American Scary

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American Scary is a 2006 American documentary film about the history and legacy of classic television horror hosts, written and directed by American independent filmmakers John E. Hudgens and Sandy Clark. The film features nearly 60 horror hosts,... read more
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American Scary is a 2006 American documentary film about the history and legacy of classic television horror hosts, written and directed by American independent filmmakers John E. Hudgens and Sandy Clark. The film features nearly 60 horror hosts, including interviews with and vintage clips of many of the genre's stars, such as Washington, DC's Count Gore De Vol, New York City's Zacherley, Los Angeles' Vampira, Cleveland's Ghoulardi, and Chicago's Svengoolie, among others. Non-host celebrities such as Neil Gaiman, Tim Conway, Forrest J Ackerman, Tom Savini, Leonard Maltin, Joel Hodgson, and Bob Burns appear to reminisce about the influence of horror hosts on their careers and/or lives, as well as many modern hosts who keep the tradition alive in modern shows on public-access television cable TV or the internet. The film premiered in October 2006 at the Hollywood Film Festival, and was released on DVD in February 2009. In April 2010, it won the award for Best Independent Production of 2009 at the 8th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

Original Release

10/21/2006

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Cast

Directors

John E. Hudgens

Writers

Sandy Clark

Cast

James Morrow Himself - Author
John Kassir Himself / 'Cryptkeeper'
Forrest J. Ackerman Himself
Douglas Agosti Himself
Ernie Anderson Himself
Curtis Armstrong Himself
Bob Beidman Himself
Terry Bennett Himself
Bob Billbrough Himself
Jerry G. Bishop Himself
Ken Bramming Dr. Lucifer
John Bloom Himself
Phil Tippett Himself
Maila Nurmi Herself / 'Vampira'
Richard Dyszel Himself / 'Count Gore DeVol'
Joel Hodgson Himself
Leonard Maltin Himself
Tom Savini Himself
John Stanley Himself - Creature Features
John Zacherle Himself / 'Zacherley'

Producers

Editors

John E. Hudgens

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