Rondo Hatton was THE CREEPER in classic horror films. Reportedly his face was distorted by mustard gas, but Mr. Lobo is now told he actually had Acromegaly. Regardless, he was larger than life and twice as scary. Often imitated in films like Dick Tracy and The Rocketeer!
Rondo lives today as the namesake for an award given for achievement in classic horror.
THE RONDO AWARDS! Zacherley, Vampira, Count Gore De Vol, Svengoolie, Penny Dreadful and many other horror hosts have been honored in the past.
Nominees for the Rondo are selected from suggestions by horror fans, pros and enthusiasts offered all year at the Classic Horror Film Board. Each year’s nominees are finalized by classic horror fan David Colton (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the help of more than 20 classic horror fans from around the world, and with expertise in all parts of fandom.
Votes for the ELEVENTH Annual awards, for work appearing in 2012, began on Feb. 26, 2013 and will continue through Sunday at midnight, April 7, 2013. Winners will be announced on the Rondo Awards website and on the Classic Horror Film Board on April 9, 2013.
For the eighth year in a row Mr. Lobo has been nominated for a Rondo for FAVORITE HORROR HOST. Mr. Lobo–we always assumed it was an East Coast bias that kept the Rondo award out of his greasy hands but now that he lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area…we will no longer have that excuse if he fails to win THIS YEAR.
Being far from his home state your horror host needs his vanity validated more than ever…please vote now for Mr. Lobo and support ALL your other favorites in this very important and fun tradition...LONG LIVE RONDO!