Television Horror Movie Hosts: 68 Vampires, Mad Scientists And Other Denizens Of The Late-Night Airwaves Examined And Interviewed
Publish Date: 2000-10-22
Author: Elena M. Watson
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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.