Now you might be thinking, why the fuck am posting anything about the oscars?
My answer is 3 fold.
A) “The Shape of Water,” a love story mute woman and an amphibious creature, meet at a top secret facility. Leading the way with 13 nominations! Of course I know that this has very little to do with the horror genre one the surface. This adventure/fantasy movie really is like a modern day creature feature to me. Which for the sake of this entry is why I think that it’s important that a movie like is is doing so well.
2) “Get out,” the most race-based horror movie combines genuine thrills with a no-holds-barred critique of dynamics of African Americans perceive by white people. I’m not even sure if that sums it up correctly. However, it is commanding four nominations including beat picture.
Lastly, although I doubt that either one of these film will win as much as then should if any. It is important that these films get the nominations! I want to believe we are at the beginning of an era. Where are actors are judged by the performance that they give, not the vehicle in which it was presented. Might I add, perhaps we are also on the cusp of films that can be judge for the content and not there genre.