This Is Horror Awards 2015 Voting Opens

This Is Horror, the UK website, is taking votes for its annual awards through 12:01 a.m. GMT on Monday, January 25. Here is the shortlist.

Novel of the Year

  • A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  • Brother by Ania Ahlborn
  • Lost Girl by Adam Nevill
  • Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson
  • The Deep by Nick Cutter
  • The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Novella of the Year

  • Albion Fay by Mark Morris
  • Carus & Mitch by Tim Major
  • Dead Leaves by Andrew David Barker
  • Leytonstone by Stephen Volk
  • Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
  • The Box Jumper by Lisa Mannetti

Short Story Collection of the Year

  • Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link
  • Probably Monsters by Ray Cluley
  • Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters
  • The Nameless Dark by T.E. Grau
  • Vile Men by Rebecca Jones-Howe
  • Voices of the Damned by Barbie Wilde

Anthology of the Year

  • Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas
  • Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good, co-edited by H. L. Nelson and Joanne Merriam
  • Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Exigencies: A Neo-Noir Anthology, edited by Richard Thomas
  • Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington
  • The Monstrous, edited by Ellen Datlow

Fiction Magazine of the Year

  • Apex Magazine
  • Black Static
  • Cemetery Dance
  • Dark Moon Digest
  • Nightmare
  • Strange Aeons

Publisher of the Year

  • ChiZine Publications
  • Crystal Lake Publishing
  • DarkFuse
  • Dark House Press
  • Lazy Fascist Press
  • Word Horde

Podcast of the Year

  • Arm Cast Podcast
  • Booked. Podcast
  • Horror News Radio
  • The Horror Show with Brian Keene
  • The Last Knock
  • The Outer Dark

Film of the Year

  • Coherence
  • It Follows
  • Spring
  • Starry Eyes
  • We Are Still Here
  • What We Do in the Shadows

TV Show of the Year

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Bates Motel (Season Three)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Season Two)
  • Hannibal (Season Three)
  • Penny Dreadful (Season Two)
  • The Walking Dead (Season Five)

Artist of the Year

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Daniele Serra
  • Joey Hi-Fi
  • Paul Booth
  • Vincent Castigilia
  • Vincent Chong

10 thoughts on “This Is Horror Awards 2015 Voting Opens

  1. That’s going to be a rough choice for movies. What We Do In Shadows probably wont get it because it’s not scary, but that’s just such a fun movie. It Follows will probably take it, and deserves all the acclaim it gets.

  2. This makes me a little sad (I won’t say it’s scary): I used to read a good deal of horror fiction when names like Rex Miller and Michael McDowell and Robert McCammon would have been on the list. Now the only name I even recognize is Ellen Datlow.

  3. rea –

    Is this military horror? or is it merely SJW horror?

    The SJW Boogeyman might be the Best Character that made easily frightened people wet their pants this year, but I don’t see a good category where that might fit.

  4. I read the title here as

    This Is Horror: Awards 2015 Voting Opens

    Because gah, awards voting!

  5. Coherence is an interesting choice. It was generally talked about as a cerebral indie SF chamber piece along the lines of Primer(*), and I found it kind of disappointing, but I might’ve liked it better if I’d been thinking of it as horror. The explanation for why this thing is happening is pretty arbitrary, all that really matters is that there are rules and, once they figure out the rules, you know these frightened characters are going to end up doing some disastrous thing or other. Plus there’s an actor from Buffy, fighting demons (not literally but personal demons).

    (* Not that Primer doesn’t have some horror elements too– those rats in the attic!)

  6. It’s an interesting choice to call Of Sorrow and Such horror; the publisher never described it using that term. It is certainly pretty grim. It depicts a world absolutely permeated with male violence against women, both personal and systemic. All the women in the story are in great danger. And yet it ends on a fairly positive note because the women successfully join together to save each other. I guess you could say it’s not really a happy ending because the state of the world hasn’t changed; learning to unite only gets the characters a better chance of survival. I guess that makes it fit into horror pretty well.

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