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HERE WERE THE WINNERS IN THE
RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS!
(Click HERE! to see videos from awards ceremonies
at WonderFest and Monsterpalooza)
Vincent Price tribute, 'Island of Lost Souls'
Elvira is voted Favorite Horror Host; Tom Stockman is Monster Kid of the Year;
Mike Hill wins first 'Henry Alvarez Award'
By David Colton
ARLINGTON, VA. – Tributes to Vincent Price, a restored 1932 horror classic and a battle of resurgent monster magazines marked the 10th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, announced April 2 after a record online vote by fans and genre professionals.
The 2012 Rondo Awards, named after Rondo Hatton, an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s, celebrate the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation. This year's e-mail vote, conducted by the Classic Horror Film Board, a 17-year old online community, drew more than 3,100 ballots from across the USA and around the world.
Among winners cited for work released in 2011:
-- Criterion’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of Island of Lost Souls, a sometimes gruesome pre-code Hollywood thriller starring Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, was named Best Classic DVD and Best Restoration.
-- The late horror icon Vincent Price’s 100th birthday figured in several awards: A celebration of Price’s career called Vincentennial in the actor’s hometown of St. Louis was named Best Fan Event. And the organizer of the festival, Tom Stockman, was voted Monster Kid of the Year, the Rondo program’s highest honor.
-- The growing competition among modern horror and monster magazines was reflected in the votes.
The Canada-based Rue Morgue, a modern magazine of horror journalism, was named Best Magazine for the fourth straight year, as well as winning for Best Article and Best Audio Program. Competitor Horror Hound won for Best Cover (a portrait of Price by Daniel Horne), and Best Convention for its annual Horror Hound Weekend gathering in Indianapolis. And Fangoria, another blood-rich perennial, took home a Rondo for “Fangoria 300,’’ an anniversary issue listing the 300 most important horror films of all time.
Among fan-based magazines, Monsters from the Vault won for a second year, narrowly topping Little Shoppe of Horrors.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was named Best Movie, AMC’s adaptation of The Walking Dead was a big winner in the TV and comic book categories and a complete Blu-Ray set of The Twilight Zone’s five seasons was voted Best DVD Collection.
Among independent films: Chillerama, a spoof of splatter films by four directors, The Giant Rubber Monster Movie, a send-up of Toho’s Godzilla and Ultraman films, and Midnight Madness, a history of horror and science fiction films, all won Rondos. So did the late William Castle for his commentary on Spine Tingler, a documentary on his career, and Track of the Creeper, The Story of Rondo Hatton, the namesake of the awards. Midnight Syndicate won Best CD for Carnival Arcane.
Multi-Rondo winner Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog magazine, was voted Writer of the Year, Mark Maddox was named Artist of the Year, DVD Drive-In’s George Reis was DVD Reviewer of the Year and Roger Koch was voted Fan Artist of the Year. A new award named in honor of the late Hollywood creature-builder Henry Alvarez was awarded to sculptor Mike Hill.
Elvira, the iconic temptress of the night, was voted Favorite Horror Host. And Peter Kollarik, a Hungarian devotee of animator Ray Harryhausen, was named Rondo’s first International Fan of the Year.
Finally, based on suggestions from Rondo voters, the following Monster Kid Hall of Fame inductees were named: Michael Stein, editor of Filmfax; Mark Frank, creator of the influential Photon fanzine; early fan and actor George Stover; horror scholar David J. Skal; actress Julie Adams from Creature from the Black Lagoon and New Orleans horror host Morgus the Magnificent.
There they are, the winners and the legends who helped make the classic horror world just a little bit better in 2011. Thanks to all who voted. We look forward to RONDO XI in 2013.
And join us in Louisville at the WonderFest convention on Saturday, May 26, 2012 when we hand out the awards to many of the winners you've read about above. And thank all of you who voted. Rondo can't happen without you.
Finally below is the ballot so you can see everyone who was nominated this year. Thanks again.
THIS WAS THE BALLOT FOR THE TENTH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS (Voting has ENDED).
This year's awards are dedicated to the memory of Les Daniels, Richard Gordon
and the vivacious Yvette Vickers.
1. BEST MOVIE OF 2011 (Pick one)
-- ATTACK THE BLOCK
-- PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3
-- THE THING
2. BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION
-- AMERICAN HORROR STORY, 'Halloween,' FX, 11.2.11. The holiday seems almost cheerful compared to the ghosts from the past invading Murder House. 'What are you, the Dead Breakfast Club?'
-- DOCTOR WHO, 'The Doctor's Wife,' BBC, 5.14.11. The Tardis takes center stage at the edge of the universe in this episode written by Nail Gaiman. 'Oh, it's the warning lights. I got rid of those. They never stop.'
-- GRIMM, 'The Three Bad Wolves,' NBC, 12.9.11. Twists on the fairy tale include murder and Dan Roebuck as an arson investigator. 'Little pig, little pig, let me come in.'
-- HAVEN, 'Audrey Parker's Day Off,' SyFy, 8.19.11. A troubled Audrey gets caught in a time loop, unable to prevent a car from repeatedly killing her friends. 'You're stuck in my second-favorite Bill Murray movie.'
-- PSYCHE, 'This Episode Sucks,' USA, 10.26.11. Cameos from Kristy Swanson (Buffy), Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), and vampire homages abound in this Halloween send-up. 'Sookie is mine!'
-- SUPERNATURAL, 'My Heart Will Go On,' CW, 4.15.11. The Titanic has been saved from sinking so Fate begins removing people from the present. 'If these people are the Waltons, then why are they dying?'
-- TERRA NOVA, 'Instinct,' Fox, 10.3.11. Swarms of Pterosaurs begin to stake a claim on the camp. 'What we've seen here today is just the first wave. There's a lot more coming.'
-- WALKING DEAD, 'Save the Last One,' AMC, 10.30.11. Shane makes a shocking choice while getting medical supplies. ' Look at him. Hanging up there like a big piñata. The other geeks came and ate all the flesh off his legs.'
-- Or write in another choice
3. BEST CLASSIC DVD
-- BLACK MOON (Fay Wray, 1934)
-- ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (Criterion Blu-Ray)
-- MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (Twilight Time limited edition Blu-Ray)
4. BEST CLASSIC DVD COLLECTION
-- GAMERA DOUBLE FEATURE: vs. Zigra and vs. the Super Monster (Shout!)
5. BEST RESTORATION
-- HORROR EXPRESS (Severin Films/MPI). Restored from print found in Mongolia.
6. BEST COMMENTARY
-- ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, by Tom Weaver, Michael and John Brunas.
7. BEST DVD EXTRA
-- BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS: Space Opera on a Shoestring documentary.
-- EVIL DEAD 2 (25th Anniversary), 90-minuteSwallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead II
-- KURONEKO, Critic Tadeo Sato on how Japanese ghost stories grew more violent (17 minutes)
8. BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (Click on VIDEO LINKS to see clip or trailer)
-- ATTACK OF THE MOON ZOMBIES, directed by Christopher Mihm. Retro 50s spoof. VIDEO LINK
-- CHILLERAMA, directed by Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Adam Green and Joe Lunch. A very meaty sendup of midnight movies. VIDEO LINK
-- MIL MASCARAS VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY, directed by Andrew Quint. Cult lucha libre film finally makes it to DVD. VIDEO LINK
9. BEST SHORT FILM (Click on VIDEO LINKS to see the film, a clip or trailer)
-- THE ATTACK OF THE CREATURE: A 50s Monster Movie, directed by Dylan Druktenis. A giant turtle, skateboards and cool special effects. VIDEO LINK
-- THE GIANT RUBBER MONSTER MOVIE, directed by Thomas Berdinski. Horror host cameos enliven this send-up of 70s kaiju. VIDEO LINK
Or write in another choice:
10. BEST DOCUMENTARY (full feature; Click on VIDEO LINKS to see the film, a clip or trailer)
-- THE BEST OF TRAILERS FROM HELL, VOL. 2, commentaries by Joe Dante. John Landis, Eli Roth, others. VIDEO LINK
11. BOOK OF THE YEAR
-- AMERICAN SCARY: Conversations with the Kings, Queens and Jesters of Late-Night Horror TV, by Michael Monahan. (Midnight Marquee, softcover, 242 pages, $25). Interviews and rare photos with 23 well-remembered horror hosts.
-- FORGOTTEN HORRORS VOL. 5: The Atom Age, by Michael H. Price, John Wooley, Jan Alan Henderson (CreateSpace, softcover, 328 pages, $30). Sci-fi and Red Scare obscurities abound in this latest volume of the series.
