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Forget the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, and all those other mainstream awards shows. What we have here are the 4th Annual Splatcademy Awards celebrating the very best films, actors, and moments the horror genre had to offer in 2010. Where else do breasts get their own category?!?

Below are the nominees and the podcasts sponsoring them. Click here or on the below graphic to cast your vote, and be sure to head back to DeadLantern.com on February 28th, 2011, for Splattercast #218, when the winners will be announced.

Good luck to all the nominees – and quite a worth group they are!

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Best Film presented by Cadaver Lab

* Dark and Stormy Night
* Frozen
* The Human Centipede
* Let Me In
* Piranha 3D
* Rec 2
* A Serbian Film
* Shutter Island
* Splice
* The Wolfman

Best Director presented by Horror Etc.

* Vincenzo Natali, Splice
* Adam Green, Frozen
* Srdjan Spasojevic, A Serbian Film
* Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza, Rec 2
* Chad Ferrin, Someone’s Knocking at the Door

Best Actor presented by Midnight Corey

* Dieter Laser, The Human Centipede
* Srdjan Todorovic, A Serbian Film
* Patrick Fabian, The Last Exorcism
* Thomas Huber, Grimm Love
* Casey Affleck, The Killer Inside Me

Best Actress presented by Zombiegrrlz

* Emma Bell, Frozen
* Sarah Polley, Splice
* Sophie Lowe, Road Kill
* Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism
* Chloe Moretz, Let Me In

Achievement in Cinematography presented by Terror Transmission

* Robert Richardson, Shutter Island
* Shelley Johnson, The Wolfman
* Dennis Madden, The Reeds
* Greig Fraser, Let Me In
* Carl Robertson, Road Kill

Best Foreign Horror Film presented by Movies About Girls

* A Serbian Film
* The Human Centipede
* Rec 2
* Grimm Love
* Road Kill

Achievement in Makeup presented by FearShop

* Neighbor
* The Wolfman
* Night of the Demons
* The Walking Dead
* Hatchet II

Achievement in Visual Effects presented by The Horror Movie Show

* Shutter Island
* Splice
* Resident Evil: Afterlife
* Predators
* Rec 2

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) presented by It Came from the Basement

* Larry Blamire, Dark and Stormy Night
* Vincenzo Natali, Splice
* Travis Betz, Lo
* Adam Green, Frozen
* Christopher Smith, Triangle

Best Documentary presented by Drunken Zombie

* Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
* Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue
* American Grindhouse
* Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation
* A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss

Achievement in Sound or Score presented by The Scare-ening

* The Crazies
* The Wolfman
* Shutter Island
* Devil
* Rec 2

Best Death Scene presented by Night of the Living Podcast

* Hair in the boat propeller, Piranha 3D
* Doggystyle Decapitation, A Serbian Film
* Bottle Rocket to the Face, Rec 2
* Lou Beats Amy to Death, The Killer Inside Me
* Table Stomp Head Slide, Hatchet II

Best Villain presented by Bloody Good Horror

* Dr. Heiter, The Human Centipede
* Trinity Killer, Dexter
* The Piranha’s, Piranha 3D
* Nature, Frozen
* Lou Ford, The Killer Inside Me

Achievement in Breasts presented by Dread Media

* Christina Ricci, After.Life
* Silvia Spross, Someone’s Knocking at the Door
* Kelly Brook, Piranha 3D
* Katy Marie Johnson, 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
* Roxanne Pallett, Lake Placid 3

Best No to Low Budget Indie presented by Motion Picture Massacre

* Dark and Stormy Night
* Lo
* Babysitter Wanted
* Dread
* Run! Bitch Run!

Scariest Scene or Moment presented by Mail Order Zombie

* Milos and his son, A Serbian Film
* Revealing the human centipede, The Human Centipede
* Crawling down the duct, Rec 2
* Surrounded by hungry wolves, Frozen
* Dren Rape, Splice

Best Horror Podcast presented by The Witch’s Hat

* Motion Picture Massacre
* Terror Transmission
* Horror Etc.
* Drunken Zombie
* Zombiegrrlz
* Cadaver Lab
* Night of the Living Podcast
* FearShop
* ScreamQueenz
* Bloody Good Horror

Scream Queen of the Year presented by ScreamQueenz

* Briana Evigan
* Amber Heard
* Tiffany Shepis
* Christa Campbell
* Diora Baird

Best Television Series presented by Just Another Fucking Movie Podcast

* True Blood
* Dexter
* Supernatural
* Scream Queens
* The Walking Dead

Best Horror Blog or Website presented by Horrorphilia

* The Horror Blog
* Retro Slashers
* The Vault of Horror
* Obscure Hollow
* Final Girl

Best Horror Video Game presented by Retro Flick Fillet

* Undead Redemption
* Splatterhouse
* Bioshock 2
* Heavy Rain
* Alan Wake

Achievement in Horror Design or Key Art presented by A Little Dead Podcast

* Dark and Stormy Night
* Giallo
* Frozen
* The Human Centipede
* True Blood

Best Audio Drama presented by 19 Nocturne Boulevard

* We’re Alive (Listen here)
* In the Gloaming: A Grave Mistake (Listen here)
* The Mask of Innana (Listen here)
* The Muse of Molly Malloy (Listen here)
* You’ve Got Dead On You (Listen here)

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Knock Knock! Who’s There? An 80s-Inspired Horror Comedy

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The 80s have never been hotter! Hell, not even in the 80s! The decade of high hair gave us plenty of horror classics, some of which are revered and emulated by younger filmmakers around the world. Case in point: the new short film Knock Knock, which was inspired by the love of VHS monster movies like Fright Night, The Monster Squad, and Evil Dead II with a dash of Scooby-Doo and a bitchin’ John Carpenter-esque soundtrack!

From writer/director/producer Toby Canto, Knock Knock stars Saul Arteta, Rachel Atterson, Lucas Ayoub, and Jennifer Bennett. Even cooler? You can check it out on Vimeo now!

Synopsis:
Knock Knock tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant, who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors come to him with scary tales of their apartment’s mysterious new resident. Inspired by the retro horror classics of VHS days gone by, Knock Knock is sure to be a treat for any horror fan and aficionado.

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Shriekfest Announces its 2018 Call for Entries!

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Hey, you! Yeah, you! The one sitting there with a newly minted horror flick you’re trying to get attention to! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition, has just announced that they’re already looking for 2018 entries!

Read on to find out how you can submit your flick and more!

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 18th year, Shriekfest L.A takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Shriekfest Orlando takes place at the famous Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, which was originally founded in 1923. They offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in two world-famous cities. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region’s diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and sci-fi fans. Every film accepted into Shriekfest has the opportunity to screen on both coasts for the price of one admission! Over the past seventeen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family, and they are always looking to add to the Shriekfest Family!

They are looking for original films and screenplays and are accepting them in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, music video, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. And in these genres: horror, comedy horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says, “We are already planning some exciting things for our 18th year! Last year’s festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, and we had more than 55 filmmakers/screenwriters in attendance. Plus, we were able to introduce some amazing indie horror films to Los Angeles and Orlando!

HOW TO ENTER: You’ll find the entry form and additional information at shriekfest.com!

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Golden Globes TV Edition: Stranger Things and Kyle MacLachlan Score Nominations

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Yesterday we brought you guys the exciting news that two genre films – Get Out and The Shape of Water – scored big nominations at this year’s Golden Globes.

Why did we split all of this up, you may ask?

Most sites are grouping all of these nominations together, and we felt that while it is exciting enough for one quality genre offering to get some awards love, multiple nominations each deserve their own sets of Dread Central love as well.

That said, we’re going to combine this next one. Forgive us. We’ll call this the “TV Edition.”

Anyhow, it looks like Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ original series “Stranger Things” got a nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and Mr. Kyle MacLachlan score a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his dual role in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return”!

Pretty cool, huh?

I think both nominations are very well deserved with “Stranger Things” Season 2 being one of my favorite genre offerings all year and “Twin Peaks: The Return” being one of the others. Congrats on both counts!

Make sure to hit us up and let us know if you get as excited about genre awards love as much as we do in the comments below!

The Golden Globes airs live on NBC January 7, 2018, at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET.

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