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THIS IS YOUR CHILDHOOD!  OR THE CHILDHOOD YOU DESERVED!

“He introduced me to movies that shaped, you know, what I’m doing right now.” – Steve Niles

EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN is an up-lifting feature length documentary detailing the career and impact of television personality Dick Dyszel, whose popular characters “Bozo the Clown,” “Captain 20” and the iconic “Count Gore De Vol” have inspired generations of fans and artists.

Using interviews with Dick Dyszel, writer Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), filmmaker Jeff Krulik (HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT), “scream-queens” Eleanor Herman and Leanna Chamish, as well as a new generation of television “horror hosts” including John Dimes (“Dr. Sarcofiguy”) and Jerry Moore II (“Karlos Borloff”), along with rare, never-before-seen footage, EVER OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN also tells larger stories of children’s entertainment, the de-evolution of local television, the rise of the internet and media on demand, and ultimately how inspiration in any art form can come back around and re-inspire itself.

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Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 by everyotherdayishalloween

“Ghoulish Film Fun!” —The Washington Post

“WONDERFUL! The film is beautifully directed … Pick it up immediately. I’m going to go watch it again!” – Justin Bozung, Mondo Film & Video Guide

“Brilliant!” —Sci-Fi Channel UK

“A great documentary as its appeal goes much further than just the nostalgia … this is also film about being fully committed to and exploring one’s deepest passions no matter what … Dyszel’s story is a very inspiring one and it’s great that Prather has been able to so successfully bring it to a wide audience outside of Washington … One of the BEST OF 2009!” —BadLit.com

“Explore the fun times of a bygone era while proving that even when we’re reminiscing about the good old days, the best times are often yet to come.” —Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

“Documentaries can be a dry lot to deal with, especially on a subject you might not be familiar with. “Every Other Day” does not suffer from this problem … even if you’ve never heard of Count Gore De Vol, this is a worthy watch simply to see inside an important part of horror history … a great documentary here folks. Watch it, you’ll love it.” – Cinema Fromage

“It really made me wish I could of grown up watching Count Gore De Vol … a very cool documentary!” TSA Webzine

“This documentary beautifully captures the triumphs and tragedies of Washington, DC’s pioneering television host, Dick Dyszel…though passionate about his work, his playful and often irreverent attitude captured on-set is what still resonates … even if you’ve never seen the man, this is a great opportunity to see the behind the scenes aspects of creating yourself into the ultimate horror host.” – Bloody Good Horror

“THREE THUMBS UP!” – Dr. Destruction, ‘Dr. Destruction’s CRIMSON THEATRE

“Smart editing…fast paced…the documentary packs a lot of history in its 90 minutes.” – HorrorTalk

“Three out of four stars! A remarkably amusing documentary with a great spirit!” – Cinema Crazed

“An incredibly well made documentary about an incredible man … one of the more interesting and engaging horror related documentaries I have ever seen. Do yourself a favor and check it out!” – Freddy In Space

“If you’re remotely a fan of Horror Hosts, or even just local television of years gone by, you *need* to get a copy of this DVD! Plus, I’m on the cover, and I’m just sexy like that!” – The Bone Jangler

“Journey back to the crazy days of local television genre hosts – from kiddie to horror programming!” – FRED Weekend Shopping Guide Best Bet

“A fun, nostalgic look back at the local horror host and his impact on countless other entertainers. If you enjoy documentaries or cheesy horror definitely pick this release up, it is a lot of fun.” – Video Vault

“A loving ode/tribute to a count, clown and captain all portrayed by Dick Dyszel. The documentary captures a nostalgia factor to a time when television programs were creative well being very silly.” – The Horror Review

“A warm-hearted look at a man whose passion for performing has kept him going for close to four decades … this DVD is a real treat for fans of horror hosts and definitely worth owning.” – Dr. Gangrene’s CREATURE FEATURE

“The film has heart and shows that some good guys finish first … I HIGHLY recommend this film!” – Late Night at the Horror Hotel

“Watching this documentary was a full throttle retro rocket blast back to the golden days of being a kid …highly recommended … ten out of ten retro neck bites!” – Gene Crowell, Smash or Trash Indie Filmmaking

Thursday, July 23 – San Diego Comic Con

Posted in 1 on July 7, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN
Has West Coast Premiere at San Diego Comic Con

 
Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 6:10 p.m.

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Washington, D.C., July 7, 2009—Broadcast at this Time Pictures is proud to announce the west coast premiere screening of C.W. Prather’s new documentary, EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN, Thursday, July 23, at 6:10 p.m. at the San Diego Comic Con International Film Festival.

