Rondo Award Nominations

We wanted to share with you all the winners.  Everyone did an amazing job!  For more info visit David’s site.

http://www.rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html

Here is a category-by-category breakdown of who won.
(Includes winners, runners-up; also honorable mentions who scored well.)

 

 

BEST FILM OF 2010

THE BLACK SWAN

Runners-up: INCEPTION; THE WOLFMAN

Honorable mention: LET ME IN

 

BEST TV PRESENTATION

THE WALKING DEAD: Days Gone Bye

Runner-up: DOCTOR WHO

Honorable mentions: SHERLOCK; TRUE BLOOD

BEST CLASSIC DVD

THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS

Runners-up: KING KONG 1933 (Blu-Ray); THE WOLF MAN SPECIAL EDITION

Honorable mentions: VAMPIRE CIRCUS; NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

BEST CLASSIC HORROR COLLECTION

THRILLER: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Runner-up: TWILIGHT ZONE (Seasons One and Two; Blu-Ray)
Honorable mentions: HAMMER FILMS: ICONS OF SUSPENSE; LON CHANEY SIX-FILM COLLECTION

 

BEST RESTORATION

THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS

Runner-up: PSYCHO: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Honorable mentions: DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW; BBC SHERLOCK HOLMES

BEST COMMENTARY

RAY HARRYHAUSEN, TONY DALTON (Jason and the Argonauts Blu-Ray)

Runners-up: Frank DeFelitta, J.D. Feigelson (DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW); Tim Lucas, David Schow, Ernest Dickerson (THRILLER, ‘The Grim Reaper’)

Honorable mention: Marc Scott Zicree (Twilight Zone, ‘Time Enough at Last’)

 

 

 

BEST DVD EXTRA

THE WOLF MAN SPECIAL EDITION: ‘Pure in Heart’ documentary

Runner-up: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000 VOL. XVIII: ‘Making of Beast of Yucca Flats.’

Honorable mention: AURORA MONSTERS: ‘Zacherley Behind the Scenes’

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM OR DOCUMENTARY

Two winners:

— AURORA MONSTERS

— LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN/DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

Runners-up: THE DEAD MATTER; TRAILERS FROM HELL VOL. 1

Honorable mentions: ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION; SHADOWLAND

 

BEST SHORT FILM

UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY (Greg Nicotero)

Runner-up: DREADFUL HALLOWGREEN SPECIAL

Honorable mentions: THE DEVIL AT LOST CREEK; VOLKODLAK

BOOK OF THE YEAR

THE ART OF HAMMER:Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films, by Marcus Hearn

Runner-up: CONFESSIONS OF A SCREAM QUEEN, by Matt Beckoff

Honorable mentions: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever, by Joe Kane

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: Master of the Majicks, Vol. 3, by Mike Hankin

FORRY: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman, by Debbie Painter

HOUSE OF ACKERMAN: A Photographic Tour of the Legendary Ackermansion, by Al Astrella, James Greene

BEST MAGAZINE (mass market)

RUE MORGUE

Runner-up:  HORROR HOUND

Honorable mentions: FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND; SCARY MONSTERS; FANGORIA; VIDEO WATCHDOG

BEST MAGAZINE (fan market)

MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT

Runners-up: LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS; MIDNIGHT MARQUEE;

LATARNIA FANTASTIQUE INTERNATIONAL; SCARLET; MONSTER BASH

 

BEST ARTICLE

‘THE WOLF MAN: 69 YEARS OF TERROR,’ by Robert Aragon. HORROR HOUND #21.

Runners-up: ‘The Creature Incarnate (Paul Naschy),’ by Mirek Lipinski, Shade Rupe and Gore-Met. RUE MORGUE #98.

‘Video Invasion: ‘Remembering the VHS Boom,’ by Matt Moore, HORRORHOUND #21-26

Honorable mentions:’The First Frankenstein: 100 Years of Fear,’ by Phil Hall. VIDEOSCOPE #76.

‘The Making of Blood on Satan’s Claw,’ by Bruce G. Hallenbeck. LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #25

BEST INTERVIEW

(Award goes to interviewer)

James Burrell interviews Christopher Lee, RUE MORGUE #100 FILMLAND #251 by Basil Gogos

Runners-up: Michael Monahan and Sandy Clark interview Vampira (2004), HORROR HOUND Convention Special.

