For this installment of the blog I was originally going to do a review of the Tony Watt (aka The Canadian Wildman) films Frankenpimp and Vixen Highway 2006 (both great films BTW so stay tuned). Instead I wanted to take this opportunity to pay tribute to a fello horror host and a wonderful human being Magoo Gelehrter aka GAROU the werewolf also the husband of Danielle Gelehrter aka Penny Dreadful XIII, Magoo lost his valiant struggle with cancer and left us this past friday. The entire horror host community was deeply shocked and saddened by his loss including us here at the monastery of mayhem (brother james, ash, inferna & lady torrid) also send out deepest sympathies to Danielle and Magoo's families.
I personally did not have the opportunity to communicate with magoo on the level that many of my fellow horror hosts did But I followed the posts on his Gofundme and Facebook Pages and did talk thru facebook on several occasions. I was always touched by the optimism,strength and dignity that Magoo used in coping with his illness and was always touched by the upbeat nature in the thank you email's he sent in regards to the donations made to his gofundme campaign and helping to spread the word of his plight with our fans and over the social media.
When I decided to become a horror host about 5 years ago I researched many horror hosts Penny and Garou had stood out not only because of penny's obvious chrisma and attractivness (shes smokin!) but what i watched on youtube and their websites and was captivated by the interplay between Penny and Garou, manfred von bulow and luna . Magoo's comedic timing and his passion and love for the character of Garou shone through every time he was in front of the camera . Tennessee horror host Dr Gangrene had this to say about Magoo "Magoo was the little guy with a funny name and a huge personality -to meet Magoo was to fall in love with him. Funny. Intelligent, warm-hearted and full of love of life" A very appropriate description of Magoo indeed.
Speaking for myself if I could answer any of those questions that i asked previously I would probably be a wiser person than I am now. All I can do is feel what all of us in the horror host community, his family and his fans are feeling now the sadness at his loss but also being grateful that Magoo was able to touch all of our lives in some way large or small, thats a pretty good legacy in my opinion.