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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:31 PM
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Did you have a late night horror show host as a kid?
This was mine. Although the more I watch, the more I think I know who Beck is imitating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBC7pilGoPc

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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:40 PM
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1. Shock Theatre w/ Doctor Creep.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:43 PM
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2. Count Gore De Vol
In the afternoons he was Captain 20 and did a cartoon show
http://countgore.com/gore/
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:57 PM
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6. Gore di Vol? HAHAHA!
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:15 PM
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18. Channel 20!!!! That Was Mine As Well
UHF rules!!!
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:46 AM
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82. Another cheer for the Count.
I think he's hosting flicks on Blip.tv.....

Found it:
http://countgore.blip.tv /

Remember Channel 20 with the loop antenna on the back of the telly?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:45 PM
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3. Creature Features with Bob Wilkins!!!!
Granted, this was only when Dad was watching me and not Mom. If Mom had caught us - man o man there would have been a bloodbath!
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:09 AM
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34. Same here, and this was in Southern Idaho
For some reason, our local cable company channeled KTVU in Oakland (!) after the Salt Lake City PBS station signed off. Man, I looked forward to those nights!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:01 AM
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51. Yes -- Bob Wilkins! I hadn't thought of his name for years.
We watched in the San Francisco area in the early 70s.

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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 12:19 PM
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85. Yep...
...Bob was the MAN.



:toast:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:51 PM
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4. Dr. Madblood
It was some 30 years ago when I lived in Tidewater VA and watched him every Saturday after SNL. Did a Google and it looks like he is still active!

http://www.madblood.net /

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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:51 PM
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5. I had one at the local station back in the late 50s where the guy came out of a coffin.
Watching a little black and white tv with tinfoil on the rabbit ears. Today's kids wouldn't believe it.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:12 PM
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12. SOunds like Count Floyd on Second City!
God, rabbit ears. I used to have to work to get the knob positioned between clicks because it came in better. Uphill, both ways!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:59 PM
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7. Chilly Billy Cardilli in Pittsburgh! n/t
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 03:43 AM
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27. Ha! Chiller Theater!


Pictured From Left To Right:
Terminal Stare, Sister Susie, Norman The Castle Keeper, Chilly Billy Cardille, Stefan The Castle Prankster.

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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:22 AM
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36. The inspiration for Count Floyd's "Monster Chiller Horror Theater" I understand
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 07:22 AM by Richardo


Joe Flaherty being a Pittsburgh boy...


:hi: Bunny! :pals: :fistbump: :loveya:

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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:44 AM
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39. I believe that's correct, Richardo!
:thumbsup:

:hi: babe! :fistbump: :loveya:
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:46 AM
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49. YES!...........
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 10:47 AM by CrownPrinceBandar
The cable system where I grew up in WV had Channel 11 and Chilly Billy. I also remember "Science Fiction Theater" on KDKA on Sat afternoons.

edit: spelling
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:34 PM
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78. Never missed Chiller Theater n/t
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:55 PM
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69. Oh yeah! Many Saturday nights spent baby sitting and
watching Chiller Theater :scared:.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 07:10 PM
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87. Hell, I remember that one.
We're definitely showing our ages here, though.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:03 PM
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8. Channel 56, Creature Double Feature didn't really have a host.
Saturday afternoon was always a good time.
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:03 PM
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9. the one and only Ghoulardi
Edited on Tue Oct-06-09 09:04 PM by GreatCaesarsGhost
aka ernie anderson in Cleveland
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:11 PM
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10. The one, the only, the original late night horror show host, Ghoulardi.
If you lived in northern Ohio in the sixties, you watched Ghoulardi. He was waaaaay ahead of his time.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ghoulardi&s...


The late, great Ernie Anderson, for those that don't know who Ghoulardi was.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:16 PM
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13. Is it true that Paul Thomas Anderson is his son?
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:41 PM
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15. Ayup.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Anderson


Ernie wasn't very well known outside of Cleveland, except for his ABC voice overs ("Next on ABC, The Looove Boat"), but he wrote a lot of comedy and was a talented guy.

Looks like the apple didn't fall very far from the tree.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:44 PM
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63. OMG - the nightmares that guy gave me! His program must have
been shown on Saturday afternoons at some point. I was just a little kid.

This is the first time I ever realized that Ghoulardi was not the man's actual name! I always assumed it was an ethnic name!
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:12 PM
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11. The Ghoul!
I grew up in Detroit but I think he was out of Toledo.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:17 PM
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14. Didn't Detroit also have
Morgus? :)
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 09:53 AM
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42. I don't remember him but that doesn't mean he wasn't there
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:42 PM
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62. PARMA!
Froggy: Hiya gang, hiyahiyahiya.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 09:50 PM
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16. Morgus the Magnificient
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:32 AM
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46. Yep, 'twas memories of Morgus that started this thread.
He ruled some of the best sleepovers I ever had. Hah!
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:25 AM
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53. Definitely a warm fuzzy feeling remembering Morgus and Chopsley
How mom worried watching him would give us nightmares. LOL.

We had 4 channels we could get back then, the MS Coast local station, WLOX, and the two NOLA channels WDSU and WWL, and Mobile's WKRG. (Of course, to get the NOLA and Mobile channels entailed turning the antenna through relay commands with the monkey wrench.)

:hi:



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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:11 PM
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17. Toulouse No-Neck!
I even have an autographed picture with him.

WISN-TV's channel 12 out of Milwaukee.



http://seventyseveneightytwo.blogspot.com/2006_02_01_ar...
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:21 PM
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19. We had Sir Graves Ghastly...



But I was always jealous of Cleveland, who had "The Ghoul" (who I JUST realized was "Ghoulardi"!)
http://www.tvacres.com/horror_ghoul.htm




(and Froggy)
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:12 AM
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52. Ghoulardi and The Ghoul were different people, different eras
Ghoulardi was played by Ernie Anderson in the early 1960s and the Ghoul was played by Ron Swede in the 1970s.

Cleveland also had the legendary Hoolihan and Big Chuck show on Friday night.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:43 PM
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20. I meant to ask you? Was your host really
Beyonce & Justin Timberlake - Single ladie (With Georgian style)?

check your link ;)

:rofl:
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:34 AM
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47. Note to self...ALWAYS look at links! Morgus the Magnificent!
out of New Orleans. Geez, just when you think you've got this internets thingie down...
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:27 AM
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54. I did like the Beyonce - Justin video
With your user name I was pretty sure that it was Morgus.

;)
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:33 PM
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58. And of course now I can't edit. DRIED Egg on my face.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:41 PM
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61. Not at all
Your thread is very successful - and, as I said, I was pretty sure you meant to post of Morgus.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:54 PM
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21. Count Floyd
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:16 PM
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22. Ashley Ghastly, Charleston, SC, late 70's to early 80's?
Edited on Tue Oct-06-09 11:17 PM by Skip Intro






Very little to be found of his show, but it was hilarious - it was him in a top hat, a bat puppet sidekick, reggie, a huge spider puppet and Swamp Woman. Great memories, wish I could find some of the old shows.

Here's a decent rundown on the show found at this site: http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/tvhorrorhosts/hostsa.html



ASHLEY GHASTLY
(Cyrus Newitt)

See the Official ASHLEY GHASTLY Phantom Phan Club Membership Card: front | back (with autograph!), courtesy of Robert Everett.

See Cyrus Newitt's Internet Movie Database entry.

Scream Theater
Saturday at midnight
WCSC-TV, Channel 5 (Charleston, South Carolina)
Late 1970's - early 1980's?


NOTES:

* Larry Creasy contributed the initial information for this entry, with the following details:

I am thrilled that you have an interest in Ashley Ghastly. ....A couple of years ago, I myself did some research, and it will now just be a matter of picking up where I left off. The people working at Channel 5 are very genial, so I will revisit the studio and see if they can help me unearth anything from their archives.
The host was Cy Newitt. If I can successfully contact him, he may very likely be able to contribute a wealth of memorablia from the show. As for my own memories of the show

o Ashley wore a top hat and had vampiric make-up.

o He also had a side-kick named Reginald which was a large floating bat that also wore a top hat!

o There was also a huge spider that made appearances from time to time, but I can't remember his name; although I do recall that he was a very elaborate puppet of great size.

o Ashley showed all kinds of horror movies. Anything that was allowed to be shown on public television.

o Every Halloween he would run a classics marathon, and run the old Universal titles.

Anyway, I'll get on this and see what I can find. I'm genuinely glad to have an outlet for the research.

