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Fan Vote Opens for Reaper Awards 2009





Reaper Awards 2009 (click for larger image)The nominees for Reaper Awards 2009, the first awards campaign dedicated entirely to horror on home video, have been chosen by an esteemed panel of judges from within the horror community.

This year’s nominees range from some of the most popular horror films ever made to new critically acclaimed indies,” says Kyra Kudick, executive producer of the Reaper Awards. “It is a diverse selection, and it is exciting to leave the choice of winners to those who would know best — the fans.

Horror fans will now have the opportunity to choose the best horror DVDs and Blu-ray discs of the year in an online vote held Sept. 1 through Oct. 1 at ReaperAwards.com.

The following nominees were chosen based on the quality of the films and how they are presented on home video:

Best DTV Release

  • Alien Raiders, Warner Home Video
  • Cold Prey, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Jack Brooks Monster Slayer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Laid to Rest, Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Best Packaging

  • Friday the 13th: Deluxe Editions (Parts 1-6), Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Halloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Hellraiser Box Set, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • "The Hunger": The Complete First Season, E1 Entertainment

    Best Boxed Set or TV Series

  • "Dead Like Me": The Complete Collection, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • "Dexter": The Complete Third Season, Showtime/CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment
  • "Friday the 13th" — The Series: The First Season, CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Ghost House Underground: Eight-Film Collection, Lionsgate

    Best Re-release

  • Child’s Play: Chucky’s 20th Birthday Edition, Fox/MGM Home Entertainment
  • Friday the 13th: Deluxe Editions (Parts 1-6), Paramount Home Entertainment
  • The Last House on the Left (1972), Fox/MGM Home Entertainment
  • My Bloody Valentine: Special Edition (1981), Lionsgate

    Best Blu-ray

  • Ghostbusters, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Hellraiser, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • The Mist, Genius/Weinstein
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, MPI/Dark Sky

    Best Indie/Foreign (with domestic release)

  • Baghead, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Jack Brooks Monster Slayer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Martyrs, Genius/Weinstein
  • [REC], Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    Best Theatrical

  • The Alphabet Killer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • The Last House on the Left (2009), Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Mirrors, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • The Uninvited, Paramount Home Entertainment

    Best Zombie

  • Beneath the Surface, Well Go USA
  • Dead Space: Downfall, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Quarantine, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Tokyo Zombie, Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Best Slasher

  • Cold Prey, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • The Jason Slasher Collection, Warner Home Video
  • Laid to Rest, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • The Last House on the Left (1972), Fox/MGM Home Entertainment

    Best Ghost Story

  • The Alphabet Killer, Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • The Haunting in Connecticut, Lionsgate
  • Imprint, MTI Home Video
  • Mirrors, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    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.

    The Grimmys will be celebrated Oct. 13 at the hauntingly historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The event will include a red carpet for VIP guests, pre-show cocktail party and dinner, followed by an awards show featuring celebrity presenters.

    Registration is now open at here.

    Although horror fans everywhere are encouraged to vote on the best DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of the year, the awards show is currently only open to those fans who work in the industry. Reaper Awards 2009 is a professional business event for retailers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers in home entertainment.

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

    - Uncle Creepy

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