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The Spookies

Introducing "The Spookies", a new awards initiative debuting at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe to recognize excellence within the horror genre. As the horror genre continues to gain popularity in the live entertainment industry, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding performances at the Festival.

This year's annual horror awards ceremony, known as the Spookies, is scheduled to take place on August 21, 2024, at 8:55 PM. The event will be held at the Banshee Labyrinth - Cinema Room (Venue 156) and will recognize the winners of: Best Stage Play, Best Comedy, Best Original Script, Best Cabaret, Best Spoken Word, Best Children's Horror, Best Performer, Best Tech, Best Director, Best Poster Design, Jury's Award.

For members of the press or industry who are interested in attending the awards ceremony, please reach out to us via email at

If you would like to submit a nomination for a show (including your own), please fill out the nomination form. Thank you.

All shows that are part of the horror genre are eligible for the Spookies, a new award hosted by the Edinburgh Horror Festival. We are asking shows to fill out this form only because we know that more shows can be classified as horror than are in the horror genre section on the Fringe Society's website. All shows are welcome to self-nominate, the show does not have to be in the big Fringe programme, we welcome shows performing at the PBH Free Fringe and Laughing Horse Free Festival, as well as others.

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