October 29, 2008 One of the most beloved late-night horror shows of the 1970s was "Creature Features" on KTVU Channel 2 in San Francisco. On Thursday, October 30th, 7:30 pm, at the Crest Theatre.
a documentary on the show, "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong!", screens.
Join Mr. Lobo of Cinema Insomnia, "Creature Features" host John Stanley and Ernie (Hardware Wars) Fosselius for the only Sacramento screening of this great new documentary. If you're a Bob Wilkins / Creature Features fan, you don't want to miss it.
More info at BobWilkins.net.
For 14 years, from January 1971 through September 1984, CREATURE FEATURES ranked in the Nielsen ratings as one of the most popular TV shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. Broadcast from KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland, the Saturday night series was hosted by former TV advertising writer Bob Wilkins for eight years, followed by San Francisco Chronicle entertainment writer John Stanley who kept the series alive for another six years. To those who grew up watching CREATURE FEATURES with family members and friends, the mixture of host commentary and classic and not-so-classic horror movies remains a nostalgic memory. Wilkins' wit and unusually droll personality and Stanley's celebrity interviews and satiric minimovies are all part of Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong: A Journey into Creature Features, a full-length documentary journeying back through those years.
Featuring interviews with Wilkins, Stanley and other key figures close to the show, as well as classic clips, this historic journey illuminates an era of television that should never be forgotten.
Petaluma filmmaker Tom Wyrsch produced the film and is the author of the Bob Wilkins and John Stanley Scrapbooks and archivist of Creature Features media.
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