Troy Escamilla’s Fright Meter Awards have grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. And now the online horror awards have found a home for their inaugural live ceremony… Florida’s Pensacon!
From the Press Release
The Fright Meter Awards Organization is excited to announce that Pensacon will be hosting the 2013 Fright Meter Awards inaugural ceremony. The event will be presented as part of Pensacon’s main programming on Saturday, February 22, 2014, in Pensacola, Florida.
Pensacon is a multi-genre convention for fans of horror, sci-fi, comics, anime, gaming and more. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel in downtown Pensacola the weekend of February 21-23, 2014, and feature guests including Tom Savini, Kane Hodder, Lew Temple, Peter Mayhew, Walter Koenig, Dirk Benedict and more. As the official host of the Fright Meter Awards Ceremony, Pensacon hopes to position the awards as the preeminent honor of the horror genre, which has long been ignored by mainstream award organizations.
Now in their seventh year, the Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominees and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Committee. Past winners of the Fright Meter Award include John Cusack, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rutger Hauer and Marcia Gay Harden.
The Fright Meter Award Committee consists of horror fans, bloggers, actors, producers, directors and others involved in the industry. The aim is to select and nominate worthy films regardless of budget, means of release or popularity. The Fright Meter Awards Organization intends to make the Fright Meter Award one of the most prestigious horror awards given.
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