40 years ago, on February 3, 1973, local UHF Channel 20 debuted a late night show featuring re-runs of old horror movies, hosted by the ever whacky, ever charming and inventive TV personality Dick Dyszel, as Count Gore DeVol! The film for that auspicious event was the Universal , ah, classic, House of Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and J. Carrol Naish. Last night at the American Film Institute (AFI) theater in Silver Spring, MD. the Count was back out of his coffin for a fun filled evening- part love fest, part horror show, part party as he & fellow horror film buffs, Arch Campbell, Dr. Sarcofiguy, Eleanor Herman, and hundreds of other friends and fans took delight in the film, and the memories the Count was so happy to share. It was an evening just dripping in bloody good fun!
The Count greets his many friends and fans!
Film reviewer and Washington TV celebrity Arch Campbell
Count Gore DeVol always had a way with the ladies- including many Penthouse Pets, The Countess von Stauffenberger, and of course his lovely wife.
Fellow Horror Host Dr. Sarcofiguy & the lovely Boo de Pest
The Mummy Contest- Getting all wrapped up in audience participation
The Count receiving a gift of a stuffed bat from Karlos Borloff
Karlos, the Count & Dr. Sarcofiguy
A most distinguished speaker at the AFI