-- HORROR FILM FESTIVALS AND AWARDS, by Thomas P. Sipos (McFarland, softcover, 318 pages, $40). Advice for filmmakers, and listings of scores of independent film festivals, award programs and winners (Rondos, too!)
-- MONSTERS IN AMERICA: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting, by W. Scott Poole (Baylor University Press, hardcover, 290 pages, $29.95). A cultural history of monsters and why they touch such deep chords in the American psyche.
-- SCI-FI SAVANT, by Glenn Erickson (Point Blank Press, softcover, 312 pages, $19.95). Still-timely reviews of 116 science fiction films from his DVD Savant column.
-- ZOMBIES: An Illustrated History of the Undead, by Jovanka Vuckovik (St. Martin's Griffin, softcover, 176 pages, $17.99). Tracing the cultural invasion of the decayed and departed.
12. BEST MAGAZINE OF 2011
-- Cinema Retro
-- Girls and Corpses
-- Little Shoppe of Horrors
-- Mad Monster
-- Undying Monsters
13. BEST ARTICLE (Please choose two; one will win)
-- 'The Curious Undead Life of Tod Browning's Dracula (1931): A Classic of the Horror Films,' by Gary Don Rhodes, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #29. From camera movements to cardboard on the lamp, a renewed appreciation of the film that started the horror cycle.
-- 'The Damning of the Tarantula,' by John H. Myers, FILMFAX #128. Spider by giant spider, a creepy look at the eight-legged beasts of sci-fi history.
-- 'Dare You See It? James Whale's Frankenstein,' by Pierre Fournier. MONSTERPALOOZA #1. Using vintage newspaper stories, ads and ballyhoo, what the public was told about the filming of Frankenstein in 1931.
-- 'Dracula's Guest Revisited,' by Bob Statzer, SCARY MONSTERS #77. Finding the truth about the Bram Stoker story said to inspire so many adaptations.
-- 'Godzilla Goes Green: Godzilla vs. Hedorah,' by Martin Arlt, MAD SCIENTIST #24. From Rachel Carson to a 300-pound smog monster suit, behind the scenes of Toho's ecological warning.
-- 'The Golden Age of TV Terror,' by Kier-La Janisse with Dan Murphy, RUE MORGUE #117. A look at made-for-TV rarities and 'haunted' episodes from shows like Andy Griffith, Laverne & Shirley and Punky Brewster.
-- 'The Green Slime Are Coming! The Green Slime Are Here!' by Bill Cooke, VIDEO WATCHDOG #162. An 'old school' Watchdog comparison of the film's U.S. and Japanese versions.
-- 'A History of Horror Films Portmaneau,' by Steven West, MIDNIGHT MARQUEE #78. Tracing the growth of horror anthology films, from the silent era to today.
-- 'Invasion: A History of Body Snatchers,' by Aaron Christensen, HORROR HOUND #31. From Jack Finney's novel to Nicole Kidman's takeover, they're here!
-- 'Japanese Fantasy Cinema: Reflections of Reality,' by Fabian Mauro. G-FAN #95-96. How Japanese fear and fantasy combined to create works of lasting impact.
-- 'Karloff and the Creation of the Screen Actor's Guild,' by Mark Redfield, MONSTERPALOOZA #1. How the shy British actor became one of the founding members of one of Hollywood's earliest unions.
-- 'King Kong and the City: A Trilogy' by James H. Burns, THE THUNDER CHILD webzine. How generations grew up with the classic in New York -- on Channel 9, during holiday meals and at the Empire State Building.
-- 'Lovecraft's Paleontological Time Travels,' by Allen A. Debus, MAD SCIENTIST #24. How Lovecraft's mythos translated to lost worlds and beasts of the pulps and beyond.
-- 'The Mad Genius: A Retrospective,' by Greg Mank, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #28. A look at the Svengali-like era of John Barrymore's early sound career.
-- 'The Making of Hands of the Ripper,' by Bruce G. Hallenbeck. LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #26. How the shocking tale made it to theaters mostly intact.
-- 'The Marvelous Movie Menagerie of Marcel Delgado,' by Debbie Painter, MOVIE COLLECTOR'S WORLD #755. The influence of the master designer on Kong and other island beasts.
-- 'Music by James Bernard: Themes For a Tapestry of Terror,' by Steve Vertlieb, FILM MUSIC REVIEW, Fall 2011. Scoring the master of suspense and thrills.
