Virginia Creepers: The Horror Host Tradition of the Old Dominion

More than 50 years worth of TV horror hosts from the state of Virginia are profiled in this fan-made documentary labor of love.
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  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 12, 2021
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Alpha Video

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For more than 50 years, Virginia's horror hosts have been inspiring kids to sneak out of bed to watch a monster movie and adults to feel like kids again.

In this documentary, Mr. Lobo (Cinema Insomnia) is your guide back to the days when local television was king and into the future with the new breed of "Virginia Creepers." You'll hear audio going back to 1958, see photos unseen for five decades and watch video clips thought beyond recovery. You'll get a detailed tour through the Golden Age of TV horror hosting during the 1970s and 80s, as well as a look into the birth of internet hosting and see where the craft is headed.

But more than that, this film takes you through the transformation of television and entertainment in America and explores why this format was so popular, why it matters, and why it survives.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 64
  • UPC: 089218116192
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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