2015 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners

2015 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners

[presented in 2016 at the inaugural StokerCon in Las Vegas, Nevada]


The Scarlet Gospels (St. Martin’s Press) by Clive Barker
The Deep (self-published) by Michaelbrent Collings
The Cure (Samhain Publishing) by JG Faherty
Black Tide (JournalStone Publishing) by Patrick Freivald
A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow) by Paul Tremblay, winner

First Novel

Shutter (Feiwel & Friends) by Courtney Alameda
Mr. Suicide (Word Horde) by Nicole Cushing, winner
We Are Monsters (Samhain Publishing) by Brian Kirk
Hannahwhere (Crossroad Press) by John McIlveen
Riding the Centipede (Omnium Gatherum) by John Claude Smith

Young Adult Novel

Never Let Me Sleep (Permuted Press) by Jennifer Brozek
The Ridealong (self-published) by Michaelbrent Collings
Devil’s Pocket (Simon & Schuster) by John Dixon, winner
Hallowed (Simon & Schuster) by Tonya Hurley
The Shadow Cabinet (Penguin) by Maureen Johnson
End Times at Ridgemont High (Omnium Gatherum) by Ian Welke

Graphic Novel

Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints (Dark Horse Comics) by Cullen Bunn
Hellbound (Dark Horse Books) by Victor Gischler
Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him (Image Comics) by Robert Kirkman
Wytches, Vol. 1 (Image Comics) by Scott Snyder
Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (IDW Publishing) by Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman, winner

Long Fiction

“Paper Cuts” (Seize the Night) (Gallery Books) by Gary A. Braunbeck
“Becoming Invisible, Becoming Seen” (Dark Discoveries #30) by Scott Edelman
The Box Jumper (Smart Rhino Publications) by Lisa Mannetti
“Special Collections” (The Library of the Dead) (Written Backwards) by Norman Partridge
Little Dead Red” (Grimm Mistresses) (Ragnarok Publications) by Mercedes M. Yardley, winner

Short Fiction

“All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck” (Black Static #47) by Kate Jonez
“The Algernon Effect” (White Noise Press) by Gene O’Neill
Happy Joe’s Rest Stop” (18 Wheels of Horror) (Big Time Books) by John Palisano, winner
“Sing Me Your Scars” (Sing Me Your Scars) (Apex Publications) by Damien Angelica Walters
“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (Nightmare Magazine #37) by Alyssa Wong


Crimson Peak (Legendary Pictures) by Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins
Penny Dreadful: And Hell Itself My Only Foe” (Showtime) by John Logan
Penny Dreadful: “Nightcomers” (Showtime) by John Logan
It Follows (Northern Lights Films) by David Robert Mitchell, winner
What We Do in the Shadows (Unison Films) by Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement


The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards) by Michael Bailey, winner
The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls (Tor Books) by Ellen Datlow
Seize the Night (Gallery Books) by Christopher Golden
nEvermore! (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles
The X-Files: Trust No One (IDW Publishing) by Jonathan Maberry
Midian Unmade (Tor Books) by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison

Fiction Collection

Halfway Down the Stairs (JournalStone Publishing) by Gary A. Braunbeck
The Mirrors (Cycatrix Press) by Nicole Cushing
The Dark at the End of the Tunnel (Cemetery Dance Publications) by Taylor Grant
The Hitchhiking Effect (Dark Renaissance Books) by Gene O’Neill
While the Black Stars Burn (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Lucy A. Snyder, winner


The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) by Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks (ed.)
The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) by Stephen Jones, winner
Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth (Seventh Star Press) by Michael Knost
Horror 201: The Silver Scream (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Joe Mynhardt & Emma Audsley (editors)
Studies in the Horror Film: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (Centipede Press) by Danel Olson

Poetry Collection

Resonance Dark and Light (Eldritch Press) by Bruce Boston
Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Alessandro Manzetti, winner
Dark Energies (P’rea Press) by Ann Schwader
Naughty Ladies (Eldritch Press) by Marge Simon
An Exorcism of Angels (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Stephanie M. Wytovich