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blankczech 3/17/2013 12:56:38 AM

When I was a kid I begged my parents to allow me to stay up late and watch Shock Theatre (with Zacherley) every weekend.  I can't remember which channel it was on in the NY metro area where I grew up. I do remember that a lot of my friends weren't permitted to watch the show and I got in trouble because I would give them a detailed account of the movies I watched and then my pals had trouble sleeping and their parents would tell them to stay away from me.   Famous Monsters of Filmland was my magazine of choice (never missed a single edition).  That was back in the days of the corner candy store / soda fountain where you could buy a vanilla egg cream and a devil dog for 20 cents (they also had the racks of magazines).  I can still remember the proprietor shouting at me...this isn't a library are you going to buy that magazine or not.

ObiWannaJones 3/17/2013 10:56:01 AM

 Famous Monsters of Filmland and Starlog were my two magazine staples in my youth. 

tjanson 3/17/2013 11:13:43 AM

Blank...thanks for sharing those great memories!  Here in the Detroit area we had two longtime horror hosts...Sir Graves Ghastly was on from the late 60s to the early 80s on Saturday Afternoons...the Ghoul, Ron Sweed, was on late saturday nights from the early 70s to the early 80s and still going strong in Ohio these days.  I've met him several times at events and he did his show about 10 minutes away from where I live today.

doublec 3/17/2013 11:35:41 AM

 Shock Theatre in my part of the world was hosted by Baron Von Crypt. We had a local hostess named Moona Lisa (the show was called Moona's Midnight Madness) who wore a daring (for the mid-70's) French cut costume that I long had dreams about. 
I was a huge Famous Monsters reader growing up. I had a friend who actually had issue 1. I wonder what that's worth now. I had issue 100 and read it to death. Probably worth something now too.

domino2008 3/24/2013 1:07:20 AM

We had  GHOST HOST  with a creepy guy with a beard , that started with a camera going up some steps with wind  howling an He was the ghost host  that came on at midnight back in 1971 an would tells us what show we were going to watch . and yes i bought " FAMOUS MONSTER magazine as a kid ,  my friends brother had them on trading cards  with such as creature from the black lagoon .

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