American Scary (2006)
Release Date: Jan 1, 2006 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 499
Take a trip back to a time when late night creature features were all the rage, and the personalities that presented them were nearly as popular as the movies, in this documentary about the uniquely American phenomenon of television horror hosting. Beginning in the 1950s, the horror host was a staple of regional television. From ghouls to vampires, to werewolves and crypt keepers, every host had a persona to suit their unique personalities. But their days were numbered, because as the local
Jan 1, 2006 Wide
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A great look back at an American Television staple that went the way of the dodo.
... a lot of what is in the film is fascinating and more valuable than mere nostalgia. It tells us another kind of truth - about an America that's no less real or vital for its obscurity.
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