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The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror on Talk Show Moments!

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In last night’s series finale of THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, fans of comedy saw an end of an era with one of the funniest and most brutally honest talk show hosts stepping down after more than 30 years on the air. In addition, Letterman was, in essence, the last of the old guard to leave the late night talk show circle, with Conan O’Brien now seemingly being the veteran among the hosts the dominate after hours television. But as much as hosts like Letterman and Conan did to further the art of comedy, late night talk shows have also been some of the platforms on which the other side of the horror genre has been explored, helping mainstream audiences see the other side of the fright icons we know and love. So with that in mind, FANGORIA wanted to present our top 10 moments from late night talk shows over the course of horror history, which you can see below!

10. Anthony Perkins talks PSYCHO and Hitchcock on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

9. David Lynch attempts to save TWIN PEAKS on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

8. Robert Englund talks FREDDY VS. JASON on THE TOM GREEN SHOW

7. Roger Corman on CONAN

6. Bruce Campbell talks BUBBA HO-TEP on THE LATE, LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON

5. Elvira and Vincent Price haunt THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST DAVID BRENNER

4. Stephen King clowns around on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN

3. Tom Savini on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

2. Clive Barker, Howard Berger and More Defend Horror on PEOPLE ARE TALKING

1. Jason Voorhees Takes THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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