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American Scary (2006)

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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

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A great look back at an American Television staple that went the way of the dodo.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

... 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.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...as an ADD overview of a deliriously trashy TV subgenre, this is a great start.

July 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Oregonian
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A compilation of interviews and insight into the nostalgic world of late night horror hosts from small TV stations across America. Vampira, Elvira, Svengoolie but, sadly, no Mazeppa Pompazoidi.
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