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The Saturn Award for Best Horror Film is an award presented to the best film in the horror genre by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Saturn Award for Best Horror Film
Awarded forBest motion picture of the year in the horror genre
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1972
Currently held byA Quiet Place (2019)
Websitewww.saturnawards.org

It was introduced in 1973 for the 1972 film year. For the 2010, 2011 and 2012 film years, it was renamed Best Horror or Thriller Film (with the Best Action, Adventure or Thriller Film category becoming Best Action or Adventure Film). In 2013 the award came back to its original form, with a new Best Thriller Film award being created.

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the list below, winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.

1970sEdit

Year Film
1972 Blacula
1973 The Exorcist
Arnold
Death Line
Don't Look Now
The Legend of Hell House
Schlock
Scream Blacula Scream
Sisters
Tales That Witness Madness
Terror House
Terror in the Wax Museum
Theater of Blood
The Vault of Horror
1974/75 Young Frankenstein
Black Christmas
Bug
Phantom of the Paradise
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Vampira
1976 Burnt Offerings
Carrie
Eaten Alive
The Food of the Gods
House of Mortal Sin
Obsession
The Omen
1977 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Dogs
Kingdom of the Spiders
The Sentinel
1978 The Wicker Man
Dawn of the Dead
Halloween
Magic
The Medusa Touch
Piranha
1979 Dracula
The Amityville Horror
Love at First Bite
The Mafu Cage
Phantasm

1980sEdit

Year Film
1980 The Howling
Dressed to Kill
Fade to Black
The Fog
The Shining
1981 An American Werewolf in London
Dead & Buried
Ghost Story
Halloween II
Wolfen
1982 Poltergeist
Creepshow
Deathtrap
Swamp Thing
The Thing
1983 The Dead Zone
Christine
Cujo
The Keep
Twilight Zone: The Movie
1984 Gremlins
Creature
Dreamscape
Firestarter
A Nightmare on Elm Street
1985 Fright Night
Lifeforce
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Re-Animator
The Return of the Living Dead
1986 The Fly
From Beyond
Little Shop of Horrors
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Psycho III
1987 The Lost Boys
Evil Dead II
Hellraiser
Near Dark
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Pumpkinhead
1988 Beetlejuice
Child's Play
Dead Ringers
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Waxwork
1989/90 Arachnophobia
Bride of Re-Animator
Darkman
The Exorcist III
The Fly II
The Guardian
Nightbreed
Pet Semetary
Santa Sangre

1990sEdit

Year Film
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Body Parts
Child's Play 3
Children of the Night
Dolly Dearest
Misery
Night of the Living Dead
Sleeping with the Enemy
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
Basic Instinct
Candyman
Dead Alive
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
1993 Army of Darkness
The Dark Half
The Good Son
Hard Target
Kalifornia
Needful Things
The Vanishing
1994 Interview with the Vampire
Cronos
The Crow
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mosquito
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Wolf
1995 From Dusk till Dawn
The City of Lost Children
In the Mouth of Madness
Lord of Illusions
Mute Witness
The Prophecy
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
1996 Scream
Cemetery Man
The Craft
Curdled
The Frighteners
The Relic
1997 The Devil's Advocate
Anaconda
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Mimic
Phantoms
Scream 2
1998 Apt Pupil
Blade
Bride of Chucky
The Faculty
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Vampires
1999 The Sixth Sense
The Blair Witch Project
Ravenous
Sleepy Hollow
Stigmata
Teaching Mrs. Tingle

2000sEdit

Year Film
2000 Final Destination
Dracula 2000
The Gift
Requiem for a Dream
Urban Legends: Final Cut
What Lies Beneath
2001 The Others
The Devil's Backbone
From Hell
Hannibal
Jeepers Creepers
Thirteen Ghosts
2002 The Ring
Blade II
Eight Legged Freaks
Frailty
Queen of the Damned
Resident Evil
2003 28 Days Later
Cabin Fever
Final Destination 2
Freddy vs. Jason
Jeepers Creepers II
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Underworld
2004 Shaun of the Dead
Blade: Trinity
Dawn of the Dead
The Grudge
Open Water
Saw
Van Helsing
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Constantine
Land of the Dead
Saw II
The Skeleton Key
Wolf Creek
2006 The Descent
Final Destination 3
Hostel
Saw III
Slither
Snakes on a Plane
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ghost Rider
Grindhouse
The Mist
30 Days of Night
1408
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Happening
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Quarantine
Splinter
The Strangers
2009 Drag Me to Hell
The Box
Frozen
The Last House on the Left
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zombieland

2010sEdit

Year Film
2010 Let Me In
The American
Black Swan
Kick-Ass
Shutter Island
The Wolfman
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Contagion
The Devil's Double
The Grey
Take Shelter
The Thing
2012 The Cabin in the Woods
Argo
The Impossible
Seven Psychopaths
The Woman in Black
Zero Dark Thirty
2013 The Conjuring
Carrie
Mama
The Purge
This Is the End
Warm Bodies
2014 Dracula Untold
Annabelle
The Babadook
Horns
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Purge: Anarchy
2015 Crimson Peak
Insidious: Chapter 3
It Follows
Krampus
The Visit
What We Do in the Shadows
2016 Don't Breathe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Conjuring 2
Demon
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Train to Busan
The Witch
2017 Get Out
Annabelle: Creation
Better Watch Out
47 Meters Down
It
Mother!
2018 A Quiet Place
The Dead Don't Die
Halloween
Hereditary
Overlord
Pet Sematary
Us

See alsoEdit

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