|NEWS & HISTORY|
• 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.
• 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 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 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.
• 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 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.
• 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.
Both of the first issues of the BSOH magazine project are finished printing and first made available at the 2014 Freestate Comicon.
• 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.
• Tex LeBeauf returns to BSOH by hosting two new episodes, shot in June.
• Joel, producer of the show, sets a personal record of completing the edits of 8 episodes in one day.
• 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.
|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.
• Work begins on a BSOH comic book, featuring the artwork of California artist Rik Livingston.
• Gunther produces another special 30 sec. spot for the Lawrence Channel 6 All Nite Horror Marathon.
• 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.
• 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).
|2011|| • BSOH begins production on it's 11th season.
• 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 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.
• Guther Dedmund is asked to create a 30sec. commercial for the Freestate Comicon, the spost airs across Kansas & Missouri. View the spot
• 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 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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".
• 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 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.
BSOH completes production on it's 50th episode, October
• BSOH makes it's second appearance on regular TV as Lawrence
channel 6 airs another special Halloween episode.
|2008||• June 13th marks the second anniversary of continuous broadcasting of BSOH
• BSOH begins it's third season, June 2008
• 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.
• BSOH begins showing on Trac 7 in Duluth, Proctor Minnesota, also Superior Wisconsin.
• 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.
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.|
Drive-in performs on the main stage at Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS. With
Matt Kirby, Bill Wachpress, Fred Gutknecht, Karl Ramberg and Danger Bob.
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||• 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||•
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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