It’s late, your flipping the channels on the ol’ boob-tube…same stuff, different night…so you keep flipping…that’s when you find it…your local horror host show. For some of us it was Svengoolie, for some Elvira, for others it was Zacherly or Zamboo, but if you grew up in the Washington,DC area, then we all know who it was that brought you the ghoulish goodies on the scare-waves, none other than Count Gore De Vol and Creature Feature….or maybe you knew him as one of his other alter egos M.T Graves, Captain 20, or Bozo the Clown…. shoot, you may even still have your Channel 20 Club Card (over half a million were distributed during the 1970’s and 1980’s). He’s the one, the only, Dick Dyszel. Creture Feature ran on DC’s WDCA from 1973 to 1987. Mr. Dyszel also revolutionied the concept of “on demand entertainment” when he introduced the first-ever streaming horror host show in 1998, Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program, predating Youtube, Hulu, and iPod.
From the director and founder of The Spooky Movie Film Festival, CW Prather, comes a comedic documentary on the career of Dick Dyszel, “Every Other Day is Halloween”, with rare footage andinterviews with Dick as well as with filmmaker Jeff Krulik (Heavy Metal Parking Lot), “scream queens” Eleanor Herman and Leanna Chamish, writer Steve Niles(30 Days of Night), critic Arch Campbell, and horror hosts John Dimes (Dr. Sarcofiguy of Spooky Movie) and Jerry Moore II (Karlos Borloff of Monster Madhouse).The doc premiered June 27, 2009 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. CW Prather, as well as being the founder of the Spooky Movie Film Festival, which is based in Fairfax, VA, is also a Telly Award winning director and producer, who directed the documentaries, Public Witness, Sharlene’s House and the 1995 feature The Wave. For more info on the documentary you can contact Mr. Prather himself on the Spooky Movie site,http://www.thespookymovie.com. You can also check out Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program first hand at http://countgore.com/gore/ and see Count Gore De Vol in action! Tell him Madame Mortem sent ya!