and Guardians of Galaxy
take top 2015 Rondo Award honors
The Creature Chronicles and Outer Limits at 50 share Book of Year award; Debbie Rochon voted top columnist; Frank Dello Stritto is Monster Kid of the Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By David Colton
ARLINGTON, VA. – The long-awaited release of Clive Barker’s extended version of Nightbreed and a pair of books celebrating science fiction classics were among top winners in the 13th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, announced Wednesday after an online vote by more than 3,100 fans and professionals worldwide.
The biggest winner was the so-called “Cabal Cut” of Nightbreed, which adds 40 minutes of unseen or restored footage to horror writer/director Clive Barker’s 1990 film. The film won three awards: Best DVD of 2014, along with Best Commentary (which included Barker), and Best Restoration. A Nightbreed cover for Fangoria magazine by Nick Percival also won Best Cover of the year.
Among more modern works, ‘The Grove,’ an unsettling episode of The Walking Dead, was named Best Television Presentation.
Other awards: Monsterpalooza, a convention devoted to makeup and special effects, was tapped for the fourth time as Best Convention. while Diamond Select’s Creature figure was voted Best Model. Joe Dante’s Trailers from Hell was named Best Website; Dr. Gangrene took home the Best Blog award and Monster Kid Radio won the Best Multi-Media award.
Among independent films: What We Do in the Shadows, an elegant satire of vampires struggling to survive the modern world was voted Best Independent Film in spirited voting, and The Mill at Calder’s End, a creepy-crawly tale of dread, won as Best Short. Best Documentary went to Jodorowsky’s Dune, about a failed attempt to film the famed sci-fi classic.
Paul Williams and Guillermo del Toro won Best DVD Extra for their conversation on The Phantom of the Paradise disc.
Nigel Honeybone, the mysterious and quite skeletal horror host from Sydney, Australia was named International Fan of the Year.
13th ANNUAL RONDO HATTON AWARDS —
More than 3,100 fans and professionals made these choices in the (Gasp!) 13th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for work in the year 2014. Here is a category-by-category breakdown of winners, runners-up; and honorable mentions:
BEST FILM OF 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Runner-up: THE BABADOOK
Honorable mention: GODZILLA; DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
BEST TV PRESENTATION
THE WALKING DEAD: ‘The Grove’
Runners-up: DOCTOR WHO; AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
Honorable mention: PENNY DREADFUL
BEST CLASSIC DVD OF 2014
NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT (Shout!)
Runners-up: THE TIME MACHINE; THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
Honorable mention: THE INNOCENTS
BEST CLASSIC DVD/BLU-RAY COLLECTION
BATMAN: THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES (Warner Home Video)
Runner-up: VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION VOL. 2
Honorable mention: UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: 30-FILM COLLECTION;
HALLOWEEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
Runner-up: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Kino)
Honorable mention: THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (Kino); THEATRE OF BLOOD (Arrow)
Clive Barker and Mark Alan Miller
NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
Runners-up: Tim Lucas (PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES);
Klaus Kinski (NOSFERATU)
BEST DVD EXTRA
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE: PAUL WILLIAMS AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO
Runner-up: Tribes of the Moon: Making Nightbreed (NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT);
Honorable mention: Caligari: When Horror Came to the Cinema (THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI)
BEST INDEPENDENT FILM
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Runner-up: THE LASHMAN
Honorable mentions: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE;
GODZILLA BATTLE ROYALE
BEST SHORT FILM
THE MILL AT CALDER’S END, directed by Kevin McTurk
Runner-up: A ZOMBIE NEXT DOOR
Honorable mentions: BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP;
BROKEN; WITCH GIRL;
THEATRE FANTASTIQUE: MADAME LA SOEUR
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, directed by Frank Pavich
Runner-up: AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE TWILIGHT ZONE LEGACY
Honorable mention: UNCLE FORRY’S ACKERMANSIONS
BOOK(S) OF THE YEAR
THE CREATURE CHRONICLES by Tom Weaver with David Schecter and Steve Kronenberg
THE OUTER LIMITS AT 50 by David J. Schow with Ted C. Rypel.
Runner-up: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF DON POST STUDIOS by Lee Lambert
Honorable mention: THE ART OF JAPANESE MONSTERS by Sean Linkenback
Runners-up: FANGORIA, HORRORHOUND
Honorable mention: VIDEO WATCHDOG
BEST MAGAZINE (classic)
Runners-up: DIABOLIQUE; SCARY MONSTERS;
MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT
Honorable mention: LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, G-FAN, FILMFAX
‘The Complete Godzilla Chronology, 1954-2004,’ by August Ragone,
FAMOUS MONSTERS #275
Haruo Nakajima and August Ragone
Runners-up: ‘Days of Future Past: Remembering the Outer Limits,’ by David J. Schow, SCREEM #29; ‘Dick Smith: An Appreciation of the Master of Make-Up,’ by Scott Essman, BELOW THE LINE (industry magazine).
Honorable mentions:’Family Man,’ by James Gracey, DIABOLIQUE #20; ‘Lady Impunity,’ by Max Weinstein, DIABOLIQUE #22;
‘Arkham House Publishers: 75 Years of Scares,’ by Mark C. Glassey, SCARY MONSTERS #94;
‘Ghost Stories for Christmas,’ by Kier-la Janisse, VIDEO WATCHDOG #176;
‘Carnival of Monstrosity: 70th Anniversary of House of Frankenstein,’ by Greg Mank, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33;
‘For the Love of Schlock,’ by Nathan Hannemann and Aaron Crowell, HORRORHOUND #46;
‘The Making of Dracula, Prince of Darkness,’ by Bruce G. Hallenbeck, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #33.
BEST INTERVIEW (Award goes to interviewer)
Chris Alexander interview with Werner Herzog, FANGORIA #334
Runner-up: Jessica Dwyer interviews Anne Rice, HORRORHOUND #48
Honorable mentions: Michael Doyle interviews Ivan Reitman, RUE MORGUE #151;
Rod Labbe interviews Jerry Lacy, SCARY MONSTERS #90;
Joe Moe interviews John Logan, FAMOUS MONSTERS #276.
BEST OVERALL ISSUE
DIABOLIQUE #22 (Childbirth, family and horror)
Cover by Robert Aragon
Runner-up: FANGORIA #330 (Nightbreed)
Honorable mentions: MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33 (Karloff); HORRORHOUND #48 (horror fiction); RUE MORGUE #151 (Ghostbusters);
FAMOUS MONSTERS (Matheson); LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS (Dracula);
DIARY OF THE DEB
by Debbie Rochon (FANGORIA)
Runners-up: They Came from the Krypt, by Jon Kitley (HORRORHOUND);
The Doctor Is In-Sane, by Dr. Gangrene (SCARY MONSTERS)
Honorable mentions: It Came from Bowen’s Basement, by John Bowen (RUE MORGUE);
Fright Gallery, by Gary Pullin (RUE MORGUE); Tales from the Attic, by Tim Lucas (GOREZONE);
Scare-News (John Skerchock, SCARY MONSTERS)
FANGORIA #330 by Nick Percival
Runners-up: RUE MORGUE #150 (Gary Pullin, Andrew Wright); DIABOLIQUE #16 by Robert Aragon
Honorable mentions: HORRORHOUND #50 (Ed Repke); MAD SCIENTIST #29 (Mark Maddox);
FAMOUS MONSTERS #272 (Simon Thorpe); MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33 (Kerry Gammill); SCREEM #29 (Maddox)
TRAILERS FROM HELL
Runners-up: Dread Central; Count Gore De Vol’s Creature Features; Mick Garris Interviews
BEST HORROR BLOG
DR. GANGRENE’S MAD BLOG
Runners-up: Collinsport Historical Society; Video Watchblog; Terror from Beyond the Daves
Honorable mentions: Peter Cushing Appreciation Society;
Frankensteinia; Day of the Woman; The Good, the Bad and the Godzilla
BEST CONVENTION OF 2014
Suri and Eliot Brodsky by Eileen Colton, CHFB News
Runners-up: Monster Bash; HorrorHound Weekend
Honorable mentions: G-Fest;Texas Frightmare; Fright Night Film Fest;
Mad Monster Party; Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear; WonderFest
BEST FAN EVENT
EVIL DEAD CAST REUNION (HORRORHOUND WEEKEND)
Runner-up: Karloff: A One-Person Show starring Randy Bowser (Salem, Ore.)
Honorable mentions:Poe Bronze Bust in Boston; Outer Limits art show at Creature Features; Ifukube 100 concert at G-Fest.
FAVORITE HORROR HOST
Runner-up: Penny Dreadful
Honorable mentions: The Ghouligans; Dr. Gangrene; Count Gore De Vol.
BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK
THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard
Runners-up: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE; BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE;
Honorable mentions: CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT; Corben’s EDGAR ALLEN POE (Morella and Rue Morgue)
BEST HORROR MULTI-MEDIA OR PODCAST
MONSTER KID RADIO (Derek Koch)
Runner-up: KILLER POV
Honorable mention: FANTASTIC FILMS OF VINCENT PRICE; KAIJUCAST; WELCOME TO NIGHTVALE
ORIGINAL GODZILLA SOUNDTRACK (Death Waltz)
Runner-up: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (new score by The Laze)
Honorable mention: BIG BAD (Horrorhound compilation); SPINE CHILLERS (Halloween haunt music by Sam Haynes)
BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE
CREATURE, Universal Monsters Select (Diamond Select Toys)
Runners-up: Lily Munster maquette (Sideshow); Forrest J Ackerman statue (Dark Horse)
Honorable mention: War of the Gargantuas (X-Plus)
CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF RELEASE, UPGRADE OR RESTORATION
I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF/FRANKENSTEIN (both films)
Runners up: OLD DARK HOUSE (1932); THE BLACK CAT (1934); BEN/WILLARD
WRITER OF THE YEAR
MAX WEINSTEIN (Diabolique editor)
Runners-up: Tim Lucas, Greg Mank, April Snellings, Nathan Hanneman,
Gary Don Rhodes, Kim Newman
(Kaiju artist and more)
Runners-up: Mark Maddox, Daniel Horne,
Ed Repka, Joel Robinson, Frank Dietz, Steve McGinnis
FAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(In memory of the late Linda Miller)WILLIAM C. COPE
John Febonio, Malcolm Gittins, John Sargent
REVIEWER OF THE YEAR
Glenn Erickson, Stuart Andrews,
Nathan Hannemann, Eric Shirey
FOR CREATIVE DESIGN
Sculptor Mike Hill
Photo by Eileen Colton, CHFB News
on Television Sydney’s Schlocky Horror Picture Show. Making his debut as
Hamlet’s dead father, the mysterious Honeybone also writes a column for horrornews.net, proving that love of classic horror is truly worldwide!
Growing up in New Jersey in the 50s with Cold War jitters and a black-and-white TV as companions is usually all it takes to create a ‘Monster Kid.’
happily and smartly documented in his book, ‘I Saw What I Saw When I Saw It,’
especially about Bela Lugosi and the edges of the Monster Boom.
But few books capture so perfectly what it
was like to grow up surrounded by monsters, Mickey Mantle, and nuclear madness.
For his month-by-month chronicle of a
Frank J. Dello Stritto is our Monster Kid of the Year.
The Psychotronic pioneer
Before the Internet took hold, Michael Weldon’s sensibility of the cool
led to ‘Psychotronic,’ a genre-bending embrace of horror, sci fi and fantasy along
with VHS obscurities, garage rock, Cleveland weirdness and ‘Surfin’ Bird.’ All packed into his essential ‘Psychotronic’ magazine and his even more essential book collections of cult movie reviews. Weldon’s influence shaped the video revolution and lives on today.
JOSE MOJICA MARINS
Brazil’s superior master of horror
If horror has a grand inquisitor, it would be Coffin Joe, the pitiless black-robed character brought to life by Brazil’s Jose Mojica Marins in a handful of startling films. Joe’s search for a “perfect woman” is part horror, part satire, part philosophy and pure filmmaking.
Nearing 80, Marins’ Coffin Joe remains one of horror’s most unforgettable characters.
GARY DON RHODES
Lugosi’s grand biographer
Through books, documentaries, interviews and a relentless search through documents
and newspaper clippings here and in Britain and Europe, scholar Gary Rhodes
has helped keep Bela Lugosi’s career and legacy alive. Though not alone in Lugosi expertise,
Rhodes’ fact-based approach enlivens the debates over Dracula, Tod Browning
and the world of the theatrical undead a century ago.
Daughter of the gentleman actor
A true “Monster Kid,” Sara Karloff has been a lively and engaging connection to her
famous father for decades, celebrating his work as a Grinch and Captain Hook just as much
as his portrayals of the Monster and Im-Ho-Tep. A perennial convention guest, Sara always finds time for her fans, and the memory of her famous dad.
And there you have it! Check out the rondoaward.com website for the latest, and thank you for all the support. Thanx for everyone’s great work this year. Long live Rondo!
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(GASP!) 13TH ANNUAL RONDO AWARDS
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This year’s awards are dedicated to Dick Smith and Leonard Nimoy.
— SLEEPY HOLLOW. ‘The Indispensible Man’ > ‘Bad Blood’, 1.20.14. Two-part finale shakes Tarrytown with the identity of War and George Washington’s secret. ‘I married a witch. How cool.’
— THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Kino)
— THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS (Shout!)
— DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (Shout!)
— DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920; Kino)
— THE INNOCENTS (Criterion)
— JUDEX (Criterion)
— NIGHTBREED: The Director’s Cut (Shout!)
— SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM (Universal Vault)
— THE TIME MACHINE (1960, Warners)
— Or write in another choice:
4. BEST DVD/BLU-RAY COLLECTION
— BATMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1966) All 120 episodes.
— THE BEAST FROM HOLLOW MOUNTAIN/THE NEANDERTHAL MAN (Shout)
— THE GAMERA COLLECTION (Mill Creek). All 11 movies, including the three modern films.
— HALLOWEEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (Anchor Bay). Every film, some with multiple versions.
— JERRY WARREN COLLECTION VOL. 2: (VCI) Attack of the Mayan Mummy, House of Black Death, Creature of the Walking Dead
— OLD DARK HOUSE COLLECTION (FCE) 25 haunted house films from 1920s to 1950s.
— TALES FROM THE CRYPT/VAULT OF HORROR (Shout!)
— THE TWILIGHT ZONE: The Complete 80s Series (Image). All three seasons collected.
— UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: Complete 30-Film Collection (DVD format)
— THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION Vol. 2: (Scream Factory). The Raven, Comedy of Terrors, Tomb of Ligeia, Last Man on Earth, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Return of the Fly, House on Haunted Hill.
— THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI: 1920 film now in a pristine 4K version.
— COUNTESS DRACULA (Synapse) Strong upgrade from earlier versions.
— HALLOWEEN 6: The Producer’s Cut (Anchor Bay Halloween Limited Edition). The full high-def re-edit of the Curse of Michael Myers film
— NIGHTBREED: The Director’s Cut (Shout!) 40 minutes of new or altered scenes restore the lost ‘Cabal’ cut.
— THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (Kino) First release in original widescreen format.
— A MESSAGE FROM MARS (BBC Arts). 1913 film restored, new soundtrack; posted online.
— MESSIAH OF EVIL (Code Red) Widescreen version.
— RED SKELTON SHOW: THE EARLY YEARS. Includes episode from 1954 featuring Lugosi, Chaney and Vampira.
— SLAUGHTER HOTEL (RaroVideo). 1971 giallo restored from original negatives.
— THEATRE OF BLOOD (Arrow). High def upgrade of 1973 Price classic.
— VAULT OF HORROR (Shout!) Restores gory scenes cut from American release.
— Or write in another choice:
6. BEST COMMENTARY
— PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas
— LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE: Actress Pamela Franklin
— NIGHTBREED: Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller.
— NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE (Shout): Klaus Kinski in German with subtitles.
— RETURN OF THE FLY (SHOUT). Film historian David del Valle and actor Brett Halsey.
— SLEEPAWAY CAMP (Shout), Justin Beahm moderates actors Felissa Rose and Johnathan Tiersten.
— THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO/THUNDERBIRDS 6: Geek Magazine’s Jeff Bond and Twilight Time’s Nick Redman.
— TOMB OF LIGEIA (Shout): Historian Constantine Nasr.
— Or write in another choice:
–– THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Kino), Caligari: When Horror Came to the Cinema. 52-minute documentary.
— COUNTESS DRACULA: Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt
— THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS, Interview with executive producer Mel Brooks and others.
— JUDEX (Criterion), Franju de Visionnaire, a 1998 French documentary.
— LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE: Interview with director John Hough
— THE INNOCENTS (Criterion): Interview with cinematographer John Bailey about Freddie Francis.
— NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT: Tribes of the Moon: Making Nightbreed
— PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE: Interview with Paul Williams and Guillermo del Toro.
— PIT AND THE PENDULUM (Arrow), Behind the Swinging Blade, directed by Calum Waddell.
— PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (Scorpion). 20 minutes of original Kendall Schmidt score not available on video.
— Or write in another choice:
— THE GREEN GIRL, directed by George A. Pappy Jr. The bright but unfulfilled career of Susan Oliver. See video clip here.
— A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. More chills than politics with a vampire girl in Iran.See video clip here.
— ASMODEXIA, directed by Marc Carrette. The chilling adventures of a traveling exorcist. See video clip here.
— ATTACK OF THE GORILLA, directed by the late Dave Shaw. Send up of a 50s monsterfest. See video clip here.
— CALL GIRL OF CHTHULU, directed by Chris LaMartina. Be careful who you hook up with! See video clip here.
— CHIP & BERNIE’S ZOMANCE, directed by Pasquale Murena. Undead wackiness, with Tim Conway. See video clip here.
–– Cinema Retro
— Famous Monsters of Filmland
— Freaky Monsters
— Little Shoppe of Horrors
— Mad Monster
— Mad Scientist
— Monster Attack Team
— Monster Bash
— Monsters from the Vault
— Phantom of the Movies Videoscope
— Rue Morgue
— Scarlet The Film Magazine
— Scary Monsters
— Scream Magazine
— Video Watchdog
— We Belong Dead
–— ‘Carnival of Monstrosity: The 70th Anniversary of House of Frankenstein,’ by Greg Mank, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33. The inside stories behind Hollywood’s first monster rally.
— ‘Dick Smith — An Appreciation of the Master of Make-Up,’ by Scott Essman, BELOW THE LINE (film crew industry website). A look at the man who changed the face of Hollywood.
— ‘Loving the Unloved Giant Behemoth,’ by Stephen R. Bissette, MONSTER! #12. Reconsidering the often maligned radioactive beast that trampled London.
— ‘The Making of Dracula, Prince of Darkness,’ by Bruce G. Hallenbeck, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #33. An in-depth look at the sequel that brought back Christopher Lee.
— ‘The Mysterious Launch of Spaceship 1,’ by Jon C. Rogers. FILMFAX #137. Revealing the forgotten science fiction film of 1930s Germany.
— ‘Nuclear Dragon: Godzilla & the Cold War – 1954,’ by Allen A. Debus, G-FAN #105. The real-life incident, initially covered up, that inspired the first Godzilla film.
— ‘O’Brien vs. Dawley: The First Great Rivalry in Visual Effects,’ by Stephen Czerkas, CINEFEX #138. New facts about the little-known feud between Willis O’Brien and Herbert M. Dawley that almost derailed production of The Lost World.
— ‘The Real Malificent: The Surprising Human Face Behind the Sleeping Beauty Villain,’ by R.H. Greene, SALON website. The untold tale of how Vampira was one of the live-action models for Disney’s evil witch.
— ‘Recording Hammer Memories,’ by Ted Newsom, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #33. Lining up interviews with reclusive horror stars is a story in itself.
— ‘A Scary Childhood in the Bronx,’ by Dennis P. Mitchell, SCARY MONSTERS. A continuing chronicle of films and double-bills seen in the 1950s.
— ‘A Triple Life: King Kong’s Trinity of Reincarnation on Film,’ by Steve Vertlieb, GULLCOTTAGEONLINE. A look at the three major Kong eras.
— ‘Universal’s Dracula,’ by Martin Arlt, MAD SCIENTIST #29. Viewed with fresh eyes, an assessment of the 1931 Dracula.
— Michael Doyle, interview with Ivan Reitman about Ghostbusters, 30 years later
–– Jessica Dwyer, interview with Anne Rice on returning to Lestate after 10 years. HORRORHOUND #48.
— Brett Homenick, interview with Linda Miller, star of King Kong Escapes. G-FAN #106.— Tim Lucas, interview with Josephine Gill, translator of the Arsene Lupin series. VIDEO WATCHBLOG, October, 2014.
— Interview with Thom Eberhardt about Night of the Comet. VIDEOSCOPE #92.
— Shade Rupe, interview with director Alejandro Jodorowsky about his unborn Dune project. SCREEM #28.
— Tom Weaver, interview with Jo Swerling Jr., on creating Thriller’s Karloff intros. MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33.
— FILMFAX #137: Robots of Metropolis and the silents.
— G-FAN #106. G-fans speak out on the new Godzilla.
–– LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #33. Revisiting Dracula: Prince of Darkness.
— MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33. Karloff in House of Frankenstein and Thriller.
— PHANTOM OF THE MOVIES VIDEOSCOPE #89. Winter chills and filmfests.
— RUE MORGUE #151. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters retrospective.
— SCARY MONSTERS #93. Werewolves and wolf-men, oh my.
— SCREEM #28. From the Hunchback to Godzilla.
— VIDEO WATCHDOG #177. The Eurocrimes that rocked the ’70s.
16. BEST MAGAZINE COLUMN
— Diary of the Deb, by Debbie Rochon, FANGORIA.
— Diskflix, by David J. Hogan. FILMFAX
— The Doctor Is In-Sane, by Dr. Gangrene, SCARY MONSTERS
— Fright Gallery, curated by Gary Pullin, RUE MORGUE
— Grey Matters, Richard J. Schellbach, MONDO CULT ONLINE
— It Came from Bowen’s Basement, by John W. Bowen. RUE MORGUE
— Larry Blamire’s Star Turn, VIDEO WATCHDOG
— The Phantom Speaks, by The Phantom (Joe Kane). VIDEOSCOPE
— Ralph’s One-and-Only Traveling Reviews, by Richard Klemensen. LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS
— Ramsey’s Rambles, by Ramsey Campbell. VIDEO WATCHDOG
— Scare-News, by John Skerchock, SCARY MONSTERS and MONSTER MEMORIES
— Tales from the Attic by Tim Lucas, GOREZONE
— They Came from the Krypt, by Jon Kitley. HORRORHOUND
— Or write in another choice:
17. BEST COVER
by Robert Aragon
FAMOUS MONSTERS #272
by Simon Thorpe
by Nick Percival
design by Michael Stein
by Scott Zambelli
by Ed Repka
LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #32
by Mark Maddox
LOVECRAFT E-ZINE #31
by Lee Copeland
MAD SCIENTIST #29
by Mark Maddox
MONSTER BASH #22
by Lorraine Bush
MONSTERS FROM THE
VAULT #33 by Kerry Gammill
RUE MORGUE #150
by Gary Pullin and Andrew Wright
SCARLET THE FILM MAGAZINE #11,
by Bill Chancellor
MONSTER MEMORIES 2014
(SCARY MONSTERS #91) by Terry Beatty
by Mark Maddox
design by Kevin Hein
VIDEO WATCHDOG #177
designed by Charles Largent
WE BELONG DEAD #15 by BruxCheck the cover you like or type your choice here:
18. BEST WEBSITE
(The Classic Horror Film Board, sponsor of the Rondos, is not eligible)
— All Sci-Fi Nothing but pure science fiction.
— Bloody Disgusting Modern horrors prevail.
— Cinefantastiqueonline. The digital home for the influential magazine.
— Count Gore de Vol’s Creature Features Films, interviews and horror host news updated weekly.
— Dread Central Latest news, insider info from the horror industry.
— Famous Monsters of Filmland News and reviews from the first monster magazine.
— Film Noir Foundation Keeping suspense and shadows alive.
— Horror-host.com Home of the Horror Host Hall of Fame.
— Horror Society A voice for independent horrors.
— Icons of Fright Team of bloggers survey the horrror field.
— Latarnia: Fantastique International Discussions of all things Euro and culture.
— Louisville Halloween. Where’s it’s always late October.
— Mick Garris Interviews The writer-director offers interviews archived and new with horror personalties.
— Mondo Cult Online Horror, politics and music. A message board, too.
— Monsters from Hell From the U.K., all things Hammer.
— MovieScreams Horror Show. Showcases short horror and sci-fi films.
— The Shelley-Godwin Archive Library partnership digitizing handwritten draft of Frankenstein and more.
— Trailers from Hell Joe Dante and top talents offer commentaries on vintage trailers.
— Universal Monster Army The friendly and knowledgable headquarters of monster toy talk.
— Witch’s Dungeon Multimedia home for Hollywood monsters, history and preservation.
— Or write in another choice:
19. BEST BLOG OR ONLINE COLUMN OF 2014
— Bay of the Living Dead David-Elijah Nahmod’s monthly horror column in SF Weekly.
— Blood Curdling Blog of Monster Masks. A peek behind decades of masks.
— Cinema Dave A journal of horror and film.
— Classic Movie Monsters Photos, art and horror artifacts from the past.
— Collinsport Historical Society All the comings and goings in Barnabas’ home town.
— Cyberschizoid Latest monster magazines and cult updates.
— Day of the Woman ‘A blog for the feminine side of fear.’
— Dr. Gangrene’s Mad Blog Musings from Nashville’s maddest horror host.
— Doc Terror News and reviews with a crazed doctor from the 50s.
— Final Girl Stacie Ponder still running to the next locked room.
— Frankensteinia Pierre Fournier’s journal of all things Frankenstein.
— The Good, the Bad and the Godzilla August Ragone’s G-blog is wise among giant monsters.
— Gravedigger’s Local 16 Even ghouls need a union label.
— Groovy Age of Horror Fearless and unexpected.
— The Horrors of it All When horror corrupted more than the comics.
— Monster Magazine World An essential newsstand for monster mags past, present and future.
— The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society Tribute to Hammer’s classic actor.
— Scared Silly. Where jeepers meet creepers.
— Sin Street Sleaze John Harrison’s look at cult, pulp and monsters.
— SciFi Japan The home of Monster Zero News.
— Terror from Beyond the Daves Home of the weekend horror host report.
— Too Much Horror Fiction Reviewing words of terror from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
— 250 Lines of Resolution Rebekah Herzberg dissects the genre for Geek Juice.
— Vampire Over London: The Bela Lugosi Blog. Journal of the undead
— Video Watchblog Tim Lucas’ musings on film and life.
— The Vincent Price Journal. Features his hand-written notes from a 1928 trip abroad.
— Zombos Closet All manners of horrors pour out.
— Or write in another choice:
20. BEST CONVENTION OF 2014 (write-ins encouraged)
— Blob Fest (Phoenixville, Pa.)
— Chiller (Parsippany, N.J.)
— Cinema Wasteland (Cleveland)
— Cthulhu Con and Lovecraft Film Festival (Portland, Ore.)
— Crypticon (Seattle)
— Days of the Dead (Indianapolis)
— Dragon Con (Atlanta)
— Flashback Weekend (Chicago)
— Fright Night Film Fest (Louisville)
— G-Fest (Chicago)
— HorrorHound weekend (Indianapolis)
— Horror Realm (Pittsburgh)
— Kirk von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil (San Francisco)
— Mad Monster Party (Charlotte)
–– Monster Bash (Butler, Pa.)
— Monster Fest (Chesapeake, Va.)
— Monster-Mania (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
— Monsterpalooza (Burbank)
— Rock and Shock (Worcester, Mass.)
— Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear (Toronto)
— Scare-a-Con (Verona, NY)
— Scare Fest (Lexington, Ky.)
— Spooky Empire (Orlando)
— Texas Frightmare (Dallas)
— Wonderfest (Louisville)
21. BEST FAN EVENT
— EDGAR ALLAN POE BRONZE BUST PROJECT: Sculpture of Poe placed at Boston Library thanks to Kickstarter campaign.
— MAC OF THE RED BETH, performance of ‘Masque of the Red Death’ by Veronica Carlson, Martine Beswicke, Yvonne Monlaur and Caroline Munro at Monster Bash Octoberfest.
— WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS CAST REUNION: Russ Tamblyn, Haruo Nakajima, and others with translator/host Jim Cirronella at Monsterpalooza.
— WITCH’S DUNGEON full-figure monster exhibit relocates to Bristol Historical Society in Connecticut.
— BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #4 by various. (Monsterverse). More rather grim tales from the Count’s archives.
— CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT, by Barker and Mark Miller (Boom!) Is it God, the devil or both?
— HAUNTED HORROR, compiled by Craig Yoe, Clizia Gussoni, Steve Banes (IDW). Rescuing forgotten horrors from the 1950s.
23. BEST MULTIMEDIA (PODCAST OR STREAMING) OF 2014
— BEYOND THE DARK PARANORMAL ADVENTURES Home of the Pope Lick Monster.
— BLOODY GOOD HORROR Reviews of the monstrous.
— BLOODY PIT OF ROD Home of the Naschycasts.
— B-MOVIE CAST Talk and horror history in this podcast.
— CULT RADIO A GO-GO! Still thriving pioneer of Internet horror talk.
— DARK DISCUSSIONS Podcast of horrors on film and print.
— FROM DUSK TIL CON RADIO Interviews and more from the East Coast Horror Group.
— INVISIBLE MAN WEB SERIES Five-part adaptation of H.G. Wells novel.
— KAIJUCAST More than 100 episodes, many live from conventions.
— KILLER POV podcast. Film previews and interviews.
— KREEPY KASTLE Devoted to shows from horror hosts.
— MONSTER KID RADIO. Interviews, reviews, monsters.
— 1951 DOWN PLACE: Podcast discussions of Hammer films.
— POE FOREVERMORE RADIO THEATER. Mark Redfield’s tributes to the mystery master.
— THE PROJECTION BOOTH Podcasts target genre films and more.
— SIX FOOT PLUS A weekly podcast that finds a monstrous rhythm.
— TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE New audio drama and horror the old-fashioned way.
— TALES TO TERRIFY Radio chills with a literary touch of gothic .
— THE TIM-O AND HARLEY SHOW Horror and sci-fi discussions from Browning to Bigfoot.
— TOMB DRAGOMIR Video interviews and ‘rue-full’ reviews.
— WEIRD-O-RAMA Hosted by Victor Von Psychotron
— WELCOME TO NIGHTVALE Strange doings from a strange desert town.
— Or write in another choice:
24. FAVORITE HORROR HOST OF 2014
If your favorite is missing — there are far too many to list here — please write them in)
— A. GHASTLEE GHOUL (Ohio)
— THE BONE JANGLER (Illinois)
— KARLOS BORLOFF (Monster Madhouse, Washington, DC)
— COUNT GORE DE VOL (Creature Features)
— COUNT GREGULA (Count Gregula’s Crypt)
— DR. GANGRENE (Nashville)
— Dr. MADBLOOD (Virginia Beach)
— THE GHOULIGANS (On DVD and online)
— GHOUL A GO-GO (NY)
— HALLOWEEN JACK
— MR. LOBO (Cinema Insomnia, California)
— NIGEL HONEYBONE (Australia)
— ORMON GRIMSBY (N.C.)
— PROF MORTE (Atlanta)
— PENNY DREADFUL (Shilling Shockers, New England)
— REMO D (California)
— SON OF GHOUL (Ohio)
— SVENGOOLIE (Chicago)
— WOLFMAN MAC (Chiller Drive-In, Michigan)
— Or write in another choice:
25. BEST MUSIC CD
— CHARNEL HOUSE ROCK, Zombina and the Skeletones. Horror punk for a Saturday morning.
— Or write in another choice:
26. BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE
H/t, as always, to our friends at the Universal Monster Army!
Legends of CthulhuRetro Action Figures
Forrest J Ackerman statue (Dark Horse)
War of the Gargantuas (X-Plus)
40-inch 2014 Godzilla
Hallmark FrankensteinChristmas ornament
ReAction Universal Monsters figures
Karloff as Fu Manchu8-inch figure(Distinctive Dummies)
Lily Munster Maquette Tweeterhead
If you’re still with us (thanks for getting this far!), please take a look at the write-in categories
27. CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF RESTORATION
Which classic horror film, either released or unreleased, do you think most deserves a restoration or video upgrade?
28. WRITER OF THE YEAR (for 2014)
29. REVIEWER OF THE YEAR
30. ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Pro)
31. LINDA MILLER FAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(Award named for late fan artist Linda Miller)
32. HENRY ALVAREZ AWARD FOR ARTISTIC DESIGN
Which visionary artist (designer, illustrator, sculptor, modeler, photographer), should be recognized? (Award named for the late monster maker Henry Alvarez).
33. INTERNATIONAL MONSTER FAN Which overseas fan is making a difference in the wide world of monsters?
34. ‘MONSTER KID’ OF THE YEAR
Help us choose this year’s recipient: Who deserves to be named ‘Monster Kid of the Year’ for efforts beyond the call of duty to build a better world of gods and monsters? Send us your suggestion.
35. MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
And finally, help us again: Who do you think should be this year’s inductees into the Monster Kid Hall of Fame?
ALREADY INDUCTED ARE: Bob and Kathy Burns, Forrest J Ackerman and James Warren, Zacherley and Vampira, Ray Harryhausen, Ray Bradbury, Alex and Richard Gordon, William K. Everson, Rick Baker, Basil Gogos, Roger Corman, Dick Klemensen, Gary and Sue Svehla, James Bama and Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, Paul and Jackie Blaisdell, Joe Dante, Don Glut, Jack Davis, German Robles and Frank Frazetta; Bernie Wrightson, Ben Chapman, Cortlandt Hull and Dennis Vincent, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Archie Goodwin and Ghoulardi.Ken Kelly, Jim and Marian Clatterbaugh, Bob Wilkins, Calvin Beck, Paul Naschy, Lux Interior, Bob Lemon and Ray Meyers, Bill Warren, Dennis Druktenis, Sammy Terry and Frederick S. Clarke; Tim and Donna Lucas, William Stout, Ron Borst, George A. Romero, Tom Weaver and Verne Langdon. Also Julie Adams, David Skal, George Stover, Michael Stein, Morgus, Mark Frank, Ted Newsom, Jessie Lilley, Gary Dorst, Steve Bissette, JD Lees and Count Gore De Vol; Gregory Mank; Don Post Studio; Del and Sue Howison, Mike Vraney, Bhob Stewart and Larry Ivie..
Who should join them? Tell us your suggestions. We’ll pick six more.
Whew! That’s it!!!
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