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Arthouse Releases Represent at 2009 Scream Awards

Arthouse Releases Represent at 2009 Scream Awards

This year’s Spike TV Scream Awards (honoring film and television work in sci-fi, horror, and fantasy) is predictably dominated by stuff like Twilight, Star Trek, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However, a few indie releases made their way into this year’s nominees. The acclaimed Swedish vampire film, Let The Right One In, received a slew of nods including “Best Horror Movie” and “Best Director.” Joining that Magnolia Pictures release in the “Best Horror Movie” category, is the IFC Films zombie flick Dead Snow as well as another Magnolia film, Splinter. These three films are also competing in the “Most Memorable Mutilation” category.

Sony Pictures Classics’ popular astro-release, Moon, is up for awards in the “Best Science Fiction Movie” and “Best Scream-Play” categories. And, of course, the “Best Foreign Movie” is nothing but arthouse releases from the last year. The contenders include Let The Right One In joined by fellow Magnolia release Timecrimes, and Dead Snow joined by fellow IFC Films release Pontypool. The Weinstein Company makes up the other two nominations in the international category, with their films Eden Lake and Martyrs. Audiences can vote on the site, and winners will be announced on the scream-friendly date of October 27.

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