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The 2009 winners were announced on October 21, 2009 in the Hollywood Investigator!

Winning films were screened on November 27 and 28 (6 p.m. till 1 a.m.), at the Loscon 36 sci-fi convention, held at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles.

Also screened were four additional Official Selections.

Attending filmmakers and/or actors included Hannelle Culpepper and Mia Ford (Within), Alex Bram and Cat Deakins (Body of Work), Jose Carlos Gomez and Colleen Boag (Bled White), Patrick Clement and Oron Mendel (The Eternal Pitfall of Prokofiev), Sean Fernald and Joe Moe (Red Velvet), William Malone (Parasomnia), Eddie McMullen, Terry M. West, and Dean Newbury (Last Call).

The screenings ran over two nights, from 6 p.m. till around 1 a.m. Screenings were followed by audience Q&A sessions with the attending filmmakers.

Jose Gomez traveled the farthest to attend, flying in to L.A. from Chicago. His film's actress, Colleen Boag, while a native Midwesterner, has moved to L.A. since completing Bled White.

 

 

 

2009 Tabloid Witch Award Winners & Official Selections

 

 

* Best Horror Feature Film ................,....... Hanelle M. Culpepper & Rebecca Sonnenshine  (Within)

* Best Dramatic Horror Short Film ............ Damian McCarthy  (He Dies at the End)

* Best Comedic Horror Short Film ............. Raymond Castile  (The Blind Date of Coffin Joe)

* Best Animated Horror Short Film ............ Jorge Morais Valle  (The Painter of Skies)

* Best Avant-Garde Horror Short Film ....... Rory Leydier & Deborah Bento  (Bad Friday)

* Best Actress ............................................ Claire Lindsay  (Don't Call Me Zombie)

* Best Actor ................................................ Raymond Castile  (The Blind Date of Coffin Joe)

* Best Supporting Actress ......................... Colleen Boag  (Bled White)

* Best Supporting Actor ............................. Brent Sexton  (Within)

* Best Child Actress ................................... Mia Ford  (Within)

* Best Cinematography ............................. Cat Deakins  (Body of Work)

* Best Sound ............................................. Simon White & Adam Bowden  (Bloody Daisies)

* Best Make-Up Effects ............................. Simon Ratziel  (El Hombre de la Bolsa)

* Best Music Soundtrack ........................... D.C. McAuliffe  (Bled White)

 

* Honorable Mention ................................ Jose Carlos Gomez  (Bled White)

* Honorable Mention ................................ Alex Bram & Shayla Beesley  (Body of Work)

* Honorable Mention ................................ Patrick Clement  (The Eternal Pitfall of Prokofiev)

* Honorable Mention ................................ Pedro Cristiani & Guille Gatti  (El Hombre de la Bolsa)

 

* Official Selection ................................... Red Velvet

* Official Selection ................................... Parasomnia 

* Official Selection ................................... The 3rd Floor

* Official Selection ................................... Last Call

 

 

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Check out 2009's Best Comedic Horror Short Film, The Blind Date of Coffin Joe:

 

 

 

 

2009's Best Dramatic Horror Short Film, He Dies at the End:

 

 

 

 

2009's Best Avant-Garde Horror Short Film, Bad Friday:

 

 

 

2009's Honorable Mention, The Eternal Pitfall of Prokofiev:

 

 

 

 

2009's Honorable Mention, El Hombre de la Bolsa:

 

 

 

Gallery of Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

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