Rondo Hatton Winners

The fifteenth annual Rondo Hatton Awards were announced by the Classic Horror Film Board. More than 3200 voters took part in on-line voting to select the winners. The Rondo Hatton Award is named for the actor who appeared in numerous horror films over the course of his career. The awards recognize the best in classic horror research, creativity, and film preservation.

  • Best Film of 2014: The Witch
  • Best TV Presentation: Stranger Things
  • Best Classic DVD of 2016: The Thing Collector’s Edition
  • Best Collection: Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection
  • Best Restoration: Phantasm Remastered
  • Best Commentary: William Peter Blatty for The Exorcist III
  • Best DVD Extra: The Thing: Interviews with John Carpenter, Keith David, Wilfred Brimley, others
  • Best Independent Film: Hush, directed by Mike Flanagan
  • Best Short Film: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Beast in the Cave, directed by Cameron McCasland
  • Best Documentary Feature: For the Love of Spock, directed by Adam Spock
  • Book of the Year: Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula, by David J. Skal
  • Best Magazine: Rue Morgue
  • Best Magazine (classic): Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Best Article(s) (tie): “Dracula and the It Girl,” by Andi Brooks, Scary Monsters #100; “I Am the King of My Kind,” by Constantine Nasr, Little Shoppe of Horrors, #36
  • Best Interview (Award goes to interviewer): Jason Hignite interview with Cassandra Peterson, Horrorhound #61
  • Best Column: “The Doctor Is In-Sane,” by Dr. Gangrene
  • Best Cover: Famous Monsters #284 by Rick Baker
  • Best Website: Bloody Disgusting
  • Best Multi-Media Site: Trailers from Hell
  • Best Convention of 2016: Monster Bash
  • Best Fan Event: Tribute to Bernie Weightson
  • Favorite Horror Host: Svengoolie
  • Best Horror Comic Book: Afterlife with Archie, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla
  • Best CD: Stranger Things Soundtrack, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Writer of the Year: April Snellings
  • Artist of the Year: Mark Maddox
  • Linda Miller Award for Fan Artist of the Year: Malcolm Gittins
  • Special Achievement Award: Forrest J. Ackerman Square
  • Special Achievement Award: Pierre Fournier, Return to “Frankenstein Lake”
  • Monster Kids of the Year: Don and Vicki Smeraldi
  • The Monster Kid Hall of Fame: Bob Furmanek, John Stanley, Richard Harland Smith, Vince Rotolo, Mark Miller

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Rondo Hatton Awards

The thirteenth annual Rondo Hatton Awards were announced by the Classic Horror Film Board. More than 3100 voters took part in on-line voting to select the winners. The Rondo Hatton Award is named for the actor who appeared in numerous horror films over the course of his career. The awards recognizethe best in classic horror research, creativity, and film preservation.

  • Best Film of 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Best TV Presentation: The Walking Dead: ‘The Grove’
  • Best Classic DVD of 2014: Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  • Best Classic DVD/BLU-RAY Collection: Batman: The Complete Television Series
  • Best Restoration: Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  • Best Commentary: Clive Barker and Mark Alan Miller for Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  • Best DVD Extra: Phantom of the Paradise: Paul Williams and Guillermo del Toro
  • Best Independent Film: What We Do in the Shadows, directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
  • Best Short Film: The Mill at Calder’s End , directed by Kevin McTurk
  • Best Documentary Feature: Jodorowsky’s Dune, directed by Frank Pavich
  • Book(s) of the Year (tie): The Creature Chronicles , by Tom Weaver with David Schecter and Steve Kronenberg; The Outer Limits at 50, by David J. Schow with Ted C. Rypel
  • Best Magazine: Rue Morgue
  • Best Magazine (classic): Famous Monsters
  • Best Article: “The Complete Godzilla Chronology, 1954-2004,” by August Ragone, Famous Monsters #275
  • Best Interview (Award goes to interviewer): Chris Alexander interview with Werner Herzog, Fangoria #334
  • Best Overall Issue: Diaboloque #22 (Childbirth, family and horror)
  • Best Column: “Diary of the Deb,” by Debbie Rochon
  • Best Cover: Fangoria #330 by Nick Percival
  • Best Website: Joe Dante’s Trailers from Hell
  • Best Horror Blog: Dr. Gangrene’s Mad Blog
  • Best Convention of 2014: Monsterpalooza
  • Best Fan Event: Evil Dead Cast Reunioin at Horrorhound Weekend
  • Favorite Horror Host: Svengoolie
  • Best Horror Comic Book: The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard
  • Best Horror Multi-Media or Podcast: Monster Kid Radio
  • Best CD: Original Godzilla Soundtrack
  • Best Toy, Model, or Collectible: Creature, Universal Monsters Select
  • Classic Most in Need of Release, Upgrade, or Restoration: I Was a Teenage Werewolf/Frankenstein (both films)
  • Writer of the Year: Max Weinstein (Diabolique editor)
  • Artist of the Year: Bob Eggleton
  • Linda Miller Award for Fan Artist of the Year: William C. Cope
  • Reviewer of the Year: Mark D. Clark (Monsters from the Vault)
  • Henry Alvarez Award for Creative Design: Sculptor Mike Hillhillwolf
  • International Fan of the Year: Nigel Honeybone (Australia)
  • Monster Kid of the Year: Frank J. Dello Stritto
  • The Monster Kid Hall of Fame: Michael Weldon, Jose Mojica Marins, Garry Don Rhodes, and Sara Karloff

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