Saturday, November 21, 2015

Joel Hodgson is doing some Kickstarting to bring back the show.

If your a horror host fan, Christmas may have come early for you. Joel Hodgson had made a big announcement that he wants to  bring back Mystery Science Theater 3,0000. And he started a Kickstarter campaign in order to gain enough money for a new season. The main goal is Two million they are hoping to use that in order to make three episodes of the show.  And take those episodes and shop them around to the different networks. The more they get from the Kickstarter campaign the more episodes they can make. (If you look at chart A below it give a break down of the money to episode ratio they can make.)

Some other cool new is that some cast from the original shows will appear in some shape or form on the show. Also new cast members will take over a new host and different voices for the robots I believe plus there will be a new mad scientist to torture the new host and robots. The final item to bring up is there is different rewards that you get for donating money. It varies from being enrolled in Mst3k information club to being in an episode and going to the premier of the first episode as a V.I.P. If you want learn more about the rewards and more about the new show you can click on this link Bring Back MST3K. Also at the link you can donate your money to the cause.

I grew up watching the show and was one of the few introductions I had to a Horror Hosts. There was also Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs in the area I could watch as a kid but MST3K became a main stay in my house. I think it will be great that a new generation will be able to gain that experience as I did. As I am a writing this I know they have met there goal and it is still climbing which is great. So expect three episodes in the future of the show. Below is some pictures and clips to help to explain more of what Joel is planning for the show.

Chart A: The breakdown of the ratio of how much money need and how many shows can be produced for that amount.

The first part of the Introduction to the Kickstarter Campaign with Joel:

The Second part of the Introduction to the Kickstarter Campaign with Joel introducing the new host:

The new host Johna Ray from Nerdist podcast fame.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday Horror Host Clip of week

Uncle Ted was a older gentleman with his dopey nephew Nefu Ned hosting horror movies on late nights in Wilkes-Bare, Pennsylvania. He would do some fun magic tricks and funny skits in between the breaks of the movies. He was a fun host and had some interesting characters popping up on show  such as an Elvis impersonator .The shows he hosted were Uncle Ted's Ghoul School (1974- 1982) and Uncle Ted's Monstermania (1984 to unknown date). This week clip includes various clips from his  shows. I hope you enjoy the clips and have some laughs as i did. Comment below what you think. Stay creepy my friends.

Best of the Uncle Ted shows:

Bonus Clip: One of my favorite Elvis impersonator clip from the show: 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday Horror Host Clip of week

Crazy to see how young Joel is and the early look of the robots.

The Horror Host community is a buzz with Joel's mission to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3,000 for new season. Who wouldn't want see those wise cracking funny man and robots sitting in the front saying what we all wish we could say. I always enjoyed the format of there show. And checking out Joel's kick start campaign last it looked like they were way on their way to the goal amount. This weeks clip will take you all the way to the start of Mystery Science Theater 3,000. Before it was on major nation television stations. It home was on small station called KTMA in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Joel built the Robots and the set over night with things he had laying around. The show premiered on November 24, 1988. The show would run it's course until it would be canceled due to financial restraints at the station. But the show would be picked up by Comedy Central and the rest is history. Which will be looked at another time. Below is the clip of the first show opening intro of the original show. Check out the clip below and be amazed how much the show had evolved once it was national syndicated.

Bonus clip some clips from the original show pilot:

Joel hosts the Green Slime with the robots.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November Netflix Monthly Horror Pick: Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

This months pick is a funny comedy/ horror movie. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is a movie that is all about misunderstanding and judging a book by its cover. Tucker and Dale are two blue blood Americans that buy a cabin to be their new vacation home in a remote section of the woods. On there
 journey to their vacation home they bump into a bunch of preppy college kids. Who see them as creepy hillbillies. Through out the movie as Dale and Tucker are fixing up their vacation home the college kids keep on bumping into them. As every horror movie goes the college kids starts dying one by one and who to blame of course the hillbillies Tucker and Dale. This movie got mix-ups, random killings, crazy mountain men, and so much more. I enjoy this one, it really made me laugh. Hopefully you will enjoy it to. Tell me in the comment what you think in the comments below. stay spooky, my friends.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Godzilla Turned 61 this week.

