Television Horror Movie Hosts
68 Vampires, Mad Scientists and Other Denizens of the Late-Night Airwaves Examined and Interviewed
About the Book
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.
About the Author(s)
Elena M. Watson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 79 photos, filmographies, discographies, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2000 
Book Reviews & Awards
“well worth reading”—Classic Images; “factual information is provided…many black-and-white photographs will…delight fans…a must for public and school libraries”—ARBA; “recommended”—SFRA Review; “wonderful”—Midnight Marquee; “a nostalgic treat”—Shock Cinema; “immensely informative and terrifically entertaining”—VideoScope; “in-depth”—Rapport; “[a] wealth of rare stills”—Video Watchdog; “interesting nuggets”—Bite Me.