Here’s the OFFICIAL Ballot for the (Gasp!) 18th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

 Here is the official ballot for the (Gasp!!) EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL
 RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS
(NOTE: You can also find a  ballot at the Classic Horror Film Board here: Rondo ballot. )
Since 2002, the Rondos 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 2019  So add your voice and help make a difference.
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   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 XVIII the best ever.
BELOW IS THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE
(GASP!) 18TH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS    
This year’s awards are dedicated to Dick Miller, Julie Adams
 and Brad Linaweaver
 1) BEST FILM OF 2019
— AD ASTRA
— ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE
— ANNABELLE COMES HOME
— AVENGERS: ENDGAME
— BLACK CHRISTMAS
— BRIGHTBURN
— CHILD’S PLAY
— CRAWL
— THE DEAD DON’T DIE
— DOCTOR SLEEP
— GLASS
— GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
— HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U
— IT: CHAPTER TWO
— JOKER
— THE LIGHTHOUSE
— MIDSOMMAR
— PARASITE
— READY OR NOT
— SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
— SHAZAM!
— SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
— STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER
— US
— ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP
— Or write in another choice:
2) BEST TV PRESENTATION
— AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984, ‘Camp Redwood,’ 9.18.19, FX.  Season nine kicks off with homages to the 80s. ‘This is the site of the greatest summer camp massacre of all time.’
— ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK, ‘Submitted for Approval,’ 10.11.19, Nickelodeon. A new member joins the Midnight Society. ‘Nothing bad is gonna happen on this ride. Just relax.’
— BLACK MIRROR, ‘Smithereens,’ 6.5.19, Netflix. An Uber driver has another destination in mind. ‘Do you mind if I follow an alternate route?’
— THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, ‘An Exorcism in Greendale,’ 10.26.19, Netflix. A demon inhabits Uncle Jesse. ‘Mephistopheles, save us from the dramatics of a teenage witch.’
— CREEPSHOW, ‘The Man in the Suitcase,’ 10/10/19, Shudder. An unexpected visitor has magical powers. ‘An unfortunate condition causes me to produce gold when I am in pain.’
— DOCTOR WHO, ‘Resolution,’ 12.31.19, BBC. The 13th Doctor confronts the Daleks. ‘Don’t take that with alcohol, you’ll grow an extra head.’
— EVIL, ‘October 31,’ 10.24.19, CBS.  Halloween and an exorcism are a deadly combination. ‘Kindness is hypocrisy.’
— INTO THE DARK, ‘All That We Destroy,’ 5.3.19, Hulu. For Mother’s Day, an experiment with clones and family. ‘How many times has he killed me?’
— THE MANDALORIAN, ‘Chapter Two: The Child,’ 11.15.19, DIsney+. Baby Yoda uses the Force to save his protector. ‘May it survive and bring you a handsome reward.’
— MARIANNE. ‘You Left Her’  9.13.19, Netflix. Friends return to an old school for a ritual.  ‘She’s a witch. I wrote these books to fight against her.’
— NOS4A2, ‘The Gas Mask Man,’ 6.2.19, AMC. A sinister Christmas is coming at the school. ‘He’s hunting you.’
 — STAR TREK DISCOVERY, ‘Such Sweet Sorrow’ 4.11.19, CBS Access. The saga of Captain Pike ends where it began. ‘There’s a whole galaxy out there full of people who will reach for you.’
— STRANGER THINGS 3: ‘The Battle of Starcourt,’ 7.4.19, Netflix. The Mind Flayer comes for El. ‘The hurt is good. It means you’re out of that cave..’
— SUPERNATURAL, ;Atomic Monsters,’ 11.7.19. Final season finds Sam and Dean on the road again. ‘You’ve got to stop calling yourself “The Meat Man”. It doesn’t mean what you think it means.’
— THE TWILIGHT ZONE, ‘Replay,’ 4/1/19, CBS Access. A camcorder rewinds time on a racist cop. ‘Only by embracing her past could she protect her son’s future.’
— THE WALKING DEAD, ‘We Are the End of the World,’ 10.13.19, AMC. The origins of Alpha and Beta.  ‘There is clarity in the chaos. Do you doubt me?’
— WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, ‘The Trial, 5.8.19, FX. Vampires stand accused by a tribunal of their peers. ‘We might have floated the idea of murdering him, but we didn’t do it. Did we??’
 — Or write in another choice:
3) BEST CLASSIC DVD/BLU-RAY
— THE BODY SNATCHER (1945; Shout)
— A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959; Olive)
— DEAD OF NIGHT (1945; Kino)
— THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968; Shout)
— DRACULA (1979; Shout)
— THE FIFTH CORD (1971; Arrow)
— 4D MAN (1959; Kino)
— FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (1967; Shout)
— FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958; Warners)
— HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961; Kino)
— THE HUMAN MONSTER (1939; VCI)
— MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES (1957; Arrow)
— THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928; Flicker Alley)
— THE MUMMY’S REVENGE (1973; Scorpion; Naschy)
— MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932; Shout)
— PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (1966; Shout)
— SILVER BULLET COLLECTOR’S EDITION (1985; Shout)
— THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955; Shout)
— TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER (1976; Shout)
— VIY (1967; Severin; Russian horror)
— Or write in another choice:
4) BEST COLLECTION
— ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO (Severin): Three-disc set includes rare trailers, soundtracks, documentaries and interviews.
— AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT Vol. 2 (Arrow): Dark August, Dream No Evil, The Child,
— BLOODY TERROR: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren, 1976-1987 (Indicator): Satan’s Slaves, Prey, Terror, Inseminoid, Bloody New Year.
— FANTOMAS THREE-FILM COLLECTION (Kino): Fantomas, Fantomas Unleashed, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (all from 1960s)
— THE FLY COLLECTION (Shout): The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly, Curse of the Fly, The Fly (1986), The Fly II.
— GODZILLA: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 (Criterion): All 15 films on eight discs.
— HAMMER VOLUME 4: Faces of Fear  (Indicator): Revenge of Frankenstein, Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Taste of Fear, The Damned.
— THE OMEN COLLECTION (Shout): The Omen, Omen II, The Final Conflict, and Omen IV: The Awakening.
— RINGU COLLECTION (Arrow): Ringu, Ringu 2, Ringu O, and Spiral.