In 1954, a radioactive terror would rise from the sea. The terror would leave a trail of destruction through out Japan. All the military's weapons were defenseless against the terror. Even Raymond Burr was defenseless against him. The Terror would gain the name of Godzilla. Godzilla would go on to reign as the King of the Monsters for 61 years now. He had many contenders that tried to dethrone the king but he continues wear the crown. He has been seen as hero, terror, and just hilarious at times. Who knew a man in suit could bring joy to people around the world and help to spawn one of the longest franchises in history. It looks like his legend will continue thanks to TOHO and Legendary continuing to make the movies. Happy Birthday Big G. Looking forward for him to stomp to the theaters again.

clips of horror host hosting Godzilla movies and Godzilla clips:

Godzilla (1954) Trailer:

Godzilla (2014) Trailer:

Grandpa Munster Hosts King Kong Vs. Godzilla opening segment:

Grandpa Munster Host King Kong Vs. Godzilla segment that includes wrestling:

Svengoolie Godzilla (1998) segment: 

Svengoolie King Kong Vs. Godzilla music segment:

Mystery Science Theater 3,000 hosts Godzilla Vs. Megalon 

Mystery Science Theater 3,000 hosts Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster

Joe Bob Briggs Host Godzilla Marathon:

Joe Bob Briggs Monster Vision Godzilla Blue Oyster Cult Promo:

Borloff  Monster Mad Hose Promo for Godzilla Vs. Megalon:

Just in case you need proof Godzilla can just be hilarious:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday Horror Host Clip of the week

This weeks throwback Thursday clip is another fun one folks. This weeks is a clip from the original Svengoolie's show. Svengoolie was a host in the Chicago area during the 70's. Every clip I get to watch of the show it always fun to see because Svengoolie is either cracking himself up or others on the set. It seemed like the crew and Svengoolie had a great time doing the show. In this clip Svengoolie sings a song about werewolves. Which is hilarious with the lyrics and the sound effects. Check it out below and hope it gives you giggle. Stay spooky, my friends.

Monday, November 2, 2015

The All-American Ghoul: A MVP in Horror Host History.

On September 24 or 25 1964 a man wearing a University Tampa football uniform with a thirteen on the front, a Frankenstein mask, and the rest of a football uniform walked on to television screens for the first time to host a show called, “Shock Theater.” The name of the man playing the character was Paul Reynolds the character he was playing was Shock Armstrong a teenage ghoul. The show was televised on station WTVT Channel 13 the station served the Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida area. Before Paul Reynolds became a teenage ghoul, he was a veteran announcer at the WTVT channel 13 station. 

He became a horror host just like many at that time did. Paul’s boss at the station gave him the costume and told him he was going to host the show as a teenage ghoul. The character’s appearance was given to him but he was able to shape the character and add his own personality. In the beginning of the show Armstrong didn’t do much talking. He would just grunt and make noises. He would break items in between the breaks of the show.  The show was filmed on a set dressed to look like a teenage ghoul’s room.  When the show started it wasn’t popular due to Armstrong not speaking and his limited interaction with the audience. The rates would change when Armstrong started to talk and interact with the audience. Also there were two characters that were added to “Shock Theater.”  They were Armstrong's mother, which yelled at him to clean his room and also an annoying neighbor. These new characters would not be seen on camera they would be off camera roles. 

Armstrong would go strong on the show for three years. During those three years he would perform jokes, skits, and gags.  But the future of the show would come in question on April of 1967. Management wanted to cancel the show in order to replace it with the Joey Bishow’s talk show. But the unexpected outcry and protest outside of the station by fans to bring the show back on. Lead the programmers, to come to the decision to bring back the show in order to stop the outcry from the public. The return of the show would only go on till it was cancelled again on January 26, 1968. The station would fire Paul and would lead to final time he would play the character. The show would continue on the station without a live host until it went off the air in 1974. After Paul left the show, it consisted of logos and after show credits. Paul would sadly pass away in 1996 and never play his character again. There seems to be no footage left from the show. The only items to help keep the legacy of Shock Armstrong going are some stills and promotional material from the show. The other thing that keeps his legacy is some of his young fans that remember watching him as kid. Now let’s hope that you will remember the All –American Ghoul and his legacy. Stay spooky my friends.  
Paul Reynolds the man Who would play Shock Armstrong

Paul Reynold in costume as Shock Armstrong on the messy ghoul room set.

Paul Reynold taking a break on the set.

Shock theater opening title card

 Picture is believed to be fans picketing Channel 13 station when the show
was canceled.

One of the opening cards from the show. After Paul was fired.

Behind the scene photo of how the opening card for the show.

Publicity photo from the show.