* Here's a great peek behind the scenes from the show's producer!:

Funny to find this tid bit about Ashley Ghastly on line. I'm Eve Olasov, producer at Channel Five back in the 70's and 80's. I actually wrote (if you can call it that) the script for Reginald the Bat, Ashley Ghastly, and the gang.
As I recall I would off the cuff simply write in magic marker directly onto the long rolls of paper the entire show straight from my brain to the teleprompter.
The joke of the week was generally pulled from the corniest material I could find - usually an old issue of Reader's Digest.
This show was fun, corny, and more corny. Impromptu fun at a televsion station. Something you're not likely to find anymore. I suppose these were the end of the golden period of TV. At the time we thought those days were long gone but now looking back I realize those indeed were the tail end of an era of golden days.
Cyrus is now in New York still acting.
I'm still in Charleston SC selling high end luxury real estate. I left Channel Five in 1988 and very rarely look back or think of those days.
Thank you for jogging my memory.
Eve Olasov
Charleston SC

* Here's some E-gorespondence and some terrific mementos of Ashley Ghastly from his fan Robert Everett:

Fangs for your efforts extended in constructing such a wonderful Horror Hosts site. My young mind was forever colored by one, Ashley Ghastly, when growing up in Summerville, SC outside of Charleston. When Ashley lit the screen I held sance with him through the flickering luminance of the TV and the surrounding room curtained in dark. I have attached scans of the front and back of my Official ASHLEY GHASTLY Phantom Phan Club Membership Card. I would be honored if you would be so kind as to add them under his profile. If Ashley is still among us I would relish the opportunity to thank him for the impact he had as an inimitable character in adding some deliciously ghoulish flavor to this individual's life. A Phantom Phan Forever "I Love It!" ... echoes through eternal night.
This name runs black...
Robert Everett

Ashley Ghastly (Cyrus Newitt) left his mark on me. It remains most apparent in the way I walk this Earth and I wear that mark proudly. And... as long as persons of our ilk live, these gloriously maleficent agents of the black flame will never go the way of being forgotten.
Thanks to my Mother, what very well may be the only surviving photos of Ashley have been saved from the fate of oblivion. These images were discovered in an old photo album. That is me on top, and below is my Brother, Eric, doing his damnedest to edge the unknown woman out of the shot.
(See note from Carol Phillips below for her identity E-gor!)
Reginald the Bat came along for a ride perched, albeit rather precariously, atop Ashley's top hat. These were taken in Summerville, SC, at a Burger King that, to the best of my knowledge, still stands today. In the halls of time I remain where it is now quite dark...
Robert Everett
Charlotte, NC

* Another old fan of the show writes from Atlanta:

This is about ASHLEY GHASTLY of Scream Theater in Charleston, SC from late 70's through early 80's. I watched his show like religion and was even on it as his cousin "Shalob" visiting from the old country once! Cy was a great, funny, nice guy that I met on a few occasions at public appearences. That is where he asked me once if I wanted to come on the show since he had already shown pictures on TV I had sent him of me crawling out of the grave for a gag. He also did the weather there at channel 5 for a time before and afterwards. I always dreamed of returning to Charleston and picking up the gauntlet where he left off.
Merrick M

* Art Barton adds:

In reference to Ashley Ghastly (Channel 5, Charleston, SC in the late 70s), the spider that he had on his show was named DISCO. Appropriately horrible name.

Ashley showed a lot of the typical "B" movies. One night as he started the program, he said something like this -- "We have a different type of show for you tonight -- we actually have -- a GOOD movie!" (It was Invasion of the Body Snatchers from the 50s.)

(E-gorespondent "kjvbart" also remembered Disco's name E-gor.)

* Another person who helped Ashley on the show contributed these memories with a couple of e-mails in July 2007! First note:

Well, thanks for bringing back those memories. I'm Carol Phillips, and I played Swamp Woman for a time on Scream Theatre in the early 80s. The giant purple spider was named Disco, and he was created by Dave Frederick, a WCSC staffer who was also a puppeteer ... Dave made Reginald the Bat as well.

Eve Olasov's recollections were right on the mark: the show was impromptu and taped on Tuesday afternoons generally. We had a great deal of fun. I was a staffer at WCSC-TV who for some reason was pressed into service clapping the "slate" at the front of the show. Ashley (Cy) called me Slate Woman, and one day he couldn't think of it, so it became Swamp Woman. I wore an Australian bushwhacker hat and was basically a very second banana to Cy's amazing extemporaneous talent. Each week Ashley Ghastly "punted" a stuffed animal, and it was my job to visit a local toy store and borrow the critter of the week. I recall that once we brought a live tarantula to the studio, and only one grip would touch it ... lol. Those were the good old days, and I had a great deal of fun reading your site. Thanks so much.
Carol Phillips Blue, MCC

Second note:

After sending the previous email, I looked at Robert Everett's two fan photos of Ashley. The "unknown woman" in the center was Swamp Woman ... a much younger me ... lol.

