Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Horror Hosts

Since it is October and we already have started talking about TCM’s classic line ups, we still need to talk about some of the other horror offerings on television this month. Now I have no idea what the CW is doing with Elvira’s Movie Macabre, there hasn’t been a cancelation announcement but it isn’t airing any more either. While that is sad news, there is still a very famous movie host dishing out classic horror movies.

Me-TV is showing movies hosted by that Chicago icon Svengoolie. Saturday night I watched the Mole People and it looks like this weekend he is showing Dracula! Now a month ago I didn’t even know I had Me-TV, it was buried that far down my channel list So if you haven’t heard of it, you may want to check your own channel guide.

For those not familiar with Svengoolie he has been hosting movies in Chicago for over thirty years. In the breaks between the movie he breaks out with jokes, skits, rubber chickens, and references to Berwyn, Illinois. It is a seriously good time. In between all the jokes he also drops some pretty cool trivia about the actors, movies, etc. Now I still want Elvira back, but I’m very happy to have Svengoolie around.

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