.Since there appears to be an impromptu awards meme season springing up around the horror blogosphere, I thought I'd recognize some of my personal favorite cultists to the throne of horrific daily commentary. I've devised my own award merely because I'm one of those prick non-conformists that must buck the trends of the Honest Scrap, You're a Great Read!, and Splash blog awards. So without further ado, I present the most coveted horror blog award meme ever created, even Rude Ralph agrees...
Ginger Bush Award. Folks, you're lucky to even to be laying your eyes upon it. Inspired by the great Elvira, it relates to the complete awe and wonder I experience when I thinking behind all that cake make-up, black velvet, and raven-haired wig lies a pale fire down below powerful enough to illuminate Conan's path of vengeance to Crom. How does this relate to blogs I like? I have no clue. Is it sexist? Yes, but it's that kind of vintage swaggerin' Chuck Heston sexism, so it's all cool. Here are the five lucky winners this go around!
*Also known as "Das Cheap Bin" in Deutschland. Mr. Astro is the purveyor of all things incidental involving hairy older men/wrestlers/character actors (but in the good way), Iowa, casually observed horror, and entries ushering in weekends with grand style. His flick reviews are what I strive for mine to be; quick, snappy, and nostalgically entertaining. Lastly, I received the following message from Ax from Demolition regarding this CB entry:
FREDDY IN SPACE
The best of the "biggies" in my estimation. John/Mortis/Freddy(?) runs a fantastic genre blog that one can feel evolving with each passing day. There's a little something from everyone within his entries and acts as a fantastic source for keeping up with the pulse of the more earnest layman-brand of Horror fandom. Eternally nice fellow as well, but I must admit I'm a touch sore over FoS being in the first page of Google Images' results for "horror vhs". Ya lucky bastard!
CAVALCADE OF PERVERSIONS
The only estrogen-powered genre blog where I read every review since it refreshingly doesn't act as a mere quickie thought-bouncing plate like Stacie Ponder's Final Girl. Jenn has an undeniable knack for expounding upon films I couldn't muster three sentences towards. The choice of flicks seems quite random, but each is a brisk read and it's exciting to see what pops up next. Extra points for seemingly transforming from a screaming girl at a Misfits concert to the smolderingly attractive sister of Selma Blair if the change in your blogger picture is any indication. Also, this in the background:
PHANTOM OF PULP
Advanced Horror & Cult Collecting 102 Honors. I have no idea who the "phantom" really is, but boy does he ever dig up the incredibly obscure. Everything from flicks, adverts, VCDs, DVDs, lurid novels, magazine clippings, and even Garbage Pail Kids cards. He also clearly has the history to provide thought-provoking insight and detail into his lifelong obsessions. Color me a little more than jealous and frustrated at the things he covers even I can't find!
I LIKE HORROR MOVIES
Last but not least, my longtime e-friend Carl's ILHM. He's like the ying to my yang. Instead of wantonly hording movies on ever format imaginable like the writer of this blog, Carl frugally selects his horror and is patient like three-toed sloth when he comes to deciding when to nab a flick long on his wishlist. He also somehow finds the time to keep the gory tide at bay and comment upon them. The man also manages the most concise tag list I've come across on a horrolog. If you're interested in a particular flick, chances are Carl has it pegged with his blogger pen.
So there you have it, the winners of the prestigious 1st Annual Ginger Bush Awards. There is will another ceremony with a new award for a different set of my fav bloggers in the future, so stay tuned! Also thanks as always to those who follow or visit the Basement and to those who've been kind enough to acknowledge this place on their own blogs!