THE GREATEST LOCAL CHICAGO HORROR SHOW EVER...
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 from the film "Experiment in Terror" started 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 local "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 the show then ran sporadically, in a much truncated version, as late as 1980 with narration by WGN announcer Jerry Golden! And then, fading into obscurity and the history books...
MORE WGN CREATURE FEATURES HISTORY:
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!
Read about Creature Features "Off-Air" find from 1978 extends the show's history! Visit the Filmography section to see what and how Creature Features continued to air until late 1980.
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