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21st Aug '16 12:03:37 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Crypt Keeper, hawking ECComics' wares.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Crypt Keeper, hawking ECComics' Creator/ECComics' wares.]]



* ECComics was probably the TropeMaker, at least for comic books:

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* ECComics Creator/ECComics was probably the TropeMaker, at least for comic books:
12th Jul '16 11:20:33 AM MarkLungo
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* Creator/RodSerling was one of the rare examples of TheStoic host on TV, in both ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/NightGallery''.

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* Creator/RodSerling was one of the rare examples of TheStoic host on TV, in both ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' and ''Series/NightGallery''.



** For the latest edition of LOTD, "TheTwilightZone: Chain Reaction" (which covers exclusively [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheChin Twilight Zone comics]], Moarte has been replaced with, naturally, a Rod Serling {{Expy}} known only as "[[EverybodyCallsMeBarkeep The Host.]]"

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** For the latest edition of LOTD, "TheTwilightZone: "Franchise/TheTwilightZone: Chain Reaction" (which covers exclusively [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheChin Twilight Zone comics]], Moarte has been replaced with, naturally, a Rod Serling {{Expy}} known only as "[[EverybodyCallsMeBarkeep The Host.]]"
12th Jul '16 11:07:05 AM Sharlee
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Talkative cousin to the MetalBandMascot.
20th Jun '16 4:14:49 PM boxorak
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** For the latest edition of LOTD, "TheTwilightZone: Chain Reaction" (which covers exclusively [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheChin Twilight Zone comics]], Moarte has been replaced with, naturally, a Rod Serling {{Expy}} known only as "[[EverybodyCallsMeBarkeep The Host.]]"
26th May '16 2:21:41 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' toon [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ween09.html "Doomy Tales of the Macabre"]], Strong Sad plays this role, suggesting various horrific fates to befall his friends.

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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' toon [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ween09.html "Doomy Tales of the Macabre"]], Macabre,"]] Strong Sad plays this role, suggesting various horrific fates to befall his friends.
26th May '16 2:21:07 PM WillKeaton
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** None other than Creator/StanLee himself served as a "fill-in" host for Headstone P. Gravely [[http://seanhowe.tumblr.com/post/37987714069/smilin-stan-your-host-in-the-chamber-of for a story in ''Chamber of Darkness'']].

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** None other than Creator/StanLee himself served as a "fill-in" host for Headstone P. Gravely [[http://seanhowe.tumblr.com/post/37987714069/smilin-stan-your-host-in-the-chamber-of for a story in ''Chamber of Darkness'']].Darkness.'']]



** [[http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2011/10/impys-haunted.html Impy the Imp]], a tiny ghost in an all-white costume, hosted ''Haunted''.

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** [[http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2011/10/impys-haunted.html Impy the Imp]], Imp,]] a tiny ghost in an all-white costume, hosted ''Haunted''.



** [[http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-white-bloody.html Baroness R.H. Von Bludd]], an {{Expy}} of Comicbook/{{Vampirella}}, was a beautiful redhead vampire who hosted ''Scary Tales''.
** Professor Cyrus Coffin hosted ''Midnight Tales'' with his lovely niece [[http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2011/02/arachne.html Arachne]].

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** [[http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-white-bloody.html Baroness R.H. Von Bludd]], Bludd,]] an {{Expy}} of Comicbook/{{Vampirella}}, was a beautiful redhead vampire who hosted ''Scary Tales''.
** Professor Cyrus Coffin hosted ''Midnight Tales'' with his lovely niece [[http://ripjaggerdojo.blogspot.com/2011/02/arachne.html Arachne]].Arachne.]]
25th Mar '16 2:36:25 PM Morgenthaler
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The Horror Host is a {{narrator}} who presents harrowing tales to his audience. This eerie character first appeared on radio serials, creating continuity between otherwise unrelated stories. They then spread to horror comics, most notably ECComics titles like ''Comicbook/TalesFromTheCrypt''. Soon they appeared in movies, and then television.

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The Horror Host is a {{narrator}} who presents harrowing tales to his audience. This eerie character first appeared on radio serials, creating continuity between otherwise unrelated stories. They then spread to horror comics, most notably ECComics Creator/ECComics titles like ''Comicbook/TalesFromTheCrypt''. Soon they appeared in movies, and then television.
25th Mar '16 2:35:12 PM Morgenthaler
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The Horror Host often takes a sadistic glee in the events of the story, and cannot resist making the implication that the reader might meet a similarly dire fate. He may become an InteractiveNarrator, but is usually content to stay at home, whether it be a tomb, a featureless void hung with paintings, or a broom closet with a cardboard coffin. The Horror Host may be grotesque in some manner, possibly with a backstory of his or her own, but ultimately most Horror Hosts are presenters, not protagonists. Their personalities are revealed in various skits, often featuring BlackComedy, morbid props, and the IncrediblyLamePun. These asides usually comment on the themes and morals featured in the episode, making this an example of a FramingDevice.

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The Horror Host often takes a sadistic glee in the events of the story, and cannot resist making the implication that the reader might meet a similarly dire fate. He may become an InteractiveNarrator, but is usually content to stay at home, whether it be a tomb, a featureless void hung with paintings, or a broom closet with a cardboard coffin. The Horror Host may be grotesque in some manner, possibly with a backstory of his or her own, but ultimately most Horror Hosts are presenters, not protagonists. Their personalities are revealed in various skits, often featuring BlackComedy, morbid props, and the IncrediblyLamePun.puns. These asides usually comment on the themes and morals featured in the episode, making this an example of a FramingDevice.
5th Mar '16 10:38:27 AM nombretomado
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** CaptainAmerica, of all people, could be considered one, albeit only on a technicality. The last two issues of his Golden Age title [[NewSeasonNewName were retitled]] ''Captain America's Weird Tales'', because horror was selling and superheroes weren't. Cap didn't actually introduce any stories "on panel," though. In issue #74, he appeared in a regular Captain America story (albeit one with horror aspects, as he fought the Red Skull in, literally, Hell.) He didn't appear in #75 at all, except in the title.

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** CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, of all people, could be considered one, albeit only on a technicality. The last two issues of his Golden Age title [[NewSeasonNewName were retitled]] ''Captain America's Weird Tales'', because horror was selling and superheroes weren't. Cap didn't actually introduce any stories "on panel," though. In issue #74, he appeared in a regular Captain America story (albeit one with horror aspects, as he fought the Red Skull in, literally, Hell.) He didn't appear in #75 at all, except in the title.
1st Feb '16 4:48:33 AM Orion9
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* Trailer Park of Terror has the lovely Norma spin her tales from the titular trailer park.
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