Horror hosts of the 60's - 70's

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  1. Todd_Brown

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    Does anyone know if any of the horror hosts have released anything to DVD? Guys like, The Ghoul, Zacherly, etc... Son of Ghoul has stuff on VHS but not DVD. I would love to see these guys again.
    Todd
     
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    I'd love to see Zacherly again. I haven't seen his show since growing up with early New York television back in the day.
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Zacherly rules!

    I've seen his "Horrible Horror" tape...very funny stuff.
     
  4. TonyDale

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    Zacherly has just recently been to the recording studio, btw.
    Joining forces with nearly legendary producer, Bruce Kimmel and Scarlet Street Magazine publishers Richard Valley and Tom Amorosi, Zacherly recorded some intros for the upcoming cd, JEEEPERS CREEPERS: GREAT SONGS FROM HORROR FILMS on May 30th and June 1st in New York City.
    Bruce lined up his usual array of musicasl theater people (he was responsible for quite a few of the Varese Sarabande *Spotlight* series) for this: Christianne Noll doing "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte," Judy Kaye with "The Song of the Wine" (it's from one of those MUMMY movies), Rebecca Luker with JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH'S "The Faithful Heart," Guy Haines doing "Look to a Star," Brent Barrett crooning "Stella by Starligbt," Alison Fraser going after "The Blob," Theresa Finmore and Juliana A. Hansen grabbing "Mothra's Song," Lynette Perry has "Goody Goody," 14 year old Remy Zaken and Katherine Helmond have "I've Written a Letter to Daddy"/"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and Susan Gordon made her recording debut with ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE'S "Dolly Song," which she introduced in that film.
    Sounds like a great album; one that will be exclusive to Scarlet Street readers for a while, before going wide.
    In the meantime, Pittsburgh's horror host, Chilly Bill Cardille can be seen on dvd in George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
     
  5. Darren Gross

    Darren Gross Supporting Actor

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    While not exactly 70's, I always thought it would be fun to have collections of COMMANDER USA'S GROOVIE MOVIES.[​IMG]
     
  6. Ron Morgan

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    Deathdream (1972) is one that I have not seen in a very very long time.
     
  8. Rodney

    Rodney Screenwriter
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    For us growing up in Northern California, it would be great to get Bob Wilkins (Creature Features & Captain Cosmic) on DVD.

    Now that would be something!
     
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  10. Mark C.

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    I'm with you Rodney. Bob Wilkins was one in a million; the personification of cool.
     
  11. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Damn, Ron, good call on the Sir Graves Ghastly. I grew up in Toledo and watched him on Channel 2. I loved Son of Svengoolie from Chicago as well (on Detroit's Channel 50). You'd think stations could cut together specials about these guys for fans but it's anyone's guess what's still in their archives and what condition it's in).
     
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    Hey Mark, Me Too!
    Your last name is familiar, did you go to Regina Coeli??? There was a Shirley Cappelletty in my class
    A long shot but hey
    The ghoul was great... Parma jokes and all
     
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    I know that since I'm a Gen-Xer, I missed out on some of the great horror hosts of the past...but for my money, no one was better than the local host in Tampa, Dr. Paul Bearer. He hosted "Creature Feature" up until the early 90's, when it was dumped for other programming...but he would show not only the classic films, but also the B-grade stuff of Ed Wood and others. From what I have learned, he was the longest-running horror movie show host in American television history!

    I still remember the day back in the 80's when the King Kong balloon (that had been up on top of the Empire State Building to mark the film's 50th anniversary in 1983) made it's tour stop here in Tampa. It was hung from a 20-story hotel building, but was stuck by lightning during a thunderstorm and popped! The only part that was left was one of the forearms and hand. In his infinite wisdom, Dr. Paul Bearer hosted a funeral service the next day on "Creature Feature", complete with crying gorillas and eulogies. I even went down there myself to pay my respects! lol

    Unfortunately, Dick Bennick (a.k.a. Dr. Paul Bearer) passed away in 1995, but his memnory lives on in countless horror and sci-fi fans everywhere! There are plenty of resources on the net if you'd like to know more about him and the show. He was the best!
     
  14. Dan Lindley

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    Svengoolie from Chicago!! How many grade B movies did I sit thru with him, as he threw rubber chickens around? Ahhh, the good old days! (was that how it was spelled?)

    Dan
     
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    I'm assuming you already read Psychotronic magazine, but just in case you don't, that's an excellent resource for such things (as well as the best magazine of its kind, IMO.)
     

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