Who's your favorite horror host ? Elvira is of course the one most people are familiar with and I must admit until I watched American Scary (2009) even I was not aware of the wide variety of horror hosts that once existed in the various local TV channels. With names like Zacherley, A. Ghastlee Ghoul, Vampira, Ghoulardi and local Atlanta favorite Bestoink Dooley these unique individuals helped keep horror alive and to many viewers they were like old friends to share a night in front of the TV with. I can remember watching Elvira's Movie Macabre with my sister on late nights when I was allowed to stay up that late back in the early 80s and I really credit that show with being the seed that grew into a life long love of everything Horror.
And even today the horror host tradition lives on on you tube and in basement production facilities all over the world. You can buy their DVDs or download their shows online in many cases. We are adding a new feature to the 80s Horror site to showcase some of the best work of these horror gurus from all over the world, if anyone has any suggestions as to a good host that deserves mention please let me know.