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HERE'S THE BALLOT FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS

Below is the official ballot for the Fifth Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror awards, recognizing the best in monster research, creativity and appreciation.

These awards are by fans, for fans. Every Rondo nominee below is being recognized for a significant achievement to keep our monstrous hobby alive and thriving. So take a look at the ballot and let the nominees know how much we all appreciate their work by voting.

Here's how to vote:

-- All voting is by email only. Simply send an email with your picks to me (David Colton), at [email protected] by March 10, 2007.

-- You can cut and paste the ballot onto an email, then put X's or highlight your pick. Or you can type in your choices onto an email. Either way works fine.

-- Voting will end at midnight, March 10, a Saturday. Winners will be announced the following night (Sunday, March 11), at the Classic Horror Film Board and here at rondoaward.com.

-- We discourage any organized voting efforts. It is fine to tell your monster friends and family about the voting (please do spread the word about Rondo!), but please do not provide anyone with duplicate ballots, or begin mass email chains. The vote is intended to be for the classic horror community. And yes, write-ins are accepted and encouraged!

-- Every email vote must include your name to count. All votes are kept strictly confidential. No email addresses or any personal information will ever be shared with anyone.

TO VOTE: E-mail your selections from the ballot below (cut-and-paste works fine), and send it to David Colton at [email protected]. The ballot is long, but we hope it is fun for all. And thanx again for making Rondo such an annual success!

And now, here is the ballot, honoring work in 2006:

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OFFICIAL BALLOT

FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON

CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS

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1. Best Movie of 2006 (Pick one)

-- CHILDREN OF MEN
-- THE DESCENT
-- FEAST
-- THE FOUNTAIN
-- GRUDGE 2
-- THE HILLS HAVE EYES (remake)
-- HOLLYWOODLAND
-- THE ILLUSIONIST
-- LADY IN THE WATER
-- MONSTER HOUSE
-- THE OMEN (remake)
-- PAN'S LABYRINTH
-- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
-- THE PRESTIGE
-- SAW III
-- A SCANNER DARKLY
-- SLITHER
-- SUPERMAN RETURNS
-- TRAPPED ASHES
-- V FOR VENDETTA
-- Or write in another choice:

2. Best Television Presentation

-- BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, 'Resurrection Ship, Part 1 and 2,' 1/6, 1/13/06, SciFi Channel. Human fleet, splintered and at war, must confront ship laden with Cylon clones.

-- DOCTOR WHO, 'The Girl in the Fireplace,' 5/6/06, SciFi Channel. Clockwork droids attack Versailles in an episode spanning 3,000 years.

-- THE 4400, 'The Gospel According to Collier,' 8/13/06, USA. Search for an assassin thought dead causes a temporary alliance.

-- HELLBOY ANIMATED: SWORD OF STORMS, 10/28/06, Cartoon Network. Our favorite demon battles Thunder and Lightning from ancient Japan.

-- HEROES, 'Genesis,' 9/25/06, NBC. Opening episode, marked by invulnerable cheerleader and Hiro's first jump from Tokyo to Times Square.

-- LOST, 'The Cost of Living,' 11/1/06, ABC. The smoke monster returns with a vengeance, pursuing Mr. Eko.

-- MASTERS OF HORROR, 'Pick Me Up,' 1/20/06, Showtime. A fresh take on the dangers of hitchhiking.

-- MASTERS OF HORROR, 'The Screwfly Solution,' 12/8/06, Showtime. Virus turns every man into a psychotic killer.

-- SMALLVILLE, 'Reckoning,' 1/26/06, CW. Jonathan Kent dies and Lana learns Clark's secret in this 100th episode.

