Booooooo!!! (and not boo as in the ghostly good kind) Halloween is over. Christmas is coming. And like most of you, I am having Halloween withdrawals. So, what to do?? Well, watch an old parody song clip from the Son Of Svengoolie TV show of course!
Now, before I get into the clip – if you don’t know who or what the Son Of Svengoolie is, it was a horror-themed variety TV show that was based in the Chicago area with the character being played by Rich Koz. Originally started in the early 70’s under the name Svengoolie (played then by Jerry G. Bishop), Son Of Svengoolie was a HUGE part of my childhood. Fun fact: The show is still currently on with new episodes (as Svengoolie again) on MeTV!
But anyway – I was scrolling around Youtube and found this old clip from the 80’s show parodying trick-or-treating with the aptly titled song ‘Trick Or Treat Blues’. So enjoy the campy 80’s Son Of Svengoolie vibe and don’t fret…..Halloween will be here again before we know it!
I was sitting here thinking about how I got introduced to the world of horror and it finally came to me…..my Dad woke me up one day and scared the shit out of me with a Gene Simmons Kiss mask on when I was 5 years old – no wait, I’m thinking of Happy Gilmore’s grandma from that movie – although my Dad would end up creeping me out later in life with a cheaply made Santa Clause beard and mask that still haunts me to this day.
*photo not completely accurate*
But no, my first real introduction to horror was watching Night Of The Living Dead on my Grandma’s rabbit-eared TV in her kitchen after eating some chicken and polenta. It frightened me, to the point where I constantly looked out of my front window across the street of my house to the cornfield to see if any zombies were coming to eat me or some bugs off of our trees (sidenote: that cornfield has now been turned into a lovely row of houses). And from that point on, I was fully immersed into the world of horror. Continue reading →