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Virginia Creepers - The Bowman Body

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Bill Bowman who played the horror host The Bowman Body in various shows in the Virgina area is spotlighted in this clip from the upcoming horror host documentary Virginia Creepers. It features his ukulele playing and some rare clips from his shows.

Watch the clip here:

For more information on Virginia Creepers visit their website: http://www.virginiacreepersmovie.com

The Schlocky Horror Picture Show

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The Schlocky Horror Picture Show airs in Australia and New Zealand and is hosted by Nigel Honeybone. The show started in 2007 and airs on community television.

Here are the hosting segments from the first episode in which Nigel showed the movie Last Man on Earth:

Bloodshot Theatre - The Children

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Here is an episode of San Antonio, Texas based Bloodshot Theatre where host J.R. Ghul presents the movie The Children.

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Horror Kung-Fu Theatre

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The California based Horror Kung-Fu Theatre recently ended it's run on Los Angeles T.V. Hosted by former N.W.O. wrestler The Nightshadow and broadcast live every week since 1992, it became the longest running horror host show in L.A.

The show features a mix of horror and kung-fu movies, as well as videos and shorts. The Nightshadow also has in studio celebrity guests along with some of his regular characters like Revenja the Ninja.

Starting February 28, 2009, Horror Kung-Fu Theatre returns with a monthly internet show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go. It airs at 9:30 EST/6:30 PST on Saturdays at: http://www.cultradioagogo.com/chat.html

Here is an episode of Horror Kung-Fu Theatre featuring the movie Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks and guest Gary Coleman:
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Night Frights - Werewolves

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Night Frights with Evelle LeChat has featured a few werewolf movies. Here are a pair of clips from two of them.

Watch the introduction of Night Frights were Evelle showed Werewolf of Washington:

This is A Night Frights Bite of Evelle presenting Werewolf In A Girls Dormitory:

To see more, visit Night Frights at :http://night-frights.com

Frightmares The Series

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Frightmares the Series is an internet based horror host series that started in September of 2003. All the characters in the show are puppets, including the hosts The Frightmaster and Kane, who introduce a wide variety of movies and old T.V. shows. The Boss is heard but never seen and was the one who sent Kane to make sure The Frightmaster makes the show the way he wants.

Here is Episode 202 of Frightmares the Series which features two episodes of One Step Beyond:

The Best of The It's Alive Show Season 1 DVD

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The Best of The It's Alive Show Season 1 DVD is a collection of most of the hosting segments from The It's Alive Show's first season. Included are many funny segments from the show and sometimes includes on screen text about the clip.
The bonus features include a behind the scenes look at the making of the opening of the show, in color, with audio commentary by Professor Emcee Square and Pointy. There is also a couple of short clips of of Stiffy and Fritz wandering around lost.

To purchase the DVD, visit: The It's Alive Show Store

For more of The It's Alive Show, go to their website at: http://theitsaliveshow.com/

American Scary - DVD Extras

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There are many extra features on the recently released American ScaryDVD. Two interesting ones are extended interview with Tim Conway, who worked on Ghoulardi's show and the wedding on A. Ghastlee Ghoul, which features many horror hosts in attendance.

Here is Tim Conway interview from American Scary:

Here is the wedding of A. Ghastlee Ghoul:

For more about American Scary, visit: http://www.americanscary.com/

Monsterpiece Theatre

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Monsterpiece Theatre ran on WLEX-TV Channel 18 in Lexington, Kentucky from 1985 - 1986 and was hosted by Millicent B. Ghastly. She was joined on the show by a Cookie Monster look-a-like called the Little Blue Guy.

Here is the hosting segments from when Monsterpiece Theatre presented the movie Frankenstein:
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For a history of how the show came about, visit: http://milliesmonsterpiece.blogspot.com/

Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest

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There were a few horror hosts in Australia called Deadly Earnest. In the 1960s - 1970s the Melbourne area had Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest with Earnest played by Ralph Baker. The show ran on the ATV-0 channel, where Earnest was joined by characters including Claw, Hoof, Igor, and Lily.

Here is one of the few remaining clips of this Deadly Earnest:

For information on all the Deadly Earnests, visit: Deadly Earnest Index

The Zomboo Scrapbook

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The Zomboo Scrapbook is a great look into Zomboo's House of Horror Movies and what goes into making a horror host show. It includes a show history, behind the scenes information and pictures, copies of the initial notes and the script for the first episode, articles about the show, and pictures of props, guests, cast and crew. There are capsule summaries of the movies shown, some of the artwork sent in by fans, and Mini Z's jokes. Altogether, it is an entertaining resource for someone who wants to know more about Zomboo's House of Horror Movies or for fans who want to relive memories.

To order, click here: Zomboo Scrapbook

For more about Zomboo, visit: http://zomboo.com

American Scary - Svengoolie & Ghoulardi

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American Scary, the horror host documentary out now on DVD features profiles of many of the earliest and best loved horror hosts. Two of the the hosts included are Svengoolie and Ghoulardi, with reminisces by the men who played them as well as those who worked with them and others who site them as their influences.

Here is the Svengoolie segment from American Scary:

Here is the Ghoulardi segment:

For more about American Scary, visit: http://www.americanscary.com/

The Basement Sublet of Horror - The Film Butcher

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The Film Butcher episode of The Basement Sublet of Horror is a behind the scenes look at the origin and creation of the series. It includes interviews with the star and creator of the show as well as others who have participated in making the show. Previously unseen clips and bloops are also presented.

