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Television Horror Movie Hosts: 68 Vampires, Mad Scientists and Other Denizens of the Late-Nightairwaves Examined and Interviewed

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Examining a long line of television horror movie hosts, this book covers the major hosts in detail, along with styles and show themes. Merchandise tie-in and fan reactions are also chronicled.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by McFarland & Company (first published October 1991)
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Shawn
May 10, 2010 Shawn rated it really liked it
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Nice overview of the peculiarly American phenomena of hosted horror movies. In a sense, the topic is ephemeral and much more suited to a visual documentary (when footage exists, which is rare for the older hosts) than a book, but it's nice Ms. Watson took the time to put what information there is together into one package. Good show and worth reading for anyone who spent time as a kid staying up too late watching some scary movie and laughing before the commercial breaks.

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Literary_Octopus
Jul 22, 2016 Literary_Octopus rated it it was ok
This book was probably very helpful at one point. It has been replaced entirely by a handful of Wikipedia pages.
John Young
Aug 03, 2009 John Young rated it liked it
Great topic, but it does read like a high school-level interview... Great overview of the late night (in most cases) TV horror movie hosts that have waxed and waned on the airwaves.
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