-- 'Prophet of Horror: H.P. Lovecraft,' by Charles A. Coulombe. FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #255. A popular overview of the author's career and lasting influence.
-- 'Sarah's Song: Remembering Sharon Tate,' by Terry Pace, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #27. The career of the doomed actress, in her own words and those who knew her.
-- 'Save the Earth: Ecological Messages in Toho's Giant Monster Movies,' by Mark Justice, G-FAN #94-95. The green side of kaiju, film by film.
-- 'Scouting the Singularity,' by Thomas A. Foster, VIDEO WATCHDOG #165. How dreams of a tech leap forward for mankind has been supplanted by films of apocalyptic hysteria.
-- 'Sex, Food, Death and Religion: Jean Rollin's Archaic Modernity,' by Bryan L. Yeatter, SCREEM #22. An argument that the famed French filmmaker pushed the limits in vampire films, but then lost his way.
-- 'Sullivan's Travels,' by William J. Wright, VIDEOSCOPE #79. Revealing the "unsung hero" of The Evil Dead, special effects technician Tom Sullivan.
-- 'What If -- Alternative Castings in Classic Horror Films, by Steven Thornton, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #29. Some not-so-far-fetched roles: Chaney as Dracula, Karloff as the Invisible Man, Lorre as the Son of Frankenstein, and more.
-- 'When Dracula Haunted New York,' by Mirek Lipinski, FREAKY MONSTERS #2-4. Three-part article looks at Lugosi's days in New York City.
(Please vote for TWO of the articles above; one will win)
14. BEST INTERVIEW
-- Jane Asher: "On Masque of Red Death," by Rod Webber, DIABOLIQUE #6. Conducted by Skype in conjunction with ReelZine, actress talks about working with Corman and Price.
-- Tanya Constantine: 'My Father, Eddie Constantine,' by Tim Lucas, VIDEO WATCHDOG #163. A daughter reveals the man behind Lemmy Caution in this wide-ranging talk.
-- Warwick Davis: "From Leprechaun to Harry Potter,' by Calum Waddell, VIDEOSCOPE #77. The little person who began his very large career as an Ewok and never looked back.
-- Mimsy Farmer: 'The Mimsy Farmer Experience,' by Mark F. Berry. VIDEO WATCHDOG #161. Extensive talk with star of teen rebellion films, Four Flies on Grey Velvet and more.
-- Haruo Nakajima: 'The Original Godzilla,' by August Ragone. FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #256. The man who played Godzilla, Rodan, Gargantua and many others recalls the hot suit, the staged battles and the work ethic.
-- June Lockhart: 'On She-Wolf of London,' by Tom Weaver, VIDEO WATCHDOG #160. Actress looks back on one of her earliest roles with laughter and some chagrin.
-- Roman Polanski: 'Dancing with the Master,' by Constantine Nasr, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #27. A rare transatlantic talk with the director of The Fearless Vampire Killers.
-- Peter Sasdy: 'A Taste for Vampires,' by Ashley Thorpe, FANGORIA #308-309. A conversation with man who directed Dracula and Ripper films for Hammer.
-- Barbara Steele: "The Gothic Queen of Italy," DIABOLIQUE #5, by Paulo Zelati. The sometimes aloof icon's discusses her return to Italian horror.
-- Akira Takarada: 'Truly Amazing!', by Fabian Mauro, G-FAN #95. A star of the original Godzilla, and later Godzilla: Final Wars, talks about his six decades of fame.
-- Marie Wallace: 'On Stage and In Shadows,' by Rod Labbe. SCARY MONSTERS #77. Encounters in the past and now with Dark Shadows co-star.
-- John Waters: 'His Master's Maniacs,' by Rusty Nails, RUE MORGUE #111. The cult movie pregenitor talks about the films that inspired him, his book and, of course, Divine.
-- Or write in another choice:
15. BEST MAGAZINE FILMBOOK, THEME OR SPECIAL CONTENT
-- BRIDES OF DRACULA Filmbook, Undying Monsters #3. An old-fashioned look at the second Hammer vampire film,
-- DUEL OF THE REMAKES, Horror Hound #32. Includes an 8-page 'Remake Report Card' rating 27 do-overs, from classics like Cat People and The Blob to Texas Chainsaw and The Crazies.
