Tag: Horror Host

Count Gore De Vol

Count Gore De Vol began his career of hosting horror movies in 1973 on WDCA-TV in Washington, DC.  There he provided late-night viewers with a dose of horror, a dash of humor, and some of Hollywood’s worst and best horror films. In addition to the films, he provided fans with interviews with such horror legends as  Bruce Campbell, Forrest J. Ackerman, Dee Wallace, Sid Haig, Reggie Bannister, and Don Coscarelli. 

In 1998 he took his program to the Internet, becoming the first horror host to do so and led the way for others to take to the web. Every Saturday night he brings hosted public domain horror films, some exciting new productions, and a regular sampling of outstanding and scary short films as well as book reviews, quality DVD reviews, and essays from a variety of contributors to horror fans.

Since 2013 he’s live-hosted outstanding horror and science fiction films for the American film Institute three times a year! The Count also appears at a limited number of conventions annually that in the past have included Scares That Care Weekend, Pensacon, Awesome Con, Cinema Wasteland, Horror Hound Weekend, and San Diego Comic Con.

In 2018 he created his own Roku Channel, “Count Gore De Vol Presents,” providing fans with ten new video offerings every month.

Count Gore is played by actor Dick Dyszel, who also produces the program. In addition to portraying The Count, Dyszel produced and hosted several award-winning children’s TV programs and has appeared in several feature films including, The Alien Factor, Nightbeast, Galaxy Invader, Cremains, Countess Dracula’s Orgy of Blood, and in 2009, was the subject of a feature-length documentary on his career called Every Other Day is Halloween.

John Dimes aka Doctor Sarcofiguy

John Dimes is an author, artist, singer, actor, radio personality, and award-winning comedian. He is best known as Horror Host Hall of Famer Dr. Sarcofiguy, Ph.D. (Honorary), the first (and still only—well not anymore) African-American horror host.

In addition to this, Dimes has written several novels, such as the graphic novel Tales of Home, its companion fantasy novel, The Rites of Pretending Tribe, the surreal thriller Intracations, and the mockumentary guidebook The White Corpse Hustle: A Guide for the Fledgling Vampire, which has been favorably compared to the writings of Douglas Adams.

Dr. Bob Tesla

Dr. Bob Tesla’s monthly live show, Midnight Monster Movies, was revamped after the pandemic and is now a weekly show on Twitch: Monster Kid 101! Every Saturday at midnight on twitch.tv/DrBobTesla.

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