Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back from the crypt

Tonight, the CW cedes its regular, ho-hum prime time programming and morphs back into WPIX Channel 11, for a return engagement of Chiller Theatre, beloved for its vintage horror movie programming by boys and ghouls of a certain age (including me) in the 70's and 80's (DVD Drive-In has the vital stats archived.) Welll before that, in the 60s, when my parents were regular viewers, the program was hosted by Zacherley an eminence among horror movie hosts--and he's back, too, 90 years young. What should be a tremendously nostalgic night for generations of monster-movie-lovin' New Yorkers kicks off at 8pm, with a screening of the terrific Tarantula (1955)...and, of course, the eruption of the creepy six-fingered hand to start the show. It'll be like Saturday night sleepovers at my grandparents' house all over again.

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