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Every Other Day Is Halloween (2009)

The amazing and hilarious true-life story of television personality Dick Dyszel, whose popular characters, "Count Gore De Vol" and "Captain 20" continue to inspire generations of fans and artists.

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Cast

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Richard Dyszel ...
Himself
Jerry Moore ...
Himself / Karlos Borloff
...
Herself
John Dimes ...
Himself
Arch Campbell ...
Himself
Eleanor Herman ...
Herself
Jeff Krulik ...
Himself
Tim Davis ...
Himself
Kevin Higgins ...
Himself
Jack Higgins ...
Himself
Eric Krasner ...
Himself
Steve Niles ...
Himself
Bob Hinton ...
Himself (as A. Ghastlee Ghoul)
The Bone Jangler ...
Himself
Danielle Gelehrter ...
Herself (as Penny Dreadful)
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The amazing and hilarious true-life story of television personality Dick Dyszel, whose popular characters, "Count Gore De Vol" and "Captain 20" continue to inspire generations of fans and artists.

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The True Story of Counts, Clowns and Captains

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27 June 2009 (USA)  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A reproduction of the original Channel 20 Club Card was included in the first 1000 DVDs. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Higgins: I remember Maine Boy.
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Soundtracks

When I'm Gone
Written by Johnny Puke
Performed by Cletus
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Excellent film documenting the horror host tradition
25 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film, but should admit that I'm a bit biased. I grew up in the DC area, and was strongly influenced by Count Gore de Vol. My first exposure to horror films and kaiju shows was watching Captain 20 in the afternoons and Creature Feature on Saturday nights. I was instantly fascinated by Ultraman, Godzilla, and horror films in general; and have kept that love of the genres for more than 35 years now.

I can honestly say that I might not be the person I am today, for what that's worth, if it wasn't for WDCA showing that programming and the way that Dick Dyszel presented it.

Trying to eliminate my bias, which I imagine would be impossible in this particular case, I think Every Other Day is Halloween is a very well done documentary. It does a great job is communicating not only Dick's life, but the horror host tradition in general and, most importantly, what it was like to grow up in the DC area in that era with channel 20 as your babysitter. The editing is fantastic, and a wide range of information is incorporated into a quick and entertaining 90 minutes. An amazing amount of footage and great selection of fans and other horror talent make for an interesting and diverse presentation.

I wish I had known the filmmaker and some of the interviewees when we were kids, because I think we could have been best buddies.


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