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Television Horror Movie Hosts: 68 Vampires, Mad Scientists and Other Denizens of the Late-Nightairwaves Examined and InterviewedElvira's Movie Macabre: Maneater of Hydra/The House That ScreamedWho'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.

4 comments:

  1. My favorite host will always be Svengoolie. Although, I grew up on Elvira as well!

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  2. Elvira for sure. Own every dvd including all the movie macabre dvds.

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  3. I love the Crypt Keeper but I liked Elvira too!

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  4. Oh... Elvira!
    In Germany we do not have something so at all. Early beginning of the 90th had tried the TV transmitter RTL plus sometimes. At that time he emitted late of evening a TV show, in, unfortunately, for Germany typically in scenes of violence cut horror films of a woman (no German word for the kind of the disguising... gives maybe rather vampire's lady without rice teeth) was presented. This was quite nice, unfortunately, there is not already since 1993 any more. However, I know Elvira only from the film "Elvira - Mistress of the Dark", know them in the USA is clearly more known than here in Germany! In any case, I find Elvira just really sexy and cultic! An icon of the 80s!

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