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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Price Mike Price ... Self / 'Baron Daemon'
Joseph Fotinos ... Self / 'Professor Anton Griffin'
George Chastain 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 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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An absolutely LOVING tribute...
14 March 2009 | by jbeechingSee all my reviews

Not a lot of documentaries shot on a shoestring like this one is convey the love and admirations the filmmakers of "American Scary" do for their overview of local horror hosts. The unpolished nature of this film actually adds to the overall message- that the horror movie host was something from another time and is (with few exceptions) sorely missed. Interviews with the people that brought these characters to life as well as people who were influenced by them are slices of time that make us lucky they've been captured on tape; too many people (Forry Ackerman; Vampira; Bob Wilkins plus quite a few more) have died since being interviewed for this piece which is a pity. Thank God these people are on here to share their thoughts. A small film with a giant heart- buy it or rent it, but SEE IT!


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