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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chiller Theater would love this~

As most of you know I grew up in New York City.

Does anyone remember Chiller night?

On Saturday nights they had Chiller Theater night.

I remember seeing a creepy hand popping out with six fingers.

That is where I got my inspiration to create this pumpkin.

Hope you like it.

Here is some info on Chiller Theater:

New York
Chiller Theatre was also a Saturday night show on Channel 11 WPIX in New York City that showed classic horror movies. Chiller Theater actually began on WPIX during 1963 with Zacherley ("The Cool Ghoul") as the on-air host. However, by 1965, Zacherley left the show and a new opening was created using a montage of clips from various 1950s sci-fi films.
The montage opening served until 1971 when a claymation six-fingered hand was used combined with an animated swamp. The word "CHILLER" magically grows in clay out of the animated swamp. A six-fingered creature then swallows the letters and then it lets out a deep and roaring "CHILLLLLLLERRRRRRRRRRR!!!" This opening was used throughout the the remainder of the show's run. Combined with the eerie special effects, this was the most memorable intro among Chiller fans, many of whom recall that it was actually scarier than many of the movies themselves.
The program usually aired at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday nights, but for a time in 1974 it was aired at 11:30 p.m. It went off the air at the end of 1978 and returned in early 1980 at 2:00 a.m. Sunday mornings. It was finally cancelled in 1982. The WPIX program showed very much the same classic horror and science fiction movies as the Pittsburgh station did.
Since 1995 New Jersey has been the host of the Chiller Theater Convention, which has become one of the largest horror conventions in the eastern U.S.A.

^ Watson, Elena M. (2000). Television Horror Movie Hosts: 68 Vampires, Mad Scientists and Other Denizens of the Late Night Airwaves Examined and Interviewed. Jefferson, North Carolina, United States: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0786409401

Until next time....



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