Monday, April 4, 2016


Rondo Hatton

WOW! This is getting to be a habit. The latest round of Rondo Award nominations (for achievements in horror entertainment, merchandising, journalism and fandom during 2015) were announced. And yes, for at least the fifth time (!!!), this humble little blog about spooks and kooks, ghouls and fools, and creeps and clowns has been nominated for a Rondo award!!!

Like 2013 and 2014, I don't necessarily think this blog is worthy of such an honor for my 2015 output. Due to being inundated with comics projects and the Bowery Boys documentary I'm helping to produce, it was limited to "encore posts" and vintage clips of trailers, cartoons and features at best, as opposed to new articles and reviews.However, I am honored to once again be nominated - it is both a vote of confidence and encouragement to me. I want to thank whoever recommended “Scared Silly” for the nomination – I truly appreciate it!

The Rondo Awards are the brainchild of David Colton. They are named after Rondo Hatton (you can learn more about Rondo Hatton by watching the video clip below) and are awards given to those who in some way are keeping the love for and appreciation of classic horror alive. You can learn more details about the Rondo Awards and view this year's ballot by clicking here.

"Scared Silly" has been nominated in the "best blog" category, and it is my hope that if you like this blog, you will vote for it.

There are TONS of friends of Scared Silly who have been nominated in various categories, and before the voting is through I hope I can post more about them and encourage you to check out all their great projects, and to vote for them if you're so inclined.

Votes are due by midnight, Sunday, April 10th, 2016.

Until then, here's a nice piece on Rondo Hatton courtesy of Me-TV's resident horror movie host, Svengoolie - ENJOY: