Monday, September 27, 2010

More birthday goodness.

Another toast today, and this one is as deserving as any.

Today, I'd guess most of the Horror and Hallowe'en blogiverseosphere is all a-buzz with words of congratulation and nostalgia.

You see, today is the 92nd birthday of one John Zacherle, also known as Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul!

Ol' Zach is often hailed as the "King of TV Horror Hosts", and though there are some who'd argue, I'm not one of them.

He began his TV horror host career (as 'Roland', pronounced ro-LAHnd) in September of 1957, when Philadelphia's WCAU Channel 10 asked him to host the now-legendary Shock Theatre syndication package of Universal's classic horror films.

You really need to go to his own website.

In honor of his 92nd birthday (the man really seems unstoppable, thank the good Lord), I've added to the jukebox the campy classic tune Happy Hallowe'en from his 1962 album Scary Tales.

It's a hoot, and perfectly Zacherley!

Happy Birthday, Zach!


1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to the Coolest Ghoul in the world!

    Happy 92nd, Zacherley And here's to many more!

    Goodnight whatever you are!