Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome to the World of the Weird Monster Blog!

Hello and welcome to the World of the Weird Monster Blog!  This is the Blog home of the TV Show, The World of the Weird Monster Show which is hosted by me, Undead Johnny!

The World of the Weird Monster Show is a sketch comedy/horror host TV program which has been scaring laughs out of Chicagoland residents since premiering on Halloween night, 2004, on Comcast Cable.  Starring myself as Undead Johnny, the WOWMS follows the activities of the misfits who make up the Channel 666 staff while showcasing classic (and not-so-classic) horror and other genre films.  We've also done tons of live appearances as well, from guest spots at local conventions, appearing on WGN Morning news doing comedy bits with people like Michael Rooker and William Shatner and hosting movies live in venues around Chicagoland.

The Chicago Sun-Times described us as: "a sketch comedy/horror show that could be likened to SCTV and Son of Svengoolie having a mutant offspring together." 

This blog had a previous home HERE, which I'll keep open for awhile.  I didn't post on it too often and frankly, I like blogspot's set-up and look way more than Wordpress so there you go and here we are!

This blog will cover all kinds of random goodies from the worlds of horror and sci-fi and other genre programming as well as vintage toys, games, tv shows, cartoons...pretty much wherever my head starts to wander.  Much like our show, it will cover many different influences and styles but will always cover the World of the Weird!   There will also be updates on what's going on with the WOWMS TV Show itself and cool behind the scenes stuff if you've ever been curious about the backstage workings of a horror host show (with an extremely low budget.)

The time to start the new blog seemed right as we're entering the best season of the year: Halloween!  Our show ends with the phrase "Everyday is Halloween" and it's so true!   I'll be kicking off my annual October viewing list and will post updates and reviews on all the films I'll be watching leading up to Halloween.  And WOWMS is beginning filming on our 9th TV season this month as well.  So all kinds of cool things going on! Like I said, seemed a good time to start the new blog.  Hope you enjoy!

--Undead Johnny

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