Empire Award for Best Horror

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Empire Award for Best Horror
Awarded for Best horror film of the year
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Empire magazine
First awarded 2006
Currently held by The Witch (2017)

The Empire Award for Best Horror is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best horror film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Horror is one of four new Best Film ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 11th Empire Awards ceremony in 2006 (along with Best Comedy, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Thriller) with The Descent receiving the award. The Hallow is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in boldface, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

2000s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2006
(11th)
The Descent [a][1]
Land of the Dead
The Skeleton Key
Wolf Creek
2007
(12th)
Hostel [2]
Slither
The Hills Have Eyes
The Host
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
2008
(13th)
28 Weeks Later [3]
30 Days of Night
1408
Death Proof
Saw IV
2009
(14th)
Eden Lake [4]
The Mist
The Orphanage
The Strangers
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2010s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2010
(15th)
Let the Right One In [5][6]
Drag Me to Hell
Paranormal Activity
Thirst
Zombieland
2011
(16th)
The Last Exorcism [7]
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Let Me In
Paranormal Activity 2
The Crazies
2012
(17th)
Kill List [8]
Attack the Block
Insidious
Paranormal Activity 3
Trollhunter
2013
(18th)
The Woman in Black [9]
Dark Shadows
Sightseers
Sinister
The Cabin in the Woods
2014
(19th)
The Conjuring [10]
A Field in England
Evil Dead
World War Z
You're Next
2015
(20th)
The Babadook [11][12]
Annabelle
Oculus
The Guest
Under the Skin
2016
(21st)
The Hallow [13]
Crimson Peak
Insidious: Chapter 3
It Follows
Krampus
2017
(22nd)
The Witch [14]
Under the Shadow
Green Room
The Conjuring 2
Don't Breathe

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 11th Empire Awards in 2006 had four nominees (instead of the usual five) for Best Horror.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. Digital Spy. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2011. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  9. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  10. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ Barraclough, Leo (March 30, 2015). "‘Interstellar’ wins Film, Director at Empire Awards". Variety.com. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations
  14. ^ Three Empire Awards 2017: Rogue One, Tom Hiddleston And Patrick Stewart Win Big

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