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 recommendations."

"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."

"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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James Arena, former editor of the pop music magazine The Street, is a New York-based freelance writer.

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