-- THE FANGORIA 300, Fangoria #300. 'The Ultimate Horror Guide' includes expert commentaries on 300 films that matter.
-- FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS. Little Shoppe of Horrors #27. Philip Nutman's 'making of' spearheads nine articles devoted to the Roman Polanski classic.
-- MONSTER KIDS, Famous Monsters of Filmland #257. From Spielberg and Landis to Rick Baker and John Carpenter, profiles of more than a dozen 'Monster Kids' who made it big in Hollywood.
-- THAT OLD HOUSE ON THE HILL, Mad Monster #1. The Psycho mansion ready to cut out and assemble from cutouts on thick glossy paper.
-- 25 YEARS OF THE FLY, Rue Morgue #116. An anniversary examination of all the 'Help me!' films, then and now.
-- Or write in another selection.
16. BEST MAGAZINE COVER
17. BEST WEBSITE
-- Chiller Cinema Home of Dr. Gangrene's Web Lab.
-- Famous Monsters of Filmland Version 3.0 of the first monster magazine.
-- Horrorhost Graveyard Clips, show listings and more.
-- Horror Society A voice for independent horrors.
-- Planet Fury Furious film news with discussions you won't find elsewhere.
-- Universal Steve The largest Universal archive outside of Hollywood.
-- The Vincent Price Exhibit A lifetime documented, from Usher to cookbooks and Price's lost loves.
18. BEST BLOG OF 2011
-- Final Girl Stacie Ponder survives to have the last, bloody but often essential word.
-- First Person Monster Blog Shannon Shea takes a personal approach to movies, models and monsters.
-- Four-Color Shadows Horror, thrills, mystery from comic pages of the past.
-- Frankensteinia Fun, smart and essential as it keeps the Monster alive.
-- Monstermoviemusic The soundtracks of our horror lives.
-- Radiation-Scarred Reviews Bill Adcock takes on the mutants of film, no matter the era.
-- TheoFantastique A high and furrowed brow ponders monsters, myths, theology and comics.
-- We Are Controlling Transmission Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri, along with David Schow, review every episode of the Outer Limits.
-- Zombos Closet All manners of horrors pour out.
19. BEST CONVENTION OF 2011
-- Blob Fest (Phoenixville, Pa.)
-- Days of the Dead (Indianapolis)
-- Fright Night Film Fest (Louisville)
-- Monster Bash (Butler, Pa.)
-- Scare Fest (Lexington, Ky.)
-- Or write in another choice:
20. BEST FAN EVENT OF 2011
-- Blob panic re-enactment. Held at actual theater in Phoenixville, Pa., where movie was filmed (Blobfest)
-- Classic Horror Campaign. British fans enlist horror celebrities in campaign to get for more classic horror movies on BBC.
-- Dracula's Guest at the Bash. The Hammer gals -- Veronica Carlson, Caroline Munro and Yvonne Monlaur -- perform with Zach Zito at Monster Bash,
-- Famous Monsters Imagi-Movies Film Festival. Independent films, guest panels tributes to Lugosi, Price.
-- 80th Anniversary Tribute to Dracula and Frankenstein. Scott Essman and L.A.- based fans mount special presentations at Pomona Fox Theater, which also opened in 1931.
-- G-Tour 2011. G-Fan editor J.D. Lees, Mad Scientist editor Martin Arlt and others retrace Godzilla's steps on a tour of Japan that includes holding the original oxygen destroyer at Toho Studios.
-- It's Bob, by iPad! Giant robot with the video face of Bob Burns, live from Burbank on an iPad on its chest, shows up at Dr. Gangrene show at WonderFest.
-- Scares That Care Charity horror events, videos, Facebook pages, Kane Hodder team up to scare up money for childhood diseases.
-- Super 8 Film Festival. Condensed versions of Price's Poe films, trailers and The Mad Magician in 3-D. Horror Hound weekend, Indianapolis.
-- They Called Him Godzilla. Hauro Nakajima talks about wearing the Godzilla suit. Monsterpalooza in Burbank.
-- Twilight Zone Carousel restored. Cortlandt Hull paints murals from famous episodes on Rod Serling's childhood carousel in Binghamton, N.Y.
-- Vincentennial: Celebration in St. Louis of Vincent Price's 100th birthday included appearances by Roger Corman, Victoria Price, museum exhibits and art shows.
