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Son Of Svengoolie

Elvira and alter-ego Cassandra Peterson say 'retirement' is a scary word

Elvira and alter-ego Cassandra Peterson say 'retirement' is a scary word

In July 2008, Chicago scary movie TV host Son of Svengoolie aka actor Rich Koz came face-to-face with his funny, fellow graveyard shift personality and West Coast TV host counterpart, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, when the two shared the stage for an event for fans in Rosemont, Ill.

October 24, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

2013 Winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

The 2013 winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19 included (left to right) a family dressed up as "The Wizard of Oz," a mouse, a mini Son of Svengoolie with a rubber chicken sidekick, Count Dracula, Chucky, a flying pig, a colonial gown garbe…

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Retro creativity star of 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

OFFBEAT: Retro creativity star of 2013 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Original Chicago horror TV movie host Svengoolie dead at age 77

OFFBEAT: Original Chicago horror TV movie host Svengoolie dead at age 77

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am
Ghoulish Gallery of TV Host Hall of Fame

Ghoulish Gallery of TV Host Hall of Fame

Chicago TV hosting legend Son of Svengoolie is shown in the upper left corner of the cover art for Scary Monsters magazine issue 8, with his creepy contemporaries, including (clockwise), his predecessor Svengoolie, Vampira, Zacherley, Elvira, Morgus, Ghoulardi, The Host and Dr. Paul Bearer.

April 01, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago's scary movie TV host Svengoolie going national

OFFBEAT: Chicago's scary movie TV host Svengoolie going national

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 01, 2011 12:00 am
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