Fright Night on Channel 9: Saturday Night Horror Films on New York's WOR-TV, 1973-1987

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McFarland, Dec 13, 2011 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
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"Irresistible"--Video Watchdog.

"An intense study...top recommendations."--creepyclassics.com.

"In his friendly and warm (and sometimes delightfully humorous) writing style, Arena tells the inside story of one of New York TV’s most fondly recalled one-stop for a wide variety of genre flicks...a must...there is a story to be told here, and Arena was born to write it...highly recommended...indispensable."--dvddrive-in.com.

"Ecstatic vibe...nostalgia."--Bookgasm.

"A gem of interviews, anecdotal nostalgia...enjoyable reading...informative...vivid."--Zombos Closet.

"A mouthwatering history of New York City's WOR-TV...will be a magical trip down memory lane."--Scary Monsters Magazine.

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 CoffinFright 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.

 

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Contents

Preface
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The Story of Fright Night
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The Films of Fright Night
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James Arena, former editor of the pop music magazine The Street, is a New York-based freelance writer.

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