Time to vote! Here’s the ballot for the (Gasp!) 16th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

Here is the official ballot for the (Gasp!!) SIXTEENTH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS.
   Since 2002, the Rondo’s have been fandom’s only classic horror awards — decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee below is being recognized for significant work or achievement in the year 2017.  So add your voice and help make a difference.
— All voting is by e-mail only.  Simply copy this ballot (cut-and-paste into an email and mark your choices with an X or highlighting works fine). Or you can type out your choices. Whatever is easiest. Send an e-mail with your picks to me, David Colton, at taraco@aol.com by Sunday night at midnight, April 8, 2018.
— No, you do not have to vote in every category. Vote for all or a few.
— One vote per person, please. Every e-mail must include your name to be counted.  All votes are kept strictly confidential. No e-mail addresses or personal information will ever be shared with anyone.
— Feel free to spread the word about the Rondo voting — go social on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; place Rondo banners on websites, urge friends and fans to vote.
— But please do not mass-produce or duplicate ballots; suspicious ballots will be rejected at the sole discretion of Rondo organizers. Let’s keep this a fun vote!
— Again, TO VOTE e-mail your picks to taraco@aol.com
   Finally, thanks as always to the thousands of fans, pros and friends who have voted year after year. We look forward to hearing from you again. Let’s make RONDO XVI the best ever.
This year’s awards are dedicated to Basil Gogos, George Romero and Haruo Nakajima
— Stephen King’s IT
— Or write in another choice:
— AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, ’11/9.’ 9.26.17, FX. Election results spark a murderous cult from both sides. ‘Take pain in one hand and anger in another. Use them.’
— BLACK MIRROR, ‘USS Callister,’ 12.29.17, NETFLIX. A creepy take on fandom and Star Trek.  ‘But then you threw my son out of an airlock.’
— DOCTOR WHO, ‘Twice Upon a Time,’ 12.25.17, BBC America. The Twelfth Doctor, refusing to regenerate, meets the First Doctor. ‘There’s a few false starts, but you get there in the end.’
— THE EXORCIST, ‘Darling Nikki,’ 11.10.17, FOX. An attempt to draw the Demon out of hiding. ‘After they’ve gone, we’ll start putting this house together again.’
— FEUD, ‘You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?’  4.23.17, FX. The Bette Davis-Joan Crawford finale includes recreation of Crawford filming TROG. ‘My mother told me to never speak ill of the dead, only good. Joan Crawford is dead. Good.’
— GAME OF THRONES, ‘The Spoils of War,’ 8.6.17. A spectacular battle of fire and ice. Dragons, too. ‘I will fight for you. I will fight for the North. When you bend the knee.’
— THE HANDMAID’S TALE, ‘A Woman’s Place,’ 5.17.17, HULU. An ambassador brings short-lived hope. ‘We let them forget their real purpose. We won’t let that happen again.’
— THE ORVILLE, ‘Pria’ 10.5.17, FOX. Charlize Theron guests as an alien from the future.  ‘When we get to my century, I’ll introduce you to Amelia Earhart.’
— STAN AGAINST EVIL, ‘Girl’s Night,’ 11.8.17, IFC. Jeffrey Combs guest stars as Impish Man. ‘Answer the door. Then step outside and lock it, and everything will be great.’
— STRANGER THINGS, ‘The Gate,’ 10.27.17, NETFLIX. Eleven and others confront beasts from the Upside Down. ‘I never gave up on you. I called you every night.’
— THE WALKING DEAD, ‘Bury Me Here,” 3.12.17 AMC. Carol rejoins the fight after a delivery to the Saviors goes bad. ‘We have to fight. We do. But not today..’
— Or write in another choice:
— DELUGE (1933, Kino)
— THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG (1927 Hitchcock, Criterion)
— THE LOST WORLD (1925; Flicker Alley)
— THE MAD MAGICIAN 3-D (1954; Twilight Time)
— THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932, Cohen)
— RAWHEAD REX (1986, Kino)
— SUSPIRIA (1982; Synapse)
— THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933, Film Detective)
— WORLD WITHOUT END (1956; Warners Archive)
— Or write-in another choice:
— COFFIN JOE TRILOGY: At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse, Embodiment of Evil (Synapse)
— FRITZ LANG: THE SILENT FILMS (Kino). Twelve Blu-Ray discs, 11 films.
— PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION (Scream Factory): Hunchback of Morgue, Werewolf & Yeti, Devil’s Possessed, Exorcism, Dragonfly for Each Corpse.
— THE PHANTASM COLLECTION (WellGo USA): All five films.
— POLTERGEIST II, III (Scream Factory)
— PSYCHO CIRCUS 3 RINGS OF TERROR: Brotherhood of Satan, Torture Garden, Creeping Flesh (Mill Creek)
— GEORGE ROMERO: BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN (Arrow): There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, The Crazies
— ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (1941, Kino) 4K restoration of 12-chapter serial.
— CALTIKI: THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959; Arrow): Complete high-def restoration of a film, and monster, once hard to see.
— DELUGE (1933, Kino) Long overdue restoration of early disaster film.
— DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1972, Arrow): Impressive image given difficult source material.
— THE LOST WORLD (1925, Flicker Alley). Expanded and restored edition adds another 10 minutes.
— THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG (1927 Hitchcock, Criterion)
— THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932, Cohen) Complete 4K restoration finally brings film into the light.
— SUSPIRIA (1977; Synapse). Much awaited 4K restoration, color corrections from original negative
— THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933, Film Detective) Remastered from 35mm at UCLA Film Archive
— VAMPIRE’S GHOST (1945, Olive). Best this low-budget film has ever looked.
— VAMPYR (1932, Criterion) Sparkles in high-definition.
— Or write-in another choice:
— CHRIS ALEXANDER, Cyborg 2087 (1966, Kino)
— ROD BARNETT and TROY GUINN: Paul Naschy Collection (Scream Factory)
— NICOLAS CICCONE, The Lost World (1925, Flicker Alley)
— TRAVIS CRAWFORD, The Crazies (Arrow, Romero)
— SAMM DEIGHAN, KAT ELLINGER: The Gorgon (1964, Indicator)
— DAVID DEL VALLE, DEREK BOTELHO, Suspiria (1977, Synapse)
— MICHAEL GRAIS (director): Poltergeist II (1986; Shout)
— GEORGE PAVOU (director), STEPHEN THROWER: Rawhead Rex (1986, Kino)
— JONATHAN RIGBY: City of the Dead (1960; Arrow)
— SAM SHERMAN, Vampire Bat (1933)
— TROY HOWARTH: Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972, Arrow)
— TIM LUCAS: Caltiki: The Immortal Monster (1959)
— JAMES NEIBAUR: Visit to a Small Planet (1960, Kino)
— TOBY ROAN: One Million BC (1940; VCI)
— MICHAEL SCHLESINGER: Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939 serial, Kino)
— RICHARD HARLAND SMITH: Deluge (1933, Kino)
— TOM WEAVER, GARY RHODES, DR. ROBERT J. KISS: The Invisible Ghost (Lugosi 1941, Kino)
— Or write-in another choice:
— ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (1941, Kino): 10 commentators share duties for all 12 chapters.
— BLACKENSTEIN (1973; Severin): Interview with sister of writer/producer Frank Saletri, who was mysteriously murdered in his home.
— CALTIKI: THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959; Arrow): Feature with film historian Kim Newman.
— COFFIN JOE TRILOGY: The Making of At Midnight I’ll Possess Your Soul.
— DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1972; Arrow): 1988 interviews with director Lucio Fulci.
— LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM (1988, Vestron): Worm Food: The Effects of Lair of the White Worm.
— THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG (1927) Hitchcock talks with Truffaut, Bogdanovich
— THE LOST WORLD (Flicker Alley): High-def restoration of 1913 Willis O’Brien short, The Ghost of Slumber Mountain.
— THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954; Twilight Time): Two Three Stooges shorts in 3-D.
— NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS (1974; Scream Factory): Alternate ‘clothed’ version!
— THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932, Kino): Talk with Sara Karloff about her father’s work with James Whale.
— POLTERGEIST III (1988, Shout): Interviews with Nancy Allen
— THE RESURRECTED (1991, Shout): Interview with S.T. Joshi
— SUSPIRIA (Synapse): Half-hour Ballyhoo feature, A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of Suspiria,
— TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995, Shout): Welcome to Hell, The Making of Tales from the Hood
— VAMPIRE BAT (1933): Melvyn Douglas’ son recalls his father’s life and work.
— Or write-in another choice:
8. BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (Limited release, video/streaming)
— ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, directed by John McPhail. Singing and dancing helps fend off a zombie invasion. See video here
— Herschel Gordon Lewis’ BLOODMANIA, directed by HG Lewis, Kevin Littlelight, Melanie Reinboldt. A blood-soaked quartet of gore and satire. See video here
— DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN, directed by Christopher Mihm. Crazed special effects mark this send-up of 50s sci-fi. See video here
— THE DEVIL’S CANDY, directed by Sean Byrne. Satanic chords in a heavy metal horror. See video here
— DIANE, directed by Michael Mongillo. A dead body of a beautiful woman haunts an Afghan vet. See video here
— FANTASMA, directed by Brett Mullen. Demons swirl around a ballerina. See video here
— A GHOST STORY, directed by David Lowery. A white-sheeted ghost is unstuck in time. See video here
— I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, directed by Macon Blair. A nurse and friend find revenge has its own horrors. See video here
— THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, directed by Juan Carlos Medina. Londoners believe a legendary creature is behind serial murders. See video here
— LONG NIGHT IN A DEAD CITY, directed by Richard Griffin. Shadows and menace on an eerie New Year’s Eve. See video here
— THE NIGHT-TIME WINDS, directed by Ansel Faraj. Estranged sisters reunite amid ghosts and black-and-white terrors. See video here
— RED CHRISTMAS, directed by Craig Anderson. From Australia with Dee Wallace, a most dangerous holiday. See video here
— SUPER DARK TIMES, directed by Kevin Phillips. Teens unable to escape a deadly secret. See video here
— THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR, directed by Joshua Kennedy. A stop-motion homage to Harryhausen myths. See video here
— XX, directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama. Family horrors mark this four-episode anthology. See video here
— Or write-in another choice:
— THE AMULET OF FEAR, directed by Andrea Ricca (6 mins) Girl’s discovery conjures up a creature. See video here
— THE BLACK CAT, directed by Barghav Saikia (20 mins.). From India, based on short story by Ruskin Bond. See video here.
— BURN, directed by Judson Vaughan (15 mins). A couple tries to shield their son amid a media witchhunt. See video here
— CRESWICK, directed by Natalie James (10 mins). Something else is living in a woman’s childhood home. See video here
— DON’T EVER CHANGE, directed by Don Swaynos (10 mins). A ‘fan’ interrupts a mother-daughter reunion. See video here
— HIVE, directed by Adam Ciolfi (10 mins). Stop-motion look at hope on a dying world. See video here
— KONG: STEEL IN LOVE, directed by Tom Woodruff Jr.  (9 mins).  The original King Kong armature is reanimated in a touching tribute. See video here
— RAKKA, directed by Neill Blomkamp. (22 mins). Sigourney Weaver stars in battle against alien invaders. See video here
— RITES OF VENGEANCE, directed by Izzy Lee (5 mins). Nuns take vengeance on a sinful preist. See video here
— THEATRE FANTASTIQUE: MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, directed by Ansel Faraj (11 mins) Poe’s poem takes a hallucinatory dance. See video here
— WHY IS THERE CARDBOARD IN DRACULA? by Cinemassacre (10 minutes). Was that cardboard on a lamp in the 1931 classic a mistake or intentional? See video here
— Or write-in another choice:
— BATMAN AND BILL, directed by Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce; based on book by Marc Tyler Nobleman. How Bill Finger finally was given credit for helping Bob Kane create Batman. See video here
— KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN, directed by Steve Mitchell. The showman who mixed schlock with class. See video here
— MONSTER KIDS: THE IMPACT OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT, directed by James-Michael Roddy. How the monster craze of the 1960s grew to change American culture. See video here
— THE MOTHMAN OF POINT PLEASANT, directed by Seth Breedlove. What is known about the encounter with a creature in West Virginia in 1966. See video here
— 78/52, directed by Alexandre O. Phillippe. An obsessive look at the shower scene in Psycho. See video here
— TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY, directed by Derek Herbert. How a burn-scarred stuntman rose to don the mask of Jason Voorhees. See video here
— TOMB OF THE TOPSTONES, directed by Ray Castile. Web series traces history of rare monster masks of the 1960s. See video here
— UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY, directed by John Campopiano, Justin White. Revisiting locations in Maine, the story of the Stephen king thriller. See video here
— WHO GOES THERE? IN SEARCH OF THE THING, directed by Daniel Griffith. From science fiction magazine to two classic films, the complete story of the alien on ice. See video here
— YOU’RE SO COOL, BREWSTER: THE STORY OF FRIGHT NIGHT, directed by Chris Griffiths. More than three hours on the film and its sequel. See video here
–Or write-in another choice:
— AMERICAN GOTHIC, by Jonathan Rigby (Signum, hardcover, 384 pages, $39.95). Revised and sometimes surprising examination of the classics of American horror films.
— APOCALYPSE THEN: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967, by Mike Bogue (McFarland, softcover, 316 pages, $39.95). The atom is not our friend in this survey of nearly 90 films.
— ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? A TV Movie Compendium, 1964-1999, by Amanda Reyes (Headpress, softcover, 338 pages, $23.95). From IT to DUEL, made-for-TV movies that made viewers jump.
— AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC: The Untold Story of the 1929-31 Dracula Tour ‘Down Under,’ by Daniel Best. (CreateSpace, softcover, 168 pages, $16.95). Tracing the vampire play starring Australian actor Ashton Jarry.
— THE ART OF HORROR MOVIES: An Illustrated History, by Stephen Jones (Applause Theater & Cinema, hardcover, 256 pages, $26). Posters, paintings and essays from silents to today.
— THE BIG BOOK OF JAPANESE GIANT MONSTER MOVIES: THE LOST FILMS, by John LeMay (CreateSpace, softcover, 386 pages, $16.99). Kaiju pairings and sequels that were announced but never happened.
— CRYPTID CINEMA: Meditations on Bigfoot, Bayou Beasts & Backwoods Bogeymen of the Movies, by Stephen R. Bissette (CreateSpace, softcover, 264 pages, $24.95). A veteran of swamp things reviews the films of bogs and creatures.
— DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (Scripts from the Crypt #6), by Gary Don Rhodes, with Tom Weaver and Michael Lee (BearManor Media, softcover, 350 pages, $24.95). Original shooting script and analysis of Universal’s most urbane horror classic.
— FORGOTTEN HORRORS VOL. 9: Into the Ectoplasmic Spasmochasm, by Michael H. Price, John Wooley, Frank Stack (CreateSpace, softcover, 250 pages, $25). Bravely into the lost or ignored films of the 1960s.
–ISHIRO HONDA: A Life in Film from Godzilla to Kurosawa, by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewki (Wesleyan, hardcover, 336 pages, $32.95). Two film scholars review the wide-ranging career of the famed Japanese director.
