Get Ready to 'SCREAM' With First Annual Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Awards Show From Spike TV
'SCREAM 2006' Set for October in Los Angeles
NEW YORK, May 2 -- Spike TV has announced the creation of
"SCREAM" an annual televised event devoted to celebrating the horror,
sci-fi and fantasy genres. Promising to be to be a raucous and visually
dynamic two-hour telecast, "SCREAM 2006" is slated to premiere this
"It's hard to imagine that the multi-billion dollar male-driven horror,
sci-fi and fantasy industries have not been recognized in a big mainstream
way until now," says Casey Patterson, Executive Producer and Senior Vice
President Event Production and Talent Development for Spike TV. "We only
need to look to the extraordinary recent box office success of horror and
fantasy films to realize that the time has come for SCREAM."
Featuring unique categories, a diverse mixture of popular icons and
outrageous creators, "The SCREAM Awards" will honor both the legends and
the newest and hottest in horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres across a number
of entertainment platforms including movies, television, video games, comic
books and music. In addition to recognizing icons and pioneers who have
influenced and shaped the industry, the annual awards will also feature
several fan-based categories that represent viewer's personal favorites.
Categories will include everything from the traditional "Best Horror Film,"
"Best Comic Book Artist," "Best Special Effects," "Best Comic to Screen
Adaptation," and "Best Makeup" to the more scream-worthy offbeat awards
including, "Best Blood Curdling Scream," "Best Superhero," "Sickest
Slasher," "Highest Body Count in a Movie," "Best Flesh Scene," "Best Jump
from Your Seat Scene," "Scream Queen," "Best Sci-Fi TV Show" and "Best
"This show will be designed to not only appeal to the hard core
dedicated fans of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and cult -- but will also capture
the attention of a broader audience that is intrigued by the genre.
Honoring such innovative and imaginative industries, gives us unlimited
creative opportunities to really make this award show jump out from all the
others," says Michael Levitt, Executive Producer.
Michael Levitt, Casey Patterson and Cindy Levitt are co-creators and
will serve as Executive Producers of Spike TV's "SCREAM 2006."
Spike TV is available in 90 million homes and is a division of MTV
Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA,
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