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NEWS & HISTORY
2017

• BSOH magazine issue #9 is completed, a look at the Films Made in Kansas with information on several obscure film makers and rarely seen films.

• BSOH produced a new promo spot for the Free State Comicon (YouTube link) based on the artwork of Dan Rempel, a fun little bit of weirdness featuring Gunther Dedmund doing voice character work.

• BSOH produced a second magazine movie Special Edition on the Films of Bela Lugosi, it was completed, but production stalled.

• BSOH magazine issue #7 on the film Carnival of Souls ( a side project of our reseach for the Criterion Edition DVD) and #8 on the films of Chrisopher R. Mihm are completed.

• A new Blu-ray edition of the film "Carnival of Souls" was released, a project the BSOH served as a consultant on with a number of credits on the discs.

• The Demolition Kitchen archiving project has been growing steadly with nearly all of the BSOH episodes now posted online. As well as a number of special videos, documentation from the previous movie shows "M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest" and "The Escape' Drive-in"

2016

• BSOH has been invited back as a guest at The Freestate Comicon here in Lawrence, if you're in town on October 1st please check out the show.

• BSOH produced two Special Editions of it's magazine, Special Edition #1 has a complete reprinting of all of the BSOH collector cards, the second Special Edition is a complete printing of a Guide to the films of Boris Karloff.

• BSOH shot a series of new episodes for it's 10th Anniversary year featuring a new set and opening sequence to the show.

• On June 13th, BSOH Celebrates it's 10th Anniversary, broadcasting episodes continously for the last ten years.

• BSOH magazine began production on the special issue featuring all of the BSOH mag reviews on the Films of Boris Karloff. We hope to have the issue completed sometime this year.

• BSOH has been asked to consult and maybe even contribute to a future Blue-Ray reissue of "Carnival of Souls" by the Criterion Collection. It's up in the air at the moment, but it's exciting all the same.

• BSOH visited Wondercon this year, got to meet with the comic book publisher coordinator for Famous Monster of Filmland magazine. Maybe something will come from this.

• BSOH becomes one of the first shows to begin airing on a new Roku Channel called BetaMax TV, look for it, there's a lot of really interesting horror content.

• BSOH completes issues #5 and #6 of The Basement Sublet of Horror magazine with #5 a tribute issue to Lawrence based science fiction author James Gunn, while #6 is a tribute to the Kansas film maker Lance Hayes.

• After a massive production binge on the television program in 2014 where around 30 episodes were shot, BSOH finally is able to catch up.

• BSOH revamps the televsion show with a new more dynamic opening title sequence.

2015

• Joel Sanderson, producer of BSOH, has been asked back for another appearance at The Freestate Comicon in Lawrence, KS, October 3rd. Drop by his table and say hello.

• BSOH produces issues #3 and #4 of The Basement Sublet ofHorror magazine with #3 featuring a tribute to Wichita horror host Tom Leahy Jr. and cover by Lawrence artist Dan Rempel featuring the Leahy film "Green Hell from the Void". Issue #4 has cover artwork by Las Vegas artist Bradley Beard along with an interview.

• BSOH is finally able to track down a copy of Tom Leahy Jr. unreleased television pilot "Green Hell from the Void", releasing it to the public on Vimeo and The Internet Archive.

• BSOH has been asked back to produce the commercial spots for The Freestate Comicon.

• BSOH had a guest table spot at Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, selling out of all of the publications during the course of the show.

• Production begins on the third issue of BSOH magazine.

• BSOH renews showings on CATS public television channel in Bloomington, IN for another year.

• BSOH will be returning as a guest at The Freestate Comicon in 2015, we're also producing their video spots again and are assiting in the production of a promotional 10th anniversary pubilcation.

• BSOH begins rebuilding it's Roku channel now using Vimeo as the back end streaming service. Hopefully The Escape' Drive-in Channel (which is also the BSOH channel) wll be back on the Roku schedule soon.

2014

• Joel, producer of BSOH, is an invited comic book creater guest at the 2014 Freestate Comicon. Presenting the release of the 2nd BSOH comic book and both of the first two issues of the BSOH Magazine. BSOH comic book artist Rik 'Mr. Verlin' Livingston is also an invited guest at the show.

• Demolition Kitchen Video produce a series of succesful video spots for the 2014 Freestate Comicon.

• The abbreviation for the show "BSOH" is now listed on the Internet Encyclopedia of Acronyms.

