2017 Reaper Awards Nominees Announced; Fan Vote Now Open!

With Labor Day Weekend traditionally considered the “end of summer,” that means fall and the Halloween season are officially on their way.  Which also means it’s time to kick off the voting for the 2017 Reaper Awards!

If you’re a regular Dread Central reader, you know that each year we co-sponsor the Reaper Awards with Home Media Magazine; and per usual, 2017 brings us some very worthy nominees.  So read on for the details, and then be sure to vote for your favorites! If you don’t like any of the choices, feel free to write in your own picks.

You’ll find the Best Packaging nominees below; click HERE to see images of your Best Box Art choices.

2017 Reaper Awards – Nominees and Voting Details:
The Reaper Awards, honoring the best horror and thriller titles of the past year on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, are presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com. Eligible titles were released between August 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017. Winners will be announced October 30, 2017.

Fans can select their favorites from the past year in several categories. Titles were submitted by participating studios. Voting ends October 13, 2017.

Results of the consumer vote will be combined with the selections of a judging panel of horror experts and home entertainment reviewers. The panel of judges will also select a Title of the Year. Access the ballot via HomeMediaMagazine.com/ReaperVote.

Choice Theatrical Cut
The Belko Experiment (Fox)
The Conjuring 2 (Warner)
Rings (Paramount)
Don’t Breathe (Sony Pictures)

Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title
Resident Evil: Vendetta (Sony Pictures)
XX (Magnolia)
Awakening the Zodiac (Sony Pictures)
Satanic (Magnolia)

Best Title From the Vault (Re-release or Catalog Title)
Pulse Blu-ray (Mill Creek)
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition (Fox)
The Thing: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)
Carrie: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)
Donnie Darko: Limited Edition (MVD/Arrow)

Best Collection
Hellraiser: Scarlet Box Trilogy (MVD/Arrow)
Psycho Circus Triple Feature (Mill Creek)

Best Extras
Brain Damage: Special Edition ((MVD/Arrow)
The Thing: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)
Hellraiser: Scarlet Box Trilogy (MVD/Arrow)

Best Box Art
Banshee: Season 4 (HBO)
Officer Downe (Magnolia)
Tales From the Hood: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)
Awakening the Zodiac (Sony Pictures)
House: Two Stories (MVD/Arrow)
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage: Limited Edition (MVD/Arrow)

Best Packaging (see below)
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition (Fox)
Donnie Darko: Limited Edition (MVD/Arrow)
Resident Evil: Vendetta — Steelbook (Sony Pictures)

Best Big Bad
The Countess — “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Fox)
Ariego (Diego/Arias Fusion) — Resident Evil: Vendetta (Sony Pictures)
The Blind Man — Don’t Breathe (Sony Pictures)
Samara — Rings (Paramount)
Valak the Demon Nun — The Conjuring 2 (Warner)

Best Kill
Ramsay Bolton — Game of Thrones: Season 6 (HBO)
Nun — Officer Downe (Magnolia)
Carrie Hopewell, Deva Hopewell, Job, and unknown attacker — Banshee: Season 4 (HBO)

What do you think is the best Horror/Thriller title of the past year (released between August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017)?

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