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SCI-FI & HORROR NEWS: SECRETS OF GOOD HORROR FILMS & SCI-FI WOMEN OF 2010

by Dawn, May 26, 2010

Source: independent

WHY CALLS OF THE WILD ARE THE SECRET OF A GOOD HORROR FILM

It is probably the most scary scene in cinematic history. The shower curtain is drawn back and actress Janet Leigh lets out a spine-chilling scream that warps into a frenzied cacophony of staccato music as she confronts an unseen, dagger-wielding madman.

When Alfred Hitchcock put the soundtrack to his 1960 masterpiece Psycho he was almost certainly unaware that the discordant musical notes he was adding to the disturbing shower scene were in fact based on the sort of non-harmonic sounds used in the distress calls of wild animals.

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Source: ugo

SCI-FI WOMEN OF 2010

Starting the countdown with number 50:

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD IN TERMINATOR SALVATION


Character: Kate Connor

Powers/Abilities: Medical Expertise, Fiery Red Hair

Why She’s Hot: In a movie about killer robots trying to wipe out the human race, it would be easy to classify any woman who can take down one of those metal murderers or survive a cataclysmic event like Judgment Day as “sexy”, but that’s not why we’re truly impressed with Bryce Dallas Howard.

Have you seen her mental case husband? John Connor has about eight different types of post-traumatic stress disorder (not to mention he’s still fighting the robot war) and somehow, Kate’s the only one who can put him in his place and soothe his broken soul. There’s nothing hotter than a military puppeteer!

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