
Scream 2 (1997; Wes Craven)
The Sentinel (1977; Michael Winner)
Shallow Grave (1994); Danny Boyle)
Shock (1977; Mario Bava)
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974; Theodore Gershuny)
Sleepy Hollow (1999; Tim Burton)
Spider Baby (1968; Jack Hill)
Tales from the Crypt (1972; Freddie Francis)
Tarantula (1955; Jack Arnold)
Tourist Trap (1979; David Schmoeller)
Tremors (1990; Ron Underwood)
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964; Herschell Gordon Lewis)
Vampyres (1974; Jose Ramon Larraz)
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976; Narciso Ibanez Serrador)


Neil Sarver said...

For the record, Ken Russell directed Altered States. And the director of Two-Thousand Maniac is Herschell Gordon Lewis.

So, two people nominated the Dark Water remake and I alone voted for the original. Whatever!

But thank you for posting this. This list is, in many ways, more intriguing to me than the original list was. Lots of terrific movies and a few more I need to see soon.

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Neil: Thanks for the copy-editing. The world of blogging is be greatly improved by a quest for accuracy!

Brian said...

Looks like the titles I was the sole voter for are:

a Page of Madness (Kinugasa, 1926)
the Unknown (Browning, 1927)
Mad Love (Freund, 1936)
the Leopard Man (Tourneur, 1943)
the Body Snatcher (Wise, 1945)
the Abominable Snowman (Guest, 1957)
Fires on the Plain (Ichikawa, 1959)
the Plague of the Zombies (Gilling, 1966)
2001: a Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
Five Dolls For an August Moon (Bava, 1970)
Solaris (Tarkovsky, 1972)
Alice (Svankmajer, 1988)
Safe (Haynes, 1995)
Gemini (Tsukamoto, 2000)
Little Otik (Svankmajer, 2000)

Thom said...

I feel so ashamed...why, oh, why didn't I vote for House of 1,000 Corpses? Waitaminute I did!

Chris said...

I'm sad that Pumpkinhead, House On Sorority Row, The Burning and Tourist Trap only made it to the runners up list. These are some seriously creepy movies.

And I hate that it's suddenly 'cool' to talk about The Burning because of it's recent trip to the World Of DVD. I liked it a lot better when The Burning seemed like my own little secret because everyone I talked to had never heard of it.

Oh, well...How 'bout those Red Sox

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Brian: When you sent it in, did I send you a return e-mail saying I got your list...?

AE said...

I am inordinately pleased that someone else voted for "Cabin Fever."

Jeff Allard said...

I don't know, Brian - Safe was definitely on my list. Maybe my list got lost in the shuffle. Who knows?

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Jeff: Your votes were logged. I have your vote listed as the only one for SAFE. It is Brian's list that I believe may have been lost somehow.

Bonnie said...

Yes! I KNEW I couldn't have been the only one to vote for The Burning, House On Sorority Row and The Tourist Trap! Those are seriously willie-inducing flicks that still manage to creep me out years after I've seen them. I still remember seeing the Burning as a wee 16-year-old and having the you-know-what scared out of me...
This also means that I was the only one to vote for Silent Night, Deadly Night, the 1999 House On Haunted Hill, Friday The 13th Part 3 and Basket Case. That made me sad.

Brian said...

You know, I don't see any e-mails like that. I sent my list to you on Oct. 12. Oh well. Looks like there are only two films I voted for that would have made the list if you'd gotten my message.

Now I'll DEFINITELY participate in the final vote.

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Brian: I'm sorry our lines got crossed somehow. Please do participate in the final vote, so your voice can be heard!

Will Errickson said...

Blood Simple, Deliverance and Assault on Precinct 13 are runners-up, but Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now are nowhere to be found? Hmm. I find that hard to believe. I mean, "the horror, the horror!"

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

I think we're really starting to stretch the limit of "horror" film when we start bemoaning the absence of the likes of APOCALYPSE NOW and TAXI DRIVER...Not that BLOOD SIMPLE applies either.

Justine said...

I can't believe I forgot to submit :( I would have voted for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1932; Rouben Mamoulian). Shame on me :(

Colin said...

I would have voted for Dancer in the Dark and Requiem for a Dream, but I thought that since the nomination list would be flooded by horror aficionado favourites, there wouldn't be a point.

Piper said...

These poor lonely bastards.

I'm glad to see that Assault On Precinct 13 and Hell Night got at least one more vote.

Thanks for posting this Ed

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Thanks for posting the runner's up! Now I have even more films to add to my 'too see' list!

Old Dark Housekeeper said...

So I was the only person to nominate Fulci's ZOMBIE?


Culture Snob said...

Shouldn't The Kingdom be disqualified for being a work for television? If you counted that, then I demand that you count me as the sole vote for The Plumber, damn it!

Neil Sarver said...

Indeed it should. I noted that, but then neglected to worry, as it didn't make the final list.

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

Culture Snob/Neil: Once again, thanks for the eagle eyes. My fact checker has been on holiday all week... (apparently.)

Brian said...

Did you get my e-mail? I ask only because you didn't get it last time...