Tuesday, January 10, 2012

American Scary: Conversations with the Kings, Queens and Jesters of Late-Night Horror TV by Michael Monahan



What up, monster kids! Here's another really cool book just released. Dig!!

This book is for all those Monster Kids who remember those long weekdays anxiously awaiting the weekend and the thrills and chills of another monster movie—brought to them courtesy of their local horror host. Inside you will find a celebration of local TV personalities and their intimate, inspirational connection to the community. With corporate ownership of media poised to snuff the last struggling ember of local broadcast identity, it’s more important than ever to remember a time when the person on that television screen was a neighbor, someone who said your name on the air, read your letter, showed your artwork, announced your birthday, made you laugh and showed you really cool monster movies. Hopefully these interviews will bring back a few happy memories of those golden days of our lost youth. Interviews include: Vampira,Zacherley,Dr. E. Nick Witty, Baron Daemon. Big Chuck, Tim Conway, Lil’ John, Christopher Coffin, Chilly Billy,Bob Wilkins and Bob Shaw,Count Gore De Vol, Svengoolie, The Ghoul, Dr. Creep,Fritz the Nite Owl,Son of Svengoolie, Crematia Mortem, Stella,Commander USA, Son of Ghoul, Joe Bob Briggs, Zomboo, Balrok

1 comment:

  1. At $25.00 this is a little pricy – even with the generous 240 page count. I loved the documentary that this book is the companion to and I do hope that I can find this a little more reasonably priced somewhere someday. Hmm… might make a good Birthday gift at that?

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