Reaper Award

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Reaper Award
Awarded forDirect-to-video horror films
Sponsored byDread Central
Home Media Magazine
LocationHollywood Roosevelt Hotel
CountryUnited States
Hosted bySteve Barton
First awarded2009
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The Reaper Awards is an annual awards show presented by Home Media Magazine and Dread Central to honor the best horror genre home video releases.[1] Fans can vote online for their favorite DVD and Blu-ray releases in categories selected by the show's judges. Winners receive the "Grimmy Award", a hand-crafted Grim Reaper trophy.[2]


The first award ceremony launched at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on October 13, 2009. The ceremony was originally closed to the public, but a limited number of tickets were later offered for sale. The pre-dinner cocktail reception was still reserved for industry insiders.[3] It was held there again October 12, 2010.[4][5]

Judges include Steve Barton of Dread Central and Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop.[6] Past celebrity judges have included filmmakers Roger Corman[7] and Mick Garris.[8]

The award itself was designed and sculpted by FearWerx and EMCE Toys.[9]


Voted by fans[edit]

Unless otherwise noted, all awards were introduced in 2009 and continue to the present.[10]

  • Best Theatrical Disc
  • Best Direct-To-Video Release
  • Best Catalog/Re-release
  • Best Collection (2012–)
  • Best TV on disc
  • Best Indie/Foreign Release
  • Spookiest Kidvid (2012–)
  • Best Extras (2011–)
  • Best Packaging
  • Best Box Art (2011–)
  • Best Big Bad (2011–)
  • Best Kill (2011–)
  • Best Line (2011–)
  • Best Blu-ray (2009–2010)
  • Best of Genre (2009)
  • Best Remastering (2009)
  • Most Anticipated (2010–)

Voted by judges[edit]

In addition to the fan-vote categories, the judges select a Best in Show. Previous winners include:

Two lifetime achievement awards have been given out:


  1. ^ Castillo, Sara (2012-09-18). "Voting Is Open for the 2012 Reaper Awards". Fearnet. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  2. ^ Walkuski, Eric (2009-10-14). "Reaper Awards '09!". Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (2009-09-24). "Join Us for The Reaper Awards!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  4. ^ Turek, Ryan (2010-10-13). "Krueger Reigns in Our Reaper Awards Wrap-Up". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  5. ^ Wixson, Heather (2010-10-14). "Event Report: The Reapers Take over The Roosevelt Hotel". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  6. ^ "2010 Reaper Awards". Crave Online. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  7. ^ Barton, Steve (2010-07-15). "Dread Central & Home Media Magazine Announce Second Annual Reaper Awards!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  8. ^ Miska, Brad (2009-07-09). "The Reaper Awards Coming This October". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  9. ^ Barton, Steve (2009-09-03). "The Reaper Awards 2009: Meet The Grimmy!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  10. ^ "Reaper Award Winners Through the Years". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  11. ^ a b Miska, Brad (2009-10-14). "First Annual Reaper Awards Winners Announced". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  12. ^ a b Patterson, Marc (2009-10-14). "Reaper Award Winners Announced". Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  13. ^ a b Duran, Marco. "2010 Reaper Awards". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  14. ^ a b Miska, Brad (2010-10-13). "Winners of Last Night's Reaper Awards". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  15. ^ Miska, Brad (2011-10-24). "2011 Reaper Award Winners". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  16. ^ Moore, Debi (2012-10-22). "2012 Reaper Awards: Winners Announced; The Walking Dead Named Title of the Year". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  17. ^ Miska, Brad (2013-10-21). "'V/H/S' Won A Reaper Award For Best Indie Horror!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-25.

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