Skaro Awards

Film4 Frightfest 2015

August Bank Holiday weekend, and putting excitement for Series 9 on the back burner for a few days, it was time for the annual visit to the Dark Heart of Cinema that is Film4 Frightfest 2015.

Pass and programme, always needed!

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The Outpost Skaro End of 2014 Awards – Winners!

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The community has spoken… here are your winners!

Favourite Doctor – Tom Baker
Favourite S8 EpisodeMummy On The Orient Express
Favourite Christmas SpecialLast Christmas
Favourite S8 writer – Jamie Mathieson
Favourite S8 director – it’s a tie! Douglas Mackinnon / Rachel Talalay
Favourite S8 guest star (returning/recurring) – Michelle Gomez
Favourite S8 guest star (one-off) – Frank Skinner

Favourite BF Main RangeAntidote To Oblivion
Favourite BF Early AdventureAn Ordinary Life
Favourite BF Fourth Doctor AdventurePhilip Hinchcliffe Presents Box Set
Favourite BF Companion ChronicleSecond Chances
Favourite BF Other WhoThe Worlds Of Doctor Who

Favourite non-Who audioSpringheel’d Jack
Favourite non-Who TVThe Flash

Favourite comic book movie – tie between Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Guardians of the Galaxy
Favourite sci-fi movieEdge of Tomorrow
Favourite horror movie – another tie, The Guest / Under The Skin

 

What do you think of our winners, and what are your hopes for next year? Tell us in the forums!

The Outpost Skaro End of 2014 Awards – Finals Time!

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The first sets of results are in, and we have our finalists! Who will be the favourite Doctor, which episode of Series 8 was most enjoyed and which of Big Finish’s main range releases did you prefer? There’s only one way to find out…

 

All of our polls close on New Year’s Eve, so not long left – and there’s now one for your favourite Christmas Special too!

 

Decide your winners and tell us why here!

The Outpost Skaro End of 2014 Awards – voting now open!

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In our forum we’re running a selection of polls for you to vote on for your favourites of 2014 – from S8 episode to Big Finish Companion Chronicle, and favourite Doctor to comic book movie!

Check them out and get voting here!

The Skaro Halloween Awards – Frightfest special

To commemorate the spooky time of year, here’s the first Skaro Awards ceremony for Frightfest. The main focus is on summer, but there is reference to Glasgow and all-nighter films seen too.

A summary of the summer Frightfest reviews can be found here – more detailed reviews of each film are in the reviews section!

Top 5 films – Sleep Tight, Sinister, American Mary, Maniac, Cockneys vs Zombies/Tower Block (tie)

Best actress – Katherine Isabelle (American Mary). Runner up – Rosie Day (The Seasoning House)

Best actor – Luis Tosar (Sleep Tight). Runner up – Ethan Hawke (Sinister)

Best newcomer – Ross Noble (Stitches). Runner up – Rosie Day (The Seasoning House)

Best writer/s – The Soska twins (American Mary). Runners up – Scott Derricksen & C Robert Cargill (Sinister)

Best director/s – The Soska Twins (American Mary). Runner up – Scott Derricksen (Sinister)

Best short – The Halloween Kid. Runner up – The Captured Bird

Best Turn Off Your Bloody Phone short – Mr Ian Rattray. Runners up – Mr James Moran, Daddy Cross

Best acting by someone only seen indirectly for 95% of the film – Elijah Wood (Maniac)

Best kill – Stitches (umbrella). Runner up – Cockneys vs Zombies (Richard Briers lets rip)

Best action sequences – The Raid. Runner up – Cockneys vs Zombies

Scariest film – Sinister. Runner up – V/H/S

Funniest film – Dead Sushi. Runners up – Stitches, Cockneys vs Zombies

Best twist/s – The Tall Man. Runners up – Chained, Sinister

Best event – Seeing Nightbreed as Clive Barker originally wanted it. Runner up – Dario Argento’s eloquent interview

Best monster/s – Nightbreed. Runner up – After

Grossest monster when you think about it – Under the Bed (really, ew)

Best world design – Nightbreed. Runner up – Under the Bed

Most unfortunate line (English) – “Sorry I blew you off on the bus”, After. Runner up – “I don’t want you touching [my box]”, The Possession (said to her father!)

Most unfortunate line (dubbed/subtitled) – “Noone really knows anything about him, except they say he’s a hermaphrodite”, Tulpa. Runner up – most of Hidden in the Woods

Worst subtitles – Hidden in the Woods

Most unnecessary nudity – Paura 3D

Best interview moment – Dario Argento’s anecdote about Rutger Hauer not showing up on set (it involved a bush and a Russian…)

Biggest facepalm of the festival – ungrateful SOB decides to spoil the Q&A for The Seasoning House. Runner up – the kiss, After

The Dick van Dyke Award for worst accent – Richard Coyle (Outpost II especially)

Special award for making less sense than the Swedish Chef on LSD – Berberian Sound Studio. Runner up – Under the Bed

Special award for usage of common mythology in an interesting/new way – The Thompsons (vampires). Runner up – The Possession (Jewish exorcism)

The Regeneration award for varied yet consistent excellence across different films by the same person – James Moran (Cockneys vs Zombies, Tower Block and Turn Off Your Bloody Phone shorts). Runner up – Vincent D’Onofrio (Chained and Sinister)

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