Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dr. Sarcofiguy

Dr. Sarcofiguy says he is "...part of a group of wonderfully bizarre people who perform as horror hosts. I have a show in Northern Virginia called Spooky Movie Television. I’ve been performing as the character Dr. Sarcofiguy (The first and only African-American Horror Host!) since 1995."

It's good to know that the regional tv horror host is one American institution that has not died out. Make that the singing
regional tv horror host: like his predecessors John Zacherly, Tarantula Girl (aka Tarantula Ghoul) and Elvira, Dr. Sarcofiguy has a musical side. Check his debut album Demo(ns) The Many Moods of Dr. Sarcofiguy. It's pretty groovy r'n'b, recalling the likes of Stevie Wonder or Barry White. If Barry White sang about vampires, that is. Sarcofiguy isn't the unhinged singer that Screamin' Jay Hawkins was (he croons in a smooth baritone) but he's the closest thing to it today. The absolutely brilliant song "My Girlfriend is On Fire" is even in that lurching waltz tempo Hawkins favored for such songs as "I Put A Spell On You."

I'm in the process of switching over to a new computer, so I don't have a way to host mp3s right now (tho I should be able to resume putting albums up on Mediafire shortly). I wanted to post the song "My Girlfriend is On Fire," but since that ain't happenin', Dr. Sarcofiguy has personally posted - just for us! - a streaming version of it


along with another bizarre beauty, "Nosferatu." Oh, and Elvira's back! After 19 years. Don't know if "Movie Macabre" is available anywhere outside of Los Angeles right now, but it's worth a trip here to check it out - it's been spook-tacular so far.


Unknown said...

at least you backed it up!

Mr Fab said...

Yep, I put practically everything on external hard drives. Now this lifelong pc guy has to figure out how to use a Mac...

mike flugennock said...

You've forgotten one of the all-time greats: Washington, DC's Count Gore DeVol, who hosted WDCA's "Creature Feature" on Saturday nights from 1971 through circa 1986. Ahh, yeah; good times those were with Count Gore, a guy who was actually proud of the turkeys he featured most of the time, interspersed with the occasional classics, such as the original 1932 Frankenstein with Karloff, and the original 1931 Dracula with Lugosi.