Filmmaker Kotz recalls Virginia’s horror host tradition

Sean Kotz of Horse Archer Productions is the director and co-producer of Virginia Creepers, a new documentary that explores the horror host tradition in Virginia. New River Valley based Horse Archer Productions was founded in 2005 by Kotz and his partner. Virginia Creepers tells the history of shows like WVIR’s Slime Theatre and WDCA’s Creature Feature with Count Gore De Vol, and more. For a full list, check out the website.

Dick Dyszel on the heyday of local television on WDCA

Dick Dyszel played an integral role in Virginia’s horror heyday as host of Creature Feature, which aired Saturday nights on WDCA Channel 20 in D.C. Dyszel played Count Gore De Vol, Captain 20 and even Bozo for the station from 1973 to 1987. He was a guest on the show and answered questions from Coy Barefoot and Hawes Spencer of The Hook.