I’ll expand on this later, but one of my interests is horror hosts.
When you get right down to it, horror hosts are pure Americana. They arrived with the dawn of television, and despite the changing market, they are still with us. For the month of October, I’m going to be taking a look back at some of these men, women, and miscellaneous who snarked their way on the small screen and into the popular consciousness.
Real name: Ken Bramming
Years active: 1958-1969, Middle TN area
Dr. Lucifer, the suave eyepatch-wearing man of mystery, was the first horror host in the Middle Tennessee area. First appearing on WSIX-8 (now WKRN), and later WMCV-17, Dr. Lucifer hosted classic (and some not so classic) horror films on Shock Theater.
Dr. Lucifer was before my time, but as the first, I felt he should he should be mentioned. If anyone has any memories of him, feel free to share in the comments.
Many thanks to Dr. Gangrene for the above information