Both of the first issues of the BSOH magazine project are finished printing and first made available at the 2014 Freestate Comicon.

• BSOH begins efforts to launch a channel on Roku internet television, a first attempt is launch but becomes to successful rapidly exceeding the budget for the show. Unfortunately the plug was pulled on the channel because we couldn't afford to keep it running in it's initial configuration. We left the Roku system on good terms and were invited to launch a commercial version of the channel, so that costs could be underwritten. This version is currently in production and the channel should relaunch later this year.

• Gunther produces a series of station promo for the horror host programming on WRCT in York Pennslyvannia, also producing promo spots for CATS in Bloomington, Indiana.

• Production begins simultaneously on a second issue of the BSOH magazine, both issues will be released later in the year.

• WRCT asks BSOH to shoot some promo spots for them, BSOH also offers to shot promo spots for CATS in Bloomington, IN.

• Production begins on issue one of the BSOH magazine, due out late Summer of this year.

• Greg Smallwood artist & co-creator of Dark Horse comics "Dream Thief" completes the cover art for the second BSOH comic book, which is really incredible.

2013

• WOW cable in Lawrence lays off it's public access coordinator Kevin Hoehns, right before the Christmas holiday, which leaves showings of BSOH in limbo.

• Time-Warner cable in Kansas City merges with Comcast and lays off it's public content coordinators, leaving showings of BSOH in Kansas City also in limbo.

• The Seventeenth Season of the show is completed.

• Production begins for the second issue of the BSOH comic book.

• Joel, producer of BSOH, is an invited comic book creater guest at the 2013 Freestate Comicon.

• The BSOH comic book first issue is published in August and offered in four different versions, Deluxe with a special BSOH episode DVD, Special signed edition with limited collector card, a digital version, and a retail edition.

• Gunther Dedmund resigns from the The Horror Host Hall of Fame.

• Gunther is asked back for a sixth Halloween special on local TV channel 6, teaming again with Evelle LeChat's Night Fright. This event is an all night long horror movie special featuring three movies.

• Gunther Dedmund is made one of the coordinators of The Horror Host Hall of Fame.

• Tex LeBeauf returns to BSOH by hosting two new episodes, shot in June.

• BSOH begins production on it's 17th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

BSOH shoots it's 200th episode in May.

• The BSOH comic book, featuring the artwork of California artist Rik Livingston, Jeff Kilian, Dave Fuentes, and with an introduction by Scott Phillips is finalized and readied for printing.

• Joel, producer of the show, sets a personal record of completing the edits of 8 episodes in one day.

• BSOH producer attends Texas Frightmare Weekend as a guest of Mirthquake, meeting artist Berni Wrightson, and actress's Virginia Madsen, Denise Crosby, and Dee Wallace. Thanks to Matt Orsman for making this possible.

• BSOH begins production on it's 17th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

• Gunther sets a new personal record of shooting 20 episode hosting segments in one day, doing this by having all of the scripts & info prepared in advance (including an additional 2 episode reshoots).

• The 300th BSOH collector card is produced, making the full set nearly impossible to collect.

• Gunther attends Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinatti in support of the 2013 Horror Host Hall of Fame ceremony (Gunther was unable to make an appearance at the show in costume, due to travel restrictions).

• BSOH begins production on it's 16th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

• Gunther establishes a series of guest hosts for the show, including Butch R. Cleaver, Ol' Flick (Jim Erickson) from Wichita, and several other people who were interested in helping out.

• Gunther sets a new personal record of shooting 16 episode hosting segments in one day, doing this by having all of the scripts & info prepared in advance.

• BSOH begins production on it's 15th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

2012 • Famed Wichita movie host Jim Erickson, also known as Ol' Flick, Dr. Greymatter, & Leonard Kratsloe, drops by the basement to guest host several episodes of the show. Ben Urish, sometimes known as Keith Gist, visits as well guest hosting an additional episode.

The book "Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990" by Brian Albright is published, Gunther contributed an interview and content about Tom Leahy's film "The Beast From The Beginning Of Time" which is included in the book.  

• Work begins on a BSOH comic book, featuring the artwork of California artist Rik Livingston.

• CATS Community Access Television Bloomington, IN shows a three hour Halloween Special featuring BSOH.

• Gunther is included in an article in Scary Monsters Magazine, issue #84. Dave Fuentes wrote an article on the 2012 Horror Host Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

• Joel, Producer of BSOH is interviewed by Mike Anderson of the Lawrence channel 6 "Not So Late Show" during the Freestate Comicon.

• Joel, Producer of BSOH appears at the Freestate Comicon to promote the show.

• Gunther is asked back for a fifth Halloween special on local TV channel 6, teaming again with Evelle LeChat's Night Fright. This event is an all night long horror movie special featuring three movies.

• Gunther produces another special 30 sec. spot for the Lawrence Channel 6 All Nite Horror Marathon.
 View the TV Spot

• Gunther is an invited guest at the 2012 Freestate Comicon.
View photos from the Freestate Comicon.

• BSOH begins production on it's 13th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

• Demolition Kitchen video is asked to create a 30sec. commercial for the Freestate Comicon & Gunther creates a 30 sec. web promo for the event.

• Demolition Kitchen video begins a new TV series called "Junkyard and the Rabbit", which runs for one season.

• Demolition Kitchen video begins a new TV series called "Living Room", which runs for one season.

• June 13th marks the sixth anniversary of continuous broadcasting of BSOH in Lawrence and across the country. It is also the 23rd anniversary of Joel's movie shows, which have been continously showing since 1989, beginning with The Escape' Drive-in and M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest.

• Gunther Dedmund inducts Wichita horror host Tom Leahy Jr. into the Horror Host Hall of Fame via remote presentation at The Gothic Gathering during Horrorhound Weekend 2012.

• BSOH begins production on it's 13th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

• BSOH shows it first episode in anaglyphic 3D & offers a special 3D Collectors Set for local Lawrence viewers.

• Gunther Dedmund is interviewed by the Daves from Terror From Beyond The Daves horror host blog.

• BSOH launches the Horror Movie Poster Hand Coloring Contest, Stan & Ozzy Hart along with Joesph Braun were the winning artists.

Gunther Dedmund is invited back as a guest at the 2012 Gothic Gathering, part of Horrorhound Weekend in Columbus, Ohio (unfortunately Gunther has to cancel his appearance).

• BSOH begins production on it's 12th season (Seasons are based on episode sets (usually 16 episodes or more), not on actual years of broadcast).

• BSOH steps in to help Jason Hignite of Horrorhound Magazine and assumes design duties on The Gothic Gathering web site and also builds a new site for The Horror Host Hall of Fame.

2011 • BSOH begins production on it's 11th season.

Gunther Dedmund's Virtual Horror Convention Gunther developes an interactive web site called "The Virtual Horror Convention" which is a tougue in cheek parody of the horror convention scene.

• BSOH stages it's first Xmas Trivia Contest over the holidays, Brian Easterling is the Grand Prize winner.

 

Gunther is interviewed on the Lawrence talk show "The Not Late Show" by host Mike Anderson to promote the Channel 6 all nite Halloween Horror Marathon.


• Gunther is asked back for a fourth Halloween special on local TV channel 6, teaming again with Evelle LeChat's Night Fright. This event is an all night long horror movie special featuring three movies and three featurettes.

•Gunther produces a special 30 sec. spot for the Lawrence Channel 6 All Nite Horror Marathon.
 
 

A photo of Gunther is included in a 20th anniversary tribute to Scary Monsters magazine in issue #80, showing many horror hosts as well.


 

Gunther is an invited guest at the 2011 Freestate Comicon.

View photos from the Freestate Comicon.

• Guther Dedmund is asked to create a 30sec. commercial for the Freestate Comicon, the spost airs across Kansas & Missouri. View the spot

• BSOH begins production on it's 10th season.

• June 13th marks the fifth anniversary of continuous broadcasting of BSOH.

• BSOH begins production on it's nineth season with new guest hosts on board, Count Sam Gregula is our remote correspondent interviewer & Butch R. Cleaver will drop by with a bad movie preview.

• BSOH hosts the Friday night Monstercast on The Monster Channel, March 18th.

• A new book of interviews called "Rock N' Roll Party of the Dead", includes Gunther Dedmund is released along with interviews of Clive Barker & Ingrid Pitt and many others.

 

Gunther meets the Daves of "Terror Beyond The Daves" horror host blog at Horrorhound weekend.


• Gunther appears as one of the live hosts for the Monster Channel during Horrorhound Weekend 2011, nearly all of these segments were recorded, except for Gunther's which was not, darn.