— IT CAME FROM THE VIDEO AISLE!, by Dave Jay, William Wilson and Dewi Torsten (Schiffer, softcover, 480 pages, $34.99). Inside Charles Band’s Full Moon cinema empire.
— KIM NEWMAN’S VIDEO DUNGEON, by Kim Newman (Titan books, softcover, 320 pages, $18.95). Collected reviews by one of England’s p[remier authorities.
— LOST GIRLS: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin, edited by Samm Deighan (Spectacular Optical, softcover, 434 pages, $49.95Canada/$39USD) Women critics reveal the many layers found in the work of the French fantasist.
— MICHAEL CURTIZ: A Life in Film, by Alan K. Rode (University Press of Kentucky, hardcover, 704 pages, $50). Best-known for Casablanca, he directed 181 films, even the likes of Doctor X and Mystery in the Wax Museum.
— MIDNIGHT MARQUEE’S CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE SCRAPBOOK, 1930s, Vol. 1, edited by Susan and Gary Svehla. (Midnight Marquee, softcover, 268 pages, $25). Pressbook materials, newspaper clippings, photos and ballyhoo surrounding our favorite monster films.
— THE MONSTER MOVIES OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, by James L. Neibaur (Rowman & Littlefield, hardcover, 228 pages, $38). A character study of 29 films featuring Universal’s classic monsters.
— MONSTER SQUAD: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema’s Most Memorable Creatures, by Heather A. Wixson (BearManor Media, softcover, 444 pages, $28). Biographies and interviews with master monster makers of the 70s-90s.
— NOPE, NOTHING WRONG HERE: The Making of Cujo, by Lee Gambin (BearManor Media, softcover, 502 pages, $30). Interviews and production notes from the 80s classic.
— RICCARDO FREDA:  The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker, by Roberto Curti (McFarland, softcover, 376 pages, $45).  A wide-ranging biography of the Italian director.
— ROBOT MONSTER DIARIES, by Kevin Scott Collier (CreateSpace, softcover, 120 pages, $10.95). From bubble machines to rare photos, a look back at the Ro-Man invasion.
— TRIBUTE TO WILLIS O’BRIEN, Vols. 1 & 2, by William Stout (Terra Nova Press, softcover, 80 pages each, $20). Famed artist’s detailed sketches and commentary on the original master of animation.
— UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ORIGINS, by Christopher Ripley (Eskdale & Kent, softcover, 260 pages, $14.99). The legends behind some of Hollywood’s most famous creatures.
— UNIVERSAL TERRORS: Eight Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Films, by Tom Weaver with David Schecter, Robert J. Kiss and Steve Kronenberg (McFarland, softcover, 440 pages, $49). From the Creature to Tarantula, Universal’s new wave of monsters in the 1950s.
— VAMPIRA AND HER DAUGHTERS, Women Horror Hosts from the 1950s to the Internet Era, by Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter (McFarland, softcover, 172 pages, $29.95). The too often overlooked “dream ghouls,” from Aunt Gertie to Veronique Von Venom.
— WE ARE THE MARTIANS: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, by Neil Snowdon (PS Publishing, hardcover, 491 pages, $35). The man who created Quatermass and much of British TV.
— WE BELONG DEAD: A Gay Perspective on the Classic Movie Monsters, by Douglas McEwan (Pulp Hero Press, softcover, 177 pages, $17.95). A witty look at how classic horror films might appear from a gay point of view.
— THE WEREWOLF FILMOGRAPHY, by Bryan Senn (McFarland, hardcover, 408 pages, $49.95). The ultimate in moonlit scholarship, more than 300 films.
— A WEREWOLF REMEMBERS: The Testament of Lawrence Stewart Talbot, by Frank J. Dello Stritto (Cult Movies Press, hardcover, 511 pages, $30). The untold history of the Universal monsters, as told by the Wolf Man.
— Or write in another choice:
— Cinema Retro
— Classic Monsters of the Movies
— The Dark Side
— Delirium
— Diabolique
— Digital Dead
— Famous Monsters of Filmland
— Filmfax
— Freaky Monsters
— G-Fan
— HorrorHound
— Little Shoppe of Horrors
— Mad Scientist
— Monster!
— Monster Bash
— Phantom of the Movies Videoscope
— Rue Morgue
— Scary Monsters
— Scream
— Screem
— Shock
— Video Watchdog
— We Belong Dead
— Or write in another choice:
13. BEST ARTICLE (Please pick two; one will win)
— ‘Battle of the Monster Makers: The Science Behind Henry and Victor Frankenstein,’ by Mark C Glassy, PhD, SCARY MONSTERS #103. The science behind Universal and Hammer’s dueling mad doctors.
— ‘Boris Karloff: Host of NBC’s Thriller,’ by Dr. Robert J. Kiss, CLASSIC IMAGES #507. How the horror icon held viewers spellbound.
— ‘Caltiki: The Name Written in Tripe,’ by Tim Lucas. SCREEM #33. The rediscovery of Mario Bava’s role in his Italian monster movie.
— ‘Robert Bloch: The Clown at Midnight,’ by Steve Vertlieb, THETHUNDERCHILD.COM. Recalling a 25-year friendship with the author of Psycho.
— ‘Could the Zombo Show Be Successful Today?’, by Mike Dimesa (art by Rob Costello), SCARY MONSTERS #103. A wistful look at the Munsters short-lived horror host.
— ‘The Epic Untold Saga Behind Frankenstein: The True Story,’ by Sam Irvin, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38. More than 100 pages on the 1973 NBC miniseries that brought elegance and star-power to Mary Shelley’s monster.
— ‘Fan Therapy: Subscription Boxes,’ by Nathan Hanneman, HORRORHOUND #63. What do you actually get in those horror mystery boxes? HH opens them up.
— ‘The Future of Horror: Directing a New Generation,’ by Nathan Hanneman and staff, HORRORHOUND #68. A look at directors who will be taking the genre in scary new directions.
— ‘The Great and Secret Showman,’ by Sean Plummer, RUE MORGUE #176. The myths and truths behind Satanist Anton Lavey.
— ”How Do You Solve a Problem Like Carmilla, Part Two,’ by John-Paul Checkett, VIDEO WATCHDOG #184. More surp[rising films based on LeFanu’s novella.
— ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ by Nige Burton, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #9. An in-depth look at the 1939 all-time classic.
— ‘James Whale,’ a three-part article by Neil Pettigrew, DARK SIDE #183, 188, 189. Visits to Whale’s birthplace and stage career offer insights to his Universal monsters.
— ‘Less Is More: on the Need to Return to Generic Horror,’ by Preston Fassel, HeardTell.com. A prescription for change.
— ‘The Mummy: 85 Years of Stalking,’ by Jon Kitley with Jason Jink Jenkins, HORRORHOUND # A museum-full of mummified films, toys, games and artifacts.
— ‘Music to our Fears,’ by Jamie Jones, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #6. Dissecting the horror themes that made so many films so memorable.
— ‘The Night of the Eagle Revisited,’ by Clive Dawson, DARK SIDE #181. The many incarnations of Burn Witch Burn.
— ‘The Obscure Cinematic Lore of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,’ by Steve Joyce, the Journal of Stevenson Studies, Vol. 13. Exploring the many silent-film takes on one of literature’s original monsters.
— ‘The Old Dark House, Fixed Up Good as New,’ by Tom Weaver, CLASSIC IMAGES #509. Interviews and tons of facts about the newly restored James Whale classic.
— ‘Paul Blaisdell: The Strange Creature of Topanga Canyon,’ by Vincent di Fate, SCARY MONSTERS #104-105. The low-budget triumphs and career heartbreak of a master monster maker.
— ‘Paul Naschy,’ by Rod Barnett, SCREEM #34. An expert examines the latest Naschy resurgence.
— ‘Phyllis Coates, or Loosing Lois Lane in New York,’ by Bruce Dettman, FILMFAX #150.  A first-person account of escorting the Superman star to a Manhattan convention.
— ‘The Production of Universal’s Invisible Man Returns,’ by Greg Mank, MONSTER BASH #29. How Vincent Price went invisible.
— ‘Regarding the Incomparable Acting Career of Peter Lorre,’ by Lucas Paris, MONDOCULT.com. The performances are the thing in this look at one of horror’s most singular presences.
— “The Road to Hell: The Making of To the Devil a Daughter and the Unmaking of Hammer,’ by David Taylor, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #39. How Hammer blew a last chance to stay afloat.
— ‘Supernatural Folklore in the Japanese Ghost Film,’ by Kat Ellinger, DIABOLIQUE #26. Tracing the cultural roots of apparitions and demons.
— ‘Triple Threat: Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster,’ by Martin Arlt, MAD SCIENTIST #32. Everything, and more, you need to know about Godzilla’s arch-nemesis.
— ’20 Years of Monsters,’ by Michael Ramsey and Deborah Painter, MONSTER BASH #30. A look back at two decades of fandom’s most monster-friendly convention.
— Or write-in another choice:
14. BEST INTERVIEW (Award goes to interviewer)
— Adrienne Barbeau, by Terry and Tiffany DuFoe, VIDEOSCOPE #103
— Doug Bradley, by Holly Interlandi, FAMOUS MONSTERS #289.
— Larry Cohen, by Don Vaughan, VIDEOSCOPE #104
— Bryan Fuller & Michael Green, showrunners of American Gods, by Jessica Dwyer. HORRORHOUND #65
— Shinji Higuchi (director of Shin Godzilla), by Fabien Mauro. G-FAN #116.
— Nastassja Kinski (To the Devil a Daughter), 1996 interview by Nicolas Barbano, translated in LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #39.
— Martin Landau, a 1994 interview about Lugosi, Ed Wood and more, by Mike Stein, FILMFAX #149.
— Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall), by Preston Fassel, CineDump.com
— Haruo Nakajima, 2008 interview with Brett Homenick. G-FAN #117.
— Brett Piper, stop-motion specialist, by Stephen R. Bissette, MONSTER! #32.
— Anne Serling discusses her father, Rod Serling, by Chris Alexander, DELIRIUM #13.
— Sissy Spacek, by Lee Gambin, SCREAM #41 (UK)
— Vampira (Maila Nurmi), 2007 interview by Stacey Asip-Kneitschel, Pleasekillme.com
— Marie Wallace of Dark Shadows, by Rod Labbe. SCARY MONSTERS #104
— John Walsh, friend of Ray Harryhausen, by Adrian Smith, SCREEM #33.
— The W.I.T.C.H. interviews by Andrea Subassati, RUE MORGUE #178.
— Or write-in another choice:
— Camp Grindhouse, by David Del Valle, DELIRIUM.
— The Doctor Is In-Sane, by Dr. Gangrene, SCARY MONSTERS
— Fright Gallery, curated by Gary Pullin, RUE MORGUE
— Grey Matters, by Richard Schellbach, MONDO CULT ONLINE
— It Came from Bowen’s Basement, by John W, Bowen, RUE MORGUE
— Larry Blamire’s Star Turn, VIDEO WATCHDOG
— Overlooked in Hollywood, by Laura Wagner, GOLDEN FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE
— Ralph’s One and Only Traveling Reviews, by Richard Klemensen, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS
— Rondo Remembers, by Ron Adams, MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE
— Shot in the Dark, by Tim Lucas, DIABOLIQUE
— They Came from the Krypt, by Jon Kitley, HORRORHOUND
— Or write in another choice:

