My Rondo ballot

I cast my ballot for the Rondo awards earlier today. A few selections were easy and others were a bit of a struggle. In each case, I voted for what I liked rather than what I thought would win.

BEST MOVIE OF 2011 ... TROLL HUNTER It is a fantastic foreign film and I like things that are a little odd.

BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION ... WALKING DEAD, 'Save the Last One' Deep down inside I wanted to vote for Dr. Who.

BEST CLASSIC DVD ... MASTER OF THE WORLD Come on, you know I love steampunk.

BEST CLASSIC DVD COLLECTION ... JURASSIC PARK: Ultimate Trilogy Although, I could have easily voted for the monster collections.

BEST RESTORATION ... LADY FRANKENSTEIN

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM ... THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS VIDEO LINK

BEST SHORT FILM ... THE GIANT RUBBER MONSTER MOVIE VIDEO LINK

BOOK OF THE YEAR ... THE HAMMER VAULT, by Marcus Hearn

BEST MAGAZINE OF 2011 ... Monsters from the Vault I wanted to go with Fangoria, but I liked what I saw from MV last year. I don't get the other magazines but I will make an effort to check them out this year.

BEST ARTICLE ... What If -- Alternative Castings in Classic Horror Films and The Mad Genius: A Retrospective

BEST MAGAZINE FILMBOOK ... THE FANGORIA 300

BEST MAGAZINE COVER ... FAMOUS MONSTERS #257

BEST WEBSITE ... Classic-horror.com Dedicated to the history of classic horror.

BEST BLOG OF 2011 ... Frankensteinia Fun, smart and essential as it keeps the Monster alive.

FAVORITE HORROR HOST OF 2011 ... ELVIRA (Movies Macabre) Are you surprised by that vote? lol

BEST HORROR COMIC ... THE WALKING DEAD

BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE ... Twilight Zone bank teller Henry Bemis Just don't break your glasses while looking at him.

I left several areas blank and I wished that I had a better feel for the horror magazines. I'm sure that a lot of you may be rolling your eyes in disagreement with my picks. Check out http://www.rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html and vote for your choices!

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