Stroker Ace

Sometimes I’m really surprised by the career path of some film directors. They don’t all just show up in Hollywood one day and start directing films. Joel Schumacher, for example, started as a costume designer…and now we have bat-nipples. Making a bit more sense is the career of Hal Needham, who first gained success as…

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

One of the things we just don’t see much of anymore is great locally produced television programs. I grew up in the Chicagoland area, which was the home of many great locally produced shows. A favorite of mine was our local horror host, Son of Svengoolie. He’s still on the air today, known simply as…