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2012 RONDO AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

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A record-breaking 3,425 people voted in the 11th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, and the results are in! Congratulations to all the winners!


– BEST MOVIE: CABIN IN THE WOODS

– BEST TV: WALKING DEAD

– CLASSIC DVD: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

– CLASSIC COLLECTION: UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ON BLU RAY

– RESTORATION: DRACULA (1931)

– COMMENTARY: David Kalat on Criterion GOJIRA/GODZILLA

– DVD EXTRA: Universal Monsters ORIGINAL HOUSE OF HORRORS booklet

– INDEPENDENT FILM: HOUSE OF GHOSTS

– SHORT FILM: FALL OF HOUSE OF USHER (animated)

– DOCUMENTARY: BEAST WISHES

– BOOK OF YEAR: RAY HARRYHAUSEN’S FANTASY SCRAPBOOK

– BEST MAGAZINE MODERN: RUE MORGUE

– BEST MAGAZINE CLASSIC: SCARY MONSTERS

– BEST ARTICLE: Christopher Lee: A Career retrospective, by Aaron Christensen, HORROR HOUND #34

– BEST INTERVIEW: Michael Culhane talks with original DARK SHADOWS cast, including Jonathan Frid’s last interview, FAMOUS MONSTERS #261

– BEST COLUMN: It Came from Bowen’s Basement (John Bowen), RUE MORGUE

– BEST THEME ISSUE: Tie, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #30 (Vincent Price); VIDEO WATCHDOG #169 (Dark Shadows)

– COVER: Jeff Preston’s Phibes cover for LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #29

– WEBSITE: DREAD CENTRAL

– BLOG: COLLINSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

– CONVENTION: MONSTERPALOOZA

– FAN EVENT: Rick Baker gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

– HORROR HOST: Svengoolie

– HORROR COMIC: WALKING DEAD

– MULTIMEDIA (Audio/video): FRIGHT BYTES

– SOUNDTRACK/HORROR CD: ROSEMARY’S BABY

– TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE: Jeff Yagher’s BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN scene

– WRITER OF YEAR: Tim Lucas

– REVIEWER OF YEAR: David-Elijah Nahmod

– ARTIST: DANIEL HORNE

– FAN ARTIST: MARK OWEN

– HENRY ALVAREZ AWARD FOR ARTISTIC DESIGN: RAY SANTOLERI

– INTERNATIONAL MONSTER FAN: Rhonda Steerer (operates Boris Karloff ‘More Than a Monster’ site from Germany)

– MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR: SIMON ROWSON (for work in Japan unearthing lost footage in HORROR OF DRACULA)

– HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:

– J.D. LEES — Editor/publisher who helped popularize kaiju scholarship with G-FAN, now a giant-sized100 issues old.

– COUNT GORE DE VOL: Still going strong in multimedia, 40 years later.

– TED NEWSOM: Opinionated but with good reason — he was there researching and interviewing long before most others.

– STEVE BISSETTE — Writer’s love of the genre has spread across all genres, from comic books to deep research.

– JESSIE LILLEY: From Scarlet Street to Famous Monsters and Mondo Cult, she has expanded the outlook of fandom.

– And the late GARY DORST: One of fandom’s founding forces, gone far too soon.

Stay tuned to the RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS website for an expanded posting, with runners-up and more, in the morning!

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Kier-La Janisse http://www.big-smash.com
Kier-La Janisse is a writer and film programmer based in Montreal, Canada. She is the Founding Director of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and a film programmer for Fantastic Fest, POP Montreal and SF Indie. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival in Vancouver and co-founded Montreal's Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre. She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012).
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