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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:18 PM
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23. Seymour!!!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:13 AM
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35. "The Master of the Macabre, the Epitome of Evil: Seeeeeeymour!
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 07:17 AM by Richardo


I got his autograph at the 1973 Comicon in San Diego. What a hilarious guy, his show was a sort-of proto-MST3K. :thumbsup:

Fright Night was a television horror show that presented low-budget horror and science fiction movies on KHJ-TV in Los Angeles between 1970 and 1973. The host for the show was Larry Vincent (Sinister Seymour). He was noted for his style of criticizing the movies he presented in an offbeat and funny manner, usually appearing in a small window which would pop up in the corner, tossing a quip, then vanishing again.

He show began with a voice-over introduction by a whiny-voiced, never seen assistant, who proclaimed him ". . .the Master of the Macabre, the Eppy-tome of Evil, SEEEEEEEYmooooourrrr!" He would then come out from behind the "slimiest of walls," and often lambaste the viewing audience for wasting their time watching such "stinkers." His films generally were poorly-written movies which had been distributed for late-night filler programming, in the days before satellite distribution became cost-effective for non-network stations.

He would frequently try to get a free meal from Pizza Fella which was a take-off on a then-popular franchise known as Pizza Man. He would announce that a character was a "real four-flusher" -- followed by the sound of a toilet, flushing four times.

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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:21 AM
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24. Am I the only one who remembers Zacherley?
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 01:22 AM by TreasonousBastard
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:45 AM
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40. Zach was just great - I loved all those movies, and no one bothers to show them
any more, even if just for Halloween.

I really miss tham.

mark
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:37 AM
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25. Seymour, and the show was called 'Chiller'.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:28 AM
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45. Oops. Another poster noted it was called it "Fright Night"...
...and that sounds correct.

I wonder who was on "Chiller"? Maybe it was Boris Karloff?

The sixties were a long time ago, and I was only little...lol.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 03:17 AM
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26. In central Indiana, it was a ghoul with a red cape.
Damned if I remember his name though.

And of course, Mr. Joe Bob Briggs!
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newcriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:50 PM
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66. Sammy Terry? Channel 4?
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:37 PM
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I think that might be it.
Definitely channel 4.
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 11:42 AM
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84. That was Bob Carter as Sammy Terry.


"Robert ("Bob") Carter (born 1929) is a television personality who appeared mostly on local television affiliate WTTV in Indianapolis, Indiana, regularly during the 1960s and 1970s, and sporadically after that. Carter is best known for his portrayal of camp horror film host Sammy Terry, which is a play on the word "cemetery." The format of Carter's Nightmare Theater usually involved the showing of two films. During the commercial breaks, Carter, as "Sammy Terry," would engage in camp banter with the audience and his floating rubber spider, "George." This banter often included some commentary on the films being shown, which included classic films as well as many less-than-stellar productions common to the horror film era of the 1930s through the early 1960s."

http://www.sammyterrynightmares.com /

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Terry
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:22 AM
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28. The Bowman Body
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velvet Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:35 AM
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29. Deadly Earnest
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 04:46 AM by velvet
Played by Ralph Baker late nights in late sixties Melbourne. I googled him and found (gasp) E-gor's Chamber of TV Horror Hosts: http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/tvhorrorhosts/hostlist.htm... Ain't the internest wonderful? Here I learned there were three other Deadly Earnests, one in Sydney, one in Adelaide and one in Brisbane. Here's Ralph ...





E-gor's site led me to something which may interest Melburnian DUers, a long interview with Ralph Baker at http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~jolleyj/sixties/scenejuly9... / Here's a snippet ...

When the character Deadly Earnest was finished in 1972, did you make the decision to stop or were there other circumstances that led to Deadly's demise?
No, it wasn't a case of me making any decision on the matter. The station had run out of programmes to screen. I was hosting towards the end "The Outer Limits". All the available horror and sci-fi movies had been shown over the years, and they were unable to get any more.

What was the situation for you now that you were no longer required to be Deadly?
Well I was still working at the channel, writing on air copy for the station. I remained. there for about two years, then I left and got right away from the business for four years and had. my own cleaning business. A total change. Then after that I became a puppeteer with the Gardner Puppet Theatre, and. have been for the last fifteen years. I also have my own, the Pinnacle Puppet Theatre, which is separate, for doing childrens birthday parties and so on. Laurie Gardner and I go to various schools and do puppet shows. These are not only done for the amusement of the kids, but also as an educational programme.

Is there a little Deadly puppet?
No I never made one of those.


I used to run into him occasionally when he was working as a puppeteer, I was a puppeteer too but with a different troupe. Good performer. Nice bloke, not a bit scary.


