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For those not familiar, Svengoolie is a host of horror movies here in Chicago on a local station, much like Elvira.
I know there are other shows like this scattered around the country, anyone have any favorite horror movie hosts?
 

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There is(was) a good one on from Iowa...midnight mausoleum...they were all over local cable access...but a year or so ago...they went to their local TV station and now host their show...local only.
 

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There is a yearly award given to all things horror related called The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards and these were the nominated hosts from 2014. Had no idea there were so many!

– A. GHASTLEE GHOUL (Ohio)
— THE BONE JANGLER (Illinois)
– KARLOS BORLOFF (Monster Madhouse, Washington, DC)
– COUNT GORE DE VOL (Creature Features)
– COUNT GREGULA (Count Gregula’s Crypt)
– DR. GANGRENE (Nashville)
– Dr. MADBLOOD (Virginia Beach)
– THE GHOULIGANS (On DVD and online)
– GHOUL A GO-GO (NY)
– HALLOWEEN JACK
– MR. LOBO (Cinema Insomnia, California)
— NIGEL HONEYBONE (Australia)
– ORMON GRIMSBY (N.C.)
– PROF MORTE (Atlanta)
– PENNY DREADFUL (Shilling Shockers, New England)
— REMO D (California)
— SON OF GHOUL (Ohio)
– SVENGOOLIE (Chicago)
– WOLFMAN MAC (Chiller Drive-In, Michigan)
 

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I watch Svengoolie every week on MeTV!

Our horror host is Count Gore DeVol. He is a Founding Member of the Horror Host Hall of Fame.
http://www.horror-host.com/

He literally films his shows in his basement now. He also has his own movie about how he got started & what he's doing now. It's called "Every Other Day is Halloween." There's lots of other horror hosts in it too. He'll also help host Spooky Movie Fest at the AFI.

His movie:
http://www.amazon.com/Every-Other-Day-Is-Halloween/dp/B0034KVTKI

His site:
http://countgore.com/

He's strictly online now but still kickin'! He will occasionally host horror events at the local AFI Theatre.

I recall meeting him for the first time at a horror con where Christopher Lee spoke, Forrest Ackerman was there, just all sorts of horror big wigs, but meeting Count Gore was practically tear inducing because I wouldn't have even been at that con if it hadn't been for the Count.

He also used to be our Bozo the Clown & hosted the afternoon kids cartoons/shows like The Banana Splits, Speed Racer, etc. as Captain 20. He was a Spock ripoff with the pointy ears, weird hair & the "live long & prosper" hand thing, but he resurrected the Count because he was his favourite & he was so well loved.
 

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I can remember two from my childhood. The Cool Ghoul (Cincinnati) and Dr. Creep (Dayton), both who unfortunately have passed, but oh the memories.
 

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Me! I started watching this past summer when I got MEtv and I love him! I watch him every Saturday. I love that he has such great older movies, esp so many Bela Legosi ones.
 

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I watched "Son of Svengoolie" growing up in Chicago - I remember when he got a ton of publicity one year for showing a 3-D movie. We, like tens of thousands of other Chicagoans, got some 3-D glasses at 7-11, only to find that 3-D on TV doesn't work. It is still remembered as historic Chicago TV moment: YouTube has the opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI8Ii_9GF4c
 

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RCAIG - I worked on a Don Dohler movie that Count Gore (Dick Dyszel) was in back in the 1980s, NIGHT BEAST. He's a pretty funny guy. I saw him many years later at a Haunt Convention outside of Philadelphia, this time in his full Count getup. Still plugging along!

I watch Svengoolie every week on MeTV!

Our horror host is Count Gore DeVol. He is a Founding Member of the Horror Host Hall of Fame.
http://www.horror-host.com/

He literally films his shows in his basement now. He also has his own movie about how he got started & what he's doing now. It's called "Every Other Day is Halloween." There's lots of other horror hosts in it too. He'll also help host Spooky Movie Fest at the AFI.

His movie:
http://www.amazon.com/Every-Other-Day-Is-Halloween/dp/B0034KVTKI

His site:
http://countgore.com/

He's strictly online now but still kickin'! He will occasionally host horror events at the local AFI Theatre.

I recall meeting him for the first time at a horror con where Christopher Lee spoke, Forrest Ackerman was there, just all sorts of horror big wigs, but meeting Count Gore was practically tear inducing because I wouldn't have even been at that con if it hadn't been for the Count.

He also used to be our Bozo the Clown & hosted the afternoon kids cartoons/shows like The Banana Splits, Speed Racer, etc. as Captain 20. He was a Spock ripoff with the pointy ears, weird hair & the "live long & prosper" hand thing, but he resurrected the Count because he was his favourite & he was so well loved.
BTW - yep, Svengoolie fan here as well. Unfortunately it starts at 11:00 p.m. on the Baltimorel station after the local news, so I rarely make it through the whole film...
 
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