The Reaper Awards 2009: VOTE NOW or Die!

The Reaper Awards 2009: VOTE NOW or Die!Hey kids! Just a friendly reminder that voting has begun for the first ever Reaper Awards, which celebrates excellence in horror on Blu-ray and DVD. So whatcha waiting for? Let your voice be heard!

Voting is simple. Just click here. Vote in one category or vote in all the categories. It’s up to you for whom the bell tolls!

Reaper Awards 2009 is the first awards campaign dedicated entirely to horror on home video. On October 13, 2009, at the hauntingly historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, “The Grimmys” will be awarded to the best DVDs and Blu-ray discs of the year.

Reaper Awards is the first event of its kind to honor horror films as they are meant to be seen – raw and uncensored,” says Kyra Kudick, executive producer of the Reaper Awards. “Horror filmmakers often say they enjoy the uncensored freedom of home video. It’s time we celebrate the important role it has had, and continues to have, on the success of the genre.

A panel of esteemed judges from the horror community will choose nominees from 13 categories, based on the quality of the films and how they are presented on home video.

Reaper Awards 2009 (click for larger image)Horror experts participating as judges include: Home Media Magazine’s Thomas K. Arnold, Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton from, filmmaker Mick Garris, Brad “Mr. Disgusting” Miska of Bloody-Disgusting, Fangoria magazine’s Anthony Timpone,’s Ryan Turek aka “Ryan Rotten”, Jovanka Vuckovic of Rue Morgue magazine, Staci Layne Wilson from, and a special mystery judge to be announced.

Horror fans will have the opportunity to choose “Grimmy” winners in an online consumer vote held Sept. 1 through Oct. 1 at “Grimmy” winners will be celebrated in the famed Blossom Room with a pre-show cocktail party and dinner for sponsors and invited guests, followed by an awards show featuring celebrity presenters.

For information on award submissions, categories and guidelines as well as event sponsorship, contact executive producer Kyra Kudick at (714) 338-6767 or

To sign up to be notified when voting begins and find more information about the awards show and the nominated films, visit

Fans can also follow @ReaperAwards on Twitter and visit the Reaper Awards fan page on Facebook.

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  • Didn’t See It Coming

    The nominees kind of sucked this year. Must have been a bad year for genre films and TV.

    • The Woman In Black

      Well, it’s just the first year so the studios didn’t submit every horror film/TV show on their slate. The more support shown by the fans this year, the better the odds are of having more/better entries next year and thereafter.

      At least there’s not a sparkly vampire anywhere on the list. 😉

      • Didn’t See It Coming

        Well that makes sense. Sorry about that. I voted on what I could.

  • Floydian Trip

    I was expecting The Burrowers to be on there for best DTV horror film and wanted to vote as many times as I could but lo and behold it’s not there. I wouldn’t vote for any of the ones they do have there either.

    Also, I don’t pay much attention to horror films in the theatres but are those really the best ones? They’re all horrible.

    At least Martyrs and The Mist made it.

    This is like The Spike Awards or MTV.

    • Uncle Creepy

      As WIB said, some titles (including several of our favorites) didn’t make it simply because the studios did not submit them.