Did You Rondo Yet?

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Tomorrow is the cut off for voting on this year’s Rondo Awards for 2018. So if you haven’t taken a few minutes to pick your favorites and send them in, then don’t delay! There are a lot of hard working people out there promoting the genre that could always use a bit of cheering to show their work matters. Even being nominated is an honor, but bringing home the little bust of Rondo is even better. So take a few minutes, vote with your heart, and make someone’s day.

You can get to the voting ballot by clicking HERE. Just copy and paste it in an email to David Colton at taraco@aol.com.

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Evilspeak #6 Now Out!

Evilspeak6Just when you thought it was dead and buried, Evilspeak rises from the depths of hell to deliver once again, a magazine filled with horror! Just like it always has! And issue # 6 is filled with the usually demented drooling and drawings that you’ve come to love.

Within these pages, you’ll find coverage on movies such as Night of the Demon (1980), A Candle for the Devil (1973), Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981), The Brain (1988), Seven Women for Satan (1976), Pin (1988), and more. There’s even interviews with the likes of Chris Reifert and Elizabeth Shepherd, not to mention filled with the amazing artwork through the issue.

All you need to do is click HERE to order your copy now! And if you’re missing any of the previous issues, why not order them as well before they are all gone!

Busy, Busy, Busy

 

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I know the updates here have been getting farther and farther apart it seems but have no fear. The Krypt is not close to shutting its doors anytime in the near future. I have just been crazy busy. My work in the real world has been utter chaos which has me questioning my career choice every single day. Plus, I’ve got some big writing deadlines I’m working on, not to mention trying to get the book to the final stages before going to the design and layout stage. So while the updates aren’t as regular right now, they will be back. I promise.

Adding to the things taking me away from the site is a couple of cons. Last weekend, for the very first time, the wife and I attended Cinema Wasteland not as dealers, but as regular fans. I gotta admit, it was pretty strange. There were several times during the weekend that I had a momentary thought that I needed to get back to my table. But it was fun hanging out with our friends, spending way too much money, and still getting very little sleep over the three days. And can’t wait to do it again.

But this weekend, we’re off for another first. We’re heading to the West Coast for our very first Monsterpalooza! I’ve been hearing about this show for years, so this time we decided to make it happen, and I’m really excited about it. So I would expect plenty of photos to be posted on our Facebook page over those three days. And we’ll get to actually visit Dark Delicacies as well!

So if you’re coming out to the show this weekend, maybe we’ll see you! Just look for the guy in the Kitley’s Krypt shirt with his eyes bulging out of his head at all the amazing displays!

Naschy’s Werewolf Lineage

DaninskyNaschy fans take note! There is a new illustrated book out that tells the story of Naschy’s The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983), which has our favorite werewolf, Waldemar Daninsky back in feudal Japan!

The book is 40 pages of full color illustrations, under the title The Lineage of the Werewolf. It almost sounds like this could be a series of books, which would be fantastic! I’ve seen other illustrations by artist Javier Trujillo and they look incredible. Just look him up on Facebook to see his work. Even his non-Naschy work is top-notch.

If you’re interested in this book though, you can order it directly from Amazon. Just click HERE.

Master of Dark Shadows

Master of Dark ShadowsYou couldn’t grow up watching TV in the ’70s and not know of the work of Dan Curtis. His work had a huge impact on my life, from The Night Stalker (1972), The Norliss Tapes (1973), Trilogy of Terror (1975), and so many other made-for-TV movies. Oh yeah, and there was that series Dark Shadow that you might have heard of. Needless to say, if it was from Curtis, you know it was going to be worth your time. And now, thanks to director David Gregory, we’re going to have a chance to learn a little bit more about this amazing man.

Set to be released next month, this feature length documentary covers Curtis and his work, hearing from a ton of people that worked with him and were fans of his work, such as Ben Cross, Roger Davis, Jonathan Frid, Whoopi Goldberg, John Karlen, William F. Nolan, David Selby, Barbara Steele, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Bob Cobert, and many more.

While he definitely worked outside the horror genre a few times, like writing, producing, and directing the Emmy Award Winning mini-series War and Remembrance (1988-89), he made such an impact with horror fans with his films. And they are still as entertaining now, decades later, as they were then. Kudos to Gregory for helping bring light to this talented man that was use to working in the shadows.

More Hammer from Scream Factory!

Frankenstein Created WomanNever a bad bit of news when there is an announcement of another Hammer film hitting Blu-ray, especially when it is coming from Scream Factory. If the fact that it’s another Hammer title doesn’t get your attention, then this amazing cover art from Mark Maddox probably will. Coming out on June 11th, the extras haven’t been finalized yet, but if it is what we’ve come to expect from Scream Factory, it will be well worth it. If you pre-order it now, you’ll get an 18×24 poster of the Maddox artwork!

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) was Hammer’s fourth entry in their Frankenstein series, with Peter Cushing returning once again as the evil doctor. This time out, instead of sewing bodies together, he is experimenting with soul transferring! Starring the lovely Susan Denberg, and the always entertaining Thorley Walters, this is a must for Hammer fanatics!

For ordering information, just head over to Shout Factory’s site HERE.

Rondo Award Time!

 

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Yes Folks, it is that time once again. The annual Rondo Awards have been announced and it is time for all fans of the genre to take a few minutes and cast your votes. Yes, my column for HorrorHound has been nominated again, but this isn’t a call for votes for me. Sure, if you want to vote, I’ll take it. But there are so many other talented people here nominated, most of which are doing it for the sheer pleasure and passion. In fact, just being nominated shows that and brings attention to them. The Rondos are about the fans that continue to work in keeping the movies we love alive and well, and definitely not forgotten. 

Plus, it makes my heart shine with I go through the nominees and see so many people I call my friend. Granted, it makes it harder to vote when they are in the same category, but that is my burden to bear!

Head over to the Rondo Awards page (just click HERE) and vote. You don’t have to vote in every category but vote with your heart.