Consumer online voting is now under way for the Second Annual Reaper Awards, honoring the best horror/thriller titles on DVD and Blu-ray. Horror fans can vote for their favorite discs from the past year, as well as vote on which titles they are most looking forward to in the coming months, through October 1st at the official Home Media Magazine website or on the official Reaper Awards website. The awards are presented by Home Media Magazine and Dread Central. More info inside.Grimmy winners will be celebrated October 12th at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with a red carpet, pre-show cocktail party and dinner, followed by an awards show hosted by Dread Central’s Uncle Creepy.
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 hand-painted and assembled by Sena.
Among the celebrities scheduled to attend the event are independent filmmaker/producer/legend Roger Corman (the original Piranha), Sarah Butler (Anchor Bay’s upcoming I Spit on Your Grave theatrical remake), Danielle Harris (Hatchet II, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, ), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie¹s Halloween), producer Peter Block (Saw, Frozen, John Carpenter’s The Ward), director Mick Garris (“Masters of Horror”), director Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet II), producer Dan Farrands (The Haunting in Connecticut, co-director of Never Sleep Again) and director Tim Sullivan (“Scream Queens”,
Titles were submitted by participating studios with the field of nominees narrowed by a panel of horror experts and DVD reviewers. Horror experts participating as judges include Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton from Dread Central; Brad “Mr. Disgusting” Miska of Bloody Disgusting, Shock Till You Drop‘s Ryan Turek aka “Ryan Rotten”, Staci Wilson from Horror.com, and Lawrence Raffel of FEARnet, The panel of judges also will select a “Best of Show” winner that will be announced at the ceremony.
Sponsors of the event include 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (Platinum); Anchor Bay Entertainment, FEARnet, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (Gold); and Entertainment One, Image Entertainment, Lionsgate, MTI Home Video and Paramount Home Entertainment (Silver).
2010 Reaper Award Nominees:
Registration is now open online – click here for more details. Early-bird rates are available until September 28th. The awards show is currently only open to those who work in the entertainment industry.
For information on event sponsorship, contact Stephanie Prange (e-mail here) at (714) 338-6747.