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Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host? 

Mick Jacobs
Updated October 13, 2018 886 votes 259 voters 4.6k views 14 items

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Late night horror hosts of your childhood likely served as one of your first guides into the world of horror. These hosts, who could look like glamorous goth models or decaying corpses, showed you how to embrace fear as a form of entertainment, therefore having a profound influence on your tastes, whether you realized it or not. For many of us, classic figures like Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, provided our first glimpse into the underworld. But some people more fondly recall their more local late night horror hosts such as Sammy Terry and Svengoolie. So we at Graveyard Shift decided to ask you, our viewers, who is your favorite late night horror movie host?

We included your favorite late night horror hosts below, along with why you find them so terrifically terrifying. 

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Cassandra Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
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Crypt Keeper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"My dad and I used to watch that when I was little. It gave me nightmares and was basically one of the reasons why I got into loving the horror genre so much. Even though the show wasn't meant for a seven-year-old kid, I still have good memories with that show and still got to watch it with my best friend."

"No contest. Side note the Santa episode is one of the scariest stories ever and a holiday tradition."

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Jerry G. Bishop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
Svengoolie

"Svengoolie is still on the air out of Chicago since 1979. I do enjoy uncle Sven, I haven't been able to watch him in a while."

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Joe Bob Briggs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"John Bloom aka Joe Bob Briggs! I used to look forward to Monstervision when I was a kid all the time."

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Rhonda Shear is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"She was such a beautiful, ditsy blonde. I had such a crush on her as a kid."

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Bob Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"Being from the Bay Area, growing up in the '70s, I watched Creature Feature. He was the best."

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Linda Blair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
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Robert Stack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
Robert Stack

"Mofo used to creep me out until I watched Airplane."

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Ernie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"Hands down. So cool it with the boom booms baby."

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Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"Gilbert Gotfried and those Big T*tty horror movies that came on USA up all night."

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Sammy Terry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
Sammy Terry

"His spider was da bomb!"

"Those were the days."

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Ron Sweed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
Ron Sweed

"A staple of Hamtramck. His ad lib during the cheesy movies were the start of many shows like Mystery Science Theater, etc."

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Billie Hayes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?

"Back in the '70s there was a late night horror show host on one of the Midland-OdessaV stations. She was hilarious and I loved her."

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Bill Cardille is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who's Your Favorite Late Night Horror Movie Host?
Bill Cardille

"Local Pittsburgh showed old universal and atomic age films, he was also the reporter in Night Of The Living Dead."