50 years ago to the day this Saturday, our founding host Bob Wilkins launched the first episode of Creature Features upon an unsuspecting nation. And we’ll be celebrating this jubilee of a day with you! Also with John Stanley, Bob’s successor who took over when Bob went on to do other things. We’ll also be joined by our current director, Tom Wyrsch, who inherited what was left of the original show from Bob (including his rocking chair) and single-handedly revived Creature Features himself. They’ll tell us all about the old days of Creature Features as we show some clips from the original show.
We’ll also be screening the first film Bob showed on that premiere night: The Horror of Party Beach from 1964. Often noted as “the worst film ever made” we have to say, it really isn’t all that bad. Yes, the monsters are a bit goofy, but it seems like a group of people put a lot of love and effort into this little film and it shows.
All this while Tangella demonstrates a variety of explosive confetti dispensers, this Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time on KOFY TV20, the YouTube link below, our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels and on a commemorative selection of golden television stations nationwide. Don’t miss it!
Last week’s mail.
…who missed our fabulous show last Saturday, here’s a fresh copy from our friends at Vimeo.
Join us Saturday January 9th at 9PM PST for our 50th anniversary episode honoring Bob Wilkins and his first broadcast of Creature Features on January 9th, 1971. We’ll be watching “Horror at Party Beach”, the same movie Bob showed 50 years ago. We’ll be joined by Bob’s successor, John Stanley and our director, Tom Wyrsch, creator of the wonderful documentary movie “Watch Horror Films – Keep America Strong.” Don’t miss it!
If we were to one day colonize our closest planet, it would need to be equipped with many things. But most of all, mars needs women, which coincidentally is the title of our next film. That’s right, this weekend Vince and the gang will be watching 1968’s “Mars Needs Women.” This is a high-quality film that truly represents the look, attitude and needs of a typical Martian. We’ve heard tell that this film is mandatory-viewing in all astronaut training programs worldwide. It’s even rumored to be Elon Musk’s most favorite film. Also, one or more of the above statements may in fact be patently false. Hopefully one of the social media sites will fact-check this for us because frankly we haven’t the time to bother.
And joining us for this interplanetary love-fest will be our old friend and neighbor, Jon Provost. You’ve seen him on our show many times before. And if you haven’t, you’ve seen him as a little boy when he portrayed Timmy on Lassie. Jon will walk us through this movie, explain why things were so different in 1960’s America and also drone on about his inability to obtain fresh water in his part of the neighborhood.
All this while Tangella tries her hand at being a devious barista, this Saturday night at 9PM Pacific Time on KOFY TV20, the YouTube link above, our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels and on an out-of-this-world selection of interstellar television stations nationwide. Don’t miss it!
…and taking back presents last Saturday, here’s the episode you missed. You’re welcome!
Last week’s mail.