Count Gore De Vol
Count Gore De Vol has been the host of horror movies…both good and bad…for Washington DC television viewers since 1973 with Creature Feature on WDCA, Channel 20. The Count also established a national audience when he became the first horror host on the Internet in 1998 with Creature Feature the Weekly Web Program at www.countgore.com!
In addition to classic public domain films this showcase includes exciting short films from new and upcoming film makers, celebrity interviews, contests, book, video, music and game reviews.
Fans votes awarded Creature Feature the Weekly Web Program the 2004 Rondo award for “Best Horror Website,” the 2009 Rondo Award for “Favorite Horror Host,” and in 2012, Count Gore received the Rondo Monster Kid Hall of Fame Award!
In 2011, Count Gore De Vol was in the first group inducted into the “Horror Host Hall of Fame,” joining such greats as Vampira, Zacherle, Sammy Terry, Sir Graves Ghastly and Ghoulardi.
Count Gore De Vol was the subject of a 2009 feature length documentary of his career entitled, “Every Other Day is Halloween,” and was featured in the films, “American Scary” and “Virginia Creepers.”
But who is the dark figure and self proclaimed sex symbol to the world? The story started in Paducah, Kentucky, where in 1971, a young DJ by the name of Dick Dyszel, put on his high school tux, a cape, some white pancake makeup, climbed into a pine box coffin and began his horror host career under the pseudonym of M.T. Graves. Eighteen months later he became the horror host to the nation’s capital as Count Gore De Vol. For 15 years on WDCA-TV, he made Saturday night’s a guilty pleasure for thousands of viewers, many times surpassing “Saturday Night Live” in the ratings! But with a change of ownership, Gore slipped out of view in 1987. Then in 1998, everything changed as he became the first horror host of the Internet with Creature Feature the Weekly Web Program!
For over 18 years, this program has grown and expanded to incorporate a number of contributors from around the country, including several other horror hosts. He has interviewed and worked with such horror celebrities as Bruce Campbell, Forrest J. Ackerman, Dee Wallace Stone, Sid Haig, Reggie Bannister and Don Coscarelli. Thanks to the Internet, Gore is no longer limited to a single market or country. Some of his reviews have even been quoted on the covers of video releases in the UK!
The Count is also a regular at several major conventions, including Awesome Con, Scares That Care Weekend, Pensacon, Cinema Wasteland, and Horrorhound Weekend. Since 2013 Count Gore has teamed up to the American Film Institute in the DC area to host some of the great genre classics on the big AFI Silver screen three times a year.
Creature Feature, Every Other Day is Halloween, American Scary, Virginia Creepers