The Washington Post: “Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious in Summertime”

By Lavanya Ramanathan
Saturday, June 27, 2009

Halloween . . . in June? Well, for Washington TV personality Count Gore De Vol (real name: Dick Dyszel), it used to come in October, November, December and June — once a week actually, when he provided the comic relief for the “Creature Feature” on local television back in the ’70s and ’80s.

Tonight at the AFI Silver Theatre, the count and all of Dyszel’s other quirky personas are examined in the premiere of “Every Other Day Is Halloween.”Other horror hosts (including Countess von Stauffenberger and Dr. Sarcofiguy), Arch Campbell and “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” filmmaker Jeff Krulik turn up in this documentary to talk about Dyszel and his vision. The movie’s director, C.W. Prather is joined by the count and Krulik for a talk after the screening, which also kicks off the Spooky Movie Festival’s annual Midsummer Night’s Scream series.

$6-$10. Today at 8:20 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720 or

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