ByDaniel Rodriguez, writer at
Daniel Rodriguez

This past Halloween we asked your opinion to try and find the best of the Horror genre of 2015. You voted in 12 different categories - including the goriest, the scariest and most anticipated - and more than fifty movies - such as It Follows, Crimson Peak and Insidious Chapter III - in order to come up with the very best! And now it is time to meet our winners of each category!

Most Anticipated Horror Film

Rob Zombie's '31'

Plot: Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.

Release: 2016

Subgenres: Slasher; Clowns; Splatter/Gore

Best Special Effects

'Crimson Peak'

Slasher of The Year

'The Gallows'

Plot: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.

Subgenre: Slasher; Found Footage

Best Creature Feature

'Tales of Halloween'

Plot: 10 stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Subgenres: Anthology; Slasher; Creature Feature; Halloween

Best Actress

Lin Shaye as Elise - 'Insidious: Chapter III'

This is Lin Shaye's third time as the medium Elise. Elise Rainier was a friend of Lorraine Lambert for many years and helped Josh during his childhood to escape the Bride in Black from taking his physical body. After helping Josh as a child but before meeting him as an adult, Elise helps a teenager girl called Quinn Brenner, who is plagued by a demon who wants her soul for its own. Elise helps Quinn to defeat the demon, and in doing so her faith in life is restored and she begins working with Tucker and Specs to help other people in similar situations. Elise is killed at the end of the first movie by the Bride in Black, who has successfully possessed Josh. She reappears in the second movie as a spirit in the Further, where she helps Josh get back to his physical body and stop Parker from killing his family.

Best Actor

Tom Hiddleston as Thomas Sharpe - 'Crimson Peak'

"The charming Thomas Sharpe whose motives are not all that they appear."

The actor most known as his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ventured into the Horror Romance genre for the second time, the first being the vampire love story Only Lovers Left Alive. In Crimson Peak, he plays Edith's recent husband, a mysterious young man who resides in the Crimson Peak mansion with his older sister Lucille.

Best Monster/Villain

Bagul / Mr. Boogie - 'Sinister II'

Bagul, also known as Buhguul or Mr. Boogie, is the main antagonist of the 2012 horror film Sinister and its sequel Sinister II. He is an ancient, pagan Babylonian deity who consumes the souls of human children. He possesses a realm of his own and can travel into the mortal world via images of himself.

Best Director

Guillermo Del Toro - 'Crimson Peak'

Most Outstanding Debut

'The Gift' by Joel Edgerton

Plot: A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

Subgenre: Mystery; Stalker

Most Gruesome

'Human Centipede 3'

Plot: Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.

Subgenres: Body Horror

Best Jump Scares

'Insidious: Chapter III'

Plot: A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agreed to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Subgenres: Ghost; Haunting; Prequel

Best Horror Kid

Kennedy Brice as June - 'June'

Kennedy Brice plays June, a young girl inhabited by a powerful entity. Brice, who appeared in the prison arc of popular zombie drama The Walking Dead is also starring another horror movie in 2015/16, Worry Dolls.

Best Horror Film of The Year

'Crimson Peak'

Plot: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Subgenres: Gothic Romance; Ghosts

Now it's time to tell us what do you think about the winners! Did the ones you voted for win? If not, who should have won in each category?

Share your opinion and let's make the Death OnScreen Award even bigger and better in 2016!


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