WINNERS: Paranormal Entertainment Awards 2020

November 29, 2020 8:40 PM ‐ ParanormalAwards

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We have to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted in this year's Paranormal Entertainment Awards, and now we can reveal the teams, shows, movies and individuals that you picked as 2020's winners.

You voted 75,000 times in our 15 awards categories, not just beating last year's record, but beating it in half the time. As well as our main categories, which recognise all forms of content created for traditional broadcast, online streaming, social and print, we also have two special categories, the Coronavirus Community Spirit Award and the Paranormal Unsung Hero. You didn't get to vote in these two categories, but the winners are picked from your nominations.

The shortlist included some of the most popular paranormal reality television shows of the year and the best supernatural movies, as well as the best spooky entertainment shows of the last twelve months, and the podcasts, books and locations causing a stir in the paranormal world.

Congratulations to all those who were nominated, whether you won a silver or a gold in the category or not, you are one of the best in your field in what has been a very difficult year. The full results are now available below...

Best Paranormal Movie

The best supernatural movies to be released this year, either digital, cinema or home release.

gold - The Craft: Legacy

The 2020 version of a cult classic picks up the gold award. The latest supernatural horror offering from Blumhouse stars Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna and Cailee Spaeny as a group of outcasts who form their own witches coven to dabble in black magic and the occult.

silver - The Grudge


Brahms: The Boy II
Extra Ordinary
Hubie Halloween
The Haunting Of Margam Castle
The Witches


Best Paranormal Documentary Film

The best factual film to be released this year, either digital, cinema or home release.

gold - Devil's Road: The True Story Of Ed & Lorraine Warren

Commissioned by the US Travel channel and also aired here in the UK over Halloween, the one-off television documentary explores the story behind husband-and-wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Over their 50-year career, the Warren investigated thousands of hauntings, including the famous Amityville case and the real-life Rhode Island home that 'The Conjuring' is based on.

silver - The House in Between


A Voice For The Silenced
Broken Contact - A Poltergeist Story
Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact Has Begun
In Search of the Dead
John Was Trying To Contact Aliens
Sleepless in Salamanca: Wildwood Sanitarium


Best Paranormal Podcast

The best paranormal podcast series that's released new episodes this year.

gold - Spirit Talk With Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming, star of 'Help! My House Is Haunted' has picked up the gold award for his supernatural podcast for a second year in a row. In his monthly podcast, the US medium talks about the paranormal in an enlightened and spiritual way.

silver - Haunted Histories With Penny Griffiths-Morgan


By Candlelight With Jayne Harris
Ghosts & Folklore of Wales With Mark Rees
Knock Once For Yes
Paranormal Almanac
Paranormal Concept Show
Paranormal Punchers


Best Paranormal Book

The best paranormal book, either fact or fiction, to be released this year.

gold - Amelia Cotter - This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost

Based on true events, US author Amelia Cotter's book tells the story of Nora, a lonely fifteen year old whose fascination for the supernatural drives her to explore an abandoned haunted house, but she soon finds herself tangled in a supernatural mystery.

silver - Mark Rees - Paranormal Wales


Alex Matsuo - The Brave Mortal's Guide to Ghost Hunting
Amanda R. Woomer - A Haunted Atlas of Western New York
John Fraser - Poltergeist A New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting
Penny Griffiths Morgan - A Haunted Experiment
Neil Packer - Mercurius and the Shattered Mirror
Richard Estep - The Hanging Pit


Best Paranormal Magazine

The best paranormal magazine to release either digital or physical editions this year.

gold - Haunted Magazine

A must read for any fan of the paranormal, the magazine covers the full ghostly spectrum, from articles about the latest trends in paranormal investigation to interviews with the star of our favourite ghost hunting TV shows. In 2020 the team brought us special edition celebrating the release of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's 'Truth Seekers' which featured a pull out of 'The White Sheet', the fictional magazine that features in the Amazon Prime series.

silver - Take A Break - Fate & Fortune


Chat - It's Fate
Fortean Times


Best Paranormal Game

The best paranormal-themed game to be released on mobile, computer, console or any other device over in the last year.

gold - Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia' is a horror game available on PC, and if a ghost hunting game doesn't sound creepy enough, you can get totally emerged in the terrifying world of paranormal as the game supports VR. The game has had quite a buzz around it since its release spawning countless creepy YouTube videos.

silver - Dark Fall: Ghost Vigil


Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise
Ghost On The Shore
Maid Of Sker
Someday You'll Return


Best Paranormal Events Team

The team who've hosted the best public or ticketed events this year.

gold - Most Haunted Experience

An off-shoot of the popular television show, Most Haunted Experience gives fans the chance to go ghost hunting with the stars of the show at various haunted locations across the country.

silver - Haunted Happenings


Ghost Hunter Tours
Haunting Nights
HD Paranormal
Spooktacular Ghost Hunting Events UK
The Ghostfinder Paranormal Society
Twilight Ghost Hunts


Best Paranormal Entertainment Show

The best supernatural-theme series to air on television or stream online this year.

