DOCTOR MADBLOOD'S MAIL BAG
Now that the Pungo Post Office is dumping full wheelbarrels of letters over here on the Madblood Mansion front porch, we thought we'd share some of the nice things that people have had to say:
Back in 1988, I was the Klingon Captain that beat you up at Universal Studios in LA. You were part of the landing party in the Star Trek movie. Did you ever air that late nite? I saw you on the air when I was stationed in VA Beach. I am now in Newport, RI. I still have the video.
Dear Doctor Madblood,
Just a quick line to say how much I enjoyed the latest Naro screening of PLAN 9,one of the greatest "anticlassics" of all time.I love the screenings and look forward to more.If you know any other titles that have been selected for Naro lateshows ,I'd love to know what they are.Anyway,thanks again for the great show and I wish you well on the new season !
I was telling my partner about watching your show when I was a teenager in Petersburg, VA. How my sister and I would struggle to get the TV Antenna in the right postion to pick up your signal! God, we loved your show! We loved the Brain! The two of you were the funniest duo we had ever see! I still have my certificate from when I joined the Merry Madblood Mirth Makers!
We were playing around on the internet and for giggles, we ran your name! And there you are!!
God, I wish we could get your show up here! Talk about a blast! Get all my friends together, eat popcorn and watch your show! Do you still use the same theme music??
Thanks for the great memories!
Hey, I used to watch you guys all the time when I was little. I used to get so scared from your theme music. But the movies were great. You dont see horror movies like that anymore. When i found the website, it brought back alot of memories. Thanks for the nightsmares haha..
Keep up the good work
I was present at the Naro Expanded Theater for your showing of Creature From The Black Lagoon. What a thrill it was to finally see this classic in all it's 3-D glory! I cannot wait to be present at more creature features! I have been a fan of yours since the late 70's. Now at 33 years young I still like to tune in and see what the Doc has to offer. I must give you kudos on one of past shows on SKY4. You aired Horror Express starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. One of my all time favorite horror films!! I was estatic to say the least! Please keep up the terrorrific work at the manor!!
It was great to see you at the NARO last night for the Creature FBL. I have been watching you since the '70s when I had to sneak down to turn on the TV at 1 A.M. Last night I brought my wife and kids along and we had a great time. Thank you for signing a picture for my kids – they proudly showed it to their grandparents today! I am glad the show is coming back and just in time for Halloween!
I hope the NARO shows will continue – I would suggest any of William Castle’s films or the original Thing.
I’ll be tuning in in October,
Thanks for a great show on Friday the 3rd. It was a real treat seeing a vintage 3-D movie, particularly when that movie is one of my favorites. As per your request, I would love to see "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" on the big screen. Its a real hoot. The original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein would also be nice. This is a great festival, and I hope it continues for a long time to come.
We recently vacationed at the Outer Banks and watched your show for the first time. Our childrens age 5 and 8 absolutely loved your show. I loved it because it reminded me of watching Chiller Theatre at my grandparents house in Pittsburgh many years ago.
We relocated to Richmond a few years ago but still to far for coverage and short of DirectTV, I was wondering if there are any DVDs or tapes available for purchase of the Madblood series?
Thanks and keep the genre alive.....
I enjoyed the movie.I'm glad your show comes on Saturday nights now so that I can see it. I liked your show and the movies way back starting in the 1970's.
I just wanted to
let you know that I really enjoyed the interviews with the folks
from the festival. One of my favorite movies is
War of the Worlds and it was really cool that Ann Robinson was interviewed.
Joel: We are happy to provide a little alternative programming for you. Thanks for watching!
enjoyed the show last nite and all the originals. do you remember shock theatre.
Fred: Shock Theatre is fondly remembered by many folks in this market, but it was already off the air when Executive Producer Jerry Harrell moved here in 1974. You’ll find a very nice tribute to Ronald and The Cool Ghoul in Elena Watson’s excellent book Television Horror Movie Hosts (1991, McFarland & Co) which is now available in paperback.
thanks for having a show that my son and I can share. Good luck with the effort.
Flye (with able assistance from my 8 year old son, John)
Dan and John: Please keep watching and thanks for turning us on!
Just wanted to say you are the best! You make a night at home worth while...so much garbage on tv now-a-days. It's refreshing to kick back and enjoy television with a classic.....the movie...not you doc...wouldn't want to call you a classic.....could get misconstrued....lol
Rick: Don’t worry we’d never take being called a classic the wrong way.
