Reaper Awards 2009 Nominees Are Here!

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The nominees for Reaper Awards 2009 are in!

This is the first awards campaign dedicated entirely to horror on home video and the nominees have been chosen by a panel of judges (which includes yours truly) 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.

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 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 ReaperAwards.com/event.

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.

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

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor