What Horror movie hosts did you grow up with? I had Big Chuck&Hoolihan then with Little John,Super-Host on Saturday afternoons,Ghoulardi started here then The Ghoul
Svenghoulie and Elvira were staples for me! Never really got into Joe Bob Briggs.
Most of the ones I grew up with were local celebrities
Spending a lot of time in the burbs (parents divorced when I was 2) I was deeply invested in Svenghoulie. The Berwyn joke killed me every time!
And Elvira is still a huge crush of mine. Gorgeous, hilarious AND creepy?!?!
These were not a thing in England, the closest we ever got was a sort-of-show called “Dom And Kirk’s Night-O-Plenty” that was unpopular and only 3 people remember.
I knew about Elvira, because she would show up in ads in the American Comics that would sometimes show up in my local newsagent, so seeing her movie was like getting a radio signal from Mars.
It must be an American thing🤷♀️
It’s one of those American things that are incomprehensible outside America.
Like Grits, no-one else understands what Grits are, we assume they’re like little bits of meat, so to find out it’s Porridge when you first go to a Diner in the states is upsettingly weird.
“Why do they make a big deal out of porridge in American films!?!” - Most English people upon finding out what Grits actually are.
I just found out this very second that grits are porridge…
The internet CAN be a force of good, sometimes!
I love grits😅
Ahem. You mean “what Grits actually is.”
While I was familiar with movie hosts, the one that always stood out to me the most and that I actually watched was Joe Bob Briggs. He was awesome back when I was watching him (in the 90s) and is still doing great over on Shudder now.
I used to read his movie reviews…very funny
I grew up in the Chicagoland area and was able to see both Jerry in the original incarnation as well as Rich.
My Dad loved old horror and sci-fi. I remember him being excited when they brought the show back.
I for one always enjoyed the shows. As a kid for Jerry and starting as a teen with Rich. I never did have any say on what could be watched and am lucky the old man enjoyed this kind of stuff.
I grew up with Monster Movie Matinee in Syracuse NY, hosted by Dr. E Nick Witty. It aired at 1pm on Saturdays, right after cartoons. It showed The Crawling Eye too often, but it was great nonetheless.
Growing up in NE North Carolina, I had two. The main one was Dr. Madblood on WAVY TV-10 from Norfolk, VA. He came on at 1AM and showed both classics and dreadful MST3K-quality films. There was always a story line involving regular characters, two (Mike Arlo and Jim Stanley) were local Norfolk radio guys. WAVY-TV 10 also ran, at 6:30pm on Saturdays, “Creature Feature.” They always showed Universal horrors. They were so short they fit into a 90-minute time slot.
The other, who I could pick up when the weather was right, was The Bowman Body on WXEX, Channel 8, from Richmond, VA. He’s been described as the Bob Newhart of Horror Hosts, and I think that’s exactly right. Very dry and entertaining. There are several clips of him on YouTube.
He was the absolute best.
Rhonda Sheer on USA Up All Night.
Morgus the Magnificent for me!