Archive for the 'TV' Category

Lore Turns To Houdini And The Spiritualists

Posted by Michael on October 13th, 2017

The popular webseries Lore has been picked up by Amazon Prime Video and, according to Nerdist, they will soon be turning their attention to the story of Harry Houdini and his investigations into spiritualism. Seems right for October… Lore premieres today on Amazon.

Baron Von Crypt, Where Are You?

Posted by Michael on October 12th, 2017

Our October look at horror movie hosts continues with St. Louis’ own Baron Von Crypt, who aired on KDNL. I don’t actually remember this hometown horror host because he was on before I was born. This video is an abbreviated form of his introduction during his recent induction to the Horror Host Hall Of Fame. Not much is known about the Baron… in fact, this Riverfront Times article from last year highlights a search to find out more about the vampiric host. It looks like the search did yield some results, though, as evidenced on its Facebook page.

Halloween Harvey’s Festival Of Fear

Posted by Michael on October 9th, 2017

Our October look at TV horror movie hosts continues with Halloween Harvey, the host of Festival of Fear… one of two hosted horror movie shows available on the broadcast network Retro TV.

International Magic From Inés la Maga

Posted by Michael on October 6th, 2017

Despite our appalling lack of Spanish comprehension (again, we can handle a couple of dialects of Chinese and German around Tricks Tower Midwest) we think everyone can follow along with this new clip of Inés la Maga from the October 4, 2017 broadcast of Hora Punta on TVE.

Julius Dein Flashes The World!

Posted by Michael on October 5th, 2017

Julius Dein flashed the world (or at least viewers… and now, you) during a recent appearance on the LA Fox affiliate. Here’s his behind the scenes look at the sordid affair from his vlog on Youtube.

The Son Of Svengoolie

Posted by Michael on October 3rd, 2017

It is October and this year for Halloween we are celebrating horror movie hosts from around the country… partially because this form of TV show pretty much grew out of the old magician’s spook shows and partially because we just plain love this stuff.

We are starting with the Son of Svengoolie, who can be seen across the United States on ME-TV (part of Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night… check your local listings) as Svengoolie on the weekly movie show of the same name. It’s a long story, but current Sven Rick Koz is actually the second man to play Svengoolie. Jerry G. Bishop debuted as the character on WFLD in 1970 and showed movies on the channel until 1973. In 1979 the format was resurrected with Rich Koz taking over as the Son of Svengoolie until 1986, when it was cancelled. In 1994 Koz convinced WCIU to bring back the show and Bishop suggested that he simply return as Svengoolie. You can learn more about Svengoolie on the official website, but now, sit back and enjoy the opening of the very first Son of Svengoolie appearance (1979).

Svengoolie is firmly in the “goofy over scary” camp of horror movie host. He is one of our favorites and, thanks to the ME-TV deal, one of the easiest to see across America.

Joel Meyers On Show Me St. Louis

Posted by Michael on September 29th, 2017

Joel Meyers stopped by KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis to do a little magic for the NBC affiliate to promote his October 6th show at the Opera House of Pacific.