Mark Redfield interviews Veronica Carlson, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #252;Terry and Tiffany DuFoe interview Allan Arkush. VIDEOSCOPE #75

BEST COVER

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #251 by Basil Gogos

Runners-up: RUE MORGUE #105 by Gary Pullin; SCREEM #20 by Daniel Horne; FAMOUS MONSTERS #253 by Kerry Gammill
Honorable mentions: SCARLET #5 by Michael Wilk; FAMOUS MONSTERS # #252 by William Stout; LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #25 by Adrian Salmon

BEST WEBSITE

DREAD CENTRAL

Runners-up: Trailers from Hell; Fearnet.com; Universal Monster Army

Honorable mentions: Dr. Gangrene’s Chiller Cinema; Count Gore de Vol’s Creature Features; Horrorhost Graveyard

 

BEST BLOG

FRANKENSTEINIA

Runners-up: The Drunken Severed Head;

Terror from Beyond the Daves; Video Watchblog
Honorable mentions: The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla; Final Girl; Cinema Suicide; Monster Magazine World

BEST CONVENTION

HORROR HOUND WEEKEND (Indianapolis, featuring horror host salute to Vampira)

Runners-up: Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear; Monster Bash; Monsterpalooza; WonderFest
Honorable mentions: WonderFest; Chiller; Dragon Con

 

BEST FAN EVENT

FEBRUARY AS WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH (conceived by Hannah Neurotica of Ax Wound Magazine)

Runner-up: Tribute to Vampira at HorrorHound Weekend
Honorable mentions: Blob panic re-enactment at Blobfest;

Night of the Living Dead reunion at FM Con; Dr. Gangrene calls Bob Burns at WonderFest

 

FAVORITE HORROR HOST

Penny Dreadful

Runners-up: Dr. Gangrene; Svengoolie; Wolfman Mac
Honorable mentions: Count Gore de Vol;

Karlos Borloff; Mr. Lobo; Ghoul a G-Go

BEST HORROR AUDIO SITE

RUE MORGUE RADIO

Runner-up: Old-Time Radio Mystery/Horror; Deadpit
Honorable mentions: Cult Radio A-Go-Go!; B-Movie Cast; Mail Order Zombie; Bloody Pit of Rod; Bloody Good Horror

BEST CD

DARK SHADOWS: The Night Whispers (Big Finish Productions); Jonathan Frid returns.

Runner-up: BATMAN 1966 (La-La Land)
Honorable mentions: THEY WON’T STAY DEAD! Music from the Soundtrack of Night of the Living Dead; LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES; SPOOKY SONGS FOR CREEPY KIDS, by Voltaire

BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK

THE WALKING DEAD, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard

Runner-up: BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE (Monsterverse)

Honorable mentions: VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS; HELLBOY: DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL; AMERICAN VAMPIRE; THE GOON

BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE

Creature and Julie (Diamond Select)

Runner-up: Karloff bust series (Ray Santoleri)

Honorable mentions: Elvira (Amok Time); Zacherley (Executive Replicas); Psycho Bates Mansion, mother in window included (Round 2/Polar Lights); Twilight Zone Gremlin Bobblehead (Bif!Bang!Pow!)

 

RONDO AWARD SPECIAL RECOGNITION

‘The Tutor’ project

Filmmakers Terrance Zdunich and Shem Andre Byron enlisted students online to collaborate on a multi-part horror film, resulting in a creatively viral learning experience about art, film, death — and life.

 

 

 

FILM MOST IN NEED OF DVD RELEASE OR RESTORATION

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

(For a six time, the chorus is unending — monster fans wantb this film released!)

Runner-up: DRACULA; sBRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

Honorable mention: THE UNINVITED

WRITER OF THE YEAR

BRUCE G. HALLENBECK

(chronicler of the Hammer heritage)

Runners-up: Tom Weaver, Tim Lucas, Greg Mank, Nathan Hannemann, Bill Adcock

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DANIEL HORNE

Runners-up: Basil Gogos, Kerry Gammill
Honorable mentions: Frank Dietz, Mike Hill, Wendy Pini, Bob Eggleton, Jeff Carlson

LINDA MILLER AWARD FOR
FAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(In memory of the late Linda Miller)

SHANA BILBREY (Belle Dee)

Runners-up: Roger Koch, Jerrod Brown, E.M. Gist,

Brian Maze, Markchro, April A. Taylor, Megan the Stay Puft Costumer

 

DVD REVIEWER OF THE YEAR

KIM NEWMAN

Runners-up: Bill Cooke, Tim Lucas,

Glenn Erickson, ‘The Phantom of the Movies,’George Reis

 

MONSTER KIDS 

OF THE YEAR

Gary Gerani and Marc Scott Zicree

A lifetime of devotion to fantastic television culminated in 2010 with two spectacular sets of audio commentaries for the THRILLER and TWILIGHT ZONE collections.

Gary Gerani, author of the pioneering FANTASTIC TELEVISION in the 1970s and this year’s TOP 100 HORROR MOVIES helped spearhead (with Steve Mitchell), the astounding assemblage of THRILLER commentaries. He also appears on the TWILIGHT ZONE Blu-Ray collection, adding the wisdom of a true monster kid to every project he touches..

Marc Scott Zicree knows every signpost of Rod Serling’s surreal sci-fi kingdom. A veteran TV writer and author of THE TWLIGHT ZONE COMPANION, Marc’s spirit inhabits the Twilight Zone Blu-Rays in commentaries full of production details and insights that come from a lifetime in a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.

The efforts of both, this year and for decades, earn each the award of Monster Kid of 2010.

 

 

MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME 

The six newest inductees are:

TIM and DONNA LUCAS 

Watchdogs of film history

No one has won more Rondos than Tim Lucas, not only for his writings but also for his wonderful journal of cinema history, Video Watchdog. And it is Donna’s perfect sense of design and balance that keeps VW such a permanent part of movie appreciation. As a couple, the mind boggles.

WILLIAM STOUT 

Keeper of our fantasies

From Disney to dinosaurs, Wizards to Xenozoic Tales and Death Rattle, William Stout has been leading the way into new worlds of graphic imagination since the 1960s. His fine lines and powerful imagery now graces Famous Monsters, closing a fantastic circle for all of us.

RON BORST 

Legacy of graven images

Ron Borst started collecting vintage horror posters long before it was fashionable, or thought of as high end decor. His gorgeous coffee table book of horror posters, Graven Images, is an essential for any fan’s bookshelf. But more, his deep knowledge of the beginnings of ballyhoo is a rich source for all those wondering how the monster films began.

GEORGE A. ROMERO 

Changing the horror equation

George Romero’s revolutionary embrace of zombie noir in Night of the Living Dead is often viewed as the dividing line between classic horror and the grislier shocks to come. But what Romero really taught is that the horror is not about who is chasing us, but how we react to being chased. And has there ever been a director friendlier with fans?

TOM WEAVER 

King of the monster hunters

Tom Weaver has been interviewing every star, director, writer, bit player and crew member behind some of the most beloved, and sometimes forgettable films in movie history.  His humor, frankness and ultimate humanity brings dignity even to the most lowly bit player, and illuminates a Hollywood that may soon be forgotten — except for his detailed books of memories.

 

VERNE LANGDON (1941-2011) 

Hollywood‘s biggest fan

Far more than just a Mask Man, Verne Langdon’s work with the Don Post Studio in the 1960s helped scare the wits out of parents and Monster Kids alike. A musician, a wrestler, a producer and a gentle friend of stars and would-be stars, Langdon’s influence will be felt long after the masks he helped create are too delicate to wear. Verne Langdon will be remembered most for his enthusiasm to create things anew.

There they are, the winners and the legends who helped make the classic horror world just a little bit better in 2010.  Thanks to all who voted. We look forward to RONDO X in 2012.

And join us in Louisville at the WonderFest convention on May 14, 2011, for this year’s Rondo Awards Ceremony.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Rondo Award Nominations

  1. Saeid Abdi says:

    I’ve always loved classic movies.

  2. 3DMOVIEMAN says:

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow = Awesome! Excellent DVD!

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