Count Gore de Vol

I remember Gore De Vol!

I remember Gore De Vol!

I must admit I was not familiar of Count Gore De Vol. Growing up I LOVE watching the kooky horror hosts who have the cheesy set, the interesting outfit, dad jokes but with a PHD in horror trivia, so I stumbled upon his Facebook page thinking, oh cool a horror host showing movies either at con’s, theater shows or what not. Friends were like “ARE YOU KIDDING?! DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS?!” Count Gore De Vol is a living breathing legend of not just the Washington D.C., Virginia are he’s a legend through out the world. This is discussed in the most recent documentary “Every other day is Halloween” right now you can watch it on Amazon Prime if you haven’t please watch this!

Growing up I would watch cartoons full blast, but then the cartoons would end sometimes you would see the old westerns, old Italian action movies poorly dubbed to the Godzilla movies. Except my biggest thrill was watching the old Saturday afternoon or evening horror shows. Watching them quietly up to the screen so my folks wouldn’t see or tried not to get scared growing up these hosts shaped me into who I am. Then after a while the horror hosts went away. Given there was Svenghoulie then I stumbled upon Count Gore De Vol I added him on Facebook checking out his posts never really realizing who was on my friends list. After seeing the trailer running home from my day job watching the movie was my main priority. Within a few minutes tears ran down my face seeing The Count be The Count my childhood was relieved watching old clips hearing fans alike praise him. Count Gore De Vol began his career as Bozo the Clown doing a kid’s game show to Captain 20 other kids host he soon realized that he wanted to do an adult show showing classic horror movies on a Saturday night. The first season blew up in a big way on this small show it was beating the first season of Saturday Night Live. Time progressed, and times were changing The Count didn’t give up he didn’t say well the fun is over. For the Count he learned a newer audience the internet. Given this was a time where we had Dial up. You want to talk about first world problems? Try dealing with Dial up. Time changed but Count Gore De Vol never changed this wasn’t a job this wasn’t a gimmick just for a guy given a cape.

This was a way of life that he has forever left a mark on this world. Thanks to him there’s even a society of horror hosts who he’s helped being on there shows or inspiring. Seeing this movie, it’s warmed my heart knowing he’s the real deal. A genuine good guy who’ll listen to the horror fans, smile for the kids. I can honestly after seeing this I am now a fan of his work and hope that if he’s reading this he has inspired me more for the art of horror. Count Gore De Vol thank you for giving me something to believe in and know I’ll never be alone in a  world of monsters, creatures, the living dead and my favorite vampire.

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VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER 11 – 18, 2016

VORTEXX SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER 11 – 18, 2016

By The Crimson Executioner
&
Woofer McWooferson

Welcome to The Vortexx where it's been ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME FOR SIX YEARS!

Welcome to The Vortexx where it's ALL HOSTS ALL THE TIME! We've got a terrific line-up this week, with two movies making their Vortexx debut along with several returning favorites. Be sure to come by on Thursday for the MUMMY TV CHRISTMAS SHOW and on Saturday for the "RIGGOR MORTISS PRESENTS" MARATHON, an all-day fundraising event co-sponsored by The Vortexx and The Eerie Late Night Horror Channel. Our hosts this week are Misty Brew, Movie House Ron, Freezer Mortis, Freakshow & the Bordello gang, Danvers & special guest Count Gore de Vol, Mr. & Mrs. Mummy, Dave Binkley & Shannon Steele, Arachna of the Spider People & Deadly -- and Riggor Mortiss & Nyte Angel all day on Saturday. Enjoy the shows and thanks for hanging out!

CHRISTMAS DADDY will make all your Christmas wishes come true!

Christmas is little more than a month away, and that means our very own bearer of Yuletide gifts CHRISTMAS DADDY will be coming to The Vortexx soon to make your Christmas wishes come true. A new slack module . . . a membership in the Puppy of the Month Club . . . a Dr Lady action figure . . . a singing Sluggo plushie that also does lap dances. . . . Those are just a few of the wonderful gifts that Christmas Daddy has given to our viewers in years past. Whatever your wish may be this year, just send an e-mail to Christmas Daddy at The Vortexx North Pole and he'll do his very best to make it happen. You can reach Christmas Daddy at christmasdaddy@horrorhost.net

MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE presents The Vortexx premiere of Arthur Conan Doyle's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939)

Sunday (12/11). 9:00 P.M. (ET) MISTY BREW'S CREATURE FEATURE presents The Vortexx premiere of Arthur Conan Doyle's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939). The game is afoot tonight as Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in the first (and arguably the best) of the fourteen movies that they would make together as Sherlock Holmes and his bumbling sidekick Dr. Watson between 1939 and 1946. Richard Greene (who received top billing when the movie was released) co-stars as Sir Henry Baskerville, the heir to the cursed Baskerville estate. Cast members under suspicion include horror veterans Lionel Atwill as Dr. James Mortimer and John Carradine as Barryman the butler. Misty's show will be preceded by a MOVIE HOUSE HOT TAKE with Ron Purtee. Tonight Ron takes a few moments to talk about Kevin Smith's new horror-comedy YOGA HOSERS (2016).

FORMERLY CRAPPICS presents The Vortexx premiere of LADY IN THE DEATH HOUSE (1944)

Monday (12/12). 9:00 P.M. (ET) FORMERLY CRAPPICS with Freezer Mortis presents The Vortexx premiere of LADY IN THE DEATH HOUSE (1944). Veteran B-movie villain Lionel Atwill is the good guy this time in the role of a criminologist investigating the case of a woman (Jean Parker) wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the chair. In a weird twist, the executioner (Douglas Fowley) is also her boyfriend. Will Lionel find the real killer in time to save the poor woman? If you don't know the answer to that question, you haven't watched enough B-movies! Because of the relatively short length of tonight's movie, Freezer will be adding a second short feature in the same crime drama vein as the main feature.

