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

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

by Elena M. Watson

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Overview

Midnight, 1954. A striking woman in a torn black dress slinks down a cobwebbed, candelabra'd corridor. She stops, shrieks hysterically into the camera, then solemnly says, "Good evening, I am Vampira." Her real name is Maila Nurmi and she was the first in a long line of television horror movie hosts, commonly seen on independent stations' late-night "grade Z" offerings dressed as some zany ghoul or mad scientist. This book covers the major hosts in detail, along with styles and show themes. Merchandise tie-in and fan reactions are also chronicled. The appendices list film and record credits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476611600
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 741,845
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late Elena M. Watson was an editor for the National Capital Area Skeptical Eye.

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