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 a 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]
A NOTE OF THANKS: I'm really chuffed that my blog, My First Trip Abroad, has won Best Blog 2013 at this year's Rondos and I would like to thank everyone of you who supported me in maintaining Vincent Price's legacy online. Now, do please pass on the link onto your friends and kin, so that they to can experience the ride back to 1928: http://vincentpricejournal.wordpress.com/