Next up is the opening to WPIX Channel 11's CHILLER THEATER. This was originally hosted by Zacherley who became an icon of monster movie hosts. THE FUTURIST! does not remember ever seeing him, but does remember this scary opening that was used later. It could induce nightmares in the fevered brain of a young boy. The show, at the time THE FUTURIST! recalls, had no host and featured more films of the sci-fi genre such as MONSTER ON CAMPUS, THE LEECH WOMAN and TARANTULA and some dubbed horror films from Italy. There probably was some Mario Bava featured at times; BLACK SUNDAY, for instance.
Lastly, there was WOR-TV Channel 9's FRIGHT NIGHT. If he remembers correctly, THE FUTURIST! thinks this was on much later at night ... maybe 11:30 pm or even after midnight. THE FUTURIST! rarely watched it due to it being broadcast way past his bed time, but he occasionally crept from his bed to tune in to see what might be featured. It, too, had no host ... and though it includes classic monsters in its opening, the show NEVER featured them film-wise. The announcer at the end of this clip proclaims that the night's feature is Michael Powell's PEEPING TOM. Wow! Classy thrills for a young impressionable lad!