I have been watching some of the Monsterama film clips on You Tube, introduced by Elvira - Mistress of the Dark.
You mentioned these in an old post, so I had a look, including the one on Aurora monster kits. She is great fun, I remember seeing her in the movie Elvira - Mistress of the Dark (1988) years ago on TV.
America has a long tradition of horror hosts introducing late night horror movies on TV. Alas, this was not the case in New Zealand, and we certainly did not have anyone like Elvira.
If we had, I would probably have become a horror fan much earlier.
The closest we got in NZ was former Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon (1921-92). He was a Member of Parliament 1960-91, and PM 1975-84.
In later years he did a bit of acting. He appeared as the Narrator in a stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, then became the host of the Friday Frights in 1989.
This was a weekly show in which he introduced old horror movies - dressed as a vampire called Count Robula. Remember that in 1989 he was still a sitting MP. I barely remember this show, as I seldom watched horror movies in those days, and it was on rather late.
Rob Muldoon, as he was commonly known, in vampire make-up was not a pretty sight. America had Elvira, and NZ had Count Robula.
It just was not fair. Personally, I think Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story (especially the film version) is a dead-ringer for Sir Rob, even if no one else agrees.