The 1st Annual Splatcademy Awards

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Ladies and Gentleman, Deadlantern.com’s First Annual Splatcademy Awards Ceremony, The Spooky’s, will be held on February 25th, 2008. Splattercast 67 will be an entire episode dedicated to showcasing the very best the horror genre had to offer in 2007. Just like Hollywood’s Oscar ceremony, we’ll hopefully cause some controversy and bitterness amongst fans as to who and what films were nominated in the various categories. Did your favorite film or scene get snubbed? Them’s the breaks when you’re dealing with the snooty elite!

But unlike those Hollywood bastards, we’re letting you guys get in on the action to help decide who comes out of our dark and deadly basement with a paper mache Spooky! So what do you have to do? Well, check out the categories below and send us your ballot. Select one winner from each category and send us a message at splattercast@deadlantern.com with your selections. It’s that easy! You could help us out by telling any horror fans you know about the awards to help spread the word.

Wanna know a bit about the Spooky’s? Then listen to our Pre-Show Cast.

Rock the Vote! And without further ado…here are the nominees for the 1st Annual Splatcademy Awards…

Best Film

  • Death Proof
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Hatchet
  • Sunshine
  • Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Director

  • Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof
  • Nacho Cerda, The Abandoned
  • Wiliam Friedkin, Bug
  • Guilermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Danny Boyle, Sunshine

Best Actor

  • Kurt Russell, Death Proof
  • Jeffrey Combs, The Black Cat
  • Michael Shannon, Bug
  • Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Freddie Rodriguez, Planet Terror

Best Actress

  • Tamara Feldman, Hatchet
  • Blythe Auffarth, The Girl Next Door
  • Ashley Judd, Bug
  • Ivana Baquero, Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Angela Goethals, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Achievement in Cinematography

  • The Abandoned
  • Bug
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Foreign Horror Film

  • The Host
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Bloody Reunion
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • Day Watch

Achievement in Makeup

  • Planet Terror
  • Hatchet
  • Pelts
  • Hostel: Part II
  • Saw IV

Achievement in Visual Effects

  • 30 Days of Night
  • Sunshine
  • Death Proof
  • The Host
  • Day Watch

Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted

  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • The Abandoned
  • Sunshine
  • The Black Cat
  • 1408

Achievement in Sound/Score

  • Dead Silence
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • 1408
  • Sounds Like
  • Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Death Scene

  • Car Crash Sequence, Death Proof
  • Axe Decapitation, 30 Days of Night
  • Ice Block Head Smash, Saw IV
  • Hot Chick Pinned to Wall By Predator Throwing Blade, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
  • Head Ripped Apart, Hatchet

Best Villain

  • Anton Chigurh, No Country For Old Men
  • Stuntman Mike, Death Proof
  • Leslie Vernon, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Captain Vidal, Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Ruth Chandler, The Girl Next Door

Achievement in Breasts

  • Crystal Lowe, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
  • Danielle Harris, Rob Zombie’s Halloween
  • Ellen Ewusie, Pelts
  • Lindsay Gareth, Stupid Teenagers Must Die!
  • Danii Hamilton, Bloody Mary

Best No to Low Budget Indie

  • Holler Creek Canyon
  • Flight of the Living Dead
  • Murder Party
  • The Call of Cthulu
  • The Girl Next Door

Scariest Scene/Moment

  • Anton Chigurh in the Gas Station, No Country For Old Men
  • First Monster Attack, The Host
  • Pale Man Attacks Ofelia, Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Rape/Blowtorch, The Girl Next Door
  • Stuntman Mike “Which way you going?”, Death Proof

Best Horror Podcast Not Named The Splattercast

  • Drunken Zombie Podcast
  • Midnight Podcast
  • Night of the Living Podcast
  • Horror Etc.
  • Dead Pit

Best Horror Blog/Website Not Named Deadlantern.com

  • Final Girl
  • Arrow in the Head
  • Terror Tube
  • Dread Central
  • Bleeding Skull

Scream Queen of the Year

  • Tiffany Shepis
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Rose McGowan
  • Erica Leerhsen
  • Angela Goethals