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Svengoolie & Robert Englund: LIVE Talk Show at Flashback Weekend!

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Happy Halloween and, if you live in the State of Illinois, Happy Svengoolie Day! Since hearing the news back in April that October 31, 2014 would not only mark my favorite holiday but also its merging with my favorite horror host, it seemed just too good to be true. Thanks to my formidable fellow fan, Brian Bernardoni, as well as Representative Kay Hatcher, the seemingly impossible has become reality and here we are. Sven will be busier than ever starting with an appearance on the You & Me This Morning Show on Chicago’s WCIU, various bumper spots throughout today’s MeTV programming, a radio appearance on Chicago’s WGN Radio, and stopping off at The United Center to help kick off The Chicago Bulls home opener.  On behalf of The Terror Daves, we would like to congratulate our friend, Rich Koz, on this momentous occasion!

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Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular 2014 Part 4

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Welcome to the final installment covering this year’s Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular being showcased at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. The pictures shown in this series is just a small sampling of what you can see in person!

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Jack O’Lantern Spectacular 2014 Part 3!

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Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack O’Lantern Spectacular is still kicking and, from what I hear, has been a huge success! Judging by our next set of photos, it’s easy to see why!

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Celebrating 35 Years of Svengoolie at The Museum of Broadcast Communications!

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The Museum of Broadcast Communications lies near the foot of Chicago’s Marina Towers which, so far as this night was concerned, was not without its irony. Back when I was growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, it was home to our favored UHF station, WFLD Channel 32. Whenever I was home sick from school it provided a welcome alternative to the soap opera-soaked major networks by offering much more satisfying shows such as Tennessee Tuxedo, The Munsters, and Banana Splits.

Of course those programs would only tie me over until the weekend when Channel 32 would unleash its REAL entertainment. On Saturday nights I’d drop a blanket in front of the family television set and prepare for two hours of monsters, air-popped popcorn, and guaranteed laughs via my favorite horror host, Son of Svengoolie. Yes, despite the constant struggle with our TV antennae in an effort to minimize the often snowy reception, my memories of those nights remain crystal clear.

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Cyril Roquelaine’s “Norris Monster” from Carpenter’s THE THING!

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A French sculptor by the name of Cyril Roquelaine (and you check out more of their amazing work HERE)  came across our site and thought we’d like to see one of their amazing creations. It’s none other than the “Norris monster” from one of our favorite films, THE THING!

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Book Review: The Illustrated History Of Don Post Studios by Lee Lambert

Like many monster kids I grew up with the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. One of my favorite aspects of this magazine were the Captain Company ads that appeared in the back, showcasing so many cool monster toys and collectibles. One ad in particular always drew my attention; it was the one for Don Post Studios masks. My favorite has always been the Grey Timberwolf but at the time I couldn’t afford one so all I could do each month was look at the ad and dream.

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