— SPACE: 1999, The Complete Series (Shout): 48 episodes on 13 discs, numerous special features.
— UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION, Vol. 1 (Universal): The Black Cat, The Raven, Invisible Ray, Black Friday.
— ULTRA Q: The Complete Series (Mill Creek): All 28 episodes of landmark Japanese TV series by creators of Godzilla.
— Or write in another choice:
 5) BEST RESTORATION OR UPGRADE
— ASSIGNMENT TERROR (1970; Scorpion): Pan-and-scan replaced by 2.35 widescreen.
— THE BLACK CAT (1934; Shout): Improved image reveals new details.
— CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960; Shout): Far superior to streaming version; first release on disc.
— DEAD OF NIGHT (1945; Kino): Restored from original materials; uncut UK version.
— THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968; Shout): Original theatrical effects restored.
— HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961′; Kino):Original Italian version, English export of Bava’s film, plus restored U.S. version.
— THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928; Flicker Alley): 4K transfer; extensive alternate footage.
— MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964; festival screenings), restored with added footage by Academy Film Foundation, Film Foundation and George Lucas Foundation.
— THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955; Shout): Two aspect ratios, 1.85 and 1.37; restored Perspecta stereo sound.
— TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD (2007; Hydraulic Entertainment) Director Larry Blamire’s original cut.
— TRILOGY OF TERROR II (1976; Kino). TV movie restored from original negatives.
— ULTRA Q (1966; Shout): Restored from original 35mm camera negatives.
— WHIRLPOOL (1950; Twilight Time): Improved image adds to film’s tensions.
— Or write in another choice:
6) BEST DVD EXTRA
— ALPHAVILLE Special Edition (1965; Kino):  English soundtrack included.
— BLOODY TERROR: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren, 1976-1987 (Indicator): Three new interviews with Warren.
— CUJO (1983; Eureka) Interviews with Dee Wallace and other cast and crew.
— DON’T LOOK NOW (1973; Studiocanal): ‘Pass the Warning: Taking A Look Back at Nic Roeg’s Masterpiece,’ 42-minute feature.
— FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958; Warners): Repurposed discussion with Tom Weaver, collector Bob Burns and star Charlotte Austin.
— HILLS HAVE EYES Part 2 (1985; Arrow): ‘Blood, Sand & Fire’ featurette.
— IKARIE XB 1 (1963; Second Run): Kim Newman explains the influence of 1963 Czech science fiction film.
— HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970; Shout): Interviews with Jimmy Sangster, Veronica Carlson. (Shout)
— LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES (1974; Shout): Alternate U.S. version, The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula.
— THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES (1957; Arrow): Kim Newman examines Lom Chaney’s legacy.
— THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928; Flicker Alley): ‘Paul Leni and the Man Who Laughs,’ visual essay by John Soister.
— THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956; Shout): ‘Of Mushrooms and Madmen: Making the Mole People,’ directed by Daniel Griffith.
— SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (1970; Kino): Alternate UK version, never released in America.
— SPOOKIES (1986; Vinegar Syndrome): ‘Twisted Tale — Unmaking Of Spookies’ documentary by Michael Gingold and Glen Baisley.
— THIS ISLAND EARTH: 1958 Castle Films ‘War of the Planets’ (50-foot silent, 300-foot sound)
— VIY (1967; Severin): ‘The Woods to the Cosmos,’ with Russian film expert John Leman Riley, produced by Kier-La Janisse.
— Or write in another choice:
7) BEST COMMENTARY
    (Note: Almost all of the experts below provided numerous commentaries in 2019. Your vote can also represent their body of work).
— Josephine Botting, Jonathan Rigby: TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (1960; Indicator)
— Heather Drain, Kat Ellinger: TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN (1972; Arrow)
— David Del Valle, David DeCocteau, Jeff Nelson: THE FAN (1981; Shout)
— Kat Ellinger, ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO (Severin)
— Lee Gambin: CUJO (1983; Eureka)
— Steve Haberman: THE RAVEN (1935; Universal)
— Bruce G. Hallenbeck: DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (1971; Shout)
— Marcus Hearn, Jonathan Rigby: REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958; Indicator)
— Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. John Edmond: LET THE CORPSES TAN (Kino)
— Troy Howarth: ASSIGNMENT TERROR (1969; Scorpion)
— Stephen Jones, Kim Newman: REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958; Indicator)
— Tim Lucas: DEAD OF NIGHT (1945; Kino)
— Gregory William Mank: THE BLACK CAT (1934; Universal)
— Constantine Nasr: DRACULA (1979; Shout)
— Ted Newsom: QUATERMASS II (1957; Shout)
— Amanda Reyes, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (1973; Warners)
— Gary D. Rhodes: MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932; Shout)
— Robert Skotak: THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955; Shout)
— Richard Harland Smith, ALICE SWEET ALICE  (1976; Arrow)
— Tom Weaver, Dr. Robert J. Kiss, David Schecter TARANTULA (1955; Shout)
— Or write in another choice:
8) BEST PACKAGE OF DVD EXTRAS
— A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959; Olive): Interviews with Roger Corman, Dick Miller, Charles Griffith, list of scenes dropped from screenplay.
— DRACULA (1979; Shout): Eight new interviews including John Badham and writer W.D. Richter.
— THE FLY (1986): Five new interviews including executive producer Mel Brooks.
— GODZILLA: THE SHOWA ERA FILMS (Criterion): Interview with Ishiro Honda;  cast and crew interviews, unused special effects footage’
— LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971; Shout): Commentaries, two aspect ratios, interviews.
— RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943; Shout). Three new commentaries.
— SCARS OF DRACULA (1970; Shout) Two aspect ratios, vintage Christopher Lee commentary.
— Or write in another choice:
9) BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (limited release, direct to video, festivals, streaming services)
— ALIVE, directed by Rob Grant. Terrors for patients awakening in a sanitarium. See trailer here.
— ANOTHER PLAN FROM OUTER SPACE, directed by Lance Polland  Five stranded astronauts crash land on Earth. See trailer here.
— ANTRUM: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, directed by David Amito and Michael Laicini. Resurrecting a 1970s film said to be cursed. See trailer here.
— ASSASSINAUT, directed by Drew Bolduc. Teen astronauts must save the president.   See trailer here.
— CARMILLA, directed by Emily Harris. A love story inspired by the gothic novel. See trailer here.
— CURSE OF LA LLARONA, directed by Michael Chaves. A legendary ghost stalks 1970s Los Angeles. See trailer here.
— CUTTERHEAD, directed by Rasmus Kloster Bro. Terror at a subway construction site. See trailer here.
— DANIEL ISN’T REAL, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer. An imaginary friend deepens a family trauma. See trailer here.
— DEPRAVED, directed by Larry Fessenden. A modern-day Frankenstein, with nods to other versions. See trailer here.
— GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, directed by Travis Stevens. Remodeling as house holds surprises for star CM Punk. See trailer here.
— HARPOON, directed by Rob Grant. Tension and horror for friends stranded on a yacht. See trailer here.
— HE DRIVES AT NIGHT, directed by Chuck Chapman. A writer is stalked by a killer who wants him to write his story.  See trailer here.
— HOUSE OF THE GORGON, directed by Joshua Kennedy. Gothic tale includes Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Veronica Carlson and Christopher Neame. See trailer here.
— LOON LAKE, directed by Ansel Faraj. With David Selby, things go wrong when a witch’s grave is disturbed.  See trailer here.
— NIGHTMARE CINEMA, directed by Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhel Kitamura, Alejandro Bruhjes. Anthology of five horror tales. See trailer here.
— THE NIGHTSHIFTER (MORTO NAO FALA), directed by Dennison Ramalho. Morgue worker talks to the cadavers. See trailer here.
— ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, directed by Shin’ichirô Ueda. A fierce send-up of the zombie apocalypse genre. See trailer here.
— RABID, directed by Jan and Sylvia Soska. Repairing a fashion designer’s face comes with unexpected side effects. See trailer here.
— THE SIREN (RUSULKA), directed by Perry Blackshear. A Slavic folk monster shows love for a pursuer.  See trailer here.
— TO YOUR LAST DEATH, directed by Jason Axinn. Animated death traps voiced by William Shatner, Morena Baccarin, others. See trailer here.
— WEREWOLF (WILKOLAK), directed by Adrian Panek. Children freed from the Nazis find new terrors in forest. See trailer here.
–Or write in another choice:
10) BEST SHORT FILM
— AS THE EARTH TURNS, directed by Richard Lyford. (46 mins.) It’s 1938 and a silent film foresees doom for planet Earth. See trailer here.
— BLACK MOON, directed by Ryan Graff (8 mins.). A walk home turns deadly. See trailer here.
— BLOOD RUNS DOWN, directed by Zandashe Brown (18 mins.). A young girl must decide how to save her demonic mother. See trailer here.
— THE EMPTY HOUSE, directed by Jeremy Waltman and Adam Lucas (14 mins).  A vampire in Blairsville? See trailer here.
— FILTH, directed by Adam Ciolfi (15 mins.). Stop-motion tale of outrage and revenge. See trailer here.
— FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER’S MONSTER, FRANKENSTEIN, directed by Daniel Gray Longino (32 mins.)  David Harbour stars in dark Netflix comedy. See trailer here.
— GLASS CABIN, directed by Can Turedi (16 mins.). Terror on the tennis court. See trailer here.
— THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN, directed by Kevin McTurk (15 mins.). A lone samurai seeks vengeance. See trailer here.
— INSEYED, directed by Jessica Hudak (2 mins.). Dangers look back from a reflection. See video here.
— MISS UNDERSTOOD MONSTER, directed by Lindsay Serrano (15 mins.). Confronting the monthly demon, with Heather Drew and Heather Buckley.   See trailer here.
— SKYWATCH, directed by Colin Levy (10 mins.). Hacking a drone leads to unexpected danger. With Jude Law. See video here.
— THE THING ABOUT BEECHER’S GATE, directed by Jeremy Herbert (26 mins.). A new deputy is forced to spend the night in a barn. See trailer here.
— WHAT DAPHNE SAW, directed by Lizz Marshall (19 mins.) An unsettling vision of sex trafficking in the future. See trailer here.
— Or write in another choice:
11) BEST DOCUMENTARY
— ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO, directed by Frederico Caddeo. Examining the Italian filmmakers behind the giallo genre. See trailer here.
— BLOOD & FLESH: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson, directed by David Gregory. The desperate career of an exploitation legend. See trailer here.
— CARL LAEMMLE, directed by James L. Freedman.  Tracing the life and times of the founder of Universal Pictures. See trailer here.
— A GOOD GAME: KARLOFF AND LUGOSI AT UNIVERSAL, directed by Constantine Nasr. Examining their team-up films on the Universal Horror Collection, Vol. 1.
— GROWING UP WITH I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, directed by Terry Zarchi. Children of the original; director revisit the 1978 revenge fantasy. See trailer here.
— HORROR NOIRE: A History of Black Horror, directed by Xavier Burgin. From villains to heroes, the untold story of African-Americans and Hollywood horror. See trailer here.
— IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS, directed by David A. Weiner. Going deep into the wild world of 1980s horror. See trailer here.
— THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION OF MICHAEL REEVES, directed by Dima Ballin. Exploring the short but influential career of the folk horror film pioneer. See trailer here.
— MAKING APES: The Artists Who Changed Movies, directed by William Conlin. Behind the scenes with Rick Baker, John Chambers and others. See trailer here.
— MARK OF THE BEAST: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, directed by Daniel Griffith. A supplement to Arrow’s American Werewolf in London. See trailer here.
— SCREAM, QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, directed by Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen. How reaction to the gay subtext of Elm Street 2 took a toll on a young actor.  See trailer here.
— SMOKE AND MIRRORS: THE STORY OF TOM SAVINI, directed by Jason Baker. The impact of a master monster maker.  See trailer here.
— Or write in another choice:
12) BOOK OF THE YEAR
— AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES: A Comprehensive Filmography, by Rob Craig (McFarland; softcover, 451 pages, $75). Complete output of the B-movie factory, including TV shows.
— bare•bones: The Best Of …  by Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri (softcover, 239 pages, $16.95). Collected articles from bare•bones magazine (1997-2001), their follow up to The Scream Factory.’
— BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE, by Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Guffey (BearManor Media, softcover, 256 pages, $29.95). A look at the nine cheap but distinctive Poverty Row films Lugosi made between 1941-1944.
— BELA LUGOSI: The Monogramthology, by Brad A. Braddock (Arcane Shadows, softcover, 245 pages, $15). Anthology and background all based on Lugosi’s 1940s films.
— THE BIZARRO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM, Vol. 1, by John Skipp and Heather Drain (Fungasm Press, softcover, 416 pages, $25.73). More than 1,600 cult favorites and obscurities, from the silents to YouTube. Essays, too.
— THE BRUTE MAN (Scripts from the Crypt #10); also available as RONDO HATTON: Beauty Within the Brute (without the script)Both books by Scott Gallinghouse, Tom Weaver, Dr. Robert J. Kiss and George Chastain. (BearManor Media, softcovers, 310 pages, $29.95/206 pages, $25). Two versions of a definitive Hatton biography, along with a look at his final film.
— CARL DENHAM’S GIANT MONSTERS, by Frank J. Dello Stritto (Cult Movies, hardcover, 507 pages, $30). A fantastic voyage encounters movie monsters of the South Seas and beyond.
— DISCOVER THE HORROR: One Man’s 50-Year Quest for Monsters, Maniacs, and the Meaning of it All, by Jon Kitley (Kiltley’s Krypt, softcover, 271 pages, $20). The fulfillment of a lifetime devoted to horror in all its forms.
— DON’T GO UPSTAIRS: A Room-by-Room Tour of the House in Horror Movies, by Cleaver Patterson (McFarland, softcover, 240 pages, $29.95). Creaks, shadows and closed doors examined in 60 horror films.
— THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books, by John Wade (Pen & Sword History, softcover, 240 pages, $29.95).
— HARRYHAUSEN: The Lost Movies, by John Walsh (Titan Books, hardcover, 192 pages, $39.95). A look at the projects by the special-effects master that never came to pass.
— HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE HER: The Making of Christine, by Lee Gambin (BearManor Media, softcover, 320 pages, $24.95). Under the hood of the Stephen King film.
— INTO THE VELVET DARKNESS: A Celebration of Vincent Price, by Eric McNaughton, Peter Fuller & Darrell Buxton (We Belong Dead, softcover, 352 pages, $69.95). Exploring the many aspects of the legendary horror star.
ITALIAN GOTHIC HORROR FILMS, 1980-1989, by Roberto Curti (McFarland, softcover, 232 pages, $45). Exploring a new generation of filmmakers.
— JAMES WARREN: Empire of Monsters, by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics, hardcover, 272 pages, $29.99). Tracing the career of the eccentric publisher behind Famous Monsters, Creepy and other magazine horrors.
— THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, by Mallory O’Meara (Hanover, softcover, 336 pages, $16.99). The little-known female makeup artist who helped design the 1954 Creature.
— MASKS IN HORROR CINEMA: Eyes Without Faces, by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, (University of Wales, softcover, 288 pages, $60).  Why the mask, and the mysteries behind, are such enduring engines of horror.
— METAMORPHOSIS: THE ART OF RICK BAKER, by J.W. Rinzler (Cameron, hardcover, two volumes, 736 pages, $250). The life and makeups of Hollywood’s master monster maker.
— MONSTER JUKEBOX: A History of Spooky Music, by Jim Magus (Magus Enterprises, softcover, 412 pages, $40). The roots and rhythms of horror, haunt, psychobilly and more.
— MONSTER, SHE WROTE, The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction, by Lisa Kroger and Melanie ER. Anderson (Quirk, hardcover, 385 pages, $19.99) From Shelley and Radcliffe to Anne Rice.
— MR. MURDER: The Life and Times of Tod Slaughter, by Denis Meikle, Kip Xool, and Doug Young (Hemlock, hardcover, 280 pages, $40).  Biography of Britain’s king of mid-century melodrama.
THE NOSFERATU STORY: The Seminal Film, Its Predecessors and Its Enduring Legacy, by Rolf Giesen (McFarland, softcover, 253 pages, $49.95). The complete history of the 1921 film that skirted copyright laws to bring Dracula to the screen.
— MY FAVORITE HORROR MOVIES Vol. 2 and 3, by Christian Ackerman  (Black Vortex, softcovers, 260 pages, $15.99 each). One hundred essays in two volumes by filmmakers, horror pros and fans.
 THE REAL WOMAN BEHIND HALLOWEEN: Pioneering Filmmaker Debra Hill, by Brian McFadden (Kohner, Madison & Danforth, softcover, 113 pages, $9.99). A look at the producer of genre films who shattered horror’s glass ceiling.
— SON OF DRACULA (SCRIPTS FROM THE CRYPT NO. 9), by Tom Weaver, Gary D. Rhodes, Dr. Robert J. Kiss, (BearManor Media, softcover, 296 pages, $29.95). Was he the offspring, and much more.
— TAKING SHAPE: Developing Halloween from Script to Scream, by Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins (Harker, softcover, 440 pages, $23.99). Behind the scenes secret from every installment of one of Hollywood’s most reliable fright franchises.
— TWICE THE THRILLS! TWICE THE CHILLS! Horror and Science Fiction Double Features, 1955-1974, by Bryan Senn (McFarland, softcover, 433 pages, $59.95). Examining 147 official double features that filled movie houses for decades.,
— Or write in another choice:
13) BEST MAGAZINE OF 2019
— Cinema Retro (UK)
— Classic Monsters of the Movies (UK)
— The Dark Side (UK)
— Delirium
— Famous Monsters of Filmland
— Fangoria
— Filmfax
— Freaky Monsters
— G-Fan
— HorrorHound
— Little Shoppe of Horrors
— Monster!
— Monster Bash
— Monster Maniacs
— Phantom of the Movies’ Videoscope
— Rue Morgue
— Scary Monsters
— Scream (UK)
— Screem
— Shock
— We Belong Dead (UK)
— Or write in another choice:
 14) BEST ARTICLE (Please select two)
— ‘Battle for the Bride,’ by Jon Towlson, THE DARK SIDE #198.  How James Whale fought the Hollywood censors in 1935.
— ‘Beware the Stare: The Making of Village of the Damned,’ by Anthony McKay, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #42, Everything you want to know about the 1960 classic.
— ‘Doctor Sleep: The World Will Shine Again,’ by Bev Vincent, SCREEM #38. How the sequel to The Shining compares to Stephen King’s original concepts.
— ‘Dracula’s Daughter: Re-Examining a Horror Classic, Part 1 and 2,’ by Matthew E. Banks, SCARY MONSTERS #113, 115. The tortured trail of the sequel from concept to screen.
— ‘Facts of Drac: Lugosi and Dracula, the Early Years,’ by Frank Dello Stritto, MONSTER BASH #35. Before the film, Lugosi on Broadway.
— ‘Film’s First Lycanthrope: 1913’s The Werewolf,’ by Kelly Robinson, SCARY MONSTERS #114. Horror archaeology uncovers an early transformation.
— ‘Four Color Memories of a Monster Kid,’ by Rod Labbe, Scary Monsters’ MONSTER MEMORIES #27. The role of comic books in shaping a fan.
