Fright Night on Channel 9: Saturday Night Horror Films on New York’s WOR-TV, 1973–1987
From 1973 to 1987, Fright Night was a fixture of the late Saturday evening schedule on independent New York television station WOR-TV. A genre fan’s nightmare come true, the modestly produced showcase featured horror films both classic and obscure, from Universal’s Frankenstein series to such lesser-known delights as Beast of Blood and The Living Coffin. Fright Night suffered no delusions of grandeur and never claimed to be anything more than what it was: great entertainment on a Saturday night. This thorough if affectionate tribute to Fright Night’s glory days includes a complete listing of all films shown on the series, as well as discussion of WOR-TV’s other horror movie programs from the 1970s and 1980s. Also featured are interviews with the major surviving players, including Fright Night creator Lawrence P. Casey.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actor Al Adamson American International atmosphere Beast Bela Lugosi Black Blood Boris Karloff broadcast bumper Castle Channel 9 Chiller Christopher Lee classic color Creature Feature creepy cult Curse ofthe Devil Dracula drama drive-in eerie entertaining fans film’s flick Frankenstein Fright Night experience Fright Night feature future Fright Night genre girl Hemisphere Pictures horror films horror movie House Jerry Warren John Carradine killer Lon Chaney Looks like Fright low-budget man’s monster movie Mummy’s murder mystery Naschy Newsday nice Night ofthe Night was pre-empted ofBlood ofDr ofthe Dead ofthe Living Dead ofthe Vampire package Paul Naschy pretty quickie Revenge Sam Sherman says scary scene sci-fi scientist Sherman showcase shown on Fright sinister spooky star station Steinbrunner story strange studio telecast telethon television Terror Theater theatrical thriller TV guide Universal Universal-International Universal’s Vampire viewers Vincent Price watch Werewolf woman WOR-TV York young zombie