Sunday, August 9

The 1st Annual BoGD Ginger Bush Horror Blogist Awards

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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...

I swear I made this graphic, it's not stolen from Bang Bros

Ahhh yes, the most fabled 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!

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*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:

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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!

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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:

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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!

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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.

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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!
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9 comments:

Johnny said...

Thank you sir for the award and kind words. Believe it or not, the Ginger Bush is probably the most flattering award i've ever been given for my blogging work!

And I didn't even realize I came up on the first page of a Google Image 'horror vhs' search! That is awesome! I can die a happy man now.

J. Astro said...

Ha! YES! You honor me, sir, and I thank you. One can never have too much bush. I shall display this award prominently.

J. Astro said...

...oh, and I DO feel a little bad for Ax now, after seeing that pic.

Sehnzeleid said...

Haha, thanks guys! I certainly appreciate all that you bring to the horror blog community!

Johnny, I'm on page 5 of the results or something, and it's not even a pic from this blog!

Yea J, I was shocked to find that pic of Ax now on Wikipedia. Actually I thought one of them died, but I was thinking of The Road Warriors.

Jenn said...

Jay, you lovable devil, you. Thanks for the niceties. And that is me in the picture - AND my autographed picture of Demoni. Lamberto was so cute - he kept checking out my cleavage. My ex had a Selma Blair thing and Misfits thing, go figure, funny you mention it :P

Seriously dude, you rock. When are we gonna meet up at an East Coast Convention?

Johnny said...

I was at a wrestling convention a few years back and who did my friend and I end up eating hotel breakfast buffet one table over from? Both Ax and Smash of Demolition! It's a memory I will never forget. Two of my favorite human beings on the planet as a child chowing down on eggs and bacon not five feet from me, looking like bloated shells of their former badass make-up'd and spike wearing selves. It was both incredibly awesome and incredibly sad at the same time.

Sehnzeleid said...

Thanks for the kind words Jenn! Actually I was troubled last night thinking you might take my comments the wrong way and that I shouldn't have said the whole Blair thing, but it's great you took it the right way.

Have you ever met Giovanni Radice? That whole cleavage thing with him would be hilarious to watch. I've heard he leers at women on convention floors. I'm planning on the Horrorfind Con in September, so maybe I'll catch you there?

Johnny, I've never had the chance to witness an aging wrestler of my childhood in person, but my uncle saw Chris Benoit at a gas station buying Powerbars in Jersey...of course long before the whole double murder/suicide thing...

Jenn said...

I've heard Fred Williamson has a cleavage thing too. I'll find out for myself, as The Hammer will be at Cinema Wasteland in October in Cleveland and I'm definitely going to that one. And don't even get me started on the time I had drinks with Joe Pilato. I thought he was going try to start making out with me in the hotel bar! Eep!

I'm gonna try to make Horrorfind in Sept. Isn't it it usually in August? Since I'm trying to save up for CW in October, I don't know if I'll make HF, but I'll try :)

Phantom of Pulp said...

I just came across your mention of me and my blog. I appreciate it very much.
POP

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