Quoted from o-din:
Wow, we didn't have Sam Terry. As far as I remember in LA before Seymour Presents, there was Chiller Theater or something like that, but I don't think there was a host.That was mid 60s.
I never looked at Elvira as a true horror host, because she really never was in the same vein as Chiller Theater, Shock Theater, and all of the nationwide variations. They had a series of stock film catalogs that they used. These included the classic Universals, Hammers, Val Lawton's, the Godzilla films, 50's classics, etc. When I first became aware of Elvira, she was hosting mostly absolute shit. There were a few decent films in her series, but it was mostly ass. So I saw a chick with her tits hanging out showing shitty films, unlike Chiller Theater and the other incarnations that were showing the real stuff.