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April 18, 2011

The 2010-2011 Midnight Movie of the Year is.....

... one week from being officially chosen.

But what IS official, you ask?  That only two films are left in FMWL's Midnight Madness tournament, which used to be FMWL's March Midnight Madness tournament except it's almost the end of April and I'm lame.

Voting played out in the comments of our last Midnight Madness post, and a whopping EIGHT Midnight Warriors cast their votes.  At least, they better have been whopping, because there were only eight of them.
They were:
MMOTW #32: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre vs. MMOTW # 25: John Carpenter's The Thing

I always kind of envisioned this matchup taking place somewhere in Central America.  Leatherface stumbles across Mexico creating human enchiladas while the shapeless Thing somehow makes its way across the ocean AND the Strait of Magellan to end up in the Rainforest inhabiting parrots and travelers and such.  Somewhere around Belize, probably.

The voters saw things much differently, but they voted - by a slim 5-3 margin - the same way I would have.  And thus....
THE THING moves on to the Midnight Madness Finals!

MMOTW #2: Moon vs. MMOTW #64: Evil Dead II

This matchup just doesn't really make sense.  We've got the subdued nature of Duncan Jones' sci-fi debut, led by Sam Rockwell's unique performance, and the slapstick, in-your-face attitude of Evil Dead II.  Though both films do have some tertiary cast members, they're two of the biggest and best one man shows in genre cinema.

The voters, for the most part, only had one of these men on their minds.  And, after a 7-1 vote, it was decided that....
 EVIL DEAD II moves on to the Midnight Madness Finals!

So, there it is.  The final two films that will battle in the last matchup for the title of 2010-2011 Midnight Movie of the Year are The Thing and Evil Dead II!

The poll is up.  It's at the top of the page on the right.  GO VOTE.  Or I send this guy after you!

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