Mr. Hatton Strikes Again!

Greetings, Art Lovers. As I’m sure you’re aware, last year Rod Serling's Night Gallery: The Art of Darkness won a well-earned Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for “Best Horror Art Book.” This year, Night Gallery finds itself in the running for another flock of Rondos—this time, for last year’s release by art house distributor Kino Lorber of the Night Gallery pilot film and the complete first season of the series in the blu-ray format.


The three categories in which the release has been nominated are “Best Blu-Ray Collection,” “Best Restoration or Upgrade” (for Universal Studios’ digital restoration of the two-hour pilot episode), and “Favorite Commentary of 2021,” with six of the set’s commentators listed as representative samples: Craig Beam (who also contributed a well-researched documentary short on the editing butchery visited on the first-season episodes for the syndication version of the series), Gary Gerani, Tim Lucas, Constantine Nasr, Amanda Reyes, and our intrepid Creature Features publisher, Taylor White—although the voting ballot allows the viewer to write in another choice for favored commentator on that blu-ray set.


If you want to show your love for the splendid work done by Universal Studios and Kino Lorber for this release, you can navigate to the website (https://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/), cut and paste the categories you're interested in voting for, and submit your ballot via email to taraco@aol.com.