While cinephiles at large look forward to the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, horror fans get giddy for the Rondos! Ballots are out now for the 19th Annual Rondo Awards; see the full list of nominees and vote now, HERE.
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We here at Dread Central are incredibly humbled to be nominated for “Best Horror Website” of 2020! In addition, we’re immensely proud of our contributors Drew Tinnin and Preston Fassel. Both have been nominated for a “Best Interview” of 2020 Rondo, Drew for his interview with Greg Nicotero (Creepshow TV series), and Preston for his interview with Joe Zito and Barney Cohen (Friday the 13th Part 4).
The Rondo Awards encourage write-in entries too! We’re rallying behind Tyler Doupe’ as a write-in candidate for BEST VIRTUAL EVENT OF 2020 for his “What It Means to Be a Scream Queen” virtual panel you can watch the entire panel below.
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Sea Fever, an ocean-set Lovecraftian horror movie distributed by Epic Pictures (Dread Central’s parent company), has also been nominated for “Best Independent Film” of 2020!
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8) BEST INDEPENDENT FILM OF 2020
X Sea Fever, directed by Neasa Hardiman. Monsters threaten a trawler West of Ireland.
15) BEST INTERVIEW (Award goes to interviewer)
X Greg Nicotero (Creepshow TV), by Drew Tinnin, Dread Central
X Joe Zito/Barney Cohen (Friday the 13th Part 4), by Preston Fassel. Dread Central
18) BEST WEBSITE OF 2020
X Dread Central Horror’s front page.
20) BEST VIRTUAL EVENTS OF 2020
X DISSECTING HORROR LIVE “What It Means to Be a Scream Queen” moderated by Tyler Doupe’
About the DISSECTING HORROR Live Panel:
Held in late October 2020, Doupe’ assembled an unprecedented number of “Scream Queens” for a truly enlightening conversation. Participants included Rachel True (The Craft, Embrace of the Vampire), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next), Lori Lethin (Bloody Birthday, Return to Horror High, and The Prey), Dee Wallace (Cujo, E.T, and The Lords of Salem), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Satan’s Playground), Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5), Brea Grant (Television’s Dexter, Dead Night), Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall, Night of the Comet), Gigi Saul Guerrero (actor and director Hulu’s Into the Dark: Culture Shock), Jordan Ladd (Deathproof, Hostel: Part II, Satanic Panic), Tiffany Shepis (Tales of Halloween, Victor Crowley), and Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever, Tales of Halloween).
About Sea Fever:
An ocean-set Lovecraftian horror movie distributed by Epic Pictures (Dread Central’s parent company), has also been nominated for “Best Independent Film” of 2020! If you haven’t seen it for yourself yet, check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Solitary marine-biology student Siobhán endures a week on a ragged fishing trawler, miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life-form soon ensnares the boat. As members of the crew now succumb to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and win their trust — before everyone is lost.
About the Rondo Awards:
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.
Congratulations to everyone who received a Rondo Award nomination for their incredible efforts in 2020! We’ll let you know who’s taking home these trophies once the winners have been announced.