Reaper Awards 2009 Nominees

The nominees for Reaper Awards 2009, the first awards campaign dedicated entirely to horror on home video, have been chosen by an esteemed panel of judges from within the horror community. Beyond the break you can read more about the event, see how to vote and of course, dig on the nominees.
This year’s nominees range from some of the most popular horror films ever made to new critically acclaimed indies,” says Kyra Kudick, executive producer of the Reaper Awards. “It is a diverse selection and it is exciting to leave the choice of winners to those who would know best — the fans.

Horror fans will now have the opportunity to choose the best horror DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of the year in an online vote held Sept. 1 through Oct. 1 at www.ReaperAwards.com.

Winners of the “Grimmys” will receive handcrafted Grim Reaper statuettes designed and sculpted by Joe Sena, president of SphereWerx LLC, parent company of the FearWerx horror and EMCE Toy brands. The statuettes were cast by Paul Clarke of EMCE Toys and handpainted and assembled by Sena.

The Grimmys will be celebrated Oct. 13 at the hauntingly historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The event will include a red carpet for VIP guests, pre-show cocktail party and dinner, followed by an awards show featuring celebrity presenters.

Registration is now open at ReaperAwards.com/event.

Although horror fans everywhere are encouraged to vote on the best DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of the year, the awards show is currently only open to those fans who work in the industry. Reaper Awards 2009 is a professional business event for retailers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers in home entertainment.

The following nominees were chosen based on the quality of the films and how they are presented on home video:

Best DTV Release
Alien Raiders, Warner Home Video
Cold Prey, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Jack Brooks Monster Slayer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Laid to Rest, Anchor Bay Entertainment

Best Packaging
Friday the 13th: Deluxe Editions (Parts 1-6), Paramount Home Entertainment
Halloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Hellraiser Box Set, Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Hunger: The Complete First Season, E1 Entertainment

Best Boxed Set or TV Series
Dead Like Me: The Complete Collection, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Dexter: The Complete Third Season, Showtime/CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment
Friday the 13th — The Series: The First Season, CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment
Ghost House Underground: Eight-Film Collection, Lionsgate

Best Re-release
Child’s Play: Chucky’s 20th Birthday Edition, Fox/MGM Home Entertainment
Friday the 13th: Deluxe Editions (Parts 1-6), Paramount Home Entertainment
The Last House on the Left (1972), Fox/MGM Home Entertainment
My Bloody Valentine: Special Edition (1981), Lionsgate

Best Blu-ray
Ghostbusters, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Hellraiser, Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Mist, Genius/Weinstein
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, MPI/Dark Sky

Best Indie/Foreign (with domestic release)
Baghead, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Jack Brooks Monster Slayer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Martyrs, Genius/Weinstein
[REC], Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Theatrical
The Alphabet Killer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Last House on the Left (2009), Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Mirrors, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
The Uninvited, Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Zombie
Beneath the Surface, Well Go USA
Dead Space: Downfall, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Quarantine, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Tokyo Zombie, Anchor Bay Entertainment

Best Slasher
Cold Prey, Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Jason Slasher Collection, Warner Home Video
Laid to Rest, Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Last House on the Left (1972), Fox/MGM Home Entertainment

Best Ghost Story
The Alphabet Killer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
The Haunting in Connecticut, Lionsgate
Imprint, MTI Home Video
Mirrors, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Source: Official website