-- Or write in another choice:



3. Best Classic DVD



-- BORIS KARLOFF FRANCHISE COLLECTION (Night Key, Tower of London, The Climax, The Strange Door, The Black Castle)
-- BORIS KARLOFF ICONS OF HORROR COLLECTION (The Black Room, The Man They Could Not Hang, Before I Hang, The Boogie Man Will Get You)

-- BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE/HELLFIRE CLUB
-- BLACK PIT OF DR. M (Mexican, CasaNegra)

-- CHARLIE CHAN Collection, Vol. 1 (In London, In Paris, In Egypt, In Shanghai)

-- CLASSIC SCI-FI ULTIMATE COLLECTION (Incredible Shrinking Man, Mole People, Monolith Monsters, Monster on the Campus, Tarantula)
-- CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS/BATTLE OF THE PLANETS (Dark Sky)
-- EQUINOX (Criterion)
-- FORBIDDEN PLANET 50th Anniversary Edition
-- GOJIRA/GODZILLA (Japanese original and U.S. version)
-- HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER/BLOOD OF DRACULA

-- INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES (Lon Chaney Jr. in Calling Dr. Death, Weird Woman, Dead Man's Eyes, Frozen Ghost, Strange Confession and Pillow of Death)
-- LEGENDS OF HORROR (Mask of Fu Manchu, Mad Love, Mark of the Vampire, Doctor X, Return of Doctor X, Devil Doll)

-- MR. MOTO COLLECTION, Vol. 1
-- SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (1973)
-- TRILOGY OF TERROR (Karen Black)
-- THE VAMPIRE/THE VAMPIRE'S COFFIN (Mexican; CasaNegra)
-- Or write in another choice:

4. BEST CLASSIC TV DVD

-- ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW, Season 1 and 2 (Passport)
-- ADDAMS FAMILY Vol. 1
-- THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, Season 5 and 6
-- ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, Season 2
-- THE MUNSTERS: First Family of Fright (documentaries)
-- ULTRAMAN Vol. 1 (1966)
-- VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (Season Two, Vol. 1)
-- WILD WILD WEST Season One
-- Or write in another choice:

5. BEST RESTORATION

-- ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (Color episodes shine, TV trims restored)
-- DRACULA: 75th Anniversary Edition (A bit brighter, more details)
-- DR. MABUSE: THE GAMBLER (1922; restored to four-hour length)
-- EQUINOX (Original 1967 version released)
-- HORROR OF PARTY BEACH/CURSE OF THE LIVING CORPSE (Both films more complete; Dark Sky)
-- INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (From 35mm print; Retromedia)
-- LAST WOMAN ON EARTH (Reframed for letterboxing; from Roger Corman's Puerto Rico Trilogy, Retromedia)
-- MASK OF FU MANCHU (All dialogue back, as in laserdisc, but crisper print)
-- SUPERMAN II: The Richard Donner Version (Complete remake of film)
-- Or write in another choice:6. BEST DVD EXTRA

-- 'The Dean of Hollywood: A Conversation with Harvey Parry,' (Peter Lorre's stuntman interviewed in Mr. Moto Collection Vol. 1
-- Deleted King Kong scenes (38 mins), on Peter Jackson's King Kong Extended edition
-- 'Eran Trece,' Hollywood-produced Spanish-language version of the lost 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On (a 79 min. extra on Chan set Vol. 1)
-- Equinox extras, including the Kong Volkswagen commercial, and Zorgon, The H-Bomb Beast from Hell.
-- 'Footprints of a Spirit' (Look at Spanish town used in Spirit of the Beehive)
-- Killer Queen figure, with Emiglio Miraglia Killer Queen Box Set
-- 'Remembering Lon Chaney Jr.' (reminiscence by cinematographer Gary Graver on Lon Chaney Jr. Collection)
-- 'Richard Matheson: Terror Scribe' (Featurette on Trilogy of Terror)
-- Robby the Robot tin figure with FORBIDDEN PLANET 50th Anniversary edition
-- 'Universal Horrors' documentary included on Dracula and Frankenstein 75th Anniversary editions
-- Or write in another choice:

7. BEST COMMENTARY

-- Karen Black, William F. Nolan on TRILOGY OF TERROR
-- Sir Christopher Frayling on FRANKENSTEIN 75th Anniversary
-- Steve Haberman on MAD LOVE
-- Christopher Lee, Ed Woodward, Director Robin Hardy and Mark Kermode on THE WICKER MAN (Anchor Bay)
-- Scott MacQueen on DOCTOR X
-- Greg Mank on THE MASK OF FU MANCHU


-- Gretchen Mol, Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner on THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE
-- Dennis Muren, Mark McGee, Jim Danforth on EQUINOX (1967 version)
-- Kim Newman and Steve Jones on MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
-- Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski on GOJIRA/GODZILLA
-- Jimmy Sangster, Robert Baker and Marcus Hearn on BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE.
-- Vincent Sherman (director), and Steve Haberman on RETURN OF DOCTOR X
-- Or write in another choice:


(NOTE: Commentaries that appeared on earlier editions are not eligible)

8. BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

-- THE DEATH OF POE: Mark Redfield co-writes, directs and stars in this artful look at the author's final years.

-- I WAS A TEENAGE MOVIE MAKER; Long-time horror scholar Donald Glut offers a fun sampling of his amateur films, which featured Glenn Strange among others.

-- KREATING KARLOFF: Young filmmaker Connor Timmis recreates the Mummy and Frankenstein makeup and classic sets in bid to spark Karloff biopic.

-- THE NAKED MONSTER: Filmmaker Ted Newsom finishes a sci-fi parody, including footage of Ken Tobey and a roster of beloved genre actors, 20 years after filming began.

-- THE SCI FI BOYS: Affectionate look at the fans who helped create a genre, from Forrest J Ackerman and Ray Harryhausen to Dennis Muren, Roger Corman and John Landis.

-- TERROR IN THE TROPICS: The Midnight Marquee gang combines a retro mystery thriller with public domain footage of Boris, Bela and Lon, ala Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

-- THE WITCH'S DUNGEON: 40 YEARS OF CHILLS: Everything you want to know about the amazing exhibits and creations of Cortlandt Hull.

-- Or write in another choice:



9. BEST BOOK

-- THE ART OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN, by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton. A look at his creative process through sketches and paintings. (Billboard Books)

-- THE CHANGING VAMPIRE OF FILM AND TELEVISION, by Tim Kane. Analytical studies through the decades. (McFarland)

-- COUNT DRACULA GOES TO THE MOVIES, Stoker's Novel Adapted, 1922-2003, by Lyndon W. Joslin. Updated guide to adaptations, film by film. (McFarland)

-- DONALD CAMMELL: A LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE by Rebecca & Sam Umland. Insights with director of Demon Seed and Performance. (FAB Press)

-- FAMOUS MONSTER MOVIE ART OF BASIL GOGOS, by Kerry Gammill and J. David Spurlock. Richly illustrated career retrospective of genre pioneer. (Vanguard)

-- THE FILMS OF TOD BROWNING, edited by Brent Herzogenrath. Examination of the silent director's career. (Black Dog)

-- FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, written and illustrated by Adam Rex. A children's book of monsters. (Harcourt)

-- GOOD NIGHT, WHATEVER YOU ARE! My Journey with Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul, by Richard Scrivani. Revelations from Zacherley's later years. (Dinoship)

-- JAMES BERNARD, COMPOSER TO COUNT DRACULA, by David Huckvale. A look at the man behind Hammer's soundtracks. (McFarland)

-- MONSTERS: A Celebration of the Classics from Universal Studios. Photo stills and essays. (DelRay Books)

-- THE MONSTERS: MARY SHELLEY AND THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. Scholarly account of the writing of Frankenstein. (Little Brown)

-- ROGER CORMAN: METAPHYSICS ON A SHOESTRING, by Alaine Silver and James Ursini. A look at all 50 films he directed . (Silman-James Press)

-- THE ROUGH GUIDE TO HORROR MOVIES, by Alan Jones. All you need to know if you're on horror island. (Rough Guides)

-- SCIENCE FICTION AMERICA, edited by David J. Hogan. 22 essays on films silent and recent. (McFarland)

-- Or write in another choice:



10. BEST MAGAZINE

-- Amazing Figure Modeler
-- Cinema Retro

-- Famous Monsters
-- Fangoria
-- G-FAN

-- HorrorBiz
-- Little Shoppe of Horrors
-- Midnight Marquee
-- Mondo Cult
-- Monster Bash
-- Monsters from the Vault
-- Phantom of the Movies VideoScope
-- Rue Morgue
-- Shock Cinema
-- Scarlet Street
-- Scary Monsters
-- Screem
-- Starlog
-- Van Helsing's Journal
-- Video Watchdog
-- Or write in another choice:

11. BEST ARTICLE (Vote for TWO please)

-- 'The Amazing, Colossal Worlds of Bert I. Gordon,&..39; by Tom Triman, SCARY MONSTERS ..59. A complete career retrospective of the B-movie legend.

-- 'Ape Fiends of the Silent Era,' Part One, by Gary L. Prange, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT ..22. Research into how apes, the screen's earliest monsters, were used at the dawn of cinema.

-- 'Apocalypse '76,' by Rodrigo Gudino, John W. Bowen, Jovanka Vuckovic and Tom Murray, RUE MORGUE .. 57. In-depth look at making of The Omen, the original hellboy.

-- 'B.I.G. Business: Bert I. Gordon,' by Richard Valley, SCARLET STREET ..55. An interview with the 50s B-movie showman.

-- 'Chesley Bonestell: The Man Who Walked on Other Worlds,' by Vincent DiFate. Detailed look at the career of 20th century's most influential space artist. FILMFAX ..110-111.

-- 'Dracula and Frankenstein: 75 Years of Fear,' by Bob Statzer, SCARY MONSTERS ..60. Neatly recapping the history of both classic films.

-- 'Edgar Wallace and the Paternity of King Kong,' by Tim Lucas, VIDEO WATCHDOG ..126. New information about the mystery writer's role in the creation of Kong.

-- 'Equinox Gets the Criterion Treatment,' by Lorne Marshall, SCREEM ..12. Frame-by-frame comparisons of the restored cult film.

-- 'Forbidden Experience,' by Tom Weaver, STARLOG ..351. Stars of Forbidden Planet take a time machine, interviewed as if they are back on the set in the 50s.

-- 'Groundbreakers: The 13 Most Influential Horror Films,' by Gary D. Svehla, MIDNIGHT MARQUEE ..75. No Dracula? Svehla explains why.

-- 'Hammer and Universal: A Marriage of Monsters,' by Bill Cooke, VIDEO WATCHDOG ..127. In-depth examination of the Hammer Horror DVD Collection.

-- 'Hollywood's Godzilla: Take One!' by Brett Homenick, G-FAN ..75. Exclusive look at how the Tri-Star Godzilla started out looking far more like ... Godzilla.

-- 'House on Haunted Hill,' by Christopher Schaefer, MONDO CULT ..1. How William Castle's gimmickry helped propel a 50s hit.

-- 'House Peters Jr. -- From Flash Gordon and King of the Rocketman to Day the Earth Stood Still and Mr. Clean,' by Eloise Ross Rubincam, FILMFAX ..112. Interview with the two-fisted character actor.

-- 'In Search of Del Tenney, Auteur of Party Beach,' by Tim Lucas, VIDEO WATCHDOG ..127. The cult director who vanished professionally for 40 years.

-- 'The Making of Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter,' by Bruce G. Hallenbeck, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS ..18. A massive look at the Hammer era of Brian Clemens.

-- 'Moon with a View: The Making of Battle in Outer Space,' by Peter H. Brothers, G-FAN ..74. A retrospective and production report, almost a half-century later.

-- 'Nightmares in Plastic: How Aurora Conquered the World,' by Jeff Martin (uncredited), FAMOUS MONSTERS ..242. Piece-by-piece history of the company's decision to make classic monster models.

-- 'Scare-Noose,' by John Skerchock. SCARY MONSTERS feature. From conventions to latest buzz, the return of fandom's 'monster society' reporter.

-- 'The Squid That Got Away,' Parts One and Two, by Lawrence Brooks, FILMFAX ..111-112. Everything you didn't know about Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

-- 'There's Something About Alruane,' by Henry Nicolella, VAN HELSING'S JOURNAL ..7. A look at the elusive German silent.

-- 'Third Dimension of Evil: The Making of Amityville 3-D,' by Paul Talbot, VIDEO WATCHDOG ..124. An insightful second look at a film most have forgotten; includes last interview with late Richard Fleischer.

-- 'Tyrannosaurus reXXX: The Amazing Story of Lost on Adventure Island,' by Mark F. Berry, HORRORBIZ ..10. How animators, and their creations, survived on an adult film set.

-- 'Universal's Crown Prince: Evelyn Moriarty Remembers Carl Laemmle Jr.,' by Gregory Mank, MIDNIGHT MARQUEE ..75. An interview with a woman who knew him for 40 years.

-- 'Universal Weekly: House Organ of Horror,' parts one and two, by Gary D. Rhodes and Galen Wilkes. MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT ..21-22. The studio's weekly newspaper and vintage photos show how Universal ballyhooed its classic horrors of the 30s.

-- 'Verne Langdon Interviewed: Monster Star Memories,' by Terry and Tiffany DuFoe, VIDEOSCOPE ..60. A talk with the mask master behind Don Post Studios.

-- 'Whatever Happened to Fay Wray?' by Terry Pace, MONDO CULT ..1. A year before her death, at age 96, the final interview.

-- 'Whither Saucer-Men?' by Mark Clark, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT ..21. A film by film look at the numerous Paul Blaisdell and AIP films still missing on DVD.

-- 'X The Unknown: A Retrospective,' by Martin Arlt, MAD SCIENTIST ..13. The Hammer classic revisited.

-- Or write in another choice:

(Remember to vote for TWO of above articles; one will win)



12. BEST COVER (Images can be seen at rondoaward.com)

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND ..243

By Arliss


FILMFAX ..109

By William Stout

G-FAN ..77

ByMatt Harris


HORRORBIZ ..10

By Daniel Horne

LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS ..18

By Bruce Timm


MIDNIGHT MARQUEE ..75

By Susan Svehla

MONSTER BASH ..5

By Kerry Gammill


MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT ..21

By Joe Schovitz

RUE MORGUE ..62
By Gary Pullin (Photo: David Cremasco)


SCARLET STREET ..55

By Tom Amorosi

SCARY MONSTERS ..57

By Terry Beatty


SCREEM ..13

By Bill Chancellor

VIDEOSCOPE ..59

By Kevin Hein


VIDEO WATCHDOG ..125

By Charles Largent



13. BEST WEBSITE

Classic Horror Film Board, sponsor of Rondos, is not eligible

-- Atomicmonsters.com
-- A Tribute to Lon Chaney Jr. Yahoo Group

-- Britishhorrorfilms.co.uk
-- Count Gregula's Crypt
-- Creature Features (Countgore.com)
-- Creature from the Black Lagoon Yahoo Group
-- Creepy Classics
-- Dr. Gangrene's Chiller Cinema
-- DVD Drive-In
-- DVD Maniacs
-- DVD Savant
-- Eccentric-cinema

-- E-gor's Chamber of TV Horror Hosts
-- Film Noir Foundation
-- G-Fan.com
-- Groovy Age of Horror
-- Horrorclassicfilms.com
-- Horrorhosts.com
-- Horror-Wood Webzine
-- Latarnia: Fantastique International
-- Lugosiphilia Yahoo Group
-- Masters of Horror
-- Mobius Home Video Forum
-- Monsterama.blogspot.com
-- Monsterislandnews.com
-- Monster-Maniacs Forum
-- Monsters411.com
-- MonsterZine.com
-- Niftyfiftyscifi.com
-- Professor Griffin's Midnight Shadow Show
-- Scarlet Street
-- Scarstuff.blogspot.com
-- SciFilm.org
-- Secret Fun Spot
-- Serialsquadron.com
-- Solar Guard Academy
-- Themonsterclub.com
-- Thethunderchild.com
-- Universal Monster Army Yahoo Group
-- Universal Steve
-- Video Watchblog


-- Or write in another website or blog:


14. BEST CONVENTION OF 2006

-- CHILLER (Meadowlands)
-- CINEMA WASTELAND (Cleveland)
-- FANEX (Baltimore)
-- FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS (Meadowlands)
-- G-FEST (Chicago)
-- HORROR-FIND (Baltimore)
-- MONSTER BASH (Pittsburgh)
-- MONSTER-MANIA (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
-- RUE MORGUE'S FESTIVAL OF FEAR (Toronto)
-- SCREAMFEST (Ft. Lauderdale)
-- WONDERFEST (Louisville)
-- Or write in another choice::



15. BEST FAN EVENT OF 2006

-- Forrest J Ackerman celebrates 90th birthday with friends and fans in Los Angeles.

-- Bob and Kathy Burns feted at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre for 50th wedding anniversary.

-- Annual Blob panic reenactment of moviegoers fleeing, held at actual theater where movie was filmed in Phoenixville, Pa. (Blobfest)

-- Bronson Canyon film salute at Hollywood Heritage Museum features slide show, film clips and showing of THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA.

-- David Del Valle's photo exhibit of Roger Corman Poe movie photos in Los Angeles attracts Roger Corman, Barbara Steele, Curtis Harrington, and many others.

-- Artist Frank Dietz exhibits charcoals, pastels and oil paintings at monster-studded month-long show in Burbank.

-- Dr. Gangrene's Chiller Theater Live! Pandemonium at WonderFest in Louisiville as a giant Tingler chases Bob Burns and everyone else through the auditorium.

-- Godzilla Society of North America dedicates a permanent Godzilla Plaque at an elemntary school in Los Angeles -- formerly the site where Raymond Burr filmed U.S. version in 1956. Assisted by Platrix Chapter No. 2. The son of Terry Morse, director of U.S. version, spoke at ceremony.

-- Jessica Harper sings Old Souls from Phantom of the Paradise at Phantompalooza 2 in Winnepeg.

-- Rocky Horror Picture Show showing at Screamfest, hosted by Patricia Quinn and featuring an all-star shadow cast with members from all Florida casts.

-- First-ever Universal Monster Army traveling monster toy exhibit, including rare toys from 50s and 60s in a museum-like setting, is exhibited at Wonderfest and again at Monster Bash.

-- Or write in another choice:



16. BEST CD

-- Music from AMAZING STORIES Vols 1 & 2 (Williams, Goldsmith, others/Intrada)
-- Music from CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (Benjamin Frankel/Naxos)
-- EXOTIC ONES: Go Ape Wild
-- GIL RAY: I Am Atomic Man
-- Music from LIFEFORCE (Henry Mancini/Expanded Limited Edition/BSX)
-- Music from MIGHTY JOE YOUNG AND OTHER HARRYHAUSEN CLASSICS (Webb, others. Monstrous Movie Music)

-- THE MOON-RAYS: Sinister Surf
-- Music from THIS ISLAND EARTH AND OTHER ALIEN INVASION FILMS (Herman Stein, others/Monstrous Movie Music)
-- NOX ARCANA: Carnival of Lost Souls
-- SEASON OF NIGHTMARES: Monster Mash Into the Fifth Dimension
-- ZACHERLEY: Interment for Two


-- Or write in another choice:

17. BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK

-- THE COBBLER'S MONSTER: A TALE OF GEPETTO'S FRANKENSTEIN, by Jeff Amano, Craig Rousseau, Wayne Faucher, Giulia Brusco. Tale of monstrous puppetry. (Image)
-- THE CRYPTICS, by Steve Niles and Benjamin Roman. South Park meets Universal monsters. (Image)
-- THE GOON: NOIR, by various. Tribute to Eric Powell's good-hearted thug. (Dark Horse)
-- GRAPHIC CLASSICS: EDGAR ALLEN POE, by Geary, Howarth and others. Included is new Raven. (Graphic Classics)


-- HAUNT OF HORROR, by Richard Corben. Eerie takes on Poe. (Marvel Max)
-- NIGHTWOLF: THE PRICE, by Stephen Antczak and Nick Marinkovich. Werewolf prowls city as a very dark knight. (Devil's Due)
-- SIGHT UNSEEN, by Robert Tinnell and Bruce Hampton. Restless ghosts haunt in this graphic novel. (Image)
-- SPIKE VS. DRACULA, by Peter David and Joe Coronay. Like it says. (IDW)


-- THE TRAP-DOOR MAKER: A PREQUEL TO THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, by Peter Bregman. Before the music, Erik's early years. (Treehouse Comics)
-- UNIVERSAL MONSTERS CAVALCADE OF HORROR, by various. Collects adaptations of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and Creature. (Dark Horse)
-- Or write in your own choice:

18. BEST MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE

Nominees developed with help from Universal Monster Army group at yahoo!

-- Angry Red Spider (Ultratumba)
-- Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows set (Majestic Studios)
-- Frankenstein Trading Cards, with figures and subsets (Artbox)
-- Karloff as Ardeth Bay full-size bust (Sideshow)
-- Marvel Legends Monsters Box Set (Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf by Night, Zombie) ToyBiz

-- The Mummy sarcophagus 1/4 figure (Sideshow)
-- The Monster Box Vol. 2 (8mm Castle Film cover reproductions)
-- Universal Monsters boxers and PJs (Target)

-- Universal Monster Headknockers (Frankenstein, Mummy, Wolf Man, Dracula bobbleheads), NECA
-- Universal Monsters Rubber Jigglers (Imperial)


-- Or write in another choice::


19. COUNT ALUCARD'S CONTROVERSY OF THE YEAR

-- Move along! Move along! Successful conventions like Chiller and Monster Bash struggle to find permanent homes.

-- Dracula's nightlight! Commentators duel on Dracula DVD over whether the cardboard on Miss Mina's lamp was intended or an on-set blooper.

-- Feeling boxed in! DVD box sets are convenient, but don't classics like MASK OF FU MANCHU deserve individual releases?

-- Got to be a classic cause it's so hard to see! Classic films are released and re-released without adequate restoration or improvements.

-- Nowhere to browse! Tower Records closes; magazines struggle: Cult Movies, Psychotronic end publication.

-- Wicker Man Has Eyes 2? Remakes of recent films a too-easy ticket to profits.

-- Or write in another squabble:



20. DVD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

-- Alpha Video: Great cover art for poverties and independents
-- Blue Underground: Euro horror

-- CasaNegra: Restores Mexican horrors for America.

