Welcome to the inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards, celebrating the best and most insane moments in the genre for 2018. The Grue-Crew have collected their nominations for 22 categories with six nominations for each with the exception of Best Film (10), Best Film Festival, and Best Horror Convention.
In addition to the always present “Best Of” categories, the Grue-Crew are introducing a number of “Most” categories singling out some of the creative corners of the genre. The most prominent and arguably prestigious award is the MOST WHAT-THE-FUCKULUS MOMENT award – or as we like to call it, THE BLACK SAINT AWARD. Others include MOST CAPTIVATING DECAPITATION, MOST GHASTLY CREATURE, and MOST GRUESOME DEATH.
Each day this week, Gruesome Magazine will unveil another round of categories. Today’s grouping is as follows, cast your vote at the bottom of the post! NOTE: Some of these categories do contain spoilers.
THE MOST GRUESOME DEATH
Whether it’s a Saw film or another entry in the Final Destination films, the
THE MOST GHASTLY CREATURE
Special Effects are a horror movie lover’s dream. And what better way to share that love but with a well-designed monster. Here are this year’s Most Ghastly Creature: A Quiet Place – Blind Aliens, Annihilation – Screaming Mutant Bear, The Haunting of Hill House – The Bent-Neck Lady, Mandy – The Black Skulls (Hellbikers), Overlord – Captain
THE MOST VILE VILLAIN
Ah! The villain, the antagonist, the bad guy. What film worth its salt is without one… a few, maybe. But this year had its share of unstoppable slashers, serial killers, leprechauns, nuns, rangers, and killer clowns. Here are the
THE MOST STARTLING SCARE
Isn’t this why we go to horror films, to be utterly terrified, scared out of our minds? Ah! Yes, yes it is! This year was crammed full of startling scenes of horror and fear. The ones that made the cut include monsters outside the bathroom door, a screaming bear, a screaming ghost, a floating woman cutting off her own head, another floating woman banging around the bathroom walls, and a room full of screaming corpses. Yup, a lot of screaming. Here are the nominations for Most Startling Scare: A Quiet Place – The Bath Tub Scene, Annihilation – The Attack of the Screaming Bear, The Haunting of Hill House – The Scream of the Bent-Neck Lady, Hereditary – Annie Sawing At Her Throat, Terrified – Bloodied Woman Levitates in Bathtub, The Ritual – The Screaming Corpses in the Attic.
THE MOST WHAT-THE-FUCKULUS MOMENT (THE BLACK SAINT AWARD)
For the Grue-Crew and Grue-Believers everywhere, this may be the dearest category on the list. Original HNR Co-host Santos Ellin, Jr. was beloved by all and what he loved most – or shared the most – were those WTF moments in a horror film. Dedicated to the Black Saint is the Most What-The-Fuckulus Moment which includes a baby inside a woman’s innards, a shocking decapitation, a bloody male birth, another birth just as bloody, a witch gone mad, and a killer clown with a taste for the face. The nominations are Ash vs the Evil Dead – The Baby Brawl; Up One Way, Out the Other, Hereditary – The Death of Charlie Graham, Night of the Virgin – Sphincter Splatter, Nico Gives Birth, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – The Bloody Birth, Suspiria – Mother Suspiriorum Slaughters the Coven, Terrifier – Art Eats Vicky’s Face.