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For more of The Basement Sublet of Horror visit: http://www.basementsubletofhorror.com/

American Scary DVD

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The horror host documentary American Scary comes to DVD on February 17, 2009. The documentary is a great overview of the horror host genre and provides profiles of many of the original hosts like Zacherley, Svengoolie, Ghoulardi, and Vampira. Memories of the hosts are provided by fans which include some celebrities and modern hosts as well as the hosts themselves. Highlighting the documentary are many clips from different hosts shows and some footage of a convention where many of the hosts appeared. The information they provide enlightens the viewer in the origins of horror hosting in general and the hosts' place in television and cultural history. What comes across strongest is the impact hosts had on peoples lives and the influence on them that continues today.

There are many bonus features on the DVD. They include an audio commentary with the filmmakers, the original pitch reel, two trailers for the film, a cut segment about Nashville horror hosts, A Ghastlee Ghoul's wedding…

Ghoul A-Go-Go - Phantom Speaker

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Ghoul A-Go-Go offers some CDs for sale to their fan club members. Two of them are Phantom Speaker Volume One and Phantom Speaker Volume Two. Volume One features songs from their first six episodes as well as some audio clips from their show. Also included are songs from Jonny Chan and The New Dynasty 6, including the full opening and closing Ghoul A-Go-Go theme songs. Volume Two contains songs from episodes seven to twelve and has the short version of the theme song that plays in between clips on the show.

To buy them you must be a member of the Ghoul A-Go-Go fan club. You can join and purchase the CDs here: Fan Club

Here is one of the songs from Volume One called Hey by Jonny Chan and The New Dynasty 6:

For more about Ghoul A-Go-Go visit their website at: http://ghoulagogo.com/

The It's Alive Show Zombie Protest

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On February 9, 2009 Professor Emcee Square and fans of the It's Alive Show dressed as zombies to picket the Pittsburgh Comcast offices. Comcast has recently dropped WBGN, who airs the It's Alive Show.

Here are a couple of clips of the protest:


For more information for to their website at: http://theitsaliveshow.com/

American Scary - Vampira

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Another classic horror host who gets a featured profile in the upcoming American Scary DVD is Vampira. Her alter ego Maila Nurmi get interviewed and reminisces are shared by Forrest J Ackerman and Bob Burns, among others.

Watch the Vampira segment here:

From the bonus features of the DVD, here is an extended interview with Miila Nurmi:

For more about American Scary, visit: http://www.americanscary.com/

Zacherley Figure

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Coming later in 2009 is a 12 inch figure of Zacherley from Executive Replicas. It will be a limited edition of 500 pieces and will retail for $59.99.


For more information visit the Executive Replicas website at: http://executivereplicas.net/

American Scary - Nashville Hosts

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One of the bonus features on the American Scary DVD, is an entire cut section about Nashville horror hosts like Sir Cecil Creape and Dr. Gangrene.

Here is the Nashville host segment from American Scary:

For more about American Scary, visit: http://www.americanscary.com/

Horror Hotel II: Ghoul And Unusual Punishment

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The second CD release from Dr. Lady is called Horror Hotel II: Ghoul And Unusual Punishment. Is mostly moody, instrumental horror music with creepy sound effects. Also included is the theme to The Late Dr. Lady Show, as well as a song in honor of haunted attraction operators everywhere.

You can download it for free through: Amiestreet.com

HEL on ICE the T.V. Show (The D.V.D.) Volume 1

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HEL on ICE the T.V. Show (The D.V.D.) Volume 1 is a DVD that contains the first four episodes of Ms. Monster's HEL on ICE show. The bright red box also contains a mini HEL on ICE comic book, with a Ms. Monster adventure.

Each half hour episode is packed with trailers and clips of horror movies, animated shorts, and fun skits with Ms. Monster, Tit and Tat, and 2B. As you get into each episode, you don't know what will pop up next, with classic horror as well as splatter films equally represented. The animation varies from claymation to standard hand drawn, but all the subjects are things you don't usually see, all with a bizarre twist. Be sure to watch through the credits for some extra scenes.

You can purchase the DVD from Ms. Monster's Web Shop

Here is look behind the scenes of HEL on ICE from the DVD:

To learn more about Ms. Monster, go to her website at: http://msmonster.com/

Liberace Meets Vampira

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Liberace met Vampira in his 1956 Vegas show Come As You Are.

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Dumpsterpiece Theatre - The Incredibly Strange Creatures who Stopped Living and Became Mixed up Zombies

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This 1996 Dumpsterpiece Theatre episode features the movie The Incredibly Strange Creatures who Stopped Living and Became Mixed up Zombies. This episode was shown live and is presented as it was originally broadcast.

Watch the full episode here:

For more about Dumpsterpiece Theatre, visit:http://www.dumptv.com

American Scary - Zacherley

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American Scary, the horror host documentary coming soon to DVD features interviews with many horror hosts and celebrities. One of the hosts featured in the film is Zacherley, who gets a lengthy profile which discusses his career and his influence on others.

Here is the Zacherley segment from American Scary:

From the bonus features of the DVD, here is an extended Zacherley interview:

For more about American Scary, visit: http://www.americanscary.com/

Sammy Terry Radio Interview

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The 10/12/08 edition of the Ghostman & Demon Hunter radio show featured Bob Carter who played horror host Sammy Terry on the Nightmare Theater program.

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Creature Feature - Teenagers From Outer Space

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Here is an episode of Count Gore De Vol's Creature Feature where he presents the movie Teenagers From Outer Space.

To watch the whole episode, including the movie, click play:

For more of the Count, visit: http://countgore.com