This Is Horror Awards 2012

danse-macabre.jpgThe This Is Horror Awards 2012 are now open. Please send your votes to with the subject line ‘Awards 2012 Votes’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You are allowed to vote for your top two in each category. For example:

1. First choice
2. Second choice

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

More information on the awards and categories.

Here are the awards and nominations.

Novel of the Year

1. Last Days by Adam Nevill
2. The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones
3. The Faceless by Simon Bestwick
4. A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood
5. Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Film of the Year

1. The Cabin in the Woods
2. Prometheus
3. The Woman in Black
4. Killer Joe
5. The Grey

TV Series of the Year

1. Dexter (Season 7)
2. The Walking Dead (Season 2)
3. The River
4. Breaking Bad (Season 5, Part 1)
5. Bag of Bones

Comic of the Year

1. Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
2. The Last Zombie by Brian Keene
3. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
4. American Vampire by Scott Snyder
5. The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Short Story Collection of the Year

1. Remember Why You Fear Me by Robert Shearman
2. Tales of the Weak & The Wounded by Gary McMahon
3. Born With Teeth by Conrad Williams
4. Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist
5. From Hell To Eternity by Thana Niveau

Short Fiction of the Year

1. What Gets Left Behind by Mark West
2. Theatre of Curious Acts by Cate Gardner
3. Eyepennies by Mike O’ Driscoll
4. In The Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill
5. The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry

Anthology of the Year

1. Chiral Mad, edited by Michael Bailey
2. Terror Tales of the Cotswolds, edited by Paul Finch
3. The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandemeer
4. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4, edited by Ellen Datlow
5. The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan

Publisher of the Year

1. Angry Robot
2. Jo Fletcher Books
3. TTA Press
4. PS Publishing
5. Gray Friar Press

Magazine of the Year

1. Black Static
2. Rue Morgue
3. Fangoria
4. Shadows and Tall Trees
5. Starburst

Event of the Year

1. FrightFest
2. FantasyCon
3. Edge Lit
4. Alt Fiction
5. Grimmfest 2012

Soundtrack of the Year

1. The Innkeepers by Jeff Grace
2. The Woman in Black by Marco Beltrami
3. Sinister by Christopher Young
4. Silent Hill Downpour by Daniel Licht
5. Saw III by Charlie Clouser

Podcast of the Year

1. Booked
2. Horror Etc
3. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
4. Pseudopod
5. Tales to Terrify

Video Game of the Year

1. Silent Hill: Downpour
2. Resident Evil 6
3. Catherine
4. The Darkness II
5. The Walking Dead

Artist of the Year

1. Manon Delacroix
2. Vincent Chong
3. Vincent Sammy
4. Ben Baldwin
5. Daniele Serra

Tattoo Artist of the Year

1. Vincent Castiglia
2. Leigh Oldcorn
3. PriZeMaN
4. Dan Henk
5. Paul Naylor

Voting closes at 12:01am GMT on Friday 4 January 2013.

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