-- Women in Horror Month. Websites and events in February again honor women in all aspects of horror. Begun by Hannah Neurotica of Ax Wound magazine.
-- Or write in another choice:
21. FAVORITE HORROR HOST OF 2011
-- A. GHASTLEE GHOUL (Ohio)
-- BROTHER JACK ANGRY (Omaha)
-- COUNT GREGULA (Count Gregula's Crypt)
-- ELVIRA (Movies Macabre)
-- LATE DR. LADY
-- Or write in another choice:
22. BEST HORROR COMIC
-- EDGAR ALLAN POE'S TALES OF MYSTERY (Graphic Classics). Includes Murders in the Rue Morgue.
-- GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS (IDW). Eric Powell tells a human story amidst the monster rallies.
-- BOB HOWARD: Plumber of the Unknown by Rafael Nieves and Dan Dougherty. Ordinary jobs don't stop this monster hunter.
-- MONSTERS AMONG US (monsters-among-us.com). Celebrating the four-color fun of monstrosities.
-- PLANET OF THE APES (Boom!) Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno pick up the story from Battle.
-- THE STRANGE CASE OF MR. HYDE (Dark Horse). Jekyll is dead. Then who...? By Cole Haddon and M.S. Corley.
-- XOMBI (DC). John Rozum and Fraser Irving resurrect David Kim in this dark tale of snow angels and mummies..
-- Or write in another choice:
23. BEST HORROR MULTIMEDIA (AUDIO OR PODCAST)
-- BLOOD & STONE The Wireless Theater Company's version of Countess Bathory.
-- DRIVE-IN OF THE DAMNED RADIO Exploiting the airwaves since 2002.
-- EXPLOITED CINEMA Horror, cult and exploitation mark these podcasts.
-- HORROR ETC Offbeat is focus of this horror podcast.
-- HORROR RISES FROM SPAIN. Podcast documentaries and more.
-- MAIL ORDER ZOMBIE A podcast for the undead.
-- THE MONSTER CHANNEL Streaming films (formerly 100 Years on Monster Movies)
-- MOVIE MELTDOWN Podcasts feature caffeinated geek talk.
-- 1951 DOWN PLACE Hammer discussion and gothic podcasting.
-- PROFONDO CINEMA From NOTLD to Snake Plissen, intellectually-speaking, of course.
-- SIX FOOT PLUS A biweekly podcast that find a monstrous rhythm.
-- TIMES PAST OLD TIME RADIO ARCHIVES. Searchable and deep.
-- Or write in another choice:
24. BEST SOUNDTRACK OR HORROR CD
--- BLACK SUNDAY (Kritzerland). Les Baxter's score for the American version of Mario Bava film.
-- THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (November Fire). The group Hobgoblin adds a haunting mysticism to this tribute.
-- HYMNS FROM THE HOUSE OF HORROR, VOLUME II (Rue Morgue). 20 scare bands in a downloadable compilation.
-- IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (Monstrous Movie Music). Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter.
-- MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE: Carnival Arcane. Music to haunt by.
-- MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (Monstrous Movie Music). Complete score by Heinz Roemheld.
-- MUSICAL SHADOWS: Songs from the Dark Shadows, A Gothic Musical. Songs inspired by the soap opera from folk-rocker David Leinweber.
-- RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (cosmichobo.com) A 4-CD set of readings recorded in 1971.
-- TALES FROM THE EMANCIPATED HEAD. The Pine Box Boys (mp3 download). Raw meat rock.
-- WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE, Alice Cooper (Bigger Picture). Cooper returns to a dark throne of rock.
-- THE X-FILES: Volume One. (LaLa Land). Mark Snow's music from 40 episodes over nine seasons.
-- X:THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES (LaLa Land). Les Baxter's score, includes 'Morella' from TALES OF TERROR.
-- Or write in another choice:
25. BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE
26. CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF RESTORATION
Which classic horror film, either released or unreleased, do you think most deserves a restoration or video upgrade?
27. WRITER OF THE YEAR (for 2011)
Who do you think did the best published (or online) work in 2011 to advance the state of classic horror research?
28. ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Pro)
Which professional artist (designer, illustrator, sculptor, modeler, photographer), did the best work in 2011?
Which reviewer in print or online did the best work in 2011?
31. '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.
32. 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. Who should join them?
Tell us your suggestions. We'll pick six more.
Whew! That's it!!!
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