Written By: Ken Hulsey

Imagine my delight when I learned that Monster Island News had been nominated in the category of "Best Blog" for the 9th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards!

I feel great pride knowing that something I created was selected by you, the fans, for such a nomination. The site was also nominated last year as well as 2008 and 2006, but alas we here at MIN have never taken home the trophy.

I feel this could be our year, though the competition is great and all the blogs nominated alongside us are excellent and well deserving of the coveted trophy that features the unmistakable mug of Rondo Hatton.

Here is the list:


-- Cinema Suicide A celebration of cheap thrills
-- Cinema Dave A journal of horror and film.
-- Dollar Bin Horror For monster fans on a budget.
-- The Drunken Severed Head Impeccable sense of the outre, an essential stop for monster weirdness.
-- Final Girl Stacie Ponder survives to have the last, bloody but often essential word.
-- Frankensteinia Fun, smart and essential as it keeps the Monster alive.
-- From Midnight, With Love A cult movie reverie with an edge.
-- Gary J. Svehla: Midnight Marquee/Mad About Movies A founding fan on movies new and very old.
-- The Good, the Bad and the Godzilla August Ragone's G-blog is wise among giant monsters.
-- Groovy Age of Horror Fearless and unexpected.
-- The Horrors of it All When horror corrupted more than the comics.
-- Monster Island News Godzilla is just the start.
-- Monster Magazine World A digital home for monster magazines past, present and hopefully future.
-- Monstermoviemusic The soundtracks of our horror lives.
-- Obscure Hollow Gorgeous photos of sets and props show the look of classic horror,
-- Scared Silly The chills between the horror comedy laughs.
-- Secret Fun Blog Preserving the ephemera of your childhood.
-- Shloggs Horror Blog Modern horror talk, with a classic sensibility.
-- The Shock! and Son of Shock! Viewing Project Every film in the TV package viewed again.
-- The Spectral Realm Where monsters and religion find common ground.
-- Terror from Beyond the Daves An essential, home of the weekend horror host report.
-- A Thriller a Day Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri review all 67 episodes, with style.
-- Unimonster's Crypt Musings on the status of monstrous media.
-- Video Watchblog Scaled back, but Tim Lucas' musings are still worth the wait.
-- Zombos Closet All manners of horrors pour out.

Other friends of MIN to receive nominations:


August Ragone, Jason Varney, GAMERA VS. BARUGON




KARLOS BORLOFF (Monster Madhouse, Washington, DC)
COUNT GORE DE VOL (Creature Feaures)
PENNY DREADFUL (Shilling Shockers, New England)

and ...

MR. LOBO (Cinema Insomnia, California)


BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE (Monsterverse). Colorful and clever anthology features Bela as a very sinister host..

VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS (Bluewater). Anthology includes Witchfinder General tales.

Here is some more info and the rules on voting from the Rondo Hatton Awards website:

The Rondos, now in their ninth year, are fandom's only classic horror award, decided by fans, for fans, and dedicated to preserving the undying spirit of monsters past.

Every Rondo nominee below is being recognized for a significant achievement in the genre during the year of 2010. So please take a look at the ballot and let the nominees know how much we appreciate their work by voting.


-- All voting is by e-mail only.

-- Simply copy this ballot and send an e-mail with your picks to me (David Colton), at by midnight, March 27, 2011.

-- Winners will be announced Monday night, March 28, 2011 here and at the Classic Horror Film Board.


-- One vote per person, please.

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

-- Important: Feel free to spread the word about Rondo. But please remember that organized voting campaigns (duplicated ballots, mass e-mailing efforts, getting strangers to vote), are prohibited and can result in a warning and even disqualification. Let's keep this a fun vote of monster fans.

-- And no, you do not have to vote in every category.

AGAIN HERE'S HOW TO VOTE: E-mail your selections from the ballot (cut-and-pasting the whole thing into an e-mail works fine), or you can type them into a separate list.

Simply send your choices to David Colton at And please remember to include your name so your vote can be counted.

The official ballot with al the nominies can be found at -

See Also: Rondo Awards: You Can Now Vote! / Voting Starts Sunday Night For 2009 Rondo Awards! / Seventh Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards / 2008 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards /


  1. Congratulations on the Rondo Hatton Award nomination! I hope Monster Island News wins!


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