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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.
16th Jan '16 5:12:45 PM nombretomado
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** None other than 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 StanLee 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'']].
5th Jan '16 5:02:52 PM Sharlee
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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with its primary tale presented as a weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode. It's presented by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set, where he badmouths the BatOutOfHell main story and deadpans terrible puns.

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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with its primary tale presented as a weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode. It's presented introduced by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set, where he badmouths the BatOutOfHell main story and deadpans terrible puns.
5th Jan '16 5:02:26 PM Sharlee
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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with the story itself presented as a weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode. It's presented by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set, where he badmouths the BatOutOfHell main story and deadpans terrible puns.

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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with the story itself its primary tale presented as a weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode. It's presented by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set, where he badmouths the BatOutOfHell main story and deadpans terrible puns.
5th Jan '16 4:55:46 PM Sharlee
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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with the story itself presented as a weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode. It's presented by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set, where he badmouths the BatOutofHell main story and deadpans terrible puns.

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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with the story itself presented as a weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode. It's presented by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set, where he badmouths the BatOutofHell BatOutOfHell main story and deadpans terrible puns.
5th Jan '16 4:55:06 PM Sharlee
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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its FramingDevice, with a creepy bald butler hosting an in-Verse weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set. True to this trope, he badmouths the BatOutofHell main story and deadpans plenty of terrible puns.

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* The 2005 film ''The Roost'' uses this as its actual FramingDevice, with the story itself presented as a creepy bald butler hosting an in-Verse weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode episode. It's presented by a creepy bald butler from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set. True to this trope, set, where he badmouths the BatOutofHell main story and deadpans plenty of terrible puns.
5th Jan '16 4:50:41 PM Sharlee
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* The 2005 killer bat film ''The Roost'' uses this trope as its FramingDevice, with a creepy bald butler hosting an in-Verse weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set.

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* The 2005 killer bat film ''The Roost'' uses this trope as its FramingDevice, with a creepy bald butler hosting an in-Verse weekly ''Frightmare Theater!'' episode from a cheesy cardboard HauntedHouse set.set. True to this trope, he badmouths the BatOutofHell main story and deadpans plenty of terrible puns.
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