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5th Dec '17 3:22:02 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/TheHunger'' had two of these, one for each season. Terence Stamp did the honors for Season One. Season Two went further by casting Music/DavidBowie (who had a key role in [[Film/TheHunger the movie]] that inspired the show) as an original character: MadArtist Julian Priest. Unusually for a Horror Host, his backstory is complicated enough that the first episode of the season ("Sanctuary") is devoted to telling it, so he doesn't address the viewer until the final sequence. Subsequent episodes use traditional bookends as he muses over the themes of the stories in question, with touches of BlackHumor here and there. He's rather elegant and melancholy for a horror host too, but that only makes his sadistic (and sometimes ''masochistic'') moments all the more unnerving.

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* ''Series/TheHunger'' had two of these, one for each season. Terence Stamp Creator/TerenceStamp did the honors for Season One. Season Two went further by casting Music/DavidBowie (who had a key role in [[Film/TheHunger the movie]] that inspired the show) as an original character: MadArtist Julian Priest. Unusually for a Horror Host, his backstory is complicated enough that the first episode of the season ("Sanctuary") is devoted to telling it, so he doesn't address the viewer until the final sequence. Subsequent episodes use traditional bookends as he muses over the themes of the stories in question, with touches of BlackHumor here and there. He's rather elegant and melancholy for a horror host too, but that only makes his sadistic (and sometimes ''masochistic'') moments all the more unnerving.
29th Nov '17 11:14:19 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* USA's ''Up All Night'' midnight movies were hosted most notably by Creator/GilbertGottfreid, who would joke about the films in his classic persona. The films included horror films as well as various B-movies and sexploitation films.

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* USA's ''Up All Night'' midnight movies were hosted most notably by Creator/GilbertGottfreid, Creator/GilbertGottfried, who would joke about the films in his classic persona. The films included horror films as well as various B-movies and sexploitation films.
29th Nov '17 11:12:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* TNT MonsterVision's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByokwFrLZEk Joe Bob Briggs.]]

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* TNT MonsterVision's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByokwFrLZEk Joe Bob Briggs.]]Briggs]]. One of his most popular bits included cataloging the various methods of violence and mayhem in the feature film and listing them out with "Fu" attached, such as Car-Fu, Chainsaw-Fu, etc.


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* USA's ''Up All Night'' midnight movies were hosted most notably by Creator/GilbertGottfreid, who would joke about the films in his classic persona. The films included horror films as well as various B-movies and sexploitation films.
13th Nov '17 12:16:19 PM RobFRules
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* Series/{{Svengoolie}}

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* Series/{{Svengoolie}}Series/{{Svengoolie}} (originally ''Son of'' Svengoolie)
30th Sep '17 4:46:06 PM R.G.
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* Count Floyd (see Live Action TV, above) also appeared on ''TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley''.

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* Count Floyd (see Live Action TV, above) also appeared on ''TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley''.''WesternAnimation/TheCompletelyMentalMisadventuresOfEdGrimley''.
24th Jul '17 2:13:43 AM PaulA
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' featured Buster Bunny in a parody of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' and at least partially owning to the similarity of their names, another had "Elmyra, Mistress Who's a Dork" as a spoof of Elvira.[[note]]Who herself is, again, a parody of horror hosts.[[/note]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' featured Buster Bunny in a parody of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' and at least partially owning to the similarity of their names, another had "Elmyra, Mistress Who's a Dork" as a spoof of Elvira.[[note]]Who herself is, again, a parody of horror hosts.[[/note]]
10th Jul '17 7:06:58 AM john_e
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* Parodied by ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' in "The Bogle of Bog Fell", where Ronnie Barker (as the Laird of Cockahoopie Castle) introduces the eponymous ghost story.
22nd Jun '17 6:00:17 AM DrNoPuma
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* Uncle Deadly of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned]] to get his own anthology series called "Uncle Deadly's House of Badness" where he would have acted as a parody of this trope.
31st Mar '17 7:15:55 PM Doug86
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* CharltonComics had an especially large and colorful stable of Horror Hosts:

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* CharltonComics Creator/CharltonComics had an especially large and colorful stable of Horror Hosts:
17th Mar '17 11:23:32 AM erforce
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* Trailer Park of Terror has the lovely Norma spin her tales from the titular trailer park.

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* Trailer Park of Terror ''Film/TrailerParkOfTerror'' has the lovely Norma spin her tales from the titular trailer park.
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