“Forgotten Hollywood”- Svengoolie or Bust…

Posted on April 12, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Rondo Hatton had a face for horror cinema. Beginning in the 1930s, this former journalist went from film extra to horror movie star. He played a monster in Universal Studios flicks,  House of Horrors and The Brute Man. Over the decade, Hatton earned cult status. Rondo was known for his facial disfigurement, a result of acromegaly; the syndrome caused from a disorder of the pituitary gland. He died in 1946 from the disease.

“`The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards are named in his honor. The trophy is a little gray bust of his head. The Rondos recently gave out this year’s statuettes.  The Shape of Water  was voted Best Movie of 2017, beating Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049It, and Get Out. Stranger ThingsSuspiria Blu-ray and Rue Morgue Magazine also received awards.


“`MeTV’s Svengoolie took home the trophy for Favorite Horror Host. It was his seventh time winning the award. Sven beat out runners-up Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs. Honorable mentions in this category included  Dr. Gangrene, Penny Dreadful, Count Gore De Vol, Lord Blood-RahKarlos Borloff, Bone Jangler and Son of Ghoul. Svengoolie received a record number of votes in the category.

“`Over 3,700 ballots were cast via email by the Classic Horror Film Board, the largest survey in the organization’s history.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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