Chicago's WGN television 9 introduced CREATURE FEATURES in the fall of 1970. Classic clips from universal horror movies along with a haunting Henry Mancini theme called "Experiment in Terror" starting every show. Announcers Carl Greyson, and Marty McNeely read a creepy poem in a scary falsetto voice over the intro and set the stage for each weeks movie. It was this show that introduced thousands of "Monster Kids" to the great Universal classics like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and The Mummy! CREATURE FEATURES captivated Chicagoland audiences and soon became a Saturday night Tradition and part of Chicago culture. CREATURE FEATURES went off the air in 1976. Please click on a TV set link above to visit that page and enjoy your stay!
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WGN CREATURE FEATURES LATEST NEWS:
Newly discovered original opening footage from 1973 found!
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Karen Verwolf , writer of the famous "Creature's Poem", speaks out for the first time in nearly 40 years about her time with WGN and shares the actual scripts SHE penned for the show. CLICK HERE for the inside story!
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