Thanks to Gather being down, I caught the replay of The 2008 Scream Awards on Spike TV last night and what an awesome time it was. A few suprises were awarded to the fans in the form of World Premire scenes from Movies such as the newly remade "Friday the 13th" and "Watchmen". Ozzy and his family made an appearance thrilling the crowd with the F word quite a few times. Ozzy seemed in old form, not walking like the geriatric I have thought him to seem from the last few times I have seen him on TV and his son Jack looked shockingly normal. I guess someone had to be the black sheep in the Osborne family.
Now honestly after watching the show I am concerned that the new generation has no idea what a horror movie is. Actually who can blame them with cheese like "Saw" as their horror movie role models, but back to the subject at hand...at least for now. What the scream award show honestly is, is not just a horror awards show but delves into the movies and tv of Sci-fi, Comics, and fantasy as well. That said, tonight seemed more of a subliminal message to run out and buy "The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hellboy II, and Cloverfield.
As the show went I wrote out quick notes and have no idea what order they actually came in so I am reporting what I have on my sheets in whatever order I come across them. One of the neat things on the show tonight was a tribute to Tim Burton of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and A Nightmare before Christmas fame amoung others. Tim arrived to recieve his award in a Beetlejuice/Nightmare before Christmas style balloon, flown over the crowd. The video preceeding his arrival was a montage of many of his movies and was extremely awesome!
The Smashing Pumkins performed and were, at least in my opinion, as good as they ever were. A very enjoyable performance overall. Kurli ( I am unsure of the spelling) performed an interesting number that reminded me of a Pink or Gwen Steffani (Sp?) song. Again, at least to me, a very enjoyable performance.
Some of the Awards for tonight (Thanks to Spike TV since I missed a few of them due to Dog, Wife, And other things that came up.)
Best Horror Movie : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The fans felt this was the best horror had to offer?)
Best Sci-fi Movie : Iron Man
Best TV Show : Dexter
Breakout Performance : Wall-E (Huh?) A cartoon won?
Best Remake: Halloween
and Many more awards!!
For the rest of the Awards please check out the Spike TV Scream 08 Website or catch it if it is rerun. It was great overall! I look forward to Scream 2009!