5th Annual Final Frame Horror Short Film Competition Finalists Announced

FINAL FRAME, in conjunction with StokerCon™ and the Horror Writers Association, is proud to present the twelve fantastic finalists for our fifth annual horror short film competition. This year’s program is a madcap mixtape exploring horrors from around the world, expressions of our deepest fears through unconventional and uncompromising visions. 2020 FINALISTS(in alphabetical order) CHANGELING9 min. 30 sec. / 2019 / […]

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Specialty Press Award

THE HWA SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD is presented periodically to a specialty publisher whose work has substantially contributed to the horror genre, whose publications display general excellence, and whose dealings with writers have been fair and exemplary. The award was instituted in 1997, largely due to the efforts of long-time HWA member and specialty press aficionado Peter Crowther. About the Award […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented periodically to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields. The award is presented each year during HWA’s gala presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards. WHO MAY RECEIVE THE AWARD? To […]

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Final Frame Grand Prize Winner

FINAL FRAME A Horror Short Film Competition presented by StokerCon If there’s one thing that unites us, it is darkness. Horror cinema has long been a medium used to explore the most savage sides of society and expose our collective paranoias and fears. It is within that darkness that we seek out those flickers of light, some hope or understanding, […]

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McHugh, Jessica

NOMINATIONS: A Complex Accident of Life (Apokrupha), Poetry Collection, 2020 BIO: Jessica McHugh is a novelist, poet, and internationally-produced playwright running amok in the fields of horror, sci-fi, young adult, and wherever else her peculiar mind leads. She’s had twenty-four books published in twelve years, including her bizarro romp, “The Green Kangaroos,” her YA series, “The Darla Decker Diaries,” and her […]

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Arcuri, Meghan

NOMINATIONS: “Am I Missing the Sunlight?” (Borderlands 7, Borderlands Press), Short Fiction, 2020 BIO: Meghan Arcuri writes fiction. Her short stories can be found in various anthologies, including Borderlands 7 (Borderlands Press), Madhouse (Dark Regions Press), Chiral Mad, and Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards). She is currently the Vice President of the Horror Writers Association. She lives with her family in New […]

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Lillie, Patricia

NOMINATIONS: The Cuckoo Girls (Trepidatio Publishing), Fiction Collection, 2020 BIO: Patricia Lillie grew up in a haunted house in a small town in Northeast Ohio. Since then, she has published picture books, short stories, fonts, two novels, and her latest, The Cuckoo Girls, a collection of short stories. As Patricia Lillie, she is the author of The Ceiling Man, a […]

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Cardoselli, Stefano

NOMINATIONS: Her Life Matters: (Or Brooklyn Frankenstein) (Independent Legions Publishing), Graphic Novel, 2020 BIO: Stefano Cardoselli. Artist, Illustrator and scriptwriter. He has collaborated with the magazines Heavy Metal and 2000 A.D. His works have been published by Simon & Schuster, Caliber Comics, Scout Comics, Independent Legions, Cut Up Publishing and many others. Among his graphic novels in English: ‘Her Life […]

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Joseph, Rhonda Jackson

NOMINATIONS: “The Beloved Haunting of Hill House: An Examination of Monstrous Motherhood” (The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaption), Non-Fiction, 2020

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Peirse, Alison

NOMINATIONS: Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre (Rutgers University Press), Non-Fiction, 2020

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Hafdahl, Meg

NOMINATIONS: The Science of Women in Horror: The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films (Skyhorse), Non-Fiction, 2020 BIO: Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl is the creator of numerous stories and books. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror and Eclectically Criminal. Her work has been […]

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Florence, Kelly

NOMINATIONS: The Science of Women in Horror: The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films (Skyhorse), Non-fiction, 2020

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Flynn, Geneve

NOMINATIONS: Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (Omnium Gatherum Media), Anthology, 2020 BIO: Geneve Flynn is a speculative fiction editor from Australia. She has two psychology degrees, and only uses them for nefarious purposes. Her horror short stories have been published in various markets, including Flame Tree Publishing, Things in the Well, and the Tales to Terrify podcast. Along with […]

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