At comic cons, I am always on the lookout for local horror hosts. I find them fascinating. At PopCon Milwaukee, I found two great ones in Dr. Destruction and Lilith Lovecraft. Based out of Kenosha, WI, the macabre duo has been entertaining horror fans for many years.
Nicknamed "The Godfather of Goth," Dr. Destruction lists his birth year as 1905. I'd say he is aging incredibly well. He was the Channel 14 Newcomer of the Year in 2003, one of many awards and accolades he has collected over the years.
Lilith is his lovely hostess and she's not just there to brighten the set. Her contributions, including her Pro Wrestling Report, are always entertaining.
They have great chemistry together and they present an eclectic mix of interesting topics. In the world of horror hosts, it is difficult to truly stand out, but Dr. Destruction and Lilith have made their mark and have quite a following. In addition to their personalities, their show is unique in that they aren't limited to old horror movies. They discuss "the underground, unusual and macabre," as they like to say. I have to agree with Lilith about wrestling fitting into at least one (if not all) of those categories. In any case, the result is 4 hours of fun every week night!
In the interview below, Dr. Destruction and Lilith talk about their ongoing projects, their favorite horror hosts, their favorite wrestlers and more. Dr. Destruction also gives us a couple area history nuggets.
For more info on these two and their projects, check out the Dr. Destruction Facebook page, the Lilith Lovecraft Facebook page and the Dr. Destruction's Bigtop Radio Broadcast After Midnight Facebook page. You can also give them a listen, Monday through Friday, midnight to 4 a.m. on AM1050 WLIP or streamed at WLIP.com.
Thank you to PopCon Milwaukee for their hospitality. Thanks, too, to Dr. Destruction and Lilith for their time and consideration.