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American Scary (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Horror | 21 October 2006 (USA)
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American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »

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John E. Hudgens

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Sandy Clark
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Mike Price Mike Price ... Self / 'Baron Daemon'
Joseph Fotinos ... Self / 'Professor Anton Griffin'
George Chastain ... Self - E-Gor's Chamber of TV Horror Hosts (as George 'E-Gor' Chastain)
James Morrow James Morrow ... Self - Author
Bob Beidman Bob Beidman ... Self / 'Carpathian'
Lowell Cunningham ... Self - Creator, Men in Black
P.D. Cacek P.D. Cacek ... Self / 'Moira the Banshee'
Michael Monahan ... Self / 'Doktor Goulfinger'
Neil Gaiman ... Self - Author
John Kassir ... Self / 'Cryptkeeper'
Mister Lobo ... Self / 'Mr. Lobo'
Bob Wilkins ... Self - Creature Features
Alan F. Milair ... Self / 'Dr. E. Nick Witty'
Barry Hobart ... Self / 'Dr. Creep'
Leonard Maltin ... Self - Film Critic & Historian
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American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated waves of popularity, to its scrappy resurgence and survival in the age of cable access and the Internet. Written by Anonymous

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It's about that favorite show you forgot you loved ...


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Ah, the mammaries...
11 September 2012 | by poe426See all my reviews

Because I grew up watching late-night horror hosts on television (in glorious black and white) and going to drive-ins, I watch documentaries like American SCARY and DRIVE-IN BLUES and long for "the good old days." The last time I searched the 'net, I found- much to my amazement- that there are, indeed, a number of drive-ins still operating around the country (none of them, unfortunately, near enough to make a trip practical)- but of the venerable late-night horror hosts there doesn't seem to be any sign. Certainly not locally: hereabouts, interactive programming like Public Access or locally-hosted "creature features" simply aren't part of the Corporate Plan (what the local low-brow commercial cable system hasn't monopolized, the Media Mogul has). American SCARY isn't quite as nostalgic as I'd hoped it might be (too many hosts are given too little time), but it's worth a look and is a reminder, if nothing else, that there once were Late Night Giants who strode the Airwaves.


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