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'The Witch' Casts a Spell Over 2016 Reaper Awards

Lionsgate’s The Witch earned the top honor at the 2016 Reaper Awards competition, taking the Horror Title of the Year trophy. The critically lauded horror film also earned Choice Theatrical Cut and Best Big Bad for the character of Black Phillip the Goat.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Final Girls won Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title, while Best Title From the Vault went to Shout! Factory’s Army of Darkness — Collector's Edition.

Best Collection went to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s The X-Files Collector's Set.

The Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com, honored the top horror and thriller titles released between Aug. 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. Studios submitted contenders for consideration by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote.

2016 Reaper Awards Winners

Horror Title of the Year
The Witch
Lionsgate

Choice Theatrical Cut
The Witch
Lionsgate

Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title
The Final Girls
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Title From the Vault (Re-release or Catalog Title)
Army of Darkness — Collector's Edition
Shout! Factory

Best Collection
The X-Files Collector's Set
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Indie or Foreign Disc
Monsters Among Us
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Extras
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 — Collector's Edition
Shout! Factory

Best Box Art
The Stuff — Special Edition
Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment

Best Packaging
The Walking Dead: Season 5 Limited Edition — Crawling Walker
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Best Big Bad
“Black Phillip the Goat” — The Witch
Lionsgate

Best Scream King
Mr. Mayhew P. Keller (Keegan-Michael Key) — Freaks of Nature
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Kill
Burton vs. Nola — Banshee: The Complete Third Season
HBO Home Entertainment

Best Line of Dialogue
Angela: "Just the tip, Sweetie." — I Spit on Your Grave III
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Spookiest Kidvid
Bump in the Night: The Complete Series
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Digital Release
Dead Rising: Watchtower
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Judges’ Award
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Paramount Home Media Distribution

Lego Scooby-Doo! — Haunted Hollywood
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment