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FOUR PEOPLE WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN MOVIE HOSTS

Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are familiar with my love of bad movies and the B-movie hosts of the past. Previously I’ve examined many of those beloved figures including Randy and Richard from The Texas 27 Film Vault and many others. This time I’ll take a light-hearted look at figures who would have made perfect movie hosts themselves.

Shrimpenstein4. SHRIMPENSTEIN – Created by Michael Dormer and Lee Teacher, Shrimpenstein the pint-sized monster was the central figure of his eponymous television show on KHJ television in California from 1966-1968. Gene Moss portrayed Shrimpenstein’s fictional creator Doctor Von Schtick and also sang the show’s opening theme song. The program aired and made fun of the VERY limited animation Marvel Comics cartoons of the 1960’s like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk.

Supporting figures on the show were Wilfred the Weenie Werewolf, a hot-dog hungry lycanthrope plus the Tijuana Bats, bat puppets who would sing sendups of popular songs. The good doctor and Shrimpenstein often took irreverent potshots at Continue reading

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PERSEPHONE: A QUICK Q AND A

Photo courtesy of Sickchixxx.com

Since 1992 Persephone has been a performance artist and power exchange icon. In 2002 she launched the site Sickchixxx.com and hasn’t looked back. Nowhere else on the web can you find such a  combination of pop culture, horror, erotica and engaging eccentricity. The Goth Goddess of Grand Guignol was kind enough to tape an intro for a Bad Movie Party for yours truly years ago when I got to introduce her to the neglected bad movie classic The Mummy And The Curse of The Jackals. Long- time fans of Persephone are familiar with her fondness for horror flicks and the Continue reading

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