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Thursday, July 28

Vincentennial Post #34 - Horror Hall of Fame: A Monster Salute

In 1974 Vincent Price hosted the Horror Hall of Fame: A Monster Salute TV special. He was the host paying tribute to the stars of horror film - Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Lon Chaney Sr., Peter Lorre, etc...

Vincent has a hunchback assistant on this show played by Billy Van, which is awesome because Vincent and Billy worked together on the Canadian horror host TV show The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, in which Billy was the star and Vincent appeared in a series of short bits. In this one Vincent is the star and Billy Van is a supporting player.

This is a monsterkid's dream, and features a number of fantastic guests such as John Astin, Frank Gorshin, and John Carradine! There are interviews, short sketches, video clips and more. Wonderfully charming and hokey - and Vinnie being a total ham. Awesome. Here's the whole special below...

1 comment:

  1. What a treat! LOVED it!
    So nice to see Forry in the credits...I recognized many of his prized props and ,any of his oft-quoted sayings coming out of Vincent's mouth. Billy Van as Sucman....classic.
    Thanks again for posting this. ALL MONSTER kids need to watch this.