Dear Dr. Madblood,
Angela: Thanks for finding us again. Don’t worry, someday somebody will laugh at HIS hair!
Dear Dr. Madblood:
I am a long time Madblood fan. I actually saw the first episode. My wife is a relatively new fan we both enjoyed last weeks show, especially the flash backs.
I wonder if it would be possible to occasionally air the old shows in their entirety?
Keep up the great entertainment, and here's hoping that Dr. Madblood lives on at Madblood Mannor for a long long time.
THE SHOW SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER AND BETTER . THE OLD FILM FOOTAGE YOU HAVE ADDED TO THE END OF THE SHOW IS GREAT IT'S A NICE TOUCH . I HAVE TO ADMITT I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THIS PART OF THE SHOW MORE THAN ANYTHING . IT'S GREAT WATCHING HOW CRAZY YOU AND THE CAST WERE BACK IN THOSE DAYS . AND THAT'S WHAT MADE ME A FAN OF SHOW .SO PLEASE PLEASE KEEP SHOWING THE OLD FOOTAGE AND KEEP UP THE CRAZY THINGS THAT YOU DO .
Danny and David: Many of our longtime fans have expressed delight at the airing of our vintage episodes. We’ve enjoyed seeing these classic clunkers as well and we will keep it up.
I am so bummed!! I am sitting here at my sister's house in Virginia Beach for a visit from my home in California looking over your website. She just informed me that you have started your show up once again on Saturday Nights and I CAN'T SEE IT!! There's no Madblood in CA!!
Doctor Madblood was a hugh part of my weekend fun during the 1970's and 80's, so much so that I applied and was accepted as member # 43 in the Merry Madblood Merthmakers in your first year! I was one of the few nutty kids that would stay up until 3:00am every Saturday Night to watch your show. I remember watching the first Madblood show when Saturday Night Live was only weeks old. I wish all my kids could watch the shows of old (and new) just to enjoy the MADness and humor of Dr. Madblood's Movies. They too could enjoy a 'kastinka of a moovee' like I did. I especially loved the credits at the end and the music choices played with them (like "Pencil Thin Mustache", surely Mr. Arlo helped pick them out!).
If there ever is an opportunity to see the old shows, they'd be great hits especially with your oldest of old fans. I support and will be watching for a DVD of the 'Best Of"!! In the mean time, I'll be looking to see if Directv will ever offer viewers the option to purchase local market tv shows. Thanks for all the memories.
Still a fan and member...
Roy: It was great to hear from such a longtime fan. Sorry you live so far away, but keep us in your thoughts.
Thanks Tim, and welcome to the gang!
are you? What are you? Your show is so....so...silly yet absolutely
infectious. I adore watching anything old, especially the Hitchcock
shorts. Every Friday night, I light a tray of candles, crawl into bed,
snuggle up with my cats and watch you go Frankenstein on us. I've been
hooked for nearly a year now. I can't tell you how ever lovin' teed
off I get when that stinking baseball preempts you!
I lived in Norfolk Va. about 23 years ago ( I used to visit my brother out there during the 80's when I would still see you on halloween.) I first watched your show on the summer of 1975 and became an instant fan) I have wished that I could have recorded your show to watch, over the years and play them back for my kids (they don't know what they missed.
When we moved from Virginia in 1980 after my father retired from the NAVY things were never the same. I would visit Virginia during the summer every now and again and stay out there to ketch your halloween specials (barely making it back home in time late to join school).
It is really great to see you are still doing the show (I wish i could see it.)
of my fondest memories of the seventies was going to The haunted manson
in Virginia beach and seeing you! We waited in line about 3 hours. But
it was well worth it. Thanks for making us laugh. And making the sthinkers
movies even better. I have often told my kids about you. And that Elvira
never had nothing to compete with. You were the best!!!! You should
have been in Hollywood so all the Adult, kids and families could have
seen you. In those days, When Dr. MAdbloods MOvie was on WAVY-TV 10.
It was the best days of my life. Thanks for being there!
