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The Inaugural Gruesome Magazine Horror Movie Awards – Most Gruesome, Ghastly, Vile, Startling, WTF Moments of the Year

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 dasterdly demise of a character is always a horrific and often memorable moment. Here are the six most gruesome ends to a character in horror films throughout the year: Ash vs Evil Dead – The Harp Kill, Hereditary – Charlie Loses Her Head, Leprechaun Returns – The Solar Panel of Death, Mandy – Mandy. Poor, Poor Mandy, Suspiria – Olga Turns Into a Human Pretzel, Terrifier – Art the Clown Saws Dawn in Half

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 Wafner, Undead Nazi Zombie, The Ritual Modor, the Creature in the Forest.

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 nomincations: Halloween – Michael Myers, The House That Jack Built – Jack, Leprechaun Returns – Leprechaun, The Nun – The Nun, Terrifier – Art the Clown, The Ranger – The Ranger.

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 VirginSphincter Splatter, Nico Gives Birth, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – The Bloody Birth, Suspiria – Mother Suspiriorum Slaughters the Coven, Terrifier – Art Eats Vicky’s Face.

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
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