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“Spellbound” nominated for Horror Award

That’s right folks, True Blood Season 4 Episode 8, “Spellbound”, written by Alan Ball has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay. The awards are given out by the Horror Writers Association, and is named in honor of the author of  the god-father of all vampires, Dracula. True Blood is up against some pretty tough competition from perhaps some more conventional horror episodes from shows like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. “Spellbound” is of course a special epiosde for Eric and Sookie lovers as it contains the controversial shower scene, better known now as Viking Narnia, and the cubby scene where Eric and Sookie willingly exchange blood.

But let’s take a second to remember what else went on in this award nominated episode:

  • Jason saves Jessica from meeting the sun.
  • Jessica imagines that she has killed Hoyt
  • Tommy skin-walks as Maxine and bemoans the service at Merlottes
  • Bill and Marnie arrange a midnight graveyard showdown
  • Laffy says “Fuck this shit” and then promptly gets possessed and steals a baby
  • Sookie gets shot
  • Eric is captured by Marnie

Best Screenplay or Best Ass? How about both?

You can find a full list of the nominees here and the winners will be announced via a live web-cast on March 31.

Let us know what you think of Alan Ball’s nomination. Does “Spellbound” deserve its nod or was there a more worthy Season 4 episode?

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19 comments on ““Spellbound” nominated for Horror Award

  1. This episode is where it all went to hell, I’d say it was pretty horrifying.

  2. I agree. Perhaps the nominating committee was looking at some of the other things that happened when they did this. Tommy in Merlotte’s was hysterical. Jason saving Jessica was exciting. Narnia was just silly. The dialogue was stupid too. Perhaps the nomination was for Askars butt scene? That alone would be a winner for me. :)

    • Yep, if there was an international butt competition then
      Alex / Eric would win cheeks up – no competition!

  3. Alex’s butt is the only thing in that eppy worth anything. I just can’t believe that this is the one eppy that was determined as a contender. I agree with above, that this “Narnia” eppy was one of the worst of all four seasons of TB. Either that, or none of us has a clue as to whats’ considered award winning.
    Oh well, I wish them the best of luck cause they’re going to need it to be up against shows like TWD and AHS.

  4. I’m flabbergasted! This is the ep where True Blood jumped the shark. The Narnia scene was pretty, but the dialogue and the way it was delivered was cringeworthy. I think that very scene marks the point where the show started to go downhill. And as for the midnight showdown in the graveyard between vampires and necromancers …..*snort*….. Brilliant idea, Bill! And Sookie got shot at the end and was spirited away and force fed a few more gallons of Bill juice, which seems to have addled her brain. All things considered, I supose that yes, it is appropriate that the ep is nominated for a horror award. *eyeroll*

  5. that show doesn’t deserve any award and spellbound was one of the worst and cheesiest episodes of TB ever… even most fans agree on that, and this is when all the stupidity started, episode 8-12 wer just horrible…

  6. This was the episode that killed TB for me…I felt like Alan Ball was giving all of us EL bookies the finger with his version of the shower scene. If this is the only award that Ball can be nominated for nowadays it is probably poetic justice.

  7. From that episode, the season went downhill. So I would rather see TWD or AHS win it. Love both those shows. The finale of TWD was amazing and shown win the award (if not AHS), just for the first 20 minutes of the episode alone.

  8. No way!!!! I think “I wish I was the Moon” should win than that crappy Winter Wonderland ep. WHY IDIOTS PICK THAT STUPID “Spellbound” EP?!!!! THAT IS A WORSE EP IN TRUE BLOOD’S HISTORY!!!!! UNLESS THEY’RE F**KING BILL FANS!!! F**K THEM!!!! I WISH THEY F**K PICKS “I wish I was the Moon”,they’re making luv underneath the moonlight’s more romantic & creation than that crap. I HOPE THAT CRAPPY EP LOST OVER THE WALKING DEAD OR AMERICAN HORROR STORY!!!!!

  9. I can’t comprehend that THIS is the episode that they nominated. I actually LIKED the season until this episode. It has the inexplicable Witch “War” in which it appears Bill’s plan was to strategically PUSH all the witches to the ground. Bill get’s silvered by a HUGE mother of a silver chain by Holly, and in the next moment is saving Sookie (I guess he pushed Holly and the annoying male witch to the ground in a stealthy way and the chains fell away). Whatever!

  10. I can’t comprehend that THIS is the episode that they nominated. I actually LIKED the season until this episode. It has the inexplicable Witch “War” in which it appears Bill’s plan was to strategically PUSH all the witches to the ground. Bill get’s silvered by a HUGE mother of a silver chain by Holly, and in the next moment is saving Sookie (I guess he pushed Holly and the annoying male witch to the ground in a stealthy way and the chains fell away). Whatever!

  11. The Narnia wonderland was a terrible idea. And I agree, the dialogue was lame. I would actually want to see bill get beaten up more, than hearing and watching the Narnia scene.

  12. Ah, the irony of all this. This is an appropriate eppie for a horror award. SInce it was so damn horrible.

  13. I agree…I think this was the perfect episode for this award. It was horrorible watching it. It was horrible listening to the Narnia dialogue. It was horrifying having to watch Eric act OOC, when he was the first person to attack (something he would never do normally). And watching him bow down to Marnie at the end, was horrifying too.

    Regardless, I don’t think it will win. I think TWD will be more than likely the winner, especially the episode when it was revealed that Sophie was a walker and they killed her. Now, THAT’s how to horrify your viewers, AB!

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