 “Ghoulish Film Fun!” 
The Washington Post

“A Fantastic and Inspiring Documentary!” 
-  BadLit.com

EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN is an up-lifting feature length documentary detailing the career and impact of television personality Dick Dyszel, whose popular characters “Bozo the Clown,” “Captain 20” and the iconic “Count Gore De Vol” have inspired generations of fans and artists.

iff_leftUsing interviews with Dick Dyszel, writer Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), filmmaker Jeff Krulik (HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT), “scream-queens” Eleanor Herman and Leanna Chamish, as well as a new generation of television “horror hosts” including John Dimes (“Dr. Sarcofiguy”) and Jerry Moore II (“Karlos Borloff”), along with rare, never-before-seen footage, EVER OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN also tells larger stories of children’s entertainment, the de-evolution of local television, the rise of the internet and media on demand, and ultimately how inspiration in any art form can come back around and re-inspire itself.  Mr. Prather, Mr. Dyszel and Mr. Moore are all scheduled to attend on July 23, which will include a Q&A session to follow.

EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN had its world premiere screening in front of a near capacity audience at the American Film Institute’s AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday, June 27. Future screenings will be announced soon.

C.W. Prather (Director, Editor, and Producer) is a Telly Award winning producer, author, filmmaker and founder of Spooky Movie: The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival. He is the co-producer for Festival of Horrors, a successful DVD anthology of short horror films from the festival circuit. EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN is his third feature documentary; later this year Prather’s first novel, co-authored with Bob Hinton, Underpants of the Dead, will be published by DarkHart Press.

Illustration courtesy of Brian Maze

Video Round-Up

Posted in 1 on July 7, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

OFFICIAL TRAILER:

 

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MORE:

* ABC Television Piece – Arch Campbell

* Count Gore Pt 1 – includes introduction (AFI Silver)

* Coung Gore Pt 2 – includes Q&A (AFI Silver) – coming soon.

Opening Night Photos

Posted in 1 on July 7, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

More photos from opening night.

“A nostalgic and witty movie…!”

Posted in 1 on July 5, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

Matthew Langley weblog wrote:

C.W. Prather has put together a great documentary on Washington DC living legend Dick Dsyzel. Every Other Day Is Halloween is a documentary of TV horror movie host, Count Gore De Vol (or Count Gore for short). Count Gore hosted Creature Feature here from 1973 to 1987. For those of you not in the know, “horror hosts” were usually regional personalities when local TV stations provided regional content instead of being outlets for national networks. Channel 20 was particularly good at this as both Count Gore and Petey Greene were both huge presences in the culture of DC in the seventies (side note: you might remember the Petey Greene bio pic with Don Cheadle).

While not every community had a horror host, in Every Other Day Is Halloween, Prather has made a nostalgic and witty movie that makes you wish you had a Gore De Vol for your own. In fact you do, you just don’t know it. Yet. Take a look here for proof. One thing you might find interesting was that Count Gore was not the only role Dsyzel had – at the time he was also Bozo the Clown and Captain Twenty for the afternoon kids oriented programing.

Back the the main story… I’ll admit I’m biased as my friendship with the film maker is over 15 years old however don’t just take my word for it, Every Other Day is Halloweenhas just been accepted to the Comic-Con Film Festival in San Diego, and will soon have another viewing at the AFI in the fall.

C.W. Prather is also the Director of the internationally acclaimed Spooky Movie Film Festival

“The movie was a hoot!”

Posted in 1 on July 5, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

From the Blog “Red Nose“:

Last night Joe and I went to a world premiere movie at the AFI Theater! It was a documentary, part of the theater’s renowned documentary series, Silverdocs. I read about this film in the newspaper yesterday morning and immediately knew we had to go.

Had. To. Go.

The film was Every Other Day Is Halloween – it’s about the career of Washington D.C. personality Dick Dyszel, who worked for the new UHF television channel WDCA back from the early 70s to the late 80s. Some people remember him as Bozo the Clown — yes! Bozo, that famous franchise clown. Other people remember him as Captain 20, pointy-eared host of the Captain 20 Club, an afternoon kids’ show with cartoons and contests.

But Joe and I remember him best for his late night horror movie show, Creature Feature, which he hosted as Count Gore DeVol. Here’s the Count in person, posing with the Countess Von Stauffenberg, a recurring character on the show.

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Count Gore was a vampire. He was a more, say we say, adult character than Bozo and Captain 20. He had a full size poster of Vampirella on the inside lid of his coffin. He had Penthouse Pets as special guests. He hosted champagne parties on set.

And he showed terrible horror movies late on Saturday nights. They were so cheesy, and so much fun; just the thing for hippies who were too stoned to get up and go out on the town. Much better to sit in the lounge and laugh at the Count!

The movie was a hoot. The audience included other horror movie hosts and a whole bunch of Count Gore’s fans, from grown-up kids who watched Ultraman on Captain 20 in the afternoon and then snuck out of their bedrooms to watch Creature Feature with the sound turned low late on Saturday night to people like us, horror and monster movie fans who got their fix from the courtly Count.

We had a great time! Now we keep in touch with the Count and the movies on his site, where he still runs a weekly movie. The Count is dead; long live the Count!

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Just a note to clarify: SilverDocs finished their programing the week Every Other Day Is Halloween premiered, at the same theatre. but it was not part of any SilverDocs program.

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