Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freddy In Space Nominated For Bloody Disgusting's Horror Blogger Award!

Total Film recently kicked off a Horror Blog of the Year award poll that pissed a bunch of people off, including myself. Reason being that all of the "blogs" they nominated, save for one, were not blogs at all - they were the major horror news sites. While I love those sites, as we all do, they're not blogs in the truest sense of the word and to nominate them over the real horror blogs who are in need of the exposure is a real injustice. Well thankfully one of those bigger news sites that was nominated, Bloody Disgusting, decided recently to take it upon themselves to remedy this situation and show that even they feel the Total Film awards weren't executed properly. Enter the Bloody Disgusting Horror Blogger Awards, a poll designed to find the true horror blog of the year.

Amongst several other great horror blogs, Freddy In Space was nominated for the award and that means a hell of a lot being that the nominees were all selected by the readers out there. Now i'm not saying my little blog is the best horror blog of the year (hell I voted for Basement of Ghoulish Decadence myself), but if you dig what i'm doing and want to show your support, I would really it appreciate it if you'd head over to Bloody Disgusting, register for the site if you haven't yet, and go ahead and throw a vote in the hat for me. You have until February 12th to do so. While you're there, be sure to check out all of the blogs that were nominated - I guarantee you'll find some great new reading material that will entertain you for a long time to come.

Thank you Bloody Disgusting for doing this and a huge thanks to all who nominated me and to all who vote for me. Just being mentioned on Bloody Disgusting is awesome enough, but it sure wouldn't hurt to win!

While we're on the subject of awards, the last several weeks have been very award heavy in the horror blogging community. All kinds of awards have been passed out amongst us and I wanted to take a second to thank all of the blogs who gave me the various different awards. If I missed anyone I apologize, but these are the only ones i'm aware of.

All Things Horror - Kreativ Blogger Award

Day of the Woman - Fantastically Frightening Award

The Drunken Severed Head - One Lovely Blog Award

Evil On Two Legs - One Lovely Blog, Kreativ Blogger, Fantastically Frightening, and Zombie Chicken Awards

Fascination With Fear - Kreativ Blogger Award

The Horror Effect - One Lovely Blog Award

I Like Horror Movies - One Lovely Blog Award

The Jaded Viewer - Kreativ Blogger Award

Midnight Confessions - Zombie Chicken Award

Things That Don't Suck - Fantastically Frightening Award

Z For Zombies - One Lovely Blogger and Kreativ Blogger Awards

Zombie's Don't Run - One Lovely Blog Award

As a part of these chainmail esque awards, you're supposed to pass the ones you get onto horror blogs that you personally dig. Since I kinda missed the boat on this by a couple weeks and since pretty much all of the blogs I read were already given several of these awards, I wanted to go ahead and show my support for two blogs that as far as I know weren't given any awards - or maybe they just didn't post about them. Anyway, here are two favorite blogs that by all means should've been nominated for the Bloody Disgusting award and totally deserve all of the above awards.

Haunt Style - This is a daily visit for me and I usually end up killing some serious time browsing through the vast archives while i'm there. This guy by the name of "Bones" has a knack for finding the coolest horror related shit out there and he makes a post about it nearly every single day. Be it unique products from the other side of the world or strange photographs, if it's horror and it's cool, Bones has found it and continues to put it on display for all to see.

Scab's Horror Blog - Though he mostly focuses on the Friday The 13th franchise, Scab also covers other old school slashers from time to time. This blog is a vast wealth of information for the Friday fan and i've learned a ton of stuff from it. I've also gotten many recommendations of movies to check out from both the site and Scab's YouTube channel - like the 80's slasher Slaughterhouse, which Scab just created a Facebook fan page for. Awesome guy and an awesome blog. Similar to what I said about Haunt Style, if it's Friday The 13th and it's cool, Scab has posted about it.

Next up, The League of Tana Tea Drinkers Bloody Bloggers Awards! Stay tuned!


Carl (ILHM) said...

Very happy to be nominated alongside you guys Johnny, a big congrats on the nomination and thanks for the recognition here on the site! Wish you the best man, good luck!

Bjornabo said...

You just got my vote buddy :-) Then you at least got one vote :-)

Jayson said...

Hooray! :-)

Thanks Johnny!

Not to sound like a dick or anything, but I've never even heard of the current frontrunner, Benevolent Street...?

I'm surprised Stacie Ponder isn't kicking everyone's asses.

the jaded viewer said...

I am currently in last place at the Bloody Disgusting contest...woohoo.

Thanks for the link and mention.

We are all whores to Bloody Disgusting!

Planet of Terror said...

Congrats on the nomination! We are honored to be in such esteemed company. Good luck good sir!

Johnny said...

Benevolent Street is run by a friend of mine, Tony Carroll. I used to write for that site when it first started. Quite frankly, i'm surprised it's ranked so high thus far.

Zach S. said...

Congrats and good luck with the Blog contest.

But then again, I might as well say that to a PowerBall winner in a whore house. In both instances, everyone will know your name and you won't be able to wash the blood off your clown suit.

This is probably why I'm not invited to many birthday parties.

Tony C said...

Hey Johnny,

Tony C here. Big congrats on the nomination. You are probably my best online horror friend and you've always meant a lot to us over at B Street. Best of luck in everything. You're one of the wittiest and slickest horror bloggers on the web. I check your site daily and will always be a fan of your work.

Johnny said...

Thanks man, the feelings are mutual. How cool is it that two WF Horror Threaders are nominated for horror blog of the year!

Tony C said...

I know, right?! That's pretty much where I really became interested in going this route. It was awesome to have you along. I'll always be around if you need anything. Just know that. I'm a promo whore. lol. You know that.

Big shout out here and in the comments. I can't even begin to thank you enough for everything dude.

Johnny said...

Thanks so much for the shout outs. I really hope we can actually meet one day!