It may be the most important ballot you cast this election season. Is Hannibal Lecter the most frightening movie villain of all time? Or maybe Jason Vorhees? How about Michael Myers or Leatherface?
Those burning questions will be answered thanks to an awards competition announced today aimed at determining the greatest big- and small-screen frights, favorite scary movie and television performers and even best horror-movie scream of all time.
Online voting began today for the inaugural Fright Night Awards, an initiative of Cancer Bites, a blood cancer awareness and education campaign.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lymphoma Research Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation are among the groups taking part in the campaign, which is aimed at increasing awareness of the prevalence of blood cancers.
Fans can cast votes in 21 Fright Night Award categories, ranging from favorite scary movie of the year, favorite vampire movie of the year and favorite supernatural television show. Voting is available at www.frightnightawards.com.
As for the most frightening horror movie villain of all time, Jack Nicholson's character Jack Torrance from ``The Shining'' is also nominated along with Hannibal Lecter (``Silence of the Lambs,'' ``Hannibal''), Vorhees (``Friday the 13th''), Myers (``Halloween'') and Leatherface (``Texas Chainsaw
Another popular category is likely to be favorite scream of all time in a horror movie. Up for the honor are Jamie Lee Curtis from ``Halloween,'' Janet Leigh from ``Psycho,'' Drew Barrymore for ``Scream,'' Shelley Duvall for ``The Shining'' and Heather Donahue from ``The Blair Witch Project.''
Winners will be announced Oct. 30.
Here is a complete list of nominees:
Fright Night Favorite Scary Movie of the Year
- "Paranormal Activity 4'' (2012)
- "Scream 4'' (2011)
- "Silent House'' (2011)
- "The Cabin in the Woods'' (2012)
- "the Woman in Black'' (2012)
Fright Night Most Anticipated Movie of the Halloween Season
- ``Hotel Transylvania''
- ``Paranormal Activity''
- ``Silent Hill Revelation 3D''
Fright Night Favorite Vampire Movie of the Year
- ``Dark Shadows'' (2012)
- ``Fright Night'' (2011)
- ``Hotel Transylvania'' (2012)
- ``Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1'' (2011)
- ``Underworld: Awakening'' (2012)
Fright Night Favorite Supernatural TV Show (2012)
- ``Teen Wolf''
- ``The Walking Dead''
- ``True Blood''
- ``Vampire Diaries''
Fright Night Favorite Female TV or Movie Vampire
- Ashley Greene, ``Twilight''
- Deborah Ann Woll, ``True Blood''
- Kate Beckinsale, ``Underworld''
- Kristen Stewart, ``Twilight''
- Nina Dobrev, ``Vampire Diaries''
Fright Night Favorite Male TV or Movie Vampire
- Alexander Skarsgard, ``True Blood''
- Ian Sommerhalder, ``Vampire Diaries''
- Johnny Depp, ``Dark Shadows''
- Robert Pattinson, ``Twilight''
- Stephen Moyer, ``True Blood''
Fright Night Favorite Movie or TV Werewolf
- Joe Manganiello as Alcide, ``True Blood''
- Joseph Morgan as Klaus, ``The Vampire Diaries''
- Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, ``The Vampire Diaries''
- Taylor Lautner as Jacob, ``Twilight Series''
Fright Night Favorite Actor in a Horror Film (2011-2012)
- Chris Hemsworth, ``The Cabin in the Woods'' (2011)
- Colin Farrell, ``Fright Night'' (2011)
- Daniel Radcliffe, ``The Woman in Black'' (2012)
- David Arquette, ``Scream 4'' (2011)
- Michael Ealy, ``Underworld: Awakening'' (2012)
Fright Night Favorite Actress in a Horror Film (2011-2012)
- Ashley Greene, ``The Apparition'' (2012)
- Jennifer Lawrence, ``House at the End of the Street'' (2012)
- Kate Beckinsale, ``Underworld: Awakening'' (2012)
- Neve Campbell, ``Scream 4'' (2011)
- Rose Byrne, ``Insidious'' (2011)
Fright Night Favorite Actor I would like to ``Sink my Teeth Into''
- Brad Pitt
- Johnny Depp
- Liam Hemsworth
- Robert Pattinson
- Ryan Gosling
Fright Night Favorite Actress I would like to ``Sink my Teeth Into''
- Angelina Jolie
- Halle Berry
- Jessica Biel
- Mila Kunis
- Scarlett Johansson
Fright Night Favorite Male Celebrity who Dresses for Halloween Every Day
- Johnny Weir
- Marilyn Manson
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Perez Hilton
- Redfoo, LMFAO
Fright Night Favorite Female Celebrity who Dresses for Halloween Every Day
- Katy Perry
- Lady Gaga
- Nicki Minaj
Fright Night Favorite Celebrity in Costume (2011)
- Beyonce, ``Bumble Bee''
- Heidi Klum, ``Visible Woman''
- Katy Perry, ``Skeleton''
- Kim Kardashian, ``Poison Ivy''
- Lea Michele, ``Black Swan''
Fright Night Favorite Talk Show Host Halloween Costume
- Carrie Keagan as Jem from ``Jem & the Hollograms'' (VH1 Big Morning
- Buzz Live)
- Hoda Kotb as Yoda from ``Star Wars'' (TODAY - Kathie Lee & Hoda)
- Kelly Ripa as Kim Kardashian (Live with Kelly & Michael)
- Matt Lauer as Prince William (TODAY)
- Robin Roberts as Nicki Minaj (GMA)
Fright Night Favorite Scream of All Time in a Horror Movie Scene
- ``Halloween'' (Jamie Lee Curtis)
- ``Psycho'' (Janet Leigh)
- ``Scream'' (Drew Barrymore)
- ``The Shining'' (Shelley Duvall)
- ``The Blair Witch Project'' (Heather Donahue)
Fright Night Most Frightening Horror Movie Villain of All Time
- Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter (``Hannibal'')
- Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance (``The Shining'')
- Jason Vorhees (``Friday the 13th'')
- Leatherface (``Texas Chainsaw Massacre'')
- Michael Myers (``Halloween'')
Fright Night Favorite Series of Horror Movies of All Time
- ``Friday The 13th''
- ``Nightmare on Elm Street''
Fright Night Favorite Male Halloween Costume for 2012
- Big Bird
- Christian Grey
- Gov. Mitt Romney
- President Barack Obama
- Psy (Gangnam Style)
Fright Night Favorite Female Halloween Costume for 2012
- Anastasia Steele
- Gabby Douglas (Fierce 5)
- Honey Boo Boo
- Kate Middleton
- Katniss Everdeen
Fright Night Favorite Halloween Candy of All Time
- Candy Corn
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
—City News Service