Back in the earlier days of TV, local networks didn't have the budget to carry only programs from the major networks. So in addition to normal programming, they also produced a fair amount of in-house entertainment for the local broadcast area. One of the most popular things to do to fill the midnight hours when only few were watching was to run and re-run old movies that were, quite frankly, atrocious. This was common practice because they cost very little to purchase the rights to air them. To draw in viewers to these programs, it became popular to have local, colorful personalities host these videos in funny and campy ways, thus, the Horror Host was born.
|My Original Ghoulardi Poster|
|Letter from WJW asking Anderson to|
refrain from riding his motorcycle
in the lobby.
|Cool it with the boom-booms|
As to this video, over the years I have purchased numerous Ghoulardi bootlegs and have a treasure-trove of digital bits. This is my attempt to take the best source of every nugget I have and put them end to end in one complete video for you to enjoy... and I hope you do. I imported all of my DVD's and VHS's into 1080p (overkill I know) then desaturated the black and white footage to remove annoying VHS color artifacts, added a slight sharpening filter, adjusted the white/black levels, and outputted it via h264.