Shockfest film Festival closed out a year of nationwide pop-up events with a virtual screening event that spanned 4 hours, culminating in an awards ceremony honoring horrifying achievements in film. Beginning at 430pm a self-serve library of short films and features were made available to viewers as hosts Jeffrey Macabre and Dr. Do Good hosted a series of Q&A panels and appearances featuring the likes of Rob Zombie, Zak Bagans, Malcolm McDowell, Elvira and more.

The night led up to the Schockfest Film Festival honoring those who created horror in 2020. More pointedly, horror films in 2020 ranging from shorts to full features. Below is a listing of all winners.

SHOCKER AWARD
Rob Zombie

THE MUSEUM OF PARANORMAL EXHIBITS AND ARTIFACTS AWARD
Zak Bagans

BEST FEATURE
Attack of the Unknown

BEST DIRECTOR
Joe Lujan – Billy

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE AWARD
100 Acres of Hell

BEST WRITER
Brandon Slagle – Attack of the Unknown

BEST SHORT
J.M. Logan – The Relic

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Deathcember

BEST ACTRESS
Dee Wallace – Await The Dawn

BEST ACTOR
Richard Grieco – Attack of the Unknown

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Daniel Lazoff – The Invisible Mother

BEST MUSIC
Pablo C. Vergara – Necromurder

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Brian Cichocki – Dennis Dunaway: Cold Cold Coffin

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA IN THE FIELD OF THE PARANORMAL AWARD
Buried Secrets Paranormal

POSTER COMPETITION
Destiny Soria – Christmas Slasher

MONSTER COMPETITION
Christopher Maggard – Darkness

ONE SHEET COMPETITION
Christopher Beaubien – Siren

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Mikeal Burgin – Lockridge

DIRECTOR’S REEL COMPETITION
Andrew Pinon

FILM FIGHT/QUARANTINE COMPETITION
Amy Geist – Enjoy Your Stay

ROCKFEST AWARD
Leslie Bornstein – Terra Pesada

BEST ROCKFEST MUSIC SINGLE TRACK
Morbidly Delirious – Possessed

MOCKFEST AWARD
Clarissa Jacobson – Lunch Ladies

BEST MOCKFEST SCREENPLAY
Suzanne Friedman – Polar Ratz

Congratulations to all nominees and those who went home with the prize. It may seem superfluous, a luxury even, to have horror, much less awards during a global pandemic. Yet it is exactly what we should do. Film, entertainment, the arts, all allow us to process the horrors we see before us. For that reason alone horror movies are important. Be sure to catch any of these titles you can!

About the Author: Norman Gidney

Norm(an) Gidney is a nearly lifelong horror fan. Beginning his love for the scare at the age of 5 by watching John Carpenter's Halloween, he set out on a quest to share his passion for all things spooky with the rest of the world.
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