— ‘Four Forgotten Women Who Built the Horror Genre,’ by Natasha Tidd, Sara Westrop, and  Helen Antrobus, BUST Online Magazine.
— ‘George Zucco: The Man Behind the Dead Eyes,’ by Alex Hopkins, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #14. The recurring villain.
— ‘Ghosts of Collinwood,’ by Wallace McBride and Dana Gould, FANGORIA #4. An author and a comedian probe the dark roots of their love of Dark Shadows.
— ‘Godzilla and War,’ by Andrew Nguyen, G-FAN #126. How the Japanese creators of kaiju were shaped by WWII and the Cold War.
— ‘Going Ape,’ by Brian J. Robb, THE DARK SIDE #202. The surprising career of Charles Gemora, Hollywood’s greatest gorilla man.
— ‘Grand Guignol, Early Cinema and Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse,’ by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, DIABOLIQUE online. The isolation of a lighthouse has a long and recurring  film history.
— ‘Haxan,’ by Chris Herzog, SCREEM #38. The influence of this silent exploration of devils and witchcraft.
— ‘A History of Horror Film Fanzines: The Monster Times,’ by Richard Klemensen, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #43. Behind-the-scenes at the influential monster movie newspaper.
— ‘Lord Byron’s Whipping Boy: Polidori and the 200th Anniversary of The Vampyr,’ by Valerie E. Weich, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #291. That other poet at Lake Geneva.
— ‘Memories of a Monster Kid,’ by George ‘Egor’ Chastain, in four parts (English and Spanish) at Dario Lavia’s TERROR UNIVERSAL online site. The autobiography of a monster artist and fan.
— “My Introduction To The Oldest Surviving Werewolf Film,’ by Joe Pavlansky, SCARY MONSTERS #114. Finding a 1922 rarity.
— ‘Rise of the Supermonsters/Monsters from the Closet,’ by Carly Maga/Matthew Hays, RUE MORGUE #189. The long history of gay themes in horror.
— ‘The Search for London After Midnight,’ by Gene Stevens, MONSTERS AFTER MIDNIGHT website. Chasing down dead ends, theories real and debunked.
— ‘The Mystery of A. Louise Downe,’ by Tim Lucas, VIDEO WATCHBLOG. Researching the unsung collaborator on many of H.G. Lewis’ gorefests.
— ‘The Not-So-Secret (but collected) History of GODZILLA 1985,’ by John LeMay, G-FAN #126. The return of Godzilla to America was once planned as a parody.
— ‘Requiem for the Vampire: The Art of Jean Rollin’s Vampire Cinema,’ by Kat Ellinger, SCREAM #52. How the French director’s mix of Gothic and free love transformed the genre.
— ‘Slaughter By Name ‘ by Denis Meikle, THE DARK SIDE #205. The too-often overlooked master of British horror.
— ‘Son of Skeletons in the Closet,’ by Michael Gingold. FANGORIA #4. Busting the myth that early horror roles ruin careers. George Clooney anyone?
— ‘A Super Walk Down the Street of Steel,’ by Nicholas Cara, MONSTER MEMORIES #27. The not-so-mean streets of Metropolis, Illinois.
— ‘A Tale of Two Dummies,’ by Neil Pettigrew, THE DARK SIDE #200. A forensic examination of what happened to the stand-in dummy used in Bride of Frankenstein.
— ‘Terminator: 35 Years of Time-Alternating Chaos,’ by Nathan Hanneman, HORRORHOUND #80. He’ll be back to conquer all media (movies, TV, games, toys, comics.)
— ‘They Won’t Stay Dead,’ by Mike Bogue, Scary Monsters’ MONSTER MEMORIES #27. An unsettling account of racism in the audience during a 1981 showing of Night of the Living Dead in Arkansas.
–‘Three Evil Masters: Romero, Argento, Poe and Two Evil Eyes,’ by Troy Howarth, SCREEM #38. The tortured history of Argento’s anthology film.
— ‘Werewolf of London: To the Laemmles, a Wolf Man,’ by Nige Burton, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #15.  Universal’s first lycanthrope.
— ‘When a Man of Genius Is Denied…The Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi Collection,’ by John-Paul Checkett, SCREEM #37. Exploring four collaborations of the masters of horror.
— ‘When Curt Siodmak Walked with a Zombie,’ by Clive Dawson, SCARY MONSTERS #112.
— ‘Yo! Your Blu-Ray Collection Is Problematic AF,’ by Jacob Knight, FANGORIA #5. How the ‘cancel culture’ is questioning the sexism, violence and phobias of horror classics.
— ‘You’re All Going to Hell: Pentecostal Perversion on Parade,’ by Darryl Mayeski, SCREEM #37. How a monster magazine editor survived and a ‘no monsters’ childhood.
— Or write in another choice:
(Feel free to select two articles from above list)
15) BEST INTERVIEW (award goes to interviewer)
— Belinda Balaski (Gremlins), by Terry & Tiffany DuFoe, VIDEOSCOPE #111.
— Pamula Pierce Barcelou (daughter of  Boggy Creek director), by Laura Beerman, for joebobbriggs.com.
 Norman Cabrera (musician and makeup man), by Dr. Gangrene, SCARY MONSTERS #112.
— Denise Crosby (Star Trek) by Calum Waddell, INFINITY #16.
— Mike Dougherty (Godzilla director), by Jessica Dwyer, HORRORHOUND #77.
— David Frankham (actor), by Lawrence Fultz Jr., FILMFAX #154
— William Friedkin (Exorcist director) by Andrea Subissati. RUE MORGUE #190.
— Bear McCreary (composer), by Trevor Collins and Nathan Hanneman, HORRORHOUND #80.
— Dick Miller (from 2014), by Calum Waddell, THE DARK SIDE #200.
— Ted Nicolaou (director of Sub-Species) by Byron C. Miller, DELIRIUM #20.
 Mark Patton (Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), by Rocco Thompson, RUE MORGUE #189.
— Jordan Peele (Us), interviewed by director Paul Thomas Anderson, FANGORIA #3.
— John Richardson (One Million Years B.C.), by Mark Mawston, CINEMA RETRO #45-46.
— Tom Savini, by Tony Earnshaw, THE DARK SIDE #201-202.
— Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows), by Rod Labbe, SCARY MONSTERS #111.
— Pete Walker (director), by Andrew J. Rausch, SCREEM #37.
— Or write in another choice:
16) BEST COLUMN
— Art-House Video by Nancy Naglin, VIDEOSCOPE
— Dr. Gangrene’s Mad Interviews, SCARY MONSTERS
— Elegies, by Tony Timpone, FANGORIA,
— Exordium, by Michael Gingold, FANGORIA,
— Files from the Black Museum: A Cultural Autopsy of Classic Horror, by Paul Corupe, RUE MORGUE
— Grey Matters, by Richard Schellbach, MONDO CULT ONLINE
— The Homicidal Homemaker, by Kaci, RUE MORGUE
— It Came from Bowen’s Basement, John Bowen, RUE MORGUE
— Kaiju Korner by Mike Bogue, SCARY MONSTERS
— Monsters! Monsters! Everywhere! Behind-the scenes photos with Al Pictori. FILMFAX.
— Overlooked in Hollywood, by Laura Wagner, FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE
— Ralph’s One and Only Traveling Reviews, Richard Klemensen, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS
— Rondo Remembers, by Ron Adams, MONSTER BASH
— Scene Queen, by Barbara Crampton, FANGORIA
— Strange Days by Jason Strangis, SCARY MONSTERS
— They Came from the Crypt, Jon Kitley, HORRORHOUND
— Or write in another choice:
17) BEST MAGAZINE COVER

Classic Monsters #15
by Daniel Horne

The Dark Side #201
by Rick Melton

Famous Monsters #291
by Sanjulian

Fangoria Vol. 2 #2
Photo by Joshua Hoffine

Filmfax #154
poster art by Giuseppe Soligo

G-Fan #125
by Elden Ardiente

HorrorHound #78
byJason Edmiston

Little Shoppe of Horrors #42
by Steve Karchin

Monster! #34
by Ian Coleman

Monster Bash #37
by Daniel Horne

Rue Morgue #190
by Rob Birchfield

Screem #37
by Mark Maddox
Videoscope 112
Design by Kevin Hein
We Belong Dead #21
by Brux

Scary Monsters #115 by Scott Jackson
18) BEST WEBSITE
— Anatomy of a Scream  Inclusive horror views and Grim magazine.
— Birth.Movies.Death Where movies are everything.
— Bloody Disgusting  Tracking the latest across all of horror’s platforms.
— The Bloody Pit of Rod  Musings on horror and monsters.
— Collinsport Historical Society  Keeping Barnabas Collins and friends eternal.
— Daily Dead  Breaking news and an all-service horror site.
— Diabolique The magazine alive in a digital world.
— Dread Central  Horror’s front page.
Dr. Gangrene’s Mad Blog  Nashville’s multilmedia horror host.
 File 770  Long established science fiction fandom and scholarship site.
 Final Girl  Stacey Ponder’s cinema survival guide.
— Graveyard Shift Sisters Women of color embrace horror.
— Haunted Cinema  Articles and interviews of horror.
— Horror and Sons From classics to modern horrors, reviews and more.
— The Horrors of It All  Horror comics of the 50s lurk here.
 It Came From … Musings by David Weiner, nostalgia curator.
— Latarnia Fantastique International Home of Euro and world horror.
— Kindertrauma  The things that scared you as a kid, reborn.
— Mondo Cult Horror is just part of the edgy culture here.
— Monster Kid Clubhouse  A gathering place for classic horrors.
— Monsters After Midnight  Interviews and profiles.
— Ravenous Monster   Devouring all things monstrous.
— Scared Silly  Paul Castiglia’s tribute to classic horror comedies.
— SciFi Japan  Many experts at Earth’s kaiju headquarters.
— Sin Street Sleaze  John Harrison walks the backstreets of horror.
— Terror from Beyond the Dave  A singular version of horror madness.
— Terror Universal  Daria Lavia’s monster site in Argentina (Spanish and English)
— Universal Horror & Classic Creatures A Facebook page with rare photos and more.
— Universal Monster Army  Ultimate destination for models, toys, collectibles.
— Video WatchBlog  Tim Lucas on the magic of cinema, music and life.
— Women in Horror Month  Resources and links reach far beyond February.
— World of Monsters  Formerly Monster Magazine World
— Or write in another choice:
19) BEST MULTIMEDIA SITE (Podcasts, videos…)
— BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW  Twilight Zone episodes dissected.
— BILL WATCHES MOVIES With your guide, William Mize.
— BLOODBATH AND BEYOND  Reviews, interviews, unboxings.
 B-MOVIECAST  Influential podcast remains a genre force.
— CINEDUMP  Interviews, podcasts, reviews.
— COUNT GORE DE VOL’S CREATURE FEATURES Weekly webcast from a founder of digital horror hosting.
— CULT RADIO A GO-GO!   Pioneers of the horror-talk genre.
— DARK CORNERS  Videos, mini-documentaries from a dark corner of YouTube.
— DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS  Kat Ellinger, Heather Drain, Samm Deighan offer Diabolique critiques.
— DINOSAUR DRACULA  A unique take on monsters and mayhem.
— EERIE LATE NIGHT RADIO  Bone Jangler and Halloween Jack hold forth; home of THE MONSTER CHANNEL
 FRANKENSTEIN MINUTE  Podcast now dissecting BRIDE (1935) minute by minute.
 GILBERT GOTTFRIED’S AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST Lots of talk about monsters and creepy Hollywood.
 HELLBENT FOR HORROR  Smart podcasts with authors and talent.
 THE HALLOWEEN HALF-HOUR Behind-the-scenes interviews with moviemakers and more.
— HORROR HAPPENS RADIO SHOW  Jay K, the Ghost and horrors.
 HORROR MOVIE PODCAST  Serious talk about horror and film.
— THE HYSTERIA CONTINUES Podcast slashes away at slasher movies.
— KARLOFF: The Man Behind the Monster Audio adaptation of Randy Bowser play.
— THE LITERARY LICENSE PODCAST  From book to screen: Comparing the film to the original book.
 MADE-FOR-TV MAYHEM Amanda Reyes focuses on television horrors.
— MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN  Audio adaptation of the original novel.
— THE MIDNIGHT MOVIE  For 20 years, Cleveland’s home of midnight chillers.
— MONSTER KID RADIO  Derek Koch hosts interviews about classic monsters.
— THE MOVIE CRYPT Adam Green, Joe Lynch offer ‘artist to artist’ interviews.
— MOVIE MELTDOWN  Geeks talk cinema new and old.
— NASCHYCAST  Rod Barnett & Troy Guinn talk all things Naschy.
— NIGHTMARE ON FILM STREET  Podcasts and articles for films old and new.
— NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY Talking about the history of horror.
— NIGHT OF THE LIVING PODCAST  A legacy of horrors from Cincinnati.
— ONLINE MOVIE SHOW  Phil Hall explores classic films and more.
— OSI74  Homebase for horror hosts from yesterday and tomorrow.
— PLANET 8 PODCAST Lots of sci-fi and fun discussions.
— PODS & MONSTERS  Comfortable talk about monsters we love.
— POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS   Interviews with filmmakers and more.
— THE PROJECTION BOOTH  Horror and film from high above the balcony.
— RAY HARRYHAUSEN PODCAST  Stop-motion talks from the Ray Harryhausen Foundation.
— RAYMOND CASTILE’S BASEMENT OF HORROR  Toys, masks and more with a master archivist.
