Best Female Horror Performance Tournament

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by rhett, May 4, 2003.

  1. Atmims

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    Round 1, Bracket 5

    Linnea Quigley as “Trash” in THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

    no contest!!

    Round 1, Bracket 6

    Robin Tunney as “Sarah Bailey” in THE CRAFT


    Round 1, Bracket 7

    Never seen Blue Velvet.


    Round 1, Bracket 8

    Piper Laurie as “Margaret White” in CARRIE
     
  2. Paff

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    Wow....I'm here way late, so I missed the first four votes...

    Anway, I'm going with

    Bracket 5: Heather Donahue. Annoying as hell, which made her character totally realistic. At least, I HOPE she was just acting that bitchy...

    Bracket 6: Robin Tunney. Based more on screen time. I don't really remember much about Janet Leigh's character in The Fog. Not that it was bad, just not all that memorable.

    Bracket 7: Isabella Rossellini. Maybe if Daria wasn't dubbed by Theresa Russell I'd give her a little more credit. But Isabella MADE Blue Velvet (well, along with Dennis Hopper, and Kyle MacLachlan, and....)

    Bracket 8: Piper Laurie. Which is too bad since Jennifer Connelly gave one of the all time best acting jobs by a woman in an Argento film, but Piper Laurie STILL freaks me out as Margaret White. "Eve was weak Eve was weak Eve was weak.....SAY IT WOMAN" (with the significant emphasis on "woman")
     
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    You know, I thought Heather Donahue really had it made after Blair Witch. I was expecting to see her in bigger budget Hollywood flicks ...
     
  4. Cujo108

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    Same here. As I said earlier, she gave one of the best performances I've seen in any horror film, and I think she deserves to have made it big after such an amazing job, yet she's only been in some crapfest Prinze movie and that cool TAKEN miniseries. I'd love to see her in more films, as she is obviously quite talented, and I also find her to be very attractive. Its a damn shame she hasn't done better.
     
  5. rhett

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    My Votes:
    Heather Donahue
    Janet Leigh
    Abstain (too tough for me to choose)
    Piper Laurie

    Heather Donahue is forced to stare at the corner as Linnea Quigley strips herself to the next round with a 9-7 win. Janet Leigh, in a great supporting performance, drifts along with the fog into round two with a 12-4 victory over Ms. Tuney. Daria Nicolodi eeks out the 6-5 victory over the equally great Isabella Rossellini. And in what has to be a monumental upset, Piper Laurie manages to summon up enough votes in the latter half of the polling to advance with a stunning 8-7 win. This had to have been one of the harshes match ups possible in this tournament, and it is a shame to see Jennifer Connelly eliminated so soon.

    Watch out for the fog...and the next set of brackets.
     
  6. rhett

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    Round 1, Bracket 9

    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)

    vs.

    Emily Watson as “Reba McClane” in RED DRAGON


    Round 1, Bracket 10

    Ellen Burstyn as “Chris MacNeil” in THE EXORCIST

    vs.

    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA


    Round 1, Bracket 11

    Lee Remick as “Kathy Thorn” in THE OMEN

    vs.

    Linda Blair as “Marti” in HELL NIGHT


    Round 1, Bracket 12

    Michelle Pfieffer as “Claire Spencer” in WHAT LIES BENEATH

    vs.

    Susan George as “Amanda” in FRIGHT
     
  7. Cujo108

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    Well, I have to say that the results of the brackets that just ended are quite lame in my eyes. Oh well, moving on...

    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986) - pretty easy.

    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA - Along with JC, Jessica is easily one of the two best females in all of the Argento films.

    Lee Remick as “Kathy Thorn” in THE OMEN

    Susan George as “Amanda” in FRIGHT
     
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    1. Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)
    I really enjoyed Red Dragon but Emily Watson was a bit too much for my taste.
    2. Ellen Burstyn as “Chris MacNeil” in THE EXORCIST
    Burstyn was very good in The Exorcist.
    3. Lee Remick as “Kathy Thorn” in THE OMEN
    Another solid performance by Remick.
    4. Michelle Pfeiffer as “Claire Spencer” in WHAT LIES BENEATH
    I wish Pfeiffer would do more "horror" though :D
     
  9. onebyone

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    Round 1, Bracket 9

    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)


    Round 1, Bracket 10

    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA


    Round 1, Bracket 11


    Linda Blair as “Marti” in HELL NIGHT
    What can I say, this movie pleases me.

    Round 1, Bracket 12

    Susan George as “Amanda” in FRIGHT

    This is one of my favorites ever, she was wonderful. Her acting in that rape scene made it hard to watch, and it isn't explicit or anything. It is all her acting that made it so scary. She is super in this movie.
     
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    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)
    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA
    Linda Blair as “Marti” in HELL NIGHT
    Abstain
     
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    Round 1, Bracket 9

    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)

    Round 1, Bracket 10

    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA
     
  12. Deaddevilman

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    Geena Davis
    Ellen Burstyn
    Lee Remick
    Michelle Pfieffer
     
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    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)
    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA
    Lee Remick as “Kathy Thorn” in THE OMEN
     
  14. Mattster

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    Emily Watson as “Reba McClane” in RED DRAGON
    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA - This was tough. I wanted to choose Burstyn... but I had to make up somehow for Jennifer losing in the last round.
    Lee Remick as “Kathy Thorn” in THE OMEN
    Michelle Pfieffer as “Claire Spencer” in WHAT LIES BENEATH
     
  15. Taube

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    9: Emily Watson in Red Dragon

    10: Ellen Burstyn in Excorsisten

    never seen Hell night or Fright.
     
  16. Atmims

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    Round 1, Bracket 10

    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA
     
  17. hell ya!

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    Round 1, Bracket 9

    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)


    Round 1, Bracket 10


    Jessica Harper as “Suzy Bannion” in SUSPIRIA


    Round 1, Bracket 11


    Linda Blair as “Marti” in HELL NIGHT
     
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    Round 1, Bracket 9

    Geena Davis as “Veronica Quaife” in THE FLY (1986)


    Round 1, Bracket 10

    Ellen Burstyn as “Chris MacNeil” in THE EXORCIST


    Round 1, Bracket 11

    Lee Remick as “Kathy Thorn” in THE OMEN


    Round 1, Bracket 12

    Susan George as “Amanda” in FRIGHT
     
  19. RyanPC

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    Geena Davis

    THE FLY is an excellent movie, and Geena Davis gives one of her best performances here, IMO.

    Ellen Burstyn

    It's a shame that such two talented ladies had to be pitted against each other because it is a hard decision. But I decided Ellen over Jessica because, even though she was great in SUSPIRIA, it wasn't her best role. Ellen is clearly the winner here, in my eyes.

    Lee Remick

    I loved Lee Remick in THE OMEN, and Linda Blair was good but not that good in HELL NIGHT, so the decision was pretty easy for me.

    Michelle Pfieffer

    Michelle is one of the most talented in the business (along with some others here), and her performance in WHAT LIES BENEATH (although the movie wasn't great-- it was good) is clearly one of her best.
     
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    Bracket 9: Geena Davis.

    Bracket 10: Ellen Burstyn. Dammit, why do ya gotta put the best Argento performances against some of the all-time best. "That...thing upstairs is not my daughter"

    Bracket 11: Linda Blair. Throwing a curveball here. Remick was a little cold in The Omen. I know that's the way her character was supposed to be, but still...

    Bracket 12: No vote, never seen either
     

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