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Hel on Ice: Trick & Treat

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California horrot host Ms. Monster has a show called Hel on Ice on which she appears with Tit & Tat, her monster melons. In this Halloween clip, Trick & Treat, the melons go trick and treating.



Visit her website at: http://www.msmonster.com/

Mr. Lobo - Don't Haunt the House (at the end of the street)

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Don't Haunt the House (at the end of the street) is a new Halloween song featureing an introduction by Mr. Lobo. It has lyrics written by Mr. Lobo, with music by Scott Moon and vocals by Peter Petty from the Sacramento Opera.
Click play to listen to Don't Haunt the House (at the end of the street):

Right click here to download: Don't Haunt the House (at the end of the street)

The World of the Weird Monster Show Halloween 2008

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Here is the Halloween 2008 episode of The World of the Weird Monster Show.

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The Ghoul Halloween

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Cleveland, Ohio horror host The Ghoul revived the Ghoulardi character in 1971 and continues to this day, although on the internet.

Here is a Halloween clip from his show:

Monster Horror Theatre Show

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Dr. Cadaver's Monster Horror Theatre Show ran in Florida from 1998 - 99. It stared Dr. Cadaver and Igor and lasted 11 episodes. Here is the last one, a Halloween themed one that featured the movie The Corpse Vanishes.

Super Scary Saturday

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Al Lewis revived his Grandpa character from The Munsters as a horror host on Super Scary Saturday. It ran from 1987 - 1989 on cable station TBS.

Here's a commercial for the show:


Here is Grandpa presenting The Mummy:

Here is Grandpa presenting Godzilla's Revenge:

Chilly Billy's Vamp

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In 1971 Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater host, Chilly Billy Cardille recoreded a 45 rpm record called Chilly Billy's Vamp. It included the song Chilly Billy's Vamp and Strange But True Tales, which were creepy true stories.

Right click here to download: Chilly Billy's Vamp

Dr. Shock's 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular

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Ohio's FOX 36 aired Dr. Shocks X-Ray Chiller Theatre from 1989 until 1992. Here are the hosting segments from Dr. Shock's 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular.

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Check out his website at : http://dr.shock1.tripod.com/index.html

Midnite Screams

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Midnite X is the host of Midnite Screams, a new horror host show that is currently trying to find a channel to pick them up. She is joined by characters such as Shaniqua Forne' and Uncle Boris. The show will feature newer movies as well as some older classics.

Here is a promotional trailer for Midnite Screams:


Here is a clip of Midnite Screams:



Check out her website at: http://www.midnitescreams.com/

Ghoul A-Go-Go Episode 14

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Ghoul A-Go-Go's episode 14 is all about Japan. It features movies, clips, commercials, and performances by The 5,6,7,8s and Petty Booka.
Here is the full episode:

Theater Bizarre

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Theater Bizarre was a horror movie show on Albany, NY's WXXA TV 23 in the 1980s. It did not have an on screen host, but on each episode there was a narrator giving a brief description of the movie that was going to be shown.
Here is the opening for House on Greenapple Road:


Here is the opening for My Bloody Valentine:


Here is the opening for The Howling:

Commander USA's Halloween Special

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The USA Network's resident horror host in the 1980s was Commander USA. He hosted Commander USA's Groovie Movies and this is his only Halloween show.
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Cinema Insomnia Halloween Special 2006

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Mr. Lobo, the host of California's Cinema Insomnia, had a Halloween special in 2006. Watch all the hosting segments below.
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Monster Madhouse Magazine # 34

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Monster Madhouse frequently releases a digest version of their show online. It's filled with parts of the hosting segments, interviews, video from conventions, skits, and music.
Here is episode # 34 featuring a model kit building challenge, a face painting demonstration, a music video, trailer, and more:

Cryptique: Basket Case

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Cryptique, with Miko Macabre, started it's new season in October 2008 with Episode 1 featuring the movie Basket Case.
Watch it here:

The Pimp's Horror House

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Cleveland based horror host The Pimp presents The Pimp's Horror House. During the showing of the movie there are lots of break-ins with comments from The Pimp and his guests. Also inserted into the movie are clips from cartoons and old films, custom computer animation, skits, and audio additions. Joining The Pimp on the show are characters such as Son of Pimp and The Ogre.
Here is a clip featuring Killer Shrew:


Here is a clip featuring She Beast:


Here is a clip featuring Werewolf in a Girls Dorm:


Visit The Pimp at: http://www.ilovehorror.com

Chiller Theatre 2008

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On October 25, 2008 Zacherley returns to horror hosting in special Chiller Theatre episode. He will be featured in the introduction and some bumpers during the showing of the movie Tarantula on New York's WPIX channel 11.


Here is a commercial for the special:

Screaming Yellow Theater

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The original Svengoolie was played by Jerry G. Bishop on Screaming Yellow Theater which ran from 1970-1973. The Chicago based show was extremely popular and featured commercial parodies, skits, and and funny songs.
Here are a few clips from Screaming Yellow Theater:






Jeepers Keeper

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After Ghoulita left Jeepers Creepers Theater, Jeepers Keeper took over the hosting duties. He was played by Fred Stuthman, who stayed until the show ended.

Night Frights

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Night Frights, an Arkansas based horror host show, started in 2007. Evelle LeChat hosts public domain horror movies and shows old drive-in commercials.
Here is the Night Frights Bite featuring The Brain That Wouldn't Die:

Here is the Night Frights Bite featuring The Satanic Rites of Dracula:


Visit the Night Frights website here: http://night-frights.com

Ghoulita

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Ghoulita replaced Jeepers Creepers in Jeepers Creepers Theater when he left the show. She was played by Lietta Harvey 1963 to 1964.

Morgus The Magnificent Song

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Dr. John, recording under the name Morgus and the Ghouls, made a song about New Orleans horror host Dr. Morgus in 1958. It was called Morgus The Magnificent.

Click the Play button to listen to Morgus The Magnificent:

Right click here to download: Morgus The Magnificent

Count Pelicula's Theatre of Horrors

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Count Pelicula's Theatre of Horrors recently ended it's run on channel 55, The Tube in Houston, Texas. Running from April of 2007 to April of 2008 it starred Count Pelicula and other characters, such as Da Spida, Chlamydia, and The Lobster.
The show featured many sketches and interaction with the films they showed, including some of the classic Universal monster movies.

Here are the hosting segments for the July 28, 2007 episode where they presented the movie The Mummy's Curse:
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Check out their website at: http://www.countpelicula.com

The Basement Sublet of Horror: The Horror Host Special

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Episode 117 of The Basement Sublet of Horror is The Horror Host Special. It features the story of how The Basement Sublet of Horror came to be, including many rare clips, behind the scenes footage, and bloopers. Also presented are interviews with the creator and other cast and crew members.

The remaining parts of the show have interviews with other Kansas horror hosts. A current interview with Crematia Mortem delves into the background of her show and she reveals some fun stories and anecdotes.
A vintage 1986 interview with Tom Leahy, who played The Host with Rodney on Nightmare, includes rare footage of him during the show's run.
This is a great show with a lot of background information on all the hosts and first-hand stories that give a good idea of what the shows were like to create.
Here is some of the Crematia Mortem interview from the special: