was a character (portrayed by Detroit, Michigan
-area radio disc jockey
Tom Ryan) who hosted monthly specials presenting B movie horror films
with comedy skits on Detroit television station WDIV
from 1982 to the early 1990s.
Count Scary was a comically stereotypical vampire
. His favorite catch phrase (invariably accompanied by a "spooky" sounding musical sting) was "Oooh, that's scaary
Eventually, Count Scary was dropped by WDIV and moved on to WKBD
's "Shocktoberfest" program for several years. After "Shocktoberfest" was no longer able be aired by WKBD due to the station's commitment to the then-new Fox
network, the Count had a special or two on WXYZ
, but these were more subdued affairs with fewer segments featuring the character than the older shows.
Count Scary's last TV appearance was a team up with the Ghoul
for a 1996 Halloween
special for WKBD, butRyan continuted to use the character on his WOMC
radio show each Halloween, up until his dismissal by the station's new management in 2007. Read More