Annal: 2002 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film

Results of the Saturn Award in the year 2002.

Film:The Others

The Others

Alejandro Amenábar

Screen sensation Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut) delivers an utterly unforgettable performance in this scary and stylish suspense thriller. While awaiting her husband’s return from war, Grace (Kidman) and her two young children live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded island mansion. Then, after three mysterious servants arrive and it becomes chillingly clear that there is far more to his house than can be seen, Grace finds herself in a harrying fight to save her children and keep her sanity. Acclaimed by critics everywhere, the unpredictable twists and turns of this compelling hit will keep you guessing as it keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat!

Film:The Devil's Backbone

The Devil's Backbone

Guillermo del Toro

Seething passions, wandering ghosts, and an unexploded bomb fill this beautifully filmed tale of war and suspense. Though The Devil’s Backbone was advertised as a horror movie in the States, it’s really more of a drama that happens to have ghosts in it. During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos’s bed seems to be the key to it…

Film:From Hell

From Hell

Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes

Heavy on atmosphere and light on everything else, From Hell is visually impressive while lacking the depth of the acclaimed graphic novel it’s based upon. Making their third feature since 1993’s Menace II Society, twins Allen and Albert Hughes approach the Jack the Ripper case with physical precision, re-creating the gritty Whitechapel district of 1888 London in meticulous detail. What they’ve forgotten is the sheer terror that gripped Whitechapel in the wake of the Ripper’s slaying of five prostitutes, investigated here by a Scotland Yard sleuth…

Film:Hannibal (2001)

Hannibal

Ridley Scott

Yes, he’s back, and he’s still hungry. Ten years after The Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter (Anthony Hopkins, reprising his Oscar-winning role) is living the good life in Italy, studying art and sipping espresso. FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore, replacing Jodie Foster), on the other hand, hasn’t had it so good—an outsider from the start, she’s now a quiet, moody loner who doesn’t play bureaucratic games and suffers for it. A botched drug raid results in her demotion—and a request from Lecter’s only living victim, Mason…

Film:Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers

Victor Salva

With confident style and low-budget ingenuity, Jeepers Creepers gets under your skin, provoking spine-tingling horror when college siblings Trish (Gina Philips) and Darry (Justin Long) encounter a flesh-eating demon along a barren rural highway. After a harrowing car chase that sets the movie’s nerve-wracking tone, they investigate suspicious activity near an abandoned church, where a corrugated pipe leads to unimaginable horrors. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game against the regenerating demon, which feeds on fear—and selected body parts—according to a…

Film:Thirteen Ghosts

Thirteen Ghosts

Steve Beck

Cool sets, gory make-up, and frantic energy are given high priority in this glossy remake of William Castle’s 1960 haunted-house chiller. The original boasted its “Illusion-O” ghost-viewing gimmick, so this remake’s producers—as they did with 1999’s The House on Haunted Hill—up the ante on Castle’s showmanship by spilling ample amounts of blood, guts, and ghoulish glory. The plot’s essentially the same: An impoverished family inherits a luxurious haunted mansion, only this time it’s an elaborate, maze-like mechanism of glass, gears, and Latin…

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