Castle of Horror: Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Torturous Ordeal OR A Revelation

The Castle team did TWO Halloween episodes this week because we're so in the spirit– the first is a shorter episode on a very strange curio you may have heard of: the aired-once, now-available-for-streaming 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween Special. 

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Castle of Horror: Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Torturous Ordeal OR A RevelationCastle of Horror: Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Torturous Ordeal OR A Revelation

Paul Lynde was a familiar face on TV in the mid-century and someone who traded heavily on the tension of his in-the-closet-out-of-the-closetness. His Halloween Special is a grab bag of pop culture relevance. We have bits from rock band KISS freshly on the scene, Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly of Happy Days, Billie Hayes and Billy Barty of the Krofft shows HR Pufnstuf and Dr. Shrinker, Margaret Hamilton in her Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch makeup for the first time since 1938. All this plus great sets and terrible, terrible jokes. We try to make sense of this show.

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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, author of the upcoming Young Captain Nemo creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing; Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man; Tony Salvaggio, lead singer of the band Deserts of Mars, lead guitarist of the band Rise from Fire, and co-creator of Clockwerx from Humanoids; attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver; and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.

About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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