DOC THAT WAS REALLY OUTSTANDING TONIGHT IT WAS JUST LIKE OLD TIMES .I
By the way my sons Ryan 13 and Vance 11 were the ones who told me about a show called Dr. Madblood. I wish you could have seen their faces when I told them I watched it back in the 70's. Shame on me I didn't know you were back on the air,great kids,huh!
A mature fan,
I just found your website, and WOW, I can't believe the memories that came back!
I cannot believe that it has been twenty-seven years or more since I used to watch your show. Back in 1976 I was a sleepy, ten year old, who loved to stay up late to watch your show. Of course, this was only when my parents would let me. Thankfully, I talked my Dad into watching one of your episodes with me, and he was hooked too!
The movies you had on your show, truly were "schtinkers" at times, but I loved watching the skits with you and the other characters. Between you and Mike Arlo, I think I laughed myself half to death.
Sadly, I had to move away from Va Beach about eighteen years ago. Anyway, thanks for letting me say "hi", and reminisce a little. I don't know if I can ever explain to my children how much fun your show was, but I will try. I am sure, if they ever got a chance to watch, they too would be hooked like my Father and I so many years ago!
Thanks again for the memories!
Msgt Mike Shelton
I was just reminiscing with some buddies (via email), about being stationed together in Va Beach in the late 70's/early 80's (NAS Oceana). We started wondering about "that horror movie show and the host". I am simply amazed and proud of you and your cast that Dr Madblood is still around. What a hoot!
Casey Turner Louisville, KY
I love your show, I have been a fan since way back when. I just recently found out that you were back on the the telly. I remember as a kid sneaking to stay up late on sat, night to watch, return of the werewolf and the mummies curse and the bigfoot movies and being scared out of my mind. Keep up the good work and I will see you Friday nights.
When are we going to get some of the good ole scary movies like Dracula, the mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc... I am tired of Hitchcock movies.
PS - Have loved the Madblood series for almost 30 years now! Great to see you back.
(Troy: If we could get the rights to those classics, we'd certainly be showing them! I miss them too. But you will have to tune to American Movie Classics on cable for those titles.)
I just wanted to thank all of you for putting on such a great show every Friday evening. I look forward to watching the show all week, every week! Thanks for making such a fun program. Keep up the good work!
One of your fans,
I just want to say that I have been watching ya'll since its beginning. Thank you all for a lot of memories. You guys make Friday nites worth staying in for.
When I moved my family to Va.Beach in 82, my son and daughter (13 & 8 at the time) loved your late nite show. Now, 20 years later my son and daughter enjoy your reincarnated show just as much, but my wife and I who did not know of the show back then enjoy it as much if not more than they do now.
Keep up the good work!
I would like to be eloquent and meaningful but I'll just say I am very happy that you are back on the air. I have enjoyed your show from the 1 A.M. spot on Wavy TV 10 in the 70's to the Saturday afternoon spot to the Channel 15 days. I like the new setup with Hitchcock and Thriller and I am happy to report that my kids like it too.
Glad to have you back,
My daughter Alicia and myself, Rob, are very huge fans of yours.....I was telling her how I used to watch your show a long time ago; to her anyway, Alicia is 10; and how great it is to have you back on the air! Forever we hope.
Rob and Alicia Granozio
Hello, I just discovered your show a couple of months ago and just love it! You guys have the greatest sense of humor!!
I had a question about that Madblood Manor. Is that a real house located somewhere around Hampton Roads? That is some mansion - it's magnificent!!!
(Cathy: The 'real' Madblood Manor is located on the corner of Court and North Streets in Portsmouth.)
Link to Portsmouth Attractions page (scroll down to "Olde Towne Walking Tour," see downloadable map to find Court and North Streets)
May 31, 2003
Hello and welcome back! I watched the show on WSKY on Friday 10/4/02 and I enjoyed it very much. I think the idea of having the Hitchcock mysteries is super. I had never seen the one with Shatner. Great stuff. You know, you could show almost any type of horror-sci-fi or mystery movie. Since it is a "Dr. Madblood" movie after all! The piece on the Blood Feud was a good public interest nod. Will they still have Sci-Con? More Patience, please!
