This year the show will be taped on October 16th in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast on Spike TV October 19th at 9pm EST.
Here's a selection of nominees from the better categories:
BEST HORROR MOVIE
A Nightmare on Elm Street
BEST TV SHOW
BEST HORROR ACTRESS
Julie Benz, "Dexter"
Emily Blunt, The Wolfman
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist
Milla Jovovich, The Fourth Kind
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Emma Stone, Zombieland
BEST HORROR ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Woody Harrelson, Zombieland
Stephen Moyer, "True Blood"
Timothy Olyphant, The Crazies
Alexander Skarsgard, "True Blood"
Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Stephen Lang as Col. Miles Quaritch, Avatar
Dieter Laser as Dr. Joseph Heiter, The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
John Lithgow as the Trinity Killer, "Dexter"
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke/Smoke Monster, "Lost"
Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko, Iron Man 2
MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
Body Dissolved by Hydrofluoric Acid, Saw VI
Forced to Cut Off Own Flesh and Arm, Saw VI
Heart Cut Out of Chest, Cut Up into Souffle, and Fed to People, "True Blood"
Scalped With a Hunting Knife, Inglourious Basterds
Surgically Transformed into Human Centipede, The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Zombie Shot in the Mouth by Flare Gun, Survival of the Dead
Who do you think will win? What's missing from the list? Is this a true celebration or just another cash-in celebrity spectacle? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
You know what they really need to bring back? The Horror Hall of Fame awards. If you don't remember, this was an awards show that broadcast from 1990-1992 and honored both current and classic horror films and talent. Perhaps this opening sequence will awaken those recessed memories: