If I was a Horror Host...

This is sort of an outline/proposal for a horror host show... the way I would do it.

Note: It's a work in progress.  There are lots of holes in it where I haven't filled in details yet.  I add to it as things come to me, and I'm not especially committed to any particular part of it.  Things get changed as I go, although I have a definite vision in mind, as this will spell out.  Thanks to Leiann and Dani for listening to my ideas and brainstorming bits with me.

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Some possibilities...





Characters and Setting

Character backstory

Needs to address the following questions:

Supporting characters

Set: Castle laboratory

Lab effects

The Show


First few segments from the start of the show until the first commercial break.

Bumper features

These are segments inserted before going to commercial or vice versa, depending on the pacing.  Note that not all will appear every week.

During the film

Layers are applied to the movie via these methods.


Wrap up the film and looking ahead to next week.

Series features

Individual, un-categorized movies are listed at the bottom of this page, but these groups of movies run over the course of multiple episodes and focus on a theme or topic.  We play three films on each topic the course of three weeks or five weeks (i.e., alternating weeks), depending on how similar each is.

Website features

Guiding principles

Movies to be presented

Note that I don't list a lot of sequels on here.  I am not opposed to running those; I just didn't want to weigh the list down with variations on the same title.  The point here is to convey the feel of the show, not make a comprehensive "to do" list.  (Arranged chronologically to show which styles will be emphasized.)  A lot of these movies haven't been shown as part of a hosted package, and can benefit greatly from being paired with a medium that highlights their campier aspects.

1920    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
1922    Nosferatu
1927    Metropolis
1928    The Man Who Laughs
1931    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1931    Dracula
1931    Frankenstein
1932    Freaks
1932    The Mummy
1933    King Kong
1933    The Invisible Man
1935    Bride of Frankenstein
1935    Werewolf of London
1936    Dracula's Daughter
1936    Things to Come
1939    Son of Frankenstein
1941    The Wolf Man
1943    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
1943    Phantom of the Opera
1943    Son of Dracula
1944    Gaslight
1944    House of Frankenstein
1945    House of Dracula
1946    She-Wolf of London
1948    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
1950    Destination Moon
1951    The Day The Earth Stood Still
1951    The Thing From Another World
1951    When Worlds Collide
1953    Invaders From Mars
1953    War Of The Worlds
1954    Godzilla
1954    The Creature from the Black Lagoon
1954    Them!
1955    Cult of the Cobra
1955    Diabolique
1955    Tarantula
1955    The Quatermass Experiment
1955    This Island Earth
1956    Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers
1956    Forbidden Planet
1956    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1956    The Mole People
1957    The Monolith Monsters
1958    Monster on the Campus
1958    The Blob
1958    The Fly
1958    The Spider
1959    Plan 9 From Outer Space
1960    The Little Shop of Horrors
1960    Village Of The Damned
1961    The Phantom Planet
1962    Carnival of Souls
1962    The Day of the Triffids
1962    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
1963    The Birds
1963    The Haunting
1964    Masque of the Red Death
1964    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
1966    Fantastic Voyage
1966    Kids' Halloween specials: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (Plus Fat Albert, Bugs Bunny, etc.)
1968    2001: A Space Odyssey
1968    Night of the Living Dead
1968    Planet of the Apes
1968    Rosemary's Baby
1971    A Clockwork Orange
1972    Blacula
1973    The Exorcist
1974    Phase IV
1974    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
1974    Young Frankenstein
1975    Death Race 2000
1975    Jaws
1975    Rocky Horror Picture Show
1976    Carrie
1976    Logan's Run
1976    The Omen
1977    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1977    Damnation Alley
1977    Star Wars
1977    Suspiria
1977    The Hills Have Eyes
1978    Invasion of the Body Snatchers [remake]
1978    Dawn of the Dead
1978    Halloween
1978    Piranha
1979    Alien
1979    Phantasm
1979    Star Crash
1979    The Amityville Horror
1980    Battle Beyond the Stars
1980    Flash Gordon
1980    Friday the 13th
1980    Hangar 18
1980    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
1980    The Changling
1980    The Shining
1981    Demonoid
1981    Scanners
1982    Basket Case
1982    Blade Runner
1982    Conan the Barbarian
1982    Creepshow
1982    Halloween III: Season of the Witch
1982    Poltergeist
1982    Star Trek II
1982    Swamp Thing
1982    The Beastmaster
1982    The Evil Dead
1982    The Thing
1983    Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
1983    The Keep
1984    Buckaroo Banzai
1984    C.H.U.D.
1984    Children of the Corn
1984    Ghostbusters
1984    Nightmare on Elm Street
1984    The Terminator
1984    The Last Starfighter
1984    The Philadelphia Experiment
1984    The Toxic Avenger
1985    Back to the Future
1985    Brazil
1985    Day of the Dead
1985    Ghoulies
1985    Lifeforce
1985    Re-Animator
1985    Return of the Living Dead
1985    Transylvania 6-5000
1986    Aliens
1986    April Fool's Day
1986    Big Trouble in Little China
1986    Class of Nuke 'Em High
1986    Eliminators
1986    Maximum Overdrive
1986    Robot Holocaust
1986    Star Slammer
1986    The Fly
1986    The Hitcher
1987    Hellraiser
1987    Prince of Darkness
1987    Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity
1988    Akira
1988    Beetlejuice
1988    Child's Play
1988    Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
1989    Chopper Chicks in Zombietown
1990    Edward Scissorhands
1990    Jacob's Ladder
1991    The Silence of the Lambs
1992    Army of Darkness
1993    Jurassic Park
1994    In The Mouth of Madness
1994    Oblivion
1995    Se7en
1995    Twelve Monkeys
1996    From Dusk Till Dawn
1997    Event Horizon
1998    Blade
1998    Dark City
1999    The Matrix
1999    The Blair Witch Project
1999    The Sixth Sense
2000    American Psycho
2000    Pitch Black
2002    28 Days Later
2002    The Ring
2004    Dawn of the Dead [remake]
2004    Saw
2004    Shaun of the Dead
2005    The Descent
2007    Grindhouse
2007    Paranormal Activity
2009    Zombieland


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