Originally Posted by doswonk1
They do the Sat. night B-grade horror movie with the goofy host--"Svengoolie," who's been a fixture on Chicago UHF stations for years.
I have a love/hate relationship with Svengoolie. I love those old classic Universal horror flicks he often shows,but i can't stand to actually watch Him.His schlockiness is over the top for me and i can't put up with all the commercials they have.Many of the movies he shows are older(obviously)and have running times of anywhere from ~59-80 mins.,But Svengoolie has 120 mins.to burn, and that makes for a LOT of commercial time,geez man,when it comes to commercials,he's worse than AMC!! and that's saying a lot!!.I've recorded some of the movies he shows,but watch something else while recording.Afterward i go back and edit out the commercials,but ya gotta be very careful about it cuz he has a nasty habit of injecting himself into the movie
.When the commercials are over,and the movie re-starts,there he is,in all his glory.....in the movie!!
,and those scenes must be very carefully edited cuz i could either lose a scene,or gain a Svengoolie
if it isn't done 'just right'(our DVDR's should have "frame accurate"editing to make the job easier). I have a certain mummy movie,can't remember the title,(i have so many mummy movies)but it's from Universal,anyway when some archeologists go to the tomb of the Princess Ananka,they find a lockett that should have a pic. of the wife of the archeologist who originally discovered her tomb,inside the lockett.But instead of a pic.of his wife,it's Svengoolie!!! AAARRRRGH....NOT GOOD!,i can't edit That out, that's for sure,but luckily it's so small that you have to have a sharp eye to see it,so i kept the copy i made.
Something i constantly wonder about is how Svengoolie can get his hands on all those Universal horror flicks so easily when it seems that nobody else can,...not even TCM,not even for Halloween.
One really good thing i can say about Svengoolie is that he does an Excellent job of showing the entire move,no cut scenes,and where ever he cuts away from the movie,is where the movie picks up afterward.Excellent!!!