Hosted Horror on Television: The Films and Faces of Shock Theater, Creature Features and Chiller Theater (Paperback)

Hosted Horror on Television: The Films and Faces of Shock Theater, Creature Features and Chiller Theater By Bruce Markusen Cover Image
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Description


In October 1957, Screen Gems made numerous horror movies available to local television stations around the country as part of a package of films called Shock Theater. These movies became a huge sensation with TV viewers, as did the horror hosts who introduced the films and offered insight--often humorous--into the plots, the actors, and the directors. This history of hosted horror walks readers through the best TV horror films, beginning with the 1930s black-and-white classics from Universal Studios and ending with the grislier color films of the early 1970s. It also covers and explores the horror hosts who presented them, some of whom faded into obscurity while others became iconic within the genre.

About the Author


Bruce Markusen has written eight prior books and oversees the Facebook page The Ghostly Gallery. He lives in Cooperstown, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476684611
ISBN-10: 1476684618
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: July 16th, 2021
Pages: 251
Language: English