Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Haunting My Childhood

Way back in time, when this ancient ghoul was but a smaller ghoul, there was an awesome TV show in Northern Michigan, on Channel 4 out of Traverse City. It featured this sinister figure introducing cheesy horror movies ("Ben", "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and the like). This was way back before cable, and before MST3K. Originally it was on late, late on Saturday nights, but later it moved to Sunday afternoons. Count Zappula (aka Don Melvoin) and his little dog "Igor". Besides the movies, I remember the Count and Igor doing silly skits on either side of the commercial breaks, and reading fan letters. Unfortunately, the Count has passed beyond the veil, but he will always live on in the twisted hearts and perverted minds of his fans.

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