EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN
Washington, DC-area television newsman Dick Dyszel became a hero to a generation of viewers for his onscreen alter egos, portraying kid-show hosts Bozo the Clown and Captain 20, and most famously the CREATURE FEATURE horror host Count Gore De Vol, over his multi-decade career at local station Channel 20. Even after CREATURE FEATURE went off the air in 1987, the Count continued on, finding new life on the internet and on the convention circuit. This documentary interviews Dyszel and dishes on the anything-goes creativity of locally produced television in the '70s and '80s, and features many viewers and fans who were inspired by Dyszel's quirky charm, including writer Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), cult filmmaker Jeff Krulik (HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT), "scream-queens" Eleanor Herman and Leanna Chamish and a new generation of television horror hosts including John Dimes (aka Dr. Sarcofiguy) and Jerry Moore II (Karlos Borloff). DIR/SCR/PROD C. W. Prather; SCR John Dimes. U.S., 2009, color, 90 min. NOT RATED
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