Monday, October 26, 2009

Video Revue: Chicago Horror Movie Hosts

This week, Johnny and I take a look back at some of the fabulous and funny people who have hosted the weekly horror movies on TV in Chicago. We discuss the first horror host, who was on in 1957, up through the fabulous Svengoolie, who can still be seen on Saturday nights from 9-11 on WCIU. This Saturday, as a special Halloween treat, Sven will be hosting Bram Stoker's Dracula, starring Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman's wig!

As always, you can find us on iTunes or Podshow.

This week's featured YouTube channel is FuzzyMemoriesTV, also known as The Museum of Chicago Classic Television. They have a ton of old commercials and bumpers that aired on Chicago TV, as well as clips from Jerry G. Bishop's "Screaming Yellow Theater" and Rich Koz on "Son of Svengoolie" and "The Koz Zone."

All of our information for this week's show comes from this book, available on Amazon or from Horrorbles.

Look for more posts this week, including video clips, pictures of the Berwyn car kabob, and photos from our meeting with Svengoolie!

Next week's show: The Addams Family.