Who else remembers watching bad horror movies hosted by eccentric hosts on Saturdays? I used to watch Doctor Paul Bearer on WTOG (Tampa/St Pete) on Saturday afternoons in the 1970's and 80's. Good times! Who was your favorite host?
Creature Features was a generic title for a genre of horror TV format shows broadcast on local U.S. television stations throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The movies broadcast on the various shows generally classic and cult horror movies of the 1930s to 1950s, the horror and science-fiction films of the 1950s, British horror films of the 1960s, and the Japanese "giant monster" movies of the 1960s, and 1970s.
Creature Feature: Bad Movies, Strange Hosts
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(OT: In the "small world" department, Dale Dorman was a popular Syracuse DJ before he went to Boston.)
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Would Elvira, Mistress of the Dark be considered part of this genre?
Here in LV, we had Count Cool Rider. He hosted bad horror flicks on KFBT Channel 33 all through the 90s. He was a vampire who had a thing for Elvis (he dressed up in flashy jumpsuits, etc) and rode a motorcycle. His theme song was borrowed from Elvis' version of "C.C. Rider".
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Posted Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:52 AM
Jeepers Creepers (KCOP Channel 13) was the host of his self titled show, didn't last long.
Later there was Fright Night on saturday nights in the late 60's/early 70's (KHJ now KCAL, Channel 9)hosted by Sinister Seymour. Seymour always ended his show by wishing his viewers a "Bad Evening". Seymour was played by Larry Vincent, who passed away in 1975. Moona Lisa took over the time slot and later, Elvira. Good memories, terrible movies.
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edited to spell the name of my home town correctly.
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Posted May 28, 2012 @ 6:17 PM
However, I grew up watching 'The Big Show' (I think that was what it was called), which consisted of old movies shown on a local station during that space of time from when you get home from school and dinnertime. No host, just good old movies. Sometimes detective or western movies, which I ignored, but I always watched when they showed horror and scifi movies. That was when I got hooked on movies such as 'War of the worlds', 'Invasion of the saucermen', 'The monolith monsters' and all of the old Hammer and Amicus films with Chris Lee, Peter Cushing, etc. Good times!
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I was pretty sheltered as a kid, so I'm glad I "found" Sven and get to watch a very interesting chunk of cinema history.
Posted Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:05 PM
Anyone remember what cable show in the 90's had Joe Bob Briggs (or something like that)? That was also good. I think it was an answer to MST3000. Also that's around when Dinner & A Movie got started.
ETA OMG now this thread has me going crazy because I recently read some Hollywood (?) guy's memoir & he talks about his dad being one of these hosts somewhere like Detroit back in the 50's or 60's. I'm going crazy because I can't remember who it was! I remember him talking about going back to this city (Detroit?) as a kid with his dad & seeing his dad in a whole new light to suddenly have fans recognizing him. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
MUCH LATER - Figured it out - Paul Thomas Anderson's dad was Ghoulardi in Cleveland (not Detroit). Must had heard it in an interview or something.
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Posted May 1, 2013 @ 3:52 AM
Anyone remember what cable show in the 90's had Joe Bob Briggs (or something like that)?
Actually he had two shows. Back in the 80s he had a show on TMC, "Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater". When that show ended in '96, he moved to TNT to do, "Monstervision".