2020 Rondo Awards Nominees

Online voting has begun for the 18th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You’re invited to vote for your favorites in any or all 30 categories. Click the link for instructions and the complete ballot. The deadline to participate is midnight March 29.

As a teaser, here are the Best Movie, Best Television Presentation, and Best Website finalists. Yes, Best Website – because guess who’s blog is smack dab in the middle of the list?

 1) BEST FILM OF 2019

  • AD ASTRA
  • ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE
  • ANNABELLE COMES HOME
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME
  • BLACK CHRISTMAS
  • BRIGHTBURN
  • CHILD’S PLAY
  • CRAWL
  • THE DEAD DON’T DIE
  • DOCTOR SLEEP
  • GLASS
  • GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
  • HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U
  • IT: CHAPTER TWO
  • JOKER
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • MIDSOMMAR
  • PARASITE
  • READY OR NOT
  • SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
  • SHAZAM!
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
  • STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER
  • US
  • ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

2) BEST TV PRESENTATION

  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984, ‘Camp Redwood,’ 9.18.19, FX.  Season nine kicks off with homages to the 80s. ‘This is the site of the greatest summer camp massacre of all time.’
  • ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK, ‘Submitted for Approval,’ 10.11.19, Nickelodeon. A new member joins the Midnight Society. ‘Nothing bad is gonna happen on this ride. Just relax.’
  • BLACK MIRROR, ‘Smithereens,’ 6.5.19, Netflix. An Uber driver has another destination in mind. ‘Do you mind if I follow an alternate route?’
  • THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, ‘An Exorcism in Greendale,’ 10.26.19, Netflix. A demon inhabits Uncle Jesse. ‘Mephistopheles, save us from the dramatics of a teenage witch.’
  • CREEPSHOW, ‘The Man in the Suitcase,’ 10/10/19, Shudder. An unexpected visitor has magical powers. ‘An unfortunate condition causes me to produce gold when I am in pain.’
  • DOCTOR WHO, ‘Resolution,’ 12.31.19, BBC. The 13th Doctor confronts the Daleks. ‘Don’t take that with alcohol, you’ll grow an extra head.’
  • EVIL, ‘October 31,’ 10.24.19, CBS.  Halloween and an exorcism are a deadly combination. ‘Kindness is hypocrisy.’
  • INTO THE DARK, ‘All That We Destroy,’ 5.3.19, Hulu. For Mother’s Day, an experiment with clones and family. ‘How many times has he killed me?’
  • THE MANDALORIAN, ‘Chapter Two: The Child,’ 11.15.19, DIsney+. Baby Yoda uses the Force to save his protector. ‘May it survive and bring you a handsome reward.’
  • MARIANNE. ‘You Left Her’  9.13.19, Netflix. Friends return to an old school for a ritual.  ‘She’s a witch. I wrote these books to fight against her.’
  • NOS4A2, ‘The Gas Mask Man,’ 6.2.19, AMC. A sinister Christmas is coming at the school. ‘He’s hunting you.’
  • STAR TREK DISCOVERY, ‘Such Sweet Sorrow’ 4.11.19, CBS Access. The saga of Captain Pike ends where it began. ‘There’s a whole galaxy out there full of people who will reach for you.’
  • STRANGER THINGS 3: ‘The Battle of Starcourt,’ 7.4.19, Netflix. The Mind Flayer comes for El. ‘The hurt is good. It means you’re out of that cave..’
  • SUPERNATURAL, ;Atomic Monsters,’ 11.7.19. Final season finds Sam and Dean on the road again. ‘You’ve got to stop calling yourself “The Meat Man”. It doesn’t mean what you think it means.’
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONE, ‘Replay,’ 4/1/19, CBS Access. A camcorder rewinds time on a racist cop. ‘Only by embracing her past could she protect her son’s future.’
  • THE WALKING DEAD, ‘We Are the End of the World,’ 10.13.19, AMC. The origins of Alpha and Beta.  ‘There is clarity in the chaos. Do you doubt me?’
  • WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, ‘The Trial, 5.8.19, FX. Vampires stand accused by a tribunal of their peers. ‘We might have floated the idea of murdering him, but we didn’t do it. Did we??’

18) BEST WEBSITE

4 thoughts on “2020 Rondo Awards Nominees

  1. Go to the Rondo Awards site to see the ballot, and follow these instructions —

    HOW TO VOTE:
    — All voting is by e-mail only. Simply copy this ballot (cut-and-paste into an email and marking your choices with an X or highlighting works fine). We know that can be awkward so you can also just type out your choices. Send an e-mail with your picks to me, David Colton, at taraco@aol.com by Sunday night at midnight, March 29, 2020.

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