• The Unofficial Horrorhound Weekend/G.O.T.H.I.C. Gathering Zacherley Tribute horror host class photo 2011


(A composite of over many different photos, pieced together by BSOH)

• March 25-27 Gunther is invited back to the Horrorhound Weekend horror host tribute featuring Zacherley. A special convention for horror hosts is added to Horrorhound Weekend called G.O.T.H.I.C. Gathering.
Photos from the event:
Day one, March 23
Day two, March 24
Day three, March 25
Day four, March 26

• BSOH launches two new promo for Horrorhound Weekend for the 2011 Indianapolis event, including 3D versions of both promos.

• BSOH creates a series of 11 station IDs for The Monster Channel, which begin airing in rotation, Jan. 6th

• BSOH begins airing daily on The Monster Channel an Internet TV channel, Jan. 5th

• The BSOH promo for Monster Madhouse is shown on an episode of their show. Thanks guys.


2010

• Gunther Dedmund is mention in The Bone Jangler's article on the Horrorhound weekend Vampira Tribute, in issue #76 of Scary Monsters Magazine.

BSOH produces it's 100 episode, December 2010.

• Gunther Dedmund is included in a series of horror host pogs produced by artist Brian (Monkeygoatboy) Maze.

• Gunther is invited back as a juror for the Wild West Film Fest: Scare Show. The Gnome Wins?

• BSOH launches a string of horror host promos for A. Ghastlee Ghoul, Monster Madhouse, Nigel Honeybone, Ms. Monster Hel On Ice & Fright Night Fright Nights.

• June 13th marks the fourth anniversary of continuous broadcasting of BSOH.

• BSOH begins airing on WRCT White Rose Community Television, York PA.

• BSOH makes a guest appearances on the 100 Years of Monster Movies webcast for Victor Von Scary's "Fright Night, Fright Nights".

• BSOH produces episodes for broadcast on the Horror Host Graveyard.
   Channel 20 on Cablevision in Hauppauge, NY.

• Gunther is interviewed for a book on "Rock & Roll" celebrities working in the horror industry, the book features many interviews and is scheduled for release in 2011.

• Gunther Dedmund is included in a recap of the Horrorhound Convention, appearing in several photos in issue #23 of Horror Hound magazine.



The Unofficial Horrorhound Weekend Vampira Tribute horror host class photo 2010
(A composite of twelve different photos, pieced together by BSOH)

 

Gunther meets Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira.
She commented that Gunther "Looks like the illegitimate child of Andy Warhol and Bela Lugosi."


• Gunther is invited to be a guest at the Vampira Tribute, part of the Horrorhound Weekend convention held in March, Indianapolis.

Photos here
or
Day one, 3/26
Day two, 3/27
Day three, 3/28
[Includes photos from Michael Varrati & Tim Manning]

• Gunther appears in the March special edition of Horrorhound magazine in an article on horror hosts appearing at the Horrorhound Weekend.



100 Years of Monster Movies, Gunther takes part in an online broadcast of over 48 hours of monster movies broadcast on the Chiller channel, part of the Horrorhound weekend in Indianapolis. Gunther is the host of two movies during the event (episode #149 was shown & a mashup version of #129 wasn't).



• Gunther is included in the second set of Horrorhost Graveyard's Horror Host Collector cards.

 
Gunther's card   Full set
(click to view larger version)

• Gunther Dedmund is included in a history of horror hosts article in issue
#21 of Horror Hound magazine



• Gunther puts on an eBay fund raiser to help bring Corpse S. Chris to the Horrorhound weekend, it succeeds beyond expectation.

2009

• BSOH completes production on it's 50th episode, October 2009.

• The show switches to from a 60 minute format to 90 minutes.

• Two episodes of BSOH, that feature author Scott Phillips, are shown at the 2009 Truth or Consequences Film Festival in New Mexico.

• BSOH begins it's fourth season, October 2009.

• June 13th marks the third anniversary of continuous broadcasting of BSOH.

• Gunther is interviewed for a new book in production on Horror Hosts, also featuring Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs & Zacherley by Michael Varrati.

• BSOH makes it's second appearance on regular TV as Lawrence channel 6 airs another special Halloween episode.

• Gunther is asked to contribute to a new book in production on regionally produced horror films.


2008 • June 13th marks the second anniversary of continuous broadcasting of BSOH

• BSOH begins it's third season, June 2008

  Author Scott Phillips ("Cottonwood" & "The Ice Harvest") appears on the show as a guest host.

• BSOH makes it's first appearance on regular TV as Lawrence channel 6 airs a special Halloween episode.

• Gunther is added to the list of horror hosts on Wikipedia and also an entry on the show.


2007 • BSOH begins showing on Time Warner Cable's "On Demand" service on channel 113 in Kansas City.

BSOH begins showing on Sunflower Cablevision's "On Demand" service in Lawrence.

• Gunther Dedmund is a judge at the "Scare Factor edition" of the Wild West Film Fest.
  Photos here Here's a video promo that was shot for the event, View Promo Video.

  Gunther meets Sandy Clark, director of a really cool documentary on horror hosts called "American Scary".

BSOH begins showing on Trac 7 in Duluth, Proctor Minnesota, also Superior Wisconsin.

  BSOH is a featured guest at the "Feast of Horrors" convention in Wichita along with Kansas City Horror Host Crematia Mortem. Photos here

  Gunther meets Crematia Morten, host of Kansas Cities "Creature Feature", "One of the most interesting and professional people I've ever met" - Gunther

  Gunther meets Gidget Gein formerly of the band Marylin Manson.


R.I.P. Gidget Gein 1969 - 2008


2006
  BSOH begins showing on Cox Cable channel 7 in Wichita, KS.

BSOH is featured on public access in Dayton, Ohio, as a featured guest on the Horror host Underground's cable access network.

• The Lawrence local newspaper Lawrence Journal World runs a full page feature on BSOH.

BSOH featured on the front cover of local Lawrence, KS. news magazine "The Lawrencian".

• June 13th the movie shows continue as "The Basement Sublet of Horror" goes on the air on Sunflower public access TV channel 99, Lawrence, KS.


1996-2002
Joel dressed to host a "Cosmic Cowboy" edition of the show.
M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest begins a six year run at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. This version was a full stage show with musical guests, interactive contests and the famous prize drawing.

A video history of the show is posted on YouTube, click here for more info.
1996 • The first test version of a TV show version of the movie show is run on Sunflower cablevision in Lawrence, KS. The project was abandon because copyright clearances couldn't be obtained at that time for future episodes, the test show ran at random times during the channel 6 broadcast schedule as filler.

1993-1996 • An indoor version of the Escape' Drive-in is created called "M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest", it has a three year run at the Freestate Brewery's beer garden, Lawrence, KS.
1993 • The Escape' Drive-in performs on the main stage at Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS. With Matt Kirby, Bill Wachpress, Fred Gutknecht, Karl Ramberg and Danger Bob.

1989-1998 The Escape' Drive-in party is started in Vinland, KS.
Showing the first re-edited feature films. Escape' shows were held in Vinland, Lawrence, Kansas City and Wichita.

Video excerpts from several performances are posted on YouTube, click here for more info.
1990 First horror hosted films a double feature of "The Killer Fish" & "Brotherhood of Satan"
1987-1988 • In conjunction with Joel's KMUW Aftermidnight radio show "Midnight Hour", a series of concerts are staged at Sky Bowl lanes in Wichita, KS. Both the Blivets and Klyde Konner perform sets out on the bowling lanes, this is also the first appearance of the prize drawings.
1987 • Monster Island Radio is replaced by a radio feature show on regional bands & music, first called "Sister Midnight" (the original title, a women's music show) then renamed "Midnight Hour". Produced by Joel Sanderson.
1984 image• The first appearance of Gunther Dedmund was as co-host for a Wichita State University benefit midnight movie show with Gustopher Glitch at the C.A.C.. Gunther first appeared as a zombie, the only thing that stayed in the current costume was the glasses (which are Joel's old glasses from when he was in junior high).
1983 - 1988 • Cut-up found film, sculpture and audio experiments are shown at various venues in Wichita, KS. Early works included "Big Game" re-edited film with J.S./Mike Curtis (Victor Wulf) score and "Halftime" an overly ambitious multimedia presentation for a KMUW benefit.

1983 • Monster Island Radio goes on the air, KMUW Aftermidnight 89.1 in Wichita. Hosted by BSOH producer Joel as "Hap Hazard" named for his deejay style.
1980 - 1981 • The first re-edited films are shown as unscheduled intermissions dropped into regular movie showings at the 50-S Drive-in, Emporia, KS.

1970 • Joel stages his first movie shows in his parents garage or basement showing 8mm silent classics to the neighborhood kids, he hand draws the flyers one at a time.

Joel editing film in his basement in 1996,
the basement would soon fill with old film and junk
becoming the Basement Sublet of Horror.

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