Teri L. Sullivan
October 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
Professor Ghoul’s Horror School Is Back in Session
New episodes are on the lesson plan for Professor Ghoul’s Horror School, WKNO’s Friday night horror movie series. Professor Ghoul (Michael Degnan), and his student, Shotzi the cat (puppeteered and voiced by Bard Cole), will return this month with three new features and a special Halloween night broadcast.
On Friday, October 17, school is back in session as The Professor takes a stab at answering letters for Aunt Agona’s advice for the lovelorn, including one about home decor from the heroine of “The Screaming Skull” (1958). Stephanie Norwood guest stars.
On October 24, while presenting the 1963 film “Night Tide,” starring Dennis Hopper, Shotzi and the Professor find the thought of students Doug Graves (Alan Long) and Buddy Lee Curtis (Brandon Cunningham) dating twins a bit fishy.
Then on October 31, the Professor and Shotzi host a night of Halloween thrills, starting with Twisted Tales of Poe: Theater of the Mind at 8:00 p.m. At 9:00, they’ll present a special hour-long presentation compiling two “lost episodes” of Professor Ghoul’s Horror School, featuring guest stars Christopher Rex, Nolan Smith, Tony Isbell, and Andy Fleming, with Edena Hines as Miss Karen and Justin Willingham as “The Phantom of Overlook.”
At 10:00, the Halloween treats continue with another new episode from Professor Ghoul’s Horror School, featuring the Ed Wood movie “Night of the Ghouls” (1959). In this episode, a shocking revelation brings TJ Kapowsky and Professor Ghoul together again, as they face a mystery from their past.
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.
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the Mid-South for more than 58 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses the power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South with quality educational and cultural programs that inform, entertain, and inspire. For more information: wkno.org
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