This Is Horror Awards 2011

As the year comes to an end and Christmas draws ever nearer it’s time to announce the nominees for this years This Is Horror Awards. Please send your votes to with the subject line ‘This Is Horror Awards 2011’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You are allowed to vote for your top three in each category. For example:

1. First choice
2. Second choice
3. Third choice

This is in place in the unlikely event that there is a tie breaker for first place after the votes have been counted.

Here are the awards and nominations.

Novel of the Year

1. The Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon
2. The Ritual by Adam Nevill
3. Them Or Us by David Moody
4. The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
5. 11:22:63 by Stephen King
6. Dead Island by Mark Morris
7. The Caretakers by Adrian Chamberlin
8. A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
9. Scarla by BC Furtney

Film of the Year

1. Paranormal Activity 3
2. The Awakening
3. The Human Centipede 2
4. Troll Hunter
5. Fright Night
6. The Woman
7. Tomie
8. Kill List
9. The Innkeepers
10. Detention

TV Series of the Year

1. American Horror Story
2. Dexter
3. True Blood
4. Black Mirror
5. The Fades

Comic of the Year

1. The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
2. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
3. B.P.R.D by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crook
4. The Goon by Eric Powell
5. Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
6. Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory
7. Zombo: The Day the Zombo Died by Al Ewing and Henry Flint
8. The People That Melt in the Rain by Mike Dubisch
9. The Stand by Stephen King
10. American Vampire by Scott Snyder

Short Story Collection of the Year

1. Quiet Houses by Simon Kurt Unsworth
2. The Beautiful Red by James Cooper
3. Dead Air by Jasper Bark
4. Wine and Rank Poison by Allyson Bird
5. Long Shadows, Nightmare Light by Mark Morris
6. Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits by Cate Gardner

Chapbook of the Year

1. Angels of the Silences by Simon Bestwick (Pendragon)
2. The Legend of False Dreaming by Toiya Kristen Finley
3. Lexicon by Christopher Burns (Nightjar)
4. What They Hear in the Dark by Gary McMahon (Spectral)
5. Nowhere Hall by Cate Gardner (Spectral)

Anthology of the Year

1. House of Fear (Edited by Jonathan Oliver)
2. Dark Minds (Edited by Ross Warren)
3. Holiday of the Dead (Wild Wolf Publishing)
4. Undead Tales (Rymfire)
5. Alt-Dead: The Alternative Dead Anthology (Hersham Horror Books)
6. Fogbound From 5 (Hersham Horror Books)
7. 13: Tales of Dark Fiction (Morpheus Tales)
8. A Book of Horrors (Edited by Stephen Jones)
9. The Spectrum Collection (Dark Continents Publishing)

Publisher of the Year

1. Abaddon/ Solaris
2. Angry Robot
3. Gollancz
4. Spectral
5. Nightjar
6. Pendragon Press
7. Pan Macmillan
8. Anarchy Books
9. PS Publishing
10. Orbit Books

Magazine of the Year

1. Black Static
2. Murky Depths
3. Fangoria
4. Shock Horror
5. Scream
6. Rue Morgue
7. Cemetery Dance
8. Morpheus Tales Review Supplement

Event of the Year

1. Frightfest 2011
2. Fantasy Con 2011
3. Un:Bound Video Edition 2 (Jasper Bark, David Moody and Wayne Simmons)
4. Twisted Tales Presents Adam Nevill and Ramsey Campbell
5. Alt. Fiction 2011
6. Hellbound Hearts: The Influence of Clive Barker on 21st Century Horror: with Marie O’Regan, Paul Kane, Mark Morris and Ramsey Campbell

Film Score of the Year

1. Final Destination 5 – Brian Tyler
2. The Wicker Tree – John Scott
3. Priest – Christopher Young
4 .The Thing – Marco Beltrami
5. The Awakening – Daniel Pemberton

Classic Soundtrack of the Year

1. Flesh for Frankenstein / Blood for Dracula – Claudio Gizzi
2. Satanic Rites of Dracula – John Cacavas
3. Gremlins – Jerry Goldsmith
4. It! The Terror From Beyond Space – Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
5. Frightnight – Brad Fiedel

Voting closes at 12:01am GMT on Friday 30 December 2011.

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  1. So that there are no accusations of conflicts of interest or limited disclosure here are relationships nominations have to This Is Horror:

    – BC Furtney writes a regular column ‘The Horror of Babylon’
    – Jasper Bark writes a regular column ‘Injured Eyeballs’
    – Simon Marshall-Jones (Spectral) writes a regular column ‘R(e)ad-Letter Day’

  2. Where’s ‘The Horror Anthology of Horror anthologies’?

  3. Well my vote goes to Jasper Bark’s “Dead Air”.

    • Penelope Crowe on December 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm
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    Holiday of the Dead gets my vote.

    • Frankie on December 26, 2011 at 5:21 am
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    I vote for Undead Tales (Rymfire) in the Anthology of the Year category.

  4. Magazine of the Year– Fangoria 🙂 I did get a Happy Birthday from Lianne Spiderbaby today. Go Fango!

  5. Write-in vote for – Comic of the Year

    • Romulus on December 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm
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    Voting for FANGORIA!!!

    • Guy Staats on December 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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    “Dead Air” by Jasper Bark!

    • marie pullin on December 29, 2011 at 12:42 am
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    Best Magazine Rue Morgue

  6. my vote goes to: Jasper Bark’s “Dead Air” for sure!
    ” a master at his craft ” if u ask me.

  7. Well, my votes are in….can’t wait to see who wins!

  8. If this is the proper way to vote than I vote for Jasper Barks!

  9. I’m voting for Fangoria for Best Magazine of the year!

    • Sammynoodles on December 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm
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    Novel of the Year..
    Only one vote to give ..David Moody Them or Us

  10. E-mailing is the only legitimate way to cast a vote. A comment does not count as a vote.

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