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Reaper Awards 2010The votes have been cast and the ballots counted for tonight come the Second Annual Reaper Awards, a collaboration between Home Media Magazine and Dread Central. For fans who asked for up-to-date coverage, we will be live blogging the awards show right here on this page.

So make sure to come back here this evening starting at approximately 8:00 pm Pacific Time. Just hit the Refresh button to see new updates. We’ll also be reminding folks from the @dreadcentral Twitter account.


Best of Show
NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY Reaper Awards 2010 Best of Show - Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Directed by Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, John Saxon, Renny Harlin
Never Sleep Again – The Elm Street Legacy isn’t just a tribute to an enduring and innovative series of horror films, it’s also a beautiful gift to the fans. Not just another documentary, it’s now the definitive one by which all other movie documentaries will be judged. Instead, this documentary feels a lot like the ultimate conclusion to the original series. It’s a real testament to the crew behind this sucker, some of which are Dread Central staff, and as a fan my hat goes off to them for giving the bastard son of a hundred maniacs the proper sendoff he was originally cheated out of. This was a long time coming but well worth the wait.


Best Theatrical Disc
TRICK ’r TREAT Reaper Awards 2010 Best Theatrical Disc - Trick 'r Treat
Directed and written by Michael Dougherty
Starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Quinn Lord
A creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year from producer BRYAN SINGER (director of X-Men and Superman Returns) and writer-director MICHAEL DOUGHERTY(co-scripter of X2 and Superman Returns). Trick ’R Treat takes the Creepshow/Tales from the Crypt approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal (DYLAN BAKER) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (ANNA PAQUIN) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (BRIAN COX) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.

Nominees:
The Crazies (Anchor Bay)
District 9 (Sony Pictures)
Jennifer’s Body (20th Century Fox)
Paranormal Activity (Paramount)
Trick ‘R’ Treat (Warner) – Winner
The Wolfman (Universal)
Zombieland (Sony Pictures)


Most Anticipated Nontheatrical Disc
30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS Reaper Awards 2010 Most Anticipated Nontheatrical Disc - 30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Directed by Ben Ketai
Starring Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau, Mia Kirshner
Almost a year has passed since Barrow Alaska’s population was decimated by vampires. Stella, mourning her husband’s murder, has been travelling the world trying to convince others that vampires exist. When a group of lost souls offers her a chance to exact revenge upon the vampire queen, Stella joins their mission to stop evil from striking again.

Nominees:
The Fangoria Series (Phase 4)
Lost Boys 3: The Thirst (Warner)
Mirrors 2 (Fox)
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (Kino Lorber)
Respire (MTI)
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (Sony Pictures) – Winner


Best Blu-ray Disc
TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Reaper Awards 2010 Best Boxed Set or TV Series Collection - True Blood: The Complete Second Season
Directed by Various
Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley
When we last checked in with Sookie Stackhouse, the mystery surrounding a Bon Temps serial killer had finally been solved, to the town’sinfinite relief. Sookie is thrilled that her vampire soulmate, Bill Compton, has escaped with his life (or is it death?) after coming to her daylight defense. On other fronts, Sookie’s pal Tara Thornton sets downnew roots with an affluent benefactor, Maryann Forrester; Sam Merlotte resolves to get in shape-shift shape after a forest foray; roguish brother Jason finds new purpose with an anti-vampire sect; and detectiveAndy Bellefleur licks his wounds after being proven wrong about Jason’s guilt. But just as things are settling down, some deadly new twists threaten to ratchet up the saga of Sookie Stackhouse to bloody new heights!

Nominees:
The Crazies (Anchor Bay)
Daybreakers (Lionsgate)
District 9 (Sony Pictures)
Night of the Creeps (Sony Pictures)
The Stepfather (Shout! Factory)
True Blood: Season Two (HBO) – Winner


Best Re-release
FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART VII — THE NEW BLOOD Reaper Awards 2010 Best Re-release - Friday the 13th: Part VII - The New Blood
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Starring Kane Hodder, Lar Park-Lincoln, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Kevin Blair, Terry Kiser
What chance does a teenage girl have against a maniacal maniac with a machete? Pack your bags and return to Crystal Lake to find out for yourself…if you dare! In Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood – Deluxe Edition, young Tina Shepard possesses the gift of telekinesis, allowing her to move things and see the future, using the power of her mind. But when a devious doctor tries to exploit her ability, the gift becomes a hellish curse. Tina unwittingly unchains the merciless bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave, igniting a bloodbath that ends in the ultimate showdown in strength of mind versus pure evil matter. Experience the legacy of unrelenting terror that never dies!

Nominees:
Best Re-Release/Catalog Title:
Audition (Shout! Factory)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Paramount) – Winner
The Gate (Lionsgate)
Happy Birthday to Me (Anchor Bay)
Night of the Creeps (Sony Pictures)


Best Direct-to-Video
NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY Reaper Awards 2010 Best of Show - Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Directed by Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, John Saxon, Renny Harlin
Never Sleep Again – The Elm Street Legacy isn’t just a tribute to an enduring and innovative series of horror films, it’s also a beautiful gift to the fans. Not just another documentary, it’s now the definitive one by which all other movie documentaries will be judged. Instead, this documentary feels a lot like the ultimate conclusion to the original series. It’s a real testament to the crew behind this sucker, some of which are Dread Central staff, and as a fan my hat goes off to them for giving the bastard son of a hundred maniacs the proper sendoff he was originally cheated out of. This was a long time coming but well worth the wait.

Nominees:
Autopsy of the Dead (Zero Day)
The Children (Lionsgate)
Dante¹s Inferno (Anchor Bay)
Evil Aliens (Image)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (CAV/1428 Films) – Winner
Parasomnia (eOne)
Someone’s Knocking at the Door (Breaking Glass)
Sutures (MTI)
Wrong Turn 3 (20th Century Fox)


Most Anticipated Re-Release
ALIEN ANTHOLOGY BLU-RAY Reaper Awards 2010 Most Anticipated Re-Release - Alien Anthology Blu-ray
Directed by Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Michael Biehn, Charles S. Dutton, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman
Brace yourself for a whole new breed of Blu-ray: Four powerful films…eight thrilling versions…in dazzling, terrifying, high-def clarity with the purest digital sound on the planet. Two bonus dics and over 65 hours of archival and never-before-seen content, including the totally immersive MU-TH-UR mode feature, makes this definitive Alien collection!

Nominees:
Alien Anthology Blu-ray (Fox) – Winner
The Exorcist: Director’s Cut Blu-ray (Warner)
Psycho 50th Anniversary Blu-ray (Universal)
The Twilight Zone: Season 1-2 Blu-rays (Image)


Best Indie or Foreign Film
GRACE Reaper Awards 2010 Best Indie or Foreign Film - Grace
Directed by Paul Solet
Starring Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose, Stephen Park, Serge Houde
Eight months pregnant, Madeline Matheson deflects her demanding mother-in-law’s insistent pressure for standard hospital treatment, instead opting for the peaceful companionship of a trusted midwife. Though reluctantly compliant, her husband remains supportive of her choices until a sudden tragic accident leaves her unborn baby lifeless inside of her. Madeline remains determined to carry the stillborn baby to term, where she miraculously wills the delivered corpse into life. But it is not too long before the increasingly isolated mother realizes that something is not right with baby Grace, and she must make horrible sacrifices to keep her living.

Nominees:
Albino Farm (MTI)
Grace (Anchor Bay) – Winner
Mother (Magnolia)
The Shadow Within (MTI)
Taxidermia (eOne)


Most Anticipated Theatrical Disc
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (2010) Reaper Awards 2010 Most Anticipated Theatrical Disc - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Directed by Samuel Bayer
Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker
Five teenage friends living on one street all dream of a sinister man with a disfigured face, a frightening voice and a gardener’s glove with knives for fingers. One by one, he terrorizes them within their dreams–where the rules are his and the only way out is to wake up. But when one among them dies, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due. To save themselves, they must plunge into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all: Freddy Krueger. Jackie Earle Haley plays the legendary evildoer in this contemporary reimagining of the seminal horror classic.

Nominees:
Frozen (Anchor Bay)
The Human Centipede (MPI/IFC)
The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (Warner) – Winner
Predators (Fox)


Best Packaging
FRIDAY THE 13TH DELUXE EDITIONS Reaper Awards 2010 Best Re-release - Friday the 13th: Part VII - The New Blood
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Starring Kane Hodder, Lar Park-Lincoln, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Kevin Blair, Terry Kiser
What chance does a teenage girl have against a maniacal maniac with a machete? Pack your bags and return to Crystal Lake to find out for yourself…if you dare! In Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood – Deluxe Edition, young Tina Shepard possesses the gift of telekinesis, allowing her to move things and see the future, using the power of her mind. But when a devious doctor tries to exploit her ability, the gift becomes a hellish curse. Tina unwittingly unchains the merciless bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave, igniting a bloodbath that ends in the ultimate showdown in strength of mind versus pure evil matter. Experience the legacy of unrelenting terror that never dies!

Nominees:
Fear Itself (Lionsgate)
Friday the 13th: The New Blood/Jason Takes Manhattan (Paramount) – Winner
The Hunger: Season 2 (eOne)
Pandorum (Anchor Bay)


Best Boxed Set or TV Series Collection
TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Reaper Awards 2010 Best Boxed Set or TV Series Collection - True Blood: The Complete Second Season
Directed by Various
Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley
When we last checked in with Sookie Stackhouse, the mystery surrounding a Bon Temps serial killer had finally been solved, to the town’sinfinite relief. Sookie is thrilled that her vampire soulmate, Bill Compton, has escaped with his life (or is it death?) after coming to her daylight defense. On other fronts, Sookie’s pal Tara Thornton sets downnew roots with an affluent benefactor, Maryann Forrester; Sam Merlotte resolves to get in shape-shift shape after a forest foray; roguish brother Jason finds new purpose with an anti-vampire sect; and detectiveAndy Bellefleur licks his wounds after being proven wrong about Jason’s guilt. But just as things are settling down, some deadly new twists threaten to ratchet up the saga of Sookie Stackhouse to bloody new heights!

Nominees:
After Dark Horrorfest Vol. 4 (Lionsgate)
The Hannibal Lecter Blu-ray Anthology (Fox/MGM)
Harper’s Island (Paramount/CBS)
The Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films (Sony Pictures)
True Blood: Season Two (HBO) – Winner
The Vengeance Trilogy (Palisades Tartan)
The William Castle Film Collection (Sony Pictures)


The very best in horror Blu-ray and DVD will be celebrated, and Grimmy winners will be honored at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with a red carpet, pre-show cocktail party and dinner, followed by an awards show hosted by 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.

Reaper Awards 2010 GrimmyTo help you folks who are playing along, the 2010 Reaper Award Nominees are:

Best Theatrical Disc:
The Crazies (Anchor Bay)
District 9 (Sony Pictures)
Jennifer’s Body (20th Century Fox)
Paranormal Activity (Paramount)
Trick ‘R’ Treat (Warner)
The Wolfman (Universal)
Zombieland (Sony Pictures)

Best Direct-to-Video Title:
Autopsy of the Dead (Zero Day)
The Children (Lionsgate)
Dante¹s Inferno (Anchor Bay)
Evil Aliens (Image)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (CAV/1428 Films)
Parasomnia (eOne)
Someone’s Knocking at the Door (Breaking Glass)
Sutures (MTI)
Wrong Turn 3 (20th Century Fox)

Best Re-Release/Catalog Title:
Audition (Shout! Factory)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Paramount)
The Gate (Lionsgate)
Happy Birthday to Me (Anchor Bay)
Night of the Creeps (Sony Pictures)

Best Boxed Set or TV Show Collection:
After Dark Horrorfest Vol. 4 (Lionsgate)
The Hannibal Lecter Blu-ray Anthology (Fox/MGM)
Harper’s Island (Paramount/CBS)
The Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films (Sony Pictures)
True Blood: Season Two (HBO)
The Vengeance Trilogy (Palisades Tartan)
The William Castle Film Collection (Sony Pictures)

Best Indie or Foreign Disc:
Albino Farm (MTI)
Grace (Anchor Bay)
Mother (Magnolia)
The Shadow Within (MTI)
Taxidermia (eOne)

Best Blu-ray Disc:
The Crazies (Anchor Bay)
Daybreakers (Lionsgate)
District 9 (Sony Pictures)
Night of the Creeps (Sony Pictures)
The Stepfather (Shout! Factory)
True Blood: Season Two (HBO)

Best Packaging:
Fear Itself (Lionsgate)
Friday the 13th: The New Blood/Jason Takes Manhattan (Paramount)
The Hunger: Season 2 (eOne)
Pandorum (Anchor Bay)

Reaper Awards 2010 SponsorsMost Anticipated Theatrical Coming to Disc:
Frozen (Anchor Bay)
The Human Centipede (MPI/IFC)
The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (Warner)
Predators (Fox)

Most Anticipated Nontheatrical Coming to Disc:
The Fangoria Series (Phase 4)
Lost Boys 3: The Thirst (Warner)
Mirrors 2 (Fox)
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (Kino Lorber)
Respire (MTI)
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (Sony Pictures)

Most Anticipated Catalog Title Coming to Disc:
Alien Anthology Blu-ray (Fox)
The Exorcist: Director’s Cut Blu-ray (Warner)
Psycho 50th Anniversary Blu-ray (Universal)
The Twilight Zone: Season 1-2 Blu-rays (Image)

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).

KW Low

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Synopsis:
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

Synopsis:
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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