The Sixth Annual Final Frame Film Competition

Final Frame Film Competition 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, and it becomes even more exciting […]

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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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Why the Bram Stoker Award® Matters

Why the Bram Stoker Award® Matters by Michael A. Arnzen               Who among us does not recognize and covet the Bram Stoker Award® — the hallmark trophy of horror literature?  For one thing, the Horror Writers Association has the coolest and perhaps heftiest statue ever created for writers, molded in the form of a haunted house complete with giant […]

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STOKERCON™

Since 2016, the Horror Writers Association has presented its own yearly convention: StokerCon™. The convention is held in a different city each year, runs 3-4 days, and includes Horror University (educational workshops), the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, the Final Frame Short Horror Film Competition, Librarian’s Day, Guests of Honor, panels, readings, a dealer’s room, parties, signings, and more. The highlight […]

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Fun Facts

The below facts were compiled in 2018: The top number of nominations by any one author: Stephen King, with 32 total nominations. The top number of wins by any one author: Stephen King, with 12 total wins. The top number of losses by any one author: Stephen King, with 20 total losses. No author has won in more than six […]

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Winners & Nominees

The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot Superior Achievement in a Novel Jones, Stephen Graham – The Only Good Indians (Gallery/Saga Press) – WINNER Katsu, Alma – The Deep (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Keisling, Todd – Devil’s Creek (Silver Shamrock Publishing) Malerman, Josh – Malorie (Del Rey) Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Mexican Gothic (Del Rey) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Hall, […]

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About The Bram Stoker Awards®

Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula. The Bram Stoker Awards were instituted immediately after the organization’s incorporation in 1987. To ameliorate the competitive nature of any award system, the Bram Stoker Awards are given “for superior achievement,” not for […]

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1988 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1988 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners [presented in 1989] Novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Winner The Drive-In by Joe R. Lansdale Flesh by Richard Laymon Stinger by Robert R. McCammon Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice Black Wind by F. Paul Wilson First Novel Resurrection, Inc. by Kevin J. Anderson Fear Book by John […]

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