Press Contacts: Teri L. Sullivan
May 30, 2014
For Immediate Release
Professor Ghoul’s Horror School Returns on Friday the 13th
WKNO’s Friday night horror movie series, Professor Ghoul’s Horror School, begins its third season on Friday the 13th. Professor Ghoul (Michael Degnan), and his student, Shotzi the cat (puppeteered and voiced by Bard Cole) will return with thirteen “new” films on Friday, June 13 at 10:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. It repeats Saturday, June 14 at midnight.
In the season premiere, which showcases the 1964 Vincent Price Film “The Last Man on Earth,” the audience will learn more about some of the professor’s deepest mysteries. Guest starring as Ghoul’s former professors are actors Cheryl Wolder (“Dr. Moreau”) and Donald Meyer (“Dr. Fell”) as well as filmmaker/documentarian Willy Bearden (“Dr. Hitchcraft”).
“When we’ve heard from fans, one question comes up again and again,” said co-producer Bard Cole. “Why is he ‘Professor’ Ghoul and not ‘Dr. Ghoul?’ They wanted the truth. Here’s hoping they can handle the truth.”
Joining Shotzi and the Professor this semester are two new students, Buddy Lee and Doug, portrayed by Brandon Cunningham and Alan Long. There’s also a new teacher at For Profitas University – Miss Karen, portrayed by Edena Hines.
“Throughout our series, we’ve been lucky to work with a range of local performers who have helped populate the Professor’s weird little world,” said Michael Degnan, also co-producer. “In Season Three, we get to bring in some new characters and bring back some familiar faces. I think the episodes of this season are the Professor’s most mind-bending and funniest misadventures so far.”
The thirteen films presented in Professor Ghoul’s Horror School Season Three also include the 1967 Peter Cushing feature “The Blood Beast Terror” (June 20) and the creepy 1961 film “Hands of a Stranger” (June 27).
Professor Ghoul’s Horror School is produced and written by Bard Cole and Michael Degnan and directed by Peter Richards. Russ Abernathy is the Executive Producer. The series airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays at midnight on WKNO. Season Three begins on Friday, June 13.
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