gold - The Haunting Of Bly Manor (Netlix)

The follow up to 'The Haunting Of Hill House' dropped on Netflix this year and had viewers terrified and at times a little confused. 'Bly Manor' draws inspiration from Henry James' 1898 psychological horror 'The Turn Of The Screw'.

silver - The Osbournes Want To Believe (Travel Channel/Really)


A Christmas Carol (BBC)
Ghosts (BBC)
Hellier (YouTube/Amazon Prime)
Locke & Key (Netflix)
The War of the Worlds (BBC)
Truth Seekers (Amazon Prime)


Best Ghost Hunting Series: Television

The best ghost hunting series to air on television in the UK or worldwide this year.

gold - Ghost Adventures

Zak Bagans and the 'Ghost Adventures' crew have had a busy year despite the pandemic. They brought fans a quarantine investigation during lockdown at Zak's own haunted museum where he finally opened his infamous Dybbuk Box. They also investigated Tiger King, Joe Exotic's zoo for the show's US Halloween special.

silver - Destination Fear


Ghost Adventures: Quarantine
Ghost Loop
Ghost Nation
Help! My House Is Haunted
Kindred Spirits
Portals To Hell


Best Ghost Hunting Series: YouTube

The best ghost hunting series to stream on YouTube this year.

gold - Paranormal Quest

The slick and entertaining YouTube series follows Ryan Zacherl, David Gear, Steve Hummel and Jason McKinney on their quest to seek out paranormal activity at reportedly haunted locations across America.

silver - The Ouija Brothers


Amy's Crypt
CJ Faison Haunted Adventures
Franko TV Adventures
The G Team Paranormal Investigators
The Haunted Side
Urban Ghost Urban Exploration


Best Ghost Hunting Series: Facebook

The best ghost hunting series to stream on Facebook this year.

gold - Paranormal Hauntings

Charlene Lowe Kemp was one of the big winners at last year's awards, but Charlene, alongside Aimee, Chrissie, Simon and Dave, haven't stopped to grow and build their fanbase on Facebook in what has been a very difficult year for live streamers.

silver - Scottish Paranormal


Adelaide Haunted Horizons
Ghost Squad
One Entity Paranormal Investigators Worldwide
Penn Paranormal Society
PT Paranormal


Best Ghost Hunting Series: Amazon Prime

The best ghost hunting series to stream on Amazon Prime this year.

gold - Paranormal Encounters

The web series follows Connor Biddle - a paranormal enthusiast and India Hopwood - a skeptic with a family history of the supernatural. The couple push their limits of fear to the max in an effort to communicate with the other side.

silver - The Haunted Hunts


Are You Haunted...?
Haunted State
JPR Experience
The Blackwell Ghost


Best Paranormal Discussion Show

The best video-based paranormal discussion show streamed or premiered online this year.

gold - Haunted Connections (Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre)

Each week Neil Packer and Jane Rowley from the Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre in Hinckley come together to talk all things paranormal, often joined by various well-known guest spanning the paranormal community.

silver - Exploring The Afterlife


Booze & Boos (Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre)
Elite Paranormal Society
Haunted Connections (Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre)
PT Paranormal Live With Tony Ferguson & Paul Cissell
Strange Oddities Podcast
The Skeptical Help Bar


Best Paranormal Blogger

The best blogger that has posted regular paranormal content throughout the year.

gold - Amy's Crypt

As well as running a popular YouTube channel, Amy blogs about her exploration of creepy things and haunted places. Her journey into the unknown takes her across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as she searched for evidence of the paranormal.

silver - Charlene Lowe Kemp (Paranormal Hauntings)


Alex Matsuo (The Spooky Stuff)
Amanda Woomer (Spook Eats)
Ashley Knibb
Kate Cherrell (Burials & Beyond)
Kenny Biddle (Skeptical Inquirer)
Sarah Chumacero (Living Life In Full Spectrum)


Best Paranormal Hotspot

The best location for organised and public ghost hunts which has hosted events this year.

gold - 30 East Drive, Pontefract

Also known as the Black Monk House, the unassuming former council house in Pontefract continues to intrigue the paranormal community welcoming countless guests over the last year all in search of Europe's most violent poltergeist.

silver - The Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton under Edge


Calverton, Nottinghamshire
Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminster
Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre, Hinckley
SS Great Britain, Bristol
Tatton Old Hall, Knutsford
The Old Victorian School, Long Eaton


Coronavirus Community Spirit Award

The person or team in the paranormal community who went above and beyond to raise spirits during the lockdown.

Jayne Harris

Help! My House Is Haunted' star Jayne Harris was nominated for her constant efforts to keep people happy and sane during lockdown, from online pub quizzes, through to courses and her 'By Candlelight' podcasts.


Paranormal Unsung Hero

The unrecognised member of the community who's worked the hardest to further the paranormal field this year.

Rob Pyke

Rob Pyke, along with his wife Ann-Marie, have raised thousands of pounds for charity through their strictly-not-for-profit events company, Veritas Paranormal.

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