Monday, February 3, 2020

BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE Has Been Nominated For a Rondo Award!

The official ballot for the 18th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards has just been announced, and I was pleased to discover that my latest book, BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE (co-written with Gary D. Rhodes), has been nominated for "Book of the Year"! I'm delighted to be included on the same list with such excellent books as THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS AND THE LOST LEGACY OF MILICENT PATRICK by Mallory O'Meara, JAMES WARREN: EMPIRE OF MONSTERS by Bill Schelly, and THE BIZARRO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM by John Skipp and Heather Drain.

I'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank the inimitable Michael Kronenberg for going above and beyond the call of duty in designing the eye-catching cover and interior layouts for BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE... and to filmmaker Larry Blamire for his illuminating introduction!

If you want to vote for BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE, you must first click HERE (to view the official ballot), then follow these simple directions prepared by journalist David Colton, perennial Burgomaster of the CLASSIC HORROR FILM BOARD:

Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom's only classic horror awards -- decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee below is being recognized for significant work or achievement in the year 2019. So add your voice and help make a difference.


-- All voting is by e-mail only. Simply copy this ballot (cut-and-paste into an email and marking your choices with an X or highlighting works fine). We know that can be awkward so you can also just type out your choices. Send an e-mail with your picks to me, David Colton, at by Sunday night at midnight, March 29, 2020.

-- No, you do not have to vote in every category. Vote for all, one or a few.

-- 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 personal information will ever be shared with anyone.

-- Again, TO VOTE e-mail your picks to

Finally, thanks as always to the thousands of fans, pros and friends who have voted year after year. We look forward to hearing from you again. Let's make RONDO XVIII the best ever.

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