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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:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

more about “Every Other Day is Halloween – Offici…“, posted with vodpod

 

 

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.

News Channel 8: “Every Other Day is Halloween – World Premiere”

Posted in 1 on July 5, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

For anyone that grew up around here and is old enough to remember Channel 20 in the 70s and 80s, this documentary chronicles the career and legacy of Dick Dyszel, whose television alter-egos, “Count Gore De Vol,” “Captain 20” and “Bozo the Clown” helped raise generations of Washingtonians. 

The world premiere is on Saturday, June 27 at the Silver Theatre in Silver Spring and the Count himself will be making an appearence.  Tickets are $10. 
More about the movie: 
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“Great film. Great, great film.”

Posted in 1 on July 5, 2009 by everyotherdayishalloween

From the Blog “Chandler’s Bar & Grill“:

Fast forward just shy of two years. I get an update email from Gore’s site about some little doc being screened at the AFI Theater in Silver Springs, Maryland on the 27th of June. The subject of the doc was one Dick Dyszel and his long career as Washington, DC’s Bozo the Clown, Captain 20 and, most important of all to me, Count Gore de Vol. The tickets were $10.00 a pop and, on top of the movie, there would be a chance to chat with the man of the hour and see some memorabilia from good old days of DC’s then locally programmed Channel 20.

My wife took one look at it and said “NO” in a very firm voice that made it clear that no argument would be allowed on the matter.

“No,” she said’ “I am not putting up with 25 plus years of you complaining about that like you did with your parents. Buy the tickets right now and we’ll stay the weekend with my sister up there. But I plan to be married to you for at least 25 years and I am not putting up with 25 years of complaining about not getting to go and see Gore de Vol in person and how it was all my fault like you’ve done to your parents since you were a teenager.”

So, despite a bout with poison ivy (that actually worked in my favor) early in the week and more road construction than I thought you could drive through in one trip that short, I found myself here on the evening of the 27th.

Every Other Day is Halloween

Great film. Great, great film. As much as I loved American Scary I found this one to be better by far in every way. I don’t know if that’s just because it was so much better or because I have been a fan of the subject of the film for so long, but it was just a great way to spend the evening in a theater and, from what was said, will be an even better filled out DVD later this year. Even the “poor” wives and friends that we of the Gore fandom dragged to the show were laughing out loud and loving it. Plus the Q&A was great (did learn something a bit odd and very funny about my favorite Forrest J. Ackerman interview) and I finally got to thank the man for how much entertainment and joy he’s given me for all these years. So, yeah, 25 years is way to long too wait for some things, but it was worth it.