— REDFIELD ARTS AUDIO  Poe, Lovecraft, Sinbad and more.
— SHOCK WAVES  Blumhouse/Fangoria podcast of Galluzzo, Kane, Turek and McKendry.
— TRAILERS FROM HELL  Joe Dante and gang comment on vintage trailers.
— TWILIGHT ZONE PODCAST  There’s the podcast up ahead.
— THE VORTEXX Home of horror hosts and more.
— Or write in another choice:
20) FAVORITE HORROR HOST OF 2019
— Ivona Cadaver (Macabre Theatre)
— Big Chuck and Lil Jon (Cleveland)
— The Bone Jangler (and Enchantress Nocturna)
— Karlos Borloff (Monster Madhouse)
— Joe Bob Briggs (The Last Drive-In)
— Count Gore De Vol (Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program)
— Deadwest, animated host at Screaming Soup.
— Drac (Basil Grimsby) and Countess Carita (Transylvania Tonight)
— Dr. Paul Bearer (Tombstone Tales)
— Dr. Gangrene (Nashville)
— Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
— Fritz the Nite-Owl (Nite Owl Theater)
— Bobby Gammonster (Monster Movie Night)
— Gruesome Graves (Haunted Hotel)
— Halloween Jack’s Haunted Theatre
— Keymaster Slasher Poe (Dead Vault Horror Show)
— Nigel Honeybone (The Schlocky Horror Picture Show, Australia)
— Lamia, Queen of the Dark (Horror Hotel)
— Lord Blood-Rah (Nerve Wrackin’ Theatre)
— Marlena Midnite (Midnight Mausoleum)
— The Midnight Movie (Ohio)
— Mr. Lobo (Cinema Insomnia)
— The Mummy and the Monkey (Hairy Scary Hangout)
— Off Beat Cinema (Zelda, Bird, and Theo)
— Penny Dreadful (Shilling Shockers)
— Son of Ghoul (Ohio)
— Svengoolie (Berwyn)
— Vincent Van Dahl (Creature Features, Bay Area)
— Or write in another favorite host
21) BEST CONVENTION
— BLOB FEST (Phoenixville, Pa.)
— CHILLER (Parsippany, NJ)
— CINEMA WASTELAND (Strongsville, Oh.)
— CRYPTICON (Seattle)
— DAYS OF THE DEAD (Indianapolis)
— DRAGONCON (Atlanta)
— FLASHBACK WEEKEND (Rosemont, Il.)
— G-FEST (Rosemont, Il.)
— GHOULARDIFEST (Cleveland)
— HORROR HOTEL (Cleveland)
— HORRORHOUND WEEKEND (Cincinnati)
— HORROR REALM  (Pittsburgh)
— MAD MONSTER PARTY (Arizona, North Carolina)
— MONSTER BASH (Mars, Pa.)
— MONSTERFEST (Chesapeake, Va.)
— MONSTER-MANIA (Cherry Hill, NJ)
— MONSTERPALOOZA (Burbank)
— MONSTERAMA (Atlanta)
— ROCK AND SHOCK (Worcester, Ma.)
— SCAREFEST (Lexington, Ky.)
— SCARES THAT CARE (Williamsburg, Va.)
— SPOOKY EMPIRE (Orlando)
— TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND (Dallas)
— WONDERFEST (Louisville)
— Or write in another choice:
22) TOP EVENT OF 2019
— Aurora model boxes re-created by Jerrod Brown; 25 large paintings put on display in Jacksonville.
— Blob Panic Re-enactment recreates running out of original theater in Phoenixville, Pa.
— Gill-A-Bration in Silver Springs, Fla., celebrates 65th anniversary of Creature from the Black Lagoon with guests Ricou Browning, David J. Skal.
— Gregory Mank lectures on career of Laird Cregar at Monster Bash.
— Legend of Boggy Creek restoration premieres in Texarkana, prior to Blu-Ray release in 2020.
— Natural History of Horror: The Science of Scary exhibit at Natural History Museum, L.A.
— Radio Theatre’s Edgar Allen Poe Festival, radio plays live onstage in NYC.
— Scripts Gone Wild: Monthly table readings in Los Angeles for charity (Zombie Nightmare, Beetlejuice)
— Svengoolie honored by City of Chicago on 40th anniversary.
— Women in Horror Month. Every February films by women, panels and other spotlights on a growing force in horror.
— Or write in another choice:
23) ACHIEVEMENTS IN HORROR STUDIES
— Cine-Excess, an International film festival and symposium on cult films and cinema. Find out more.
— Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, keeping the stop-motion master’s legacy alive with exhibits and multi-media. Find out more.
— Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, an international education community dedicated to horror’s history and culture. Find out more.
— Outer Symposium of the Greater Weird, studies in weird fiction, films and education. Find out more.
— Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival, live performances, talks and films in Tarrytown, N.Y. Find out more.
— StokerCon, home of the Bram Stoker Awards, and the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference. Find out more.
— Teenage Werewolves Horror Fiends Film Club, horror education and film marathons. Find out more.
— 3-D Film Archive, dedicated to restoration of 3-D films of the past. Find out more.
— Or write in another choice:
24) BEST COMIC BOOK
— THE CREEPS: Recreating the Warren magazine experience. (Warrant)
— CULT CLASSIC: Creature Feature, by Eliot Rahal, John Bivens. Monsters abound. (Vault)
— EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR. Parody stories from the master. (Ahoy Comics)
— GIDEON FALLS, by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart. A fallen priest, Lovecraftian horror. (Image)
— ICE CREAM MAN. Anthology by W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran. (Image)
— ROAD OF BONES, by Rich Douek, Alex Comack. Prisoners escape a Russian gulag. And then …  (IDW)
— SNOW, GLASS, APPLES. Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran. (Dark Horse).
— TREES, by Warren Ellis, Jason Howard. Mysterious towers appear on earth and stand quietly. (Image)
— THE WRATH OF FANTOMAS by Olivier Bocquet and Julie Rocheleau. The classic master criminal. (Titan)
— Or write in another choice:
WRITE-IN CATEGORIES
25. BEST WRITER OF 2019 (includes reviewers)
26. BEST ARTIST OF 2019 (all formats, including paint, sculpt, photo or design)

27. BEST FAN ARTIST OF 2019 (The Linda Miller Award)

28. Film Most in Need Of Restoration:
29. MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR (Advisory category: Help us decide who did the most to advance the cause of classic horror scholarship, film preservation or genre fun).
30. AND FINALLY, THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
   — Advisory category: 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, Ron Adams, Rick Baker, James Bama, Calvin Beck, Martine Beswicke, Stephen Bissette, Paul and Jackie Blaisdell, Ron Borst, Ray Bradbury, Joe Bob Briggs, Ricou Browning, Bob and Kathy Burns, Bill Cardille, Veronica Carlson, 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, June Foray, Mark Frank, Frank Frazetta, Bob Furmanek, Ghoulardi, Don Glut, Basil Gogos, Archie Goodwin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Count Gore De Vol, Ray Harryhausen, Mike Hill, 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, Caroline Munro, Ted Newsom, Haruo Nakajima, Paul Naschy, Greg Nicotero, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, Don Post Studio, Mark Redfield, Gary Don Rhodes, German Robles, George A. Romero, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Vince Rotolo, Wes Shank, David J. Skal, Richard Harland Smith, John Stanley, Michael Stein, Bhob Stewart, William Stout, George Stover, Gary and Sue Svehla, Robert Taylor, Sammy Terry, Vampira, Steve Vertlieb, Dennis Vincent, Mike Vraney, Bill Warren, James Warren, Tom Weaver, Michael Weldon,  Bob Wilkins, Lucy Chase Williams, Bernie Wrightson, and, of course, Zacherley
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Then e-mail your picks to taraco@aol.com by March 29, 2020.
And if you’ve gotten this far, you are a true Monster Kid! Thanks.
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