The undying legacies of Edgar Allan Poe and Vincent Price prevailed in the 12th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, announced May 12 after an online vote by fans and genre professionals worldwide.
Projects linked to Poe, Price or Roger Corman’s adaptations collected six Rondo awards in all, including Best DVD Collection, Best DVD Commentary, Best DVD Extra and Best Magazine Issue. The trend carried over to a Poe radio podcast and even to this blog, devoted to Price’s 1928 trip to Europe, reproduced in the young actor’s hand-written journal, which won Best Blog 2013.
The 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 19-year old online community, drew nearly 3,400 ballots. The 35-category ballot is the largest survey of the classic horror genre held each year, and nominees and winners tilt decidedly toward horrors of the 1920s-60s.
For more on this year’s winners, check out the full press release [here]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you for supporting me in raising awareness of this blog and in helping me maintain the legacy of Vincent Price online. Now, if you this is your first visit here, then this is where your journey back to 1928 begins…