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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!Annex - Hatton, Rondo (House of Horrors)_01

Rondo lives today as the namesake for an award given for achievement in classic horror.
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 (taraco@aol.com), with the help of more than 20 classic horror fans from around the world, and with expertise in all parts of fandom.

In true old school style–The ballot is “copied and pasted” from http://www.rondoaward.com and sent with your votes added as an e-mail to taraco@aol.com. 

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 MrLobo9ofdiamondson 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!




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