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LA FLORIDIANA
A Fall Preview Look at Dr. Paul Bearer and a Few Other Bay Area Fright Favorites, 1972-1994
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A Fall Preview Look at Dr. Paul Bearer and a Few Other Bay Area Fright Favorites, 1972-1994

Forty Years of Fall Preview T.V. Guide Magazines
I began to collect the Fall Preview editions of T.V. Guide magazine in 1963 and have collected these special editions each year since that time. To get the ball rolling on a database listing of "Creature Feature" movies (As was suggested by Andy Lalino during our "Fanboy Summit meeting" --N), and to offer up other selections that our readers may find enjoyable, included below are over two decades of horror and sci-fi highlights gleaned from this collection.

Enjoy!

Saturday, September 9, 1972:
11:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature (before Dr. Paul Bearer): "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson.
Friday, September 15, 1972:
11:30 P.M. Channel 13 (WTVT): Shock Theater: "Gammera" (1966) Brian Donlevy, Albert Dekker.
Friday, September 14, 1973:
11:30 P.M. Channel 13 (WTVT): Shock Theater: "Conquest of Space" (1955) William Hopper, Ross Martin.
Saturday, September 7, 1974:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature (This and all others below feature Dr. Paul Bearer): "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942) Lon Chaney, Dick Foran, Elyse Knox.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Most Dangerous Man Alive" (1961) Ron Randell, Debra Paget, Anthony Caruso.
Friday, September 13, 1974:
10:00 P.M. Channel 10 (WLCY): Debut of "The Night Stalker" with Darren McGavin; episode, "The Ripper" (erroneously billed in T.V. Guide as "The Zombie", which would be broadcast one week later).
Saturday September 4, 1975 (This one's for ED Tucker as I lived in Jacksonville at the time. He'll probably remember the name of the local fright show with its pie-pan flying saucer lifting off over the St. John's River):
1:30 P.M. Channel 17 (WJKS): "Maneater of Hydra" (1966) George Martin.
Saturday, September 18, 1976:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Valley of the Dragons" (1961) Sean McClory, Cesare Danova.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Strange Door": (1951) Boris Karloff.
Saturday, September 10, 1977:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Devil's Hand": (1961) Robert Alda, Neil Hamilton, Linda Christian.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Creeping Terror": (1964) Vic Savage.
Saturday, September 9, 1978:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "It Came From Beneath the Sea": (1955) Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domerque.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Before I Hang": (1940) Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Edward Van Sloan.
Saturday, September 8, 1979:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Voyage Into Space": (1968) Mitsundbu Kaneko, Akjo Ito.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Valley of the Dragons": (1961) Sean McClory, Cesare Danova.
Saturday, September 13, 1980:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Curse of the Living Corpse": (1963) Robert Milli, Helen Warren.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Zombies of Mora Tau": (1957) Gregg Palmer.
Saturday, September 12, 1981:
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Phantom of the Opera": (1962) Herbert Lorn, Edward De Souza, Michael Gough.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Brides of Dracula": (1960) Peter Cushing, David Peel, Martita Hunt.
Saturday, September 11, 1982:
2:00 P.M. Channel 10 (WTSP): Fright Theater: "Return of