Apr 6, 2022
Before the MCU became mainstream and before horror films won Oscars, Horror Hosts helped create the Monster Kid Culture and legitimize fandom and genre conventions.
My guest, John Stanley, was not only the legendary host of Creature Features on KTVU-2 from 1979-1984, but also a novelist, film critic, and horror film director (NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD).
Join us as we talk horror host history straight from the source, what it was like to be there when ALIEN, PHANTASM, and even STAR TREK first premiered, and how fans resurrected the horror host culture!
I hope you enjoy the show!
Films, folks, and shows discussed:
NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD (1977)
CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)
CREATURE FEATURES- KTVU (1971-1984)