BORDELLO OF HORROR presents Al Adamson's BRAIN OF BLOOD (1974)

Tuesday (12/13). 9:00 P.M. (ET) BORDELLO OF HORROR with Freakshow, Mistress Malicious Sgt. Drizzlepuss, Ali Katt, and Beelzabroad presents Al Adamson's BRAIN OF BLOOD (1971). Kent Taylor stars as a mad scientist who transplants the brain of a dying ruler into the body of the scientist's hulking, imbecilic, acid-scarred servant Gor (John Bloom). Much mayhem ensues. Wee person Angelo Rossito plays the scientist's maniacal assistant Dorro. Zandor Vorkov (actually stockbroker Roger Engel), best known as the blue-faced Count Zappula from Adamson's Dracula vs. Frankenstein, also makes an appearance. Along with the movie Freaky will be presenting special musical guest Kitty in a Casket, a movie review with Mark "The Movie Maniac" from The Final Cut, and more!

DEMENTED FEATURES WITH DANVERS presents F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922)

Wednesday (12/14). 9:00 P.M. (ET) DEMENTED FEATURES with Danvers and special guest Count Gore de Vol presents F. W. Murnau's silent classic NOSFERATU (1922). Max Schreck plays the blood sucking vampire count in one of the first -- and definitely one of the scariest -- screen adaptations of Bram Stoker's Dracula. For legal reasons, the filmmakers had to call him Count Orlok, but trust us folks he's really Dracula. In addition to the movie, Danvers will be presenting the trailer for VARNEY THE VAMPIRE (OR, THE FEAST OF BLOOD), based on the "penny dreadful" serialized novel from the 1840s.

MUMMY TV CHRISTMAS SHOW!

Thursday (12/15). 9:00 P.M. (ET) We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Mummy back to The Vortexx with the MUMMY TV CHRISTMAS SHOW! If you're feeling Grinchy this year, never fear. Mr. and Mrs. Mummy have the cure! Last year's Christmastime favorite is back -- a special two-hour edition of Mummy TV's Episode #9 Christmas Spirits. We guarantee it'll make your heart grow three sizes larger! Once again, the highlight of the show will be SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS (1970) -- a 45-minute animated feature with a warm Christmas-y feeling throughout. Tonight's show will be a cornucopia of Holiday/Christmas themed goodness, including movie trailers, retro TV commercials, cartoons, and, of course, music. You won't be hearing White Christmas for the millionth time tonight, but the Mummys will be entertaining us with their own holiday music Christmas Balls which they play only one time each year.

THE WEIRDNESS REALLY BAD MOVIE presents ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944)

Friday (12/16). 9:00 P.M. (ET) THE WEIRDNESS REALLY BAD MOVIE with Dave Binkley and co-host Shannon Steele presents ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944). Bela Lugosi plays yet another sinister butler in this lighthearted murder mystery starring Jack Haley (best remembered as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) as an insurance salesman who is hired to guard the body of an eccentric millionaire the night his will is to be read. In keeping with the theme of tonight's movie, this episode was filmed at the Slate Farm Insurance Co. (not to be confused with a well-known agency with a similar name), where Dave and Shannon meet Mike the Insurance Man. And be sure to get there on time tonight so you don't miss a special appearance by Dale Kay.

THE "RIGGOR MORTISS PRESENTS" MARATHON!

Saturday (12/17). 10:00 A.M. (ET) on the Eerie Late Night Horror Channel and 9:00 P.M. (ET) in The Vortexx. We invite all our viewers to join us today and tonight for THE "RIGGOR MORTISS PRESENTS" MARATHON -- a special benefit event co-sponsored by The Vortexx and the Eerie Late Night Horror Channel. Riggor is suffering from a cancerous tumor and needs help paying his medical bills. We hope that all our viewers will show their appreciation for this great host by watching his shows and making a donation to his GoFundMe page. No donation is too small! The marathon begins on Eerie Late Night at approximately 10AM and continues all day until 9PM when we will all head over to The Vortexx to watch Riggor, his charming co-host Nyte Angel, and special guest Dr. Sigmund Zoid present KING OF THE ZOMBIES (1941) starring Mantan Moreland, Henry (Freaks) Victor, Dick Foran, and Joan Woodbury.

BEWARE THEATER presents Roger Corman's A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

Sunday (12/18). 9:00 P.M. (ET) BEWARE THEATER with Arachna of the Spider People and her friend Deadly presents another monochromatic marvel from the Golden Age of Black & White -- Roger Corman's A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959). In his only starring role, veteran character actor Dick Miller plays Walter Paisley, a coffeehouse busboy who gains recognition and respect as an artistic genius after he accidentally kills his cat and covers it with plaster. And now everyone's dying (literally!) to see his next creation. Corman regulars Bruno (Fat Dave) VeSota, Antony Carbone, and Barboura Morris add great support in this delightfully campy movie, while Julian Burton hams it up as the ultimate beat poet Maxwell H. Brock. Look for Bert Convey as the undercover narc who finds himself on the wrong end of Walter's frying pan. Arachna's show will be preceded by a MOVIE HOUSE HOT TAKE with Ron Purtee. Tonight Ron's new director has decided that he should talk about the 1985 HBO "classic" BLACKOUT.













SLUGGO!!! OUR DEAR LEADER AND FREELY RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE VORTEXX!!!

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