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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:48 AM
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30. Count Gregore
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 07:15 PM
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88. Oh yes, the great Count . . .
he was actually a pretty good looking guy back in the day . . . .
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:55 AM
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31. Crematia Mortem
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 06:48 AM
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32. Dr. Paul Bearer
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 06:48 AM by peekaloo
lost his zing when they moved Creature Feature to Saturday afternoons.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 06:50 AM
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33. You would have to be a Senior to remember this. In the 50's
there was a show that scared the devil out of me. It was either called "Lights Out" or that was a line said just prior to the showing. At the time, TV's had only 3 channels and no-one had more than one TV. My folks loved the show so I had no option but to watch. It scared the heck out of me and my sister.

The voice of the MC would give a brief description and then the show would start.

To this day, I can remember him saying, "Lights Out".

To this day, I have not found anyone who remembers the show.
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:26 AM
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37. I loved Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Cheesy, but still awesome in a very um...cleavage intensive way.
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:42 AM
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38. Uncle Ted.


He wore a fez and did magic tricks. Less like a horror show host and more like an embarrassing relative, actually.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:49 AM
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41. "Now back to the Creature Double Feature, if you can stand it!"
Yeah, except it was on Saturday afternoon.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 09:54 AM
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43. No, they wouldn't let me. They ony wanted adults to do them.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:14 AM
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44. Sivad, your "Monster of Ceremonies" on Fantastic Features.
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 10:29 AM by MilesColtrane
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:35 AM
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48. Elvira, of course!
Hell, I didn't realize she was a local thing until now. I thought everybody watched Elvira late at night. But apparently, it was a Los Angeles thing.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:53 AM
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50. check your link?
i get a sort of homo joke video with beyonce.

but i had svenghoolie.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:34 PM
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59. Yeah sorry about that. Too late to change. Morgus the Magnificent
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:38 AM
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81. Do you have a link for Morgus the Magnificent?
Curious...
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 05:34 PM
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75. Svenghoolie is still on ...
... and still as cheesy as ever.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:29 AM
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55. Fritz the Night Owl hosted Chiller Theatre.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x448ee_promo-for-fritz...

That was mainly as an teen. I think when I was a kid it was just Chiller Theatre with no host.
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:00 PM
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56. Icky Twerp's Nightmare!
This is Icky Twerp's Slam Bang Theater than ran
during the afternoon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CEBVRFBPZc
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:41 PM
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60. I am just loving this stuff!
It's Americana at its finest. I miss silly.
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 09:51 AM
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79. I miss silly too
Icky Twerp had a car dealership down the street
from where we lived. I've forgotten his real
name, but to me he will forever be Icky Twerp!
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:12 PM
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57. Hoolihan and Big Chuck
Cleveland

The movies were accompanied by comedic shorts they created themselves, often more entertaining than the films. Legendary stuff -- The Kielbasi Kid, Ben Crazy, Guitarzan, Pizza Eating Contests, Parma Place, etc. Many can be seen on YouTube.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:46 PM
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64. In Clevo, we had the best
Ghoulardi:


Houlihan And Big Chuck:


The Ghoul:


SuperHost:


Horror Film Hosts in Cleveland in the 1970's was Gold..
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:58 PM
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70. Yes, they were the best
I forgot about SuperHost
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:11 PM
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71. Marty wasn't as subversive as the others
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 06:16 PM
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76. Thanks (I've been wasting all afternoon watching)
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newcriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:48 PM
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65. Sammy Terry
I loved him. Once I was sick with a high fever and thought I saw him in the living room window, scared the hell out of me.

http://www.horror-wood.com/sammy.htm
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:51 PM
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67. I watched Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
It was utterly terrifying & I wish that today there was a show that scared me as much as that one did.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 12:54 PM
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68. Channel 19 - I think he was called the Groovie Ghoulie
although I may just be thinking of the band.
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:25 PM
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72. Bestoink Dooley on WAGA, Channel 5, Atlanta
I hadn't thought of him in years!


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betharina Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:37 PM
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73. son of svengoolie!
chicago area




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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 04:34 PM
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86. LOL the original Svengoolie was better!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 04:24 PM
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74. sure Chilly Billy, Bill Cardille
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 06:44 PM
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77. Creature Feature with Dr. Sanguinary
Hi,
I see a lot of creature features on this thread. Dr. Sanguinary
Had Igor as a sidekick.


Peace
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:33 AM
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80. Mazeppa Pompazoidi


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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:50 AM
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83. Creature Features
Which was on, oddly enough, on Sunday morning. Go figure.
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