-- Criterion: Still a class act

-- Dark Sky Films: From Amicus to Humanoids

-- Fox: Chan, Moto full of extras.
-- Kino: Keeping silents alive.
-- MGM: What will follow Midnight Movies?
-- RetroMedia: Unexpected delights.
-- Universal: Repackaging the classics.
-- VCI: Targets classics and obscure serials.
-- Warner Bros: Searches archives.
-- Or write in another choice:

21. CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF DVD RELEASE

-- Chandu the Magician (Lowe/Lugosi)

-- Hangover Square
-- Island of Lost Souls
-- Judex
-- Jungle Woman trilogy
-- The Lodger

-- The Mad Ghoul

-- Man-made Monster
-- Murders in the Zoo
-- Secret of the Blue Room
-- Or write in another choice:

22. WRITER OF THE YEAR

Who did the best work in 2006 to advance the state of classic horror research. Write-ins only.

23. ARTIST OF THE YEAR

New category: Not your favorite all-time artist (although they might be the same), but which painter, illustrator or designer did the best work in 2006? Write-ins only.

24. MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR

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?

(Past winners: Arnold Kunert, who got Ray Harryhausen his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame;Larry Blamire, the mad scientist behind THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA; Joe Busam, creator of MONSTER KID HOME MOVIES). Tell us your suggested recipients.

25. MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME

Who should be this year's inductees into the Monster Kid Hall of fame?

Already inducted are 18 members: 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, Dick Klemensen, Gary and Sue Svehla, James Bama and Bobby 'Boris' Pickett.

Tell us your Hall of Fame favorite or favorites. We'll pick six more.

Whew! That's it!!!

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Again, to vote: Type your picks, or cut-and-paste the ballot, and email to [email protected] by March 10, 2007.

And remember, even the Creeper himself can't stop Rondo! Thanx everyone -- david colton
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Are you sure? Cameron, you've written enough words to last another millennium.
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Are you sure? Cameron, you've written enough words to last another millennium.
well to be honest, mine was just a cut & paste. I'd love to hear who anyone is voting for.
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Old 02-08-07, 07:32 PM
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21. CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF DVD RELEASE
-- Or write in another choice:


if anyone needs something to vote on in this one, might I suggest 'HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS' ?
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Old 02-08-07, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Cameron
well to be honest, mine was just a cut & paste. I'd love to hear who anyone is voting for.
I just voted like this:

1. Best Movie of 2006 (Pick one)

-- PAN'S LABYRINTH


2. Best Television Presentation

-- DOCTOR WHO, 'The Girl in the Fireplace,' 5/6/06, SciFi Channel. Clockwork droids attack Versailles in an episode spanning 3,000 years.


3. Best Classic DVD

-- SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (1973)

4. BEST CLASSIC TV DVD

-- ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, Season 2

5. BEST RESTORATION

-- EQUINOX (Original 1967 version released)


6. BEST DVD EXTRA

-- 'Footprints of a Spirit' (Look at Spanish town used in Spirit of the Beehive)


7. BEST COMMENTARY

-- Christopher Lee, Ed Woodward, Director Robin Hardy and Mark Kermode on THE WICKER MAN (Anchor Bay)


10. BEST MAGAZINE

-- Video Watchdog


12. BEST COVER

HORRORBIZ #10
By Daniel Horne


13. BEST WEBSITE

-- Video Watchblog

15. BEST FAN EVENT OF 2006

-- Rocky Horror Picture Show showing at Screamfest, hosted by Patricia Quinn and featuring an all-star shadow cast with members from all Florida casts.

18. BEST MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE

-- Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows set (Majestic Studios)

19. COUNT ALUCARD'S CONTROVERSY OF THE YEAR

-- Wicker Man Has Eyes 2? Remakes of recent films a too-easy ticket to profits.

20. DVD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

-- Criterion: Still a class act

21. CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF DVD RELEASE

-- Or write in another choice: 'HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS' !!!
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lol, I just got this response back from sending in my ballot:
poor Beehive
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Thanx for the votes, *****. More than 500 votes counted and you were the FIRST vote for Spirit of the Beehive. So thanx especially for that!

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at least they gave a nice response
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final few days of voting...
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last call
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