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.
"I used to watch her with my dad"
"Man, she was my dream girl."
"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."
"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."
"Being from the Bay Area, growing up in the '70s, I watched Creature Feature. He was the best."
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"She was such a beautiful, ditsy blonde. I had such a crush on her as a kid."
"Mofo used to creep me out until I watched Airplane."
"Hands down. So cool it with the boom booms baby."
"Gilbert Gotfried and those Big T*tty horror movies that came on USA up all night."
"His spider was da bomb!"
"Those were the days."
"A staple of Hamtramck. His ad lib during the cheesy movies were the start of many shows like Mystery Science Theater, etc."
"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."
"Local Pittsburgh showed old universal and atomic age films, he was also the reporter in Night Of The Living Dead."