Comic Book Resources has the press release from Spike’s Scream Awards, “which celebrates Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic books.” The event will be taped on October 7th and then doubtless air endlessly between episodes of CSI. Rosario Dawson, Marley Shelton and Rose McGowan will appear, My Chemical Romance will perform, and special kudos will be handed out including:
Big honors of the night include the first recipient of the “Comic-Con Icon Award,” Frank Miller. The genius behind graphic novels turned into films, “Sin City” and the upcoming “300,” Miller has been instrumental in creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comic and related popular art forms, and bringing this great medium to wider recognition.
A tribute to the “Prince of Darkness” himself, Spike TV’s SCREAM AWARDS 2006 will present a special honor to Ozzy Osbourne. Also honored will be Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. World premieres of their latest projects, “Death Proof” and “Planet Terror” will be included.
The PR goes on to list the “advisory board” which contains a shocking number of The Usual Suspects:
Members of this year’s advisory board included: Wes Craven (writer/director “A Nightmare on Elm Street”); David S. Goyer (screenwriter, “Batman Begins”); Geoff Johns (comic book writer, Green Lantern); R. Eric Lieb (Comic book writer, “Saw: Rebirth”); Brian Pulido (“Lady Death”); Judd Winick (executive producer/creator, “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee”); Jonathan Woods (Storyboard artist, “Team America: World Police”); and Rob Zombie (writer/director, “House of 1,000 Corpses”).
Taco Bell will also be involved somehow, and to us that spells the beginning of true horror.
[Pictured: Rose McGowan, instead of Frank Miller. Sorry, Frank.]
PS: There are few things in life we hate more than Spike TV’s Flash-based website.