12th Annual Rondo Award Winners

ronlogo1The winners of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for work in 2013 are out. Nearly 3,400 e-mail votes were cast in the poll conducted by the Classic Horror Film Board. The 35-category ballot is the largest survey of the classic horror genre held each year.

BEST FILM OF 2013
The Conjuring

BEST TV PRESENTATION
The Walking Dead: ‘Too Far Gone’

BEST CLASSIC DVD OF 2013
The Blob (Criterion)

BEST CLASSIC DVD/BLU-RAY COLLECTION
The Vincent Price Collection

BEST RESTORATION
Doctor Who: Web of Fear/Enemy of the World
(112 lost episodes from 1967)

BEST COMMENTARY
The late Robert Fuest (director), and Marcus Hearn
Abominable Dr. Phibes

BEST DVD EXTRA
Iowa PBS Intros and Epilogues by Vincent Price
(The Vincent Price Collection)

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM
Son of Ghostman, directed by Kurt Edward Larson

BEST SHORT FILM
Homemade Dracula 1931 Trailer (Cinefex)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Ackermonster Chronicles, directed by Jason Brock

BOOK OF THE YEAR
Hidden Horror by Aaron Christensen

BEST MAGAZINE
Rue Morgue

BEST MAGAZINE (classic)
Monsters From The Vault

BEST ARTICLE
“A Bradbury Homecoming” by Terry Pace, Famous Monsters #268

BEST INTERVIEW
Tim Lucas interview Quentin Tarantino (Video Watchdog #172)

BEST THEMED ISSUE
Fangoria #328 (Roger Corman tribute)

BEST COLUMN
They Came From The Krypt by Jon Kitley (Horrorhound)

BEST COVER
Famous Monsters #266 by Simon Thorpe

BEST WEBSITE
Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell

BEST HORROR BLOG
The Vincent Price Journal edited by Peter Fuller

BEST CONVENTION OF 2013
Monsterpalooza

BEST FAN EVENT
Bust of Lovecraft presented to Providence, R.I. library
(Project by sculptor Bryan Moore and director Jovanka Vuckovic)

FAVORITE HORROR HOST
Svengoolie

BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard

BEST MULTI-MEDIA OR PODCAST
Poe Forevermore Radio Theater (Mark Redfield)

BEST CD
Midnight Syndicate: Monsters of Legend

BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE
Grandpa Munster (Moebius)

CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF UPGRADE OR RESTORATION
The Old Dark House (1932)

INDIVIDUAL RONDO AWARDS

WRITER OF THE YEAR
Bruce G. Hallenbeck (Hammer author supreme)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Edmiston
(HorrorHound, Rue Morgue)

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

REVIEWER OF THE YEAR
Joe Kane (The Phantom of the Movies)

HENRY ALVAREZ AWARD FOR CREATIVE DESIGN
Sculptor Casey Wong 

INTERNATIONAL FAN OF THE YEAR
Hajime Ishida (Japan)

THE PURE IN HEART AWARD
Magoo Gelehrter (Garou)

MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR
Paul Larson

THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
Gregory William Mank
The Don Post Studio
Del and Sue Howison
Mike Vraney, Bhob Stewart and Larry Ivie