UPDATED OCTOBER 2014
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 regular airings in 1976, and based upon a newly disocvered 1978 "off-air" find aquired by the MUSEUM OF CLASSIC CHICAGO TELEVISION , the show had run sporadically as late as 1980 with narration by WGN announcer Jerry Golden! How cool that we are finding out new info all the time to complete the shows history thanks to dedicated Chicago TV fans like you...
NEW!! GET CREATURE FEATURES UNIVERSAL MONSTERS T-SHIRTS:
WGN CREATURE FEATURES LATEST NEWS:
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!
11/15/14 - New Creature Features "Off-Air" find from 1978 re-writes the show's history! Visit the Filmography section to see what and how Creature Features continued to air until late 1980.
If you liked this site, check out my Son of Svengoolie tribute at:
also visit my TRIBUTE TO FAMILY CLASSICS website!
and visit our HOLIDAY GARFIELD GOOSE site!
***NEW BOOK ON CHICAGO TELEVISION RELEASED***
Click above image to order brand new Museum of Broadcast Communications book on Chicago TV history!
Features over 200 exclusive photos from the MBC archives!
E-MAIL THE WEBMASTER WITH QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Share memories, leave a comment or question? E-Mail the webmaster HERE