The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, now in its 20th year, has acknowledged Kier-La Janisse with a ‘Special Recognition’ Award for her work in 2022. Many thanks to Rondo organizer David Colton and the voting body of the Rondos who made this possible.

From the Rondo website:

“Like no other before her, horror scholar Kier-la Janisse in 2021 demonstrated that so-called “folk horror” goes far beyond
the mythologies of Bigfoot and Loch Ness.In two seminal works, a weighty Blu-Ray collection of films called ALL THE HAUNTS BE OURS, which she helped assemble, and an in-depth documentary she directed, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED, Janisse traces the deep roots of humanity’s natural fears — of forest beasts, of witches and sprites, and of all things supernatural, many hiding in plain sight. No Frankensteins are needed when owls are enough.

In addition to her years of writings and her founding of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies 12 years ago, Janisse is deserving of Rondo’s ‘Special Recognition’ for advancing horror scholarship and understanding.”

See the full list of Rondo 2022 winners and nominees at: