Midnight Monster Hop
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|Midnight Monster Hop|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||Castle Blood Entertainment|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||October 7, 2006|
In February 2008, the show began airing on WPXI/RTN Pittsburgh, and as of May 23, 2009 became available nationwide on select Retro Television Network affiliates, showing cult and B horror films with introductions, jokes, and skits inserted between movie segments. The Show was pulled off Retro Television by Ricky, after a contract dispute, so it lost its national reach, tho many local RTV affiliates still run MMH instead of other shows that RTV picked up. A good example was WXYZ-TV's RTV subchannel, which aired it due to WMYD-TV being the originating station of Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In, which RTV picked up for national broadcast.
Midnight Monster Hop may still be seen on many independent stations around the country.
Featured cast members include:
- Gravely MacCabre (Ricky Dick) - Show Host
- Grizelda MacCabre (Karen Schnaubelt Turner Dick) - Co-Host married to Gravely
- Skully MacCabre (Caitlin Dick) - Daughter
- Whiplash (Sarah Black) Malevolent Vampire
- Deliria (Heather Curtis) House Zombie
- Prof Scrye (Chris Handa) Occult Cultural Anthropologist
- Uncle Vlad (Marty Gear) Joke Telling Vampire
- Vapor (Ame Matay) Dead Bride
- Madam Spooky (Dusti Lewars) Musicologist Vampire
Some of the horror movies featured in Midnight Monster Hop include:
In the media
Midnight monster hop was filmed on location at the old location of Castle Blood in Beallsville, PA. All post 2011 content is now filmed at the new Castle Blood in Monessen, PA. Midnight Monster Hop is a combination of traditional horror hosting and a celebration of all things Halloween. The show features the music of King Dapper Combo[permanent dead link] and ends each episode with the tag line, "It's Midnight Somewhere!"