Classic Monsters of the Movies #9
by Daniel Horne

Dark Side #285
by Rick Melton

Diabolique #27
by Mark Spears

Famous Monsters #289
by Terry Wolfinger

Filmfax #149, vintage
Vampira promotion

G-FAN #117
Tribute to Haruo Nakajima

Little Shoppe of Horrors #38 by Mark Maddox

HorrorHound #64
by Mark Hammermeister

Monster #32
by Alex Wald

Monster Bash #29 by Daniel Horne

Rue Morgue #178
by Sara Deck and Andrew Wright

Mad Scientist #32 by Mark Maddox

Scary Monsters #105 by Scott Jackson

Screem #34 by Mark Maddox

Videoscope #102
(Kino, The Lodger)

Video Watchdog #184
(Farewell issue; Lily Cole,
The Moth Diaries)

We Belong Dead #19
by Brux

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Collinsport Historical Society  Chasing the Shadows left by Barnabas Collins.
Daily Dead Movies, toys, horror. Repeat.
Dread Central    Horror’s daily front page.
Dr Gangrene’s Mad Blog  Nashville’s mad doctor.
The Dwight Frye Appreciation Group  He was more than a lab assistant.
Graveyard Shift Sisters  Women of color are horror fans, too.
HorrorMovies.ca  Scare news from the North.
The Horrors of it All  The amazing 50s comics revival lives here.
Latarnia Fantastique International Home of Euro and world horror.
Mondo Cult  Horror is just part of the edgy culture here.
Monster Kid Clubhouse  A classic horror signpost on Facebook.
Monster Magazine World  Always updated with the latest in print monsters.
John Kenneth Muir Reflections on Cult Movies and Classic TV.
Ravenous Monster  Consuming horror from books to film.
Scared Silly   Paul Castiglia’s compendium of classic horror comedies.
Scifi Japan  The home of Monster Zero News.
Serial Squadron Cliffhangers of the past, discussed and restored.
Sin Street Sleaze  John Harrison’s blog of pulp and pop.
— Terror from Beyond the Daves  The dynamic duo of monster fandom.
Universal Monster Army  The ultimate collectors of monstrous toys, models and collectibles.
Video Watchblog  Tim Lucas on the magic of movies, music and life.
Witch’s Dungeon  Cortlandt Hull’s shrine to Hollywood’s horrific legacy.
— Women in Horror Month Every February, a celebration of films and directors.
Zombos Closet  Horrors and thrills beyond belief.
— Or write-in another choice:
Between Light and Shadow: Twilight Zone episodes dissected.
Bloodbath and Beyond  Horror reviews and gotta love that name.
Bloody Good Horror  No-nonsense reviews of old and new.
Blumhouse Shock Waves Podcast  Unholy trio of Galluzzo, Kane & McKendry.
B-Movie Cast Almost 400 episodes about our favorite things.
— Count Gore De Vol’s Creature Features  Weekly web program from a classic horror host.
— Cult Radio A Go-Go!  Pioneers of the horror-talk genre; now on Roku, too.
Dr. Destruction’s Big Top Radio Broadcast  Streaming from Wisconsin
— Damn Dirty Geeks Hollywood pros, fans and monsters talk shop every month.
— Doctor of the Dead Podcast of zombies, by zombies, for zombies.
Eerie the Late Night Horror Channel  Horror hosts  and The Monster Channel.
— The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price Up to 82 and counting, Dr. Gangrene’s film-by-film survey.
Fright Asylum Horror reviews and comedy.
Gruesome magazine Interviews and overviews of the horror scene.
Hellbent for Horror  The podcast with a manifesto for horror.
— The Homicidal Homemaker ‘Where Home Economics Meets Horror’
Horror Happens Radio Show   Jay K, the Ghost and horror as it happens.
Horror Movie Podcast Dead serious about horror movies.
Kaijucast  Godzilla’s early warning sysytem.
The Monster Report Video reviews of kaiju old and new.
Monster Kid Radio  Derek Koch hosts modern talk about classic monsters.
Night of the Living Podcast Live horrors from Cincinnati weekly.
Poe Forevermore Radio Theater  Keeping the legends of macabre literature alive.
Post Mortem with Mick Garris  Interviews with horror’s top filmmakers
Projection Booth Podcast  Movie talk and more.
Ray Harryhausen Podcast  Stop-motion talks from the Harryhausen Foundation.
Six Foot Plus Talk and music buried deep.
The Slaughtered Bird Horrors and interviews from Liverpool.
13th Floor The elevator stops here.
Trailers from Hell Joe Dante and gang comment on vintage trailers.
Twilight Zone Podcast  Another signpost up ahead.
The Vortexx Hosting horror hosts and more.
You Must Remember This  Topics have included Boris, Bela and Lewton.
— Or write-in another choice:
— ALIEN EXPO (Dallas)
— BLOB FEST (Phoenixville, Pa.)
— CHILLER (Parsippany, NJ)
— CINEMA WASTELAND (Strongsville, Oh.)
— CRYPTICON (Seattle)
— CTHULHUCON (Portland, Ore.)
— DAYS OF THE DEAD (Indianapolis)
— DRAGONCON (Atlanta)
— G-FEST (Rosemont, Il.)
— HORROR REALM  (Pittsburgh)
— MONSTER BASH (Mars, Pa.)
— MONSTERFEST (Chesapeake, Va.)
— MONSTER-MANIA (Cherry Hill, NJ)
— MONSTERAMA (Atlanta)
— ROCK AND SHOCK (Worcester, Ma.)
— SCAREFEST (Lexington, Ky.)
— SCARES THAT CARE (Williamsburg, Va.)
— STOKERCON (Queen Mary, Long Beach, Calif.)
— WONDERFEST (Louisville)
— Or write in another choice:
— BLOB PANIC RE-ENACTMENT. Fans run out of the same Pennsylvania theatre attacked by The Blob (Blobfest)
— COUNT GORE DEVOL PRESENTS Live double-bills of classics in Silver Spring, Md.
— FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, with writer Sam Irvin, takes over Creature Features in Burbank.
— JOHN FULTON’s daughter, Joanne, talks about his special effects legacy during three-day event in his hometown of Beatrice, Neb.
— RAY HARRYHAUSEN — MYTHICAL MENAGERIE, is exhibited at Science Museum Oklahoma, first U.S. exhibit since his death in 2013. Daughter Vanessa among guests.
— HORRORBLES monster shop relaunches in Berwyn, Ill., with a party at Flashback Convention.
— IMAGINEERING, the makeup company of the 70s, is celebrated by Dan Roebuck and company veterans.
— INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN’s 60th Anniversary celebrated by Peter Brothers, Scott Essman, Frank Dietz, others in Calabash, Calif.
— MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 launches live tour with stage shows in San Francisco and elsewhere.
— PINHEAD EXPERIENCE features Doug Bradley in full costume at Mad Monster Party in Scottsdale, Ariz
— RADIOTHEATRE’S H.P. LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL, eight audio drama performed live  by NYC’s Radiotheatre.
— SUSAN SARANDON sings Rocky Horror’s  ‘Don’t dream it, be it,’ after being honored at Sitges Film Festival in Spain.
— JOHN WATERS performs ‘This Filthy World’ at HorrorHound Weekend.
— WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH blood drive PSAs, curated by the Soska Sisters in February 2017.
— Or write-in another choice:
— A. Ghastlee Ghoul (Ohio)
— Arachna (Fort Collins, Colo.)
— The Bone Jangler (Illinois)
— Karlos Borloff (Monster Madhouse)
— Joe Bob Briggs (Dallas)
— Dr. Gangrene (Nashville)
— Dr. Madblood (Virginia)
— Elvira (Mistress of Dark)
— The Ghouligans (New York)
— Count Gore De Vol (D.C.)
— Count Gregula (Count Gregula’s Crypt)
— Fritz the Nite Owl Ohio)
— Ghoul a Go-Go (NY)
— Halloween Jack
— Lord Blood-Rah (San Francisco)
— Marlena Midnite and Robyn (Iowa)
— Mr. Lobo (Calif.)
— Nigel Honeybone (Australia)
— Ormon Grimsby (NC)
— Penny Dreadful (New England)
— Son of Ghoul (Ohio)
— Svengoolie (Berwyn)
— Or write in another host:
— AMERICAN GODS (Dark Horse), Neil Gaiman’s novel/TV show serialized.
— ANNO DRACULA (Titan), Kim Newman’s book series comes to comics.
— THE CREEPS In the Warren tradition
— HARROW COUNTY (Dark Horse). Cullen Bunn and  Tyler Crook deliver a Southern gothic of dread.
— HAUNTED HORROR (IDW/Yoe). Steve Banes, Craig Yoe, Clizia Gussoni rescue the most obscure of 1950s horror comics.
— JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER. The zombies control Riverdale.
— LUCIO FULCI’S ZOMBIE (Eibon Press): Continuing the mayhem.
— MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics). A young monster fan investigates a death.
— SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE, Richard Corben’s classic spook show.
— SON OF UGH, by Peter von Sholly. Collecting Sholly’s monstrous caricatures and paintings.
— THE WALKING DEAD (Image) Kirkman’s zombie epic walks on.
— THE WOODS (Boom!). High school students and teachers vanish to a forest light years away. James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas.
— THE AUDIO ADVENTURES OF BIG DAN FRATER (Larry Blamire, Brian Howe) Comedy for the forehead.
— BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (Bleak December Inc., Cadabra, Brilliance Audio). Voiced by Tony Todd.
— HAMMER HORROR: CLASSIC THEMES 1958-1974 (Silva) From James Bernard to David Whitaker.
— HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN ON VINYL. Canada’s monster gang.
— LONG LIVE THE KING; Soundtrack to Kong documentary by Michael McCormack.
— THE UNDEAD: Having an Undead Summer (EP)
— VAULT OF HORROR: The Italian Collection (Demon Records) 20 tracks from 70s and 80s.
24. BEST WRITER OF 2017 (includes reviewers)
25. BEST ARTIST OF 2017 (all formats, including paint, sculpt or design)
26. BEST FAN ARTIST OF 2017 (The Linda Miller Award)
28. MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR (Who did the most to advance the cause of classic horror scholarship, film preservation or genre fun).
   — Which fans, pros, writers, researchers, horror hosts or others should be inducted into the Rondo Awards Monster Kid Hall of Fame?
Suggest up to six names of folks who have helped fandom grow.
Previous inductees are listed alphabetically below.
ALREADY INDUCTED ARE: Forrest J Ackerman*, Julie Adams, Rick Baker, James Bama, Calvin Beck, Stephen Bissette, Paul and Jackie Blaisdell, Ron Borst, Ray Bradbury, Bob and Kathy Burns, Bill Cardille, Ben Chapman, Frederick S. Clarke, Jim and Marian Clatterbaugh, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Jack Davis, David Del Valle, Gary Dorst, Dennis Druktenis, William K. Everson,, Mark Frank, Frank Frazetta, Bob Furmanek, Ghoulardi, Don Glut, Basil Gogos, Archie Goodwin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Count Gore De Vol, Ray Harryhausen, Del and Sue Howison, Cortlandt Hull, Larry Ivie, Sara Karloff, Ken Kelly, Dick Klemensen, Verne Langdon, JD Lees, Bob Lemon, Jessie Lilley, Lux Interior, Tim and Donna Lucas, Gregory Mank, Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe), Ray Meyers, Mark Miller, Morgus, Ted Newsom, Paul Naschy, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, Don Post Studio, Mark Redfield, Gary Don Rhodes, German Robles, George A. Romero, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Vince Rotolo, David J. Skal, Richard Harland Smith, John Stanley, Michael Stein, Bhob Stewart, William Stout, George Stover, Gary and Sue Svehla, Sammy Terry, Vampira, Steve Vertlieb, Dennis Vincent, Mike Vraney, Bill Warren, James Warren, Tom Weaver, Michael Weldon,  Bob Wilkins, Bernie Wrightson, and, of course, Zacherley
*Ackerman (1916-2008), recently has been accused of past sexual harassment. His induction in 2003 recognized the pivotal role of Famous Monsters magazine, as created by Ackerman and James Warren.
Whew! That’s it. Remember, you don’t have to vote in every category and write-ins and comments are accepted.
AGAIN, TO VOTE simply copy this ballot and make your picks by highlighting your selection, or by putting an X by your selections, or by typing out your picks separately. We know the ballot is awkward, but a simple cut-and-paste into an email works fine.
Then e-mail your picks to taraco@aol.com by April 8, 2018.
And if you gotten this far, you are a true Monster Kid! Thanks.
This year’s Rondos are dedicated to the monster artist supreme, BASIL GOGOS, to the first director who really scared us, GEORGE ROMERO, and to the man inside the monster suit, HARUO NAKAJIMA. Long may their memories fill Monster Kids with joy, shivers and wonder.
Rondo Awards copyright 2018 David Colton  taraco@aol.com