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Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Vault of Horror Presents the 2nd Annual Cyber Horror Awards!

So apparently there are some kind of movie awards happening this weekend? Well forget those, because it's time for the 2009 Cyber Horror Awards--the second annual installment of the only horror movie awards (to my knowledge) voted on strictly by the online horror journalism community. Just like last year, I polled a whole bunch of excellent horror bloggers and writers to get their picks for the best of the best in horror film. And I'm proud to say that this year I got well more than twice the amount of responses as last year, which only makes this thing that much cooler--so thanks to all who took part.

The results were also a little more evenly spread out than last year's, making it that much more interesting as well--although a few big-time favorites did, naturally, stand out. Including the one movie that (nearly) everyone seemed to agree was the most downright enjoyable horror flick of 2009.

You can check out a detailed looked at all the winners over at the official site, but in the meantime, here's a down and dirty list:

Ray Harryhausen Award for Best Visual Effects

Albert S. D'Agostino Award for Best Production Design
Steve Saklad, Drag Me to Hell

Tom Savini Award for Best Makeup
Greg Nicotero, Drag Me to Hell

Bernard Herrmann Award for Best Score
Christopher Young, Drag Me to Hell

Molly Arbuthnot Award for Best Costume Design
Magali Guidasci, Zombieland

Karl Freund Award for Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle, Antichrist

Curt Siodmak Award for Best Screenplay
Michael Dougherty, Trick 'r Treat

Linnea Quigley Award for Best Supporting Actress
Lorna Raver, Drag Me to Hell

Dwight Frye Award for Best Supporting Actor
Bill Murray, Zombieland

Vincent Price Award for Best Actor
Woody Harrelson, Zombieland

Jamie Lee Curtis Award for Best Actress
Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan

David Cronenberg Award for Best Director
Michael Dougherty, Trick 'r Treat

Val Lewton Award fort Best Film
Trick 'r Treat, Bad Hat Harry Productions

And there it is, the best of 2009 as voted on by the horror blogosphere. Thanks once again to the talented and insightful crew who took part this time around in my little online experiment, including:

Heidi Martinuzzi of Pretty-Scary
Stacie Ponder of Final Girl, 2009 Rondo nominee for Best Horror Blog
Peter Hall of Cinematical, HorrorSquad & Horror's Not Dead
Alison Nastasi of Cinematical and HorrorSquad
Sarah Jahier of Fatally-Yours
John Cozzoli of Zombos' Closet of Horror, 2009 Rondo nominee for Best Horror Blog

BC of Horror-Movie-a-Day and Bloody-Disgusting
John Kenneth Muir, horror critic (Booklist Editor's Choice)

BJ-C of Day of the Woman, 2009 Ms. Horror Blogosphere
Fallon Masterson of Scars Magazine
Corey of Evil on Two Legs
Johnny Boots of Freddy in Space
Max Cheney of The Drunken Severed Head, 2009 Rondo nominee for Best Horror Blog
Andre Dumas of The Horror Digest
Brian Matus of Raising Hell

Monster Scholar of Monster Land
Cortez the Killer of Planet of Terror
Emily I. of The Deadly Doll's House of Horror Nonsense
Rev. Phantom of Midnight Confessions
Casey Criswell of Cinema Fromage and Bloody Good Horror
Christine Hadden of Fascination with Fear
Pax Romano of Billy Loves Stu
Rhonny Reaper of Dollar Bin Horror, 2009 Rondo nominee for Best Horror Blog
Matt-Suzaka of Chuck Norris Ate My Baby
Chuck Conry of Zombies DON'T Run!
Mike Snoonian & Chris Hallock of All Things Horror
B-Movie Becky of The Horror Effect (who also designed the spiffy new CHA logo)
Mr. Johnny Sandman of The Paradise of Horror
Aleata Illusion of Gore Gore Dancer's Movie Reviews
The Divemistress of Zombots! and The Avod
Jen of Zombies Are Magic!
Ms. Harker of Musings Across a Continuum
1twistedmind of Inside 1twistedmind
Ken Cronin of KarlHungus.com
Marilyn Merlot, Vault of Horror contributing writer
Tarah Judah of Midnight Movie Review
Zombie Hayes of Hayes Hudson's House of Horror
Theron Neel of Slammed & Damned
Justin of Send More Cops
OducerProducer of OductionProduction's Midnight Time Warp
StoneCypher of Cannibal Hollywood
Anna McKibben of Dreams in the Bitch House
Patrick Campbell of Stabbing Stabbing Stabbing


oducerproducer said...

Trick R Treat dominance!

Pax Romano said...

Well done my friend. As always.

B-Sol said...

And thanks for voting once again!

I Like Horror Movies said...

Trick R Treat deserved to come out on top this year, thanks for all of the hard work you put in to this year's awards B!

MarilynMerlot said...

Surprised to see Trick R Treat on there several times. NOT my favorite at all....

B-Sol said...

Trick 'r Treat actually got more than half of the votes, so it very solidly won. Drag Me to Hell and Thirst were tied for a very distant second.

Michael said...

I'm also pretty shocked that Trick 'r Treat did so well. As starved as we all were for some Halloween nostalgia in a horror flick, I believe this film really didn't deliver scares, gore, or an original plotline(s). The one thing the movie obviously had going for it was the comparatively huge budget. What a waste.

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