Revenge of The Horror Host Report – January 1, 2014
Happy New Year and welcome to The Return of The Horror Host Report! First off, we’d like to thank all the hosts who not only participated in this month’s edition but who’d been there with us from the very beginning. It’s great seeing you all back together in a single venue where fans (and potential fans) can see what you’ve been up to and what your show’s all about. We’d also like to welcome some new hosts to the report such as The Daughter of the Ghoul and Misty Brew!
As many of you know, the report is now a monthly feature thereby making this the first of 12 updates slated for 2014 (published the first of every month). Any hosts reading this that would like to be a part of future reports please scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how you can make that happen. Any questions, comments, or suggestion pertaining to the report can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daves would also like to wish the following hosts a very Happy Birthday during the month of January:
January 6: Fright Night Theater’s Pumpkin Man, January 8: Ghoulguy Drive-In, January 12: Penny Dreadful, January 17: Roger Froilan Jr, January 27: John Dimes
Now on to the report…
It was shortly after the former report was cancelled in 2012 that national horror host, Svengoolie, experienced a heart attack (no, I’m not suggesting the incidents were related). 2013 saw him not only recover but return with a vengeance as his show continued to spread via MeTV while garnering new fans along the way. He also saw a new Scary Monsters Magazine tribute issue, won the Rondo Award for “Favorite Horror Host,” received a brand new coffin (fortunately for entertainment purposes only), was inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame, and even had a hamburger named after him at The Squared Circle Restaurant in Chicago!
This month Sven wants to “ROCK in the New Year” by presenting films featuring rocks – radioactive and otherwise!
On Saturday January 4th at 9pm Central/10 Eastern he’ll be airing King Kong Escapes!
On Saturday January 11th it’s The Monolith Monsters!
On Saturday January 18th it’s The Mole People!
And on Saturday January 25th it’s The Invisible Ray!
Chicagoans who miss the MeTV airings can catch a repeat of the show the following Saturdays at 11am on WCIU Chicago! This weekend will be The Black Cat!
Remember for all your Svengoolie needs to go to svengoolie.com where you can read his blog, track future appearances, sign up for his monthly newsletters, and order Svengoolie merchandise such as his “Chicken Thrower” T-shirts and collector buttons!
The year 2014 gets off to a scary start as Count Gore De Vol relives last year’s ill fated New Years with The Countess and last week’s stalker fan, as a lead up to the tale of his most recent New Year’s celebration! O yes, he also brings you the movie “Killer From Space!” All this happens on his January 4th show at www.countgore.com!
The rest of January is loaded with great short films such as “Holmes Run Monster,” “Seance” and “I See You!”
To balance out these outstanding shorts, there’s the already mentioned feature film KILLERS FROM SPACE and SNOW BEAST!
But wait there’s LOTS more going on with his current contest concluding on January 17 and a new one beginning the 25th!
Stefanie Von Guest will be reviewing the Anime series “Dance in the Vampire Bund” and “Vampire Knight!”
The TombKeeper will have at least two new horror, science fiction or fantasy books on review each week.
Lady Pam De Graff will bring you two exciting DVD discoveries to you and you don’t want to miss out on the weekly “Culty DVD” reviews from Dita Dirt Nap.
On the celebrity front, there’ll be interviews with Amanda Tapping of “Stargate” and “Sanctuary” fame as well as Kari Wuhrer from EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS!
There’s lots of other stuff heading your way in January and it changes every Saturday night as Count Gore De Vol presents Creature Feature the Weekly Web Program at www.countgore.com!
The month of January brings four of the scaariest movies ever made to Zomboo’s House Of Horror Movies!
JAN. 4: THE SLIME PEOPLE
JAN. 11: THE FLYING SAUCER
JAN. 18: OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES
JAN. 25: MESA OF LOST WOMEN
All shows start at 11:35 PM PST on Saturday nights on KOLO Channel 8, Reno, Nevada.
There’s an Indiegogo Campaign drive happening to help make season 9 of Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers happen! Donations are greatly appreciated and there are ghoulishly cool incentives for participating. Just go HERE to help out! Production of season 9 is underway!
The new DVD special, “A Hex-Mas Miracle” featuring the original Roger Corman cult classic, “Little Shop of Horrors” is now available at the ‘Shilling Shockers’ online store!
Also available online for the first time is the “S.T.A.K.E.S. Monster Hunting Kit.” A favorite at conventions, the kit is now available at www.shillingshockers.com.
Terror from Beyond the Daves is sad to report that Penny’s feral sidekick, Garou, has been battling cancer this past year. He’s been fighting the good fight silently before it became known to the general public recently including a blurb in the latest issue of Scary Monsters Magazine. Penny assures us that only silver can best her furry companion but that doesn’t mean the past year hasn’t carried a heavy cost – not the least of which concerning medical expenses. Please go to the link HERE and give some support to our Horror Host friends!
2013 was a great year for Dr. Destruction’s Crimson Theatre! We attended and greeted horror fans at several conventions and started the Milwaukee branch of the TV show ,Crimson Theatre Milwaukee, which allows us to get many more guests while visiting notable Milwaukee destinations. The Big Top Radio Broadcast re-launches in 2014 with guests Patricia Quinn, Butch Patrick, Ivonna Cadaver, and Nina Antonia author of In Cold Blood a biography on Johnny Thunders that’s being adapted to a feature film. 2014 will be brought in with my NEW band, The Roosevelt Dolls, that will perform their first show at Hattrix in Kenosha.
The best part of 2013 skeleton hands down was working on the Film KILLING POE. It was a horror host dream come true to have My character written into film. The film set to premier in 2014 was incredible to work on . Director Nathan Jacobs was amazing to work with. The project floored Me with professionalism. Crimson Theatre was also blessed with a fantastic new co-hostess Rebecca Pectorious. 2014 looks like a great year!
SPOTLIGHT ON: Misty Brew!
SHOW: “Friday Night Frights with Misty Brew”
WHERE: On KBSI Cannel 23 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
WHEN: 1986-1990 (though promising something new in the near future!)
This hostess was Missouri’s answer to Elvira and still remembered by many of the locals today. Currently has a Facebook persona (though it’s unknown whether or not it’s actually her behind the reigns). And speaking of Elvira…
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark will be appearing this month at the Portland Comic Con on January 24-26th! Be sure to visit her official website by clicking HERE where you can order all kinds of official Elvira apparel and merchandise, such as her new “Bouncin’ Babe Double Bobble” figure which quickly sold it (though they are promising to re-stock so put your order in as soon as you can!
Look for ALL-NEW shows for the blue beauty and her sidekick melons, Tit & Tat!
Gunther Dedmund recently completed the 200th Basement Sublet of Horror show!
The show has also spawned its own comic book which you can download the first issue by clicking HERE!
BSOH has started production on a second comic book, due out in 2014, with the cover art being done by an artist from Dark Horse comics. More information will be made available as the project gets closer to publication.
BSOH has begun production on a BSOH Magazine with a tribute to Wichita Movie Host Ol’ Flick and cover art by a member of an 80′s alt rock band from Boston. Due out in the Fall of 2014. More information will be made available as the project gets closer to publication.
BSOH continues working on a history of Kansas Horror hosts, now expanded to include Missouri. Once research began the amount of information and media grew to an almost overwhelming amount. We’re currently editing the content into a manageable form, with the hope of shooting the episode soon!
Many of you got a ROKU box for Holiday gifts-a converter for connected television that has created another avenue for classic horror and horror hosts. 2013 was an exciting one for horror host MR. LOBO, producer Mrs. Lobo AKA Dixie Dellamorto, and CInsomniacs everywhere.
Besides the release of the spoken word/sound-effects recording HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon–We also saw the release of the most ambitious CINEMA INSOMNIA TV special ever.
Shot in a “real” haunted house, and featuring 5 horror hosts, a national sponsor, and even the return of MISS MITTENS–PINE BROS. Presents CINEMA INSOMNIA HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL was the most watched program on ZOM-BEE TV since it’s premiere at 8:09 October 31st. Lobo fever has swept the channel and its new sponsor and ZOM-BEE TV has asked Lobo to produce a talk show and supply 5 complete episodes for January.
If these pilot shows do well on ROKU–we can expect a lot more added to the schedule. Dick Dyszel (COUNT GORE), Jerry Moore (KARLOS BORLOFF), John Dimes (DR. SARCOFIGUY), and Rich Koz (SVENGOOLIE), who rocked the house in the Halloween Special, will all be asked back as guests.
Dixie will be a producer and art director. The working title is SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS WITH MR. LOBO and ZOM-BEE TV hopes it will be a cornerstone for their relaunch of the channel in a brand new format. 2014 will also be the year of MR. LOBO’s GAME THAT WOULDN’T DIE-a hilarious card game for fans of Horror. True Blue CInsomniacs fear not–More new episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA than ever before on ZOM-BEE TV will be rolling out in the new year as well. Mr. Lobo will also be producing more shows for the channel involving other great horror hosts…stay tuned!
The Daves would like to welcome Janet Decay, aka the Daughter of the Ghoul, to the report! The Yummy Mummy, back from the dead, is Cleveland’s newest horror hostess for the Daughter of the Ghoul Show. Janet Decay and her motley crew will shlock your brains out! If you love cheesy B movies, skits, and talented performers than you don’t want to miss this!
Her shows can be seen on channels WCTV (late nights on Fridays and Saturdays), BAT TV (Saturdays at 10 PM) 196 Time Warner Cable (Thursdays at 9 PM in Cleveland, OH) and HCTV (times to be determined as this is a new station). Check local listings for days and times! Online you can check her out on the WCTV website by clicking HERE and the BAT TV website HERE and then clicking on the Daughter Of The Ghoul folders. Indie Horror TV and Underground TV are two other sites where her show can be seen (check times and listings).
If you would like to order a Janet Decay, Daughter of the Ghoul t-shirt, please go HERE!
DAWN OF DRACULA in the BLURAY (Standard Edition) – contains the complete movie in stunning 1080P HiDef with an upgraded Dolby Digital soundmix, but… wait! there’s more !
* Alternate audio commentary track exclusive to the BluRay version featuring director Blake Powell and stars Marlena Midnite and Robyn Graves recorded 3 days after the first theatrical showing
*Collection of outtakes , bloopers and behind the scenes footage.
*Theatrical Trailer version 1
*Theatrical Trailer version 2
You can order this, and many other Midnite Mausoleum by going HERE!
Watch Midnite Mausoleum on their Livestream Channel by clicking HERE!
What happens when a guy is down on his luck and decides that the best way to reclaim his happiness is to emulate his childhood horror host? Find out in the Independent film, Son of Ghostman! Inspired by the Son of Svengoolie this feature is highly entertaining and a must have for those who love horror hosts or anyone who enjoys a good story! Terror Dave Albaugh recently featured it in a post (which you can check out HERE in case you missed it) and there will be an upcoming interview with the film’s creator in the coming days!
And now let’s rock in the New Year with Karlos Borloff & The Monster Madhouse!
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Special thanks to artist Brian Maze for his great Horror Host pogs! Mr. Maze has been busy this past year with his photography and, among his many beautiful models, featured former Crimson Theatre hottie, Krystle Street!