Best - Gordo
Gordo: Thanks for watching and getting in touch. The idea for teaming Hitchcock, Karloff and Madblood seems to be a good one and we thank Glenn Holterhaus at SKY4 for bringing the show to Friday nights in prime time. Quite a big step after being around for twenty seven years! We really have had a good time finding all those little performances from famous folks before some of them were household names. We also certainly enjoy supporting the local Fantasy and Sci-fi groups at their cons whenever we can. We usually don't have much to do with organizing them, so you can probably find out more about them on the Internet or at your local comic book/fantasy/gaming stores. We'll try to post the info on our site when we find out what's going on. And, yes, we are happy when Nurse Patience joins us. She certainly brightens up the lab and keeps the monsters in line.
Dear Dr. Madblood,
Welcome back. I used to watch your show, when you were on in the 1970s. You used to be on Saturday nights. Then they put you back on about one or two in the morning. You used to show different movies. I always loved you and your show. I'm glad to see you back on and at an earlier hour. I used to see (you) on a commercial years ago.
Dear Clare: Thanks for remembering those days gone by. It's good to still be on the air after all this time. And it doesn't hurt at all to be seen at the earlier time. So we're not just on when our most loyal late night fans can find us, but now we are picking up a whole new bunch of viewers. Keep on watching!
Dear Dr. Madblood
I am looking for the Alfred Hitchcock episode, where he says "I trust that everyone is enjoying the music, this was meant for your pleasure." I've been watching your Friday shows on SKY4.
Dear Mike: Unfortunately, we don't have the episodes indexed with info about the Hitchcock introductions. That would be helpful, since some of those bits are as much fun as the rest of the shows. We'll keep an eye out for that bit, but. If we come across it, it'll probably happen by accident, but it'll turn up one of these days. We'll let you know. Thanks for getting in touch and keep tuning us in!
Hi Doctor Madblood,
It is great to see you and Brain back on the air, gives me something to look forward to, which should tell how exciting my single life is.
I keep looking for one Alfred Hitchcock episode that scared my sister and I to tears. I cannot remember the name of it, but it was about this rich man who fell in love with his housekeeper. They plotted to kill his wife. Of course they did, but then little by little her image began to appear on the wall. It was a creepy episode.
Well keep up the cheesy comedy, and I'll see you on the air.
Dear Connie: It's really great being seen. Brain says "hey!" (Actually Brain says a lot of things we try not to pay attention to, so we'll just leave it at "hey!") We'll keep an eye out for that episode and let you know when it turns up. Thanks for watching and writing to us. We appreciate it.
Dear Dr. Madblood:
I am a 52 year old who has been a fan of yours since you first started. My family was originally from Jackson County Tennessee which is located about half way in between Knoxville and Nashville. It is just a few miles from Cookeville (Cumberland Mountain region).
My family moved to Hampton, Va. in May of 1959 and I have been a fan of every horror movie show that has ever been shown in Tidewater Va. (the original Shock Theatre, Creature Feature, your show, Chamber Theater, etc.), the one exception being the second Shock Theatre. Those disc jockeys from Z104, what a couple of boring knuckleheads!
My father was the chief engineer at the Hampton Veterans Hospital and I was raised on the grounds of the hospital. Our house was once a Treasury building and my bedroom closet was a bank vault! In order to get into the closet, I had to open a heavy steel door!
One reason for writing this letter is to ask you if you are going to show one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock episodes. I can't remember the title, but I can give you a description. The episode starred Jack (Cassidy) ... and Hazel Court. Jack's character has a young son and a girlfriend (Court). When the girlfriend receives a marriage offer from her elderly boss, Jack encourages her to marry him. "After all, he can't live much longer and you will inherit his fortune!" However, to Jack's dismay, the boss continues to live for a long time...!
Finally, I would like to thank you for all the years of fun and entertainment. I hope to continue to see you and the other cast members for many years to come.
Dear Richard: Thanks for staying with us all these years. Wow, a bank vault in your bedroom?! Gives me some ideas about a new room for my cantankerous Brain... or a bedroom for the monsters. Their snoring gets really loud sometimes. I found the Hitchcock episode you requested, since you were able to remember the actors in it. That was most helpful. It was called "The Pearl Necklace." Besides the lovely Jack and Hazel, it featured Ernest Truex as the old rich guy. (He was the old peddler in the "What You Need" episode of Twilight Zone.) You also asked about us doing bits with Kid Exorcist in them. Kid makes an appearance on the April 11, 2003 Frights in "Cloning Raoul." We have new shows coming up soon and hope to be returning with more foolishness next year.
Thanks for turning us on.
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