The Best of the Horror Best: The FRIGHT METER AWARD Nominations Are In

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Come awards time, most horror movies (read: ALL horror movies) are shut out from the major awards circuit. What do horror fans have to look forward to? The Fright Meter Awards of course! Straight from the Fright Meter Awards site, “The Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, an organization dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominations and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Organization. Members will consist of horror fans, bloggers, actors, producers, directors, and others, making the Fright Meter Awards truly the most prestigious horror award given. The Fright Meter Awards aim to select and nominate worthy films regardless of budget, means of release, or popularity.” If that doesn’t excite the major horror fan in all of us, you need to have your pulse check. This year is extra special to Slasher Studios because WE are part of the awards committee and some of our selections for the very best in the year of horror are displayed below. Here are the nominees for the best of the best in the horror genre for the year 2012. What are your picks?

Best Cinematography
The Cabin in the Woods (Peter Deming)
Prometheus (Dariusz Wolski)
The Raven (Danny Ruhlmann)
Sinister (Chris Norr)
The Woman in Black (Tim Maurice-Jones)

Best Editing
The Bay (Aaron Yanes)
The Cabin In The Woods (Lisa Lassek)
Excision (Steve Ansell & Yvonne Valdez)
Sinister (Frederic Thoraval)
V/H/S (Joe Gressis)

Best Score
The Cabin in the Woods (David Julyan)
Excision (Steve Damstra II & Mads Heldtberg)
Silent Hill: Revelation (Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka)
Sinister (Christopher Young)
The Woman in Black (Marco Beltrami)

Best Make Up/Special Effects
The Cabin In The Woods
Excision
Prometheus
Silent Hill: Revelation
Sinister

Best Screenplay
Absentia written by Mike Flanagan
The Cabin in the Woods written by Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard
Detention written by Joseph Kahn & Mark Palermo
Excision written by Richard Bates Jr.
The Loved Ones written by Sean Byrne

Best Ensemble
The Cabin In The Woods (Amy Acker, Kristen Connolly, Tim De Zarn, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins, Fran Kranz, Sigourney Weaver, Bradley Whitford)
Chained (Vincent D’Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Conor Leslie)
Excision (Roger Bart, Traci Lords, AnnaLynne McCord, Ariel Winter)
The Loved Ones (John Brumpton, Robin McLeavy, Jessica McNamee, Xavier Samuel, Victoria Thaine)
Lovely Molly (Ken Arnold, Alexandra Holden, Johnny Lewis, Gretchen Lodge)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
MyAnna Buring, Kill List (as Shel)
Suzan Crowley, The Devil Inside (as Maria Rossi)
Jodelle Ferland, The Tall Man (as Jenny)
Alexandra Holden, Lovely Molly (as Hannah)
Traci Lords, Excision (as Phyllis)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
John Brumpton, The Loved Ones (as Daddy)
Michael Fassbender, Prometheus (as David)
Richard Jenkins, The Cabin In The Woods (as Sitterson)
Matthew Kennedy, Father’s Day (as Father John Sullivan)
Fran Kranz, The Cabin In The Woods (as Marty)

Best Actor In A Leading Role
John Cusack, The Raven (as Edgar Allen Poe)
Vincent D’Onofrio, Chained (as Bob)
Ethan Hawke, Sinister (as Ellison Oswalt)
Neil Maskell, Kill List (as Jay)
Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman In Black (as Arthur Kipps)

Best Director
Richard Bates Jr., Excision
Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones
Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods
Joseph Kahn, Detention
Ti West, The Innkeepers

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Gretchen Lodge, Lovely Molly (as Molly)
AnnaLynne McCord, Excision (as Pauline)
Robin McLeavy, The Loved Ones (as Lola)
Elizabeth Olsen, Silent House (as Sarah)
Sara Paxton, The Innkeepers (as Claire)

Best Horror Movie
The Cabin in the Woods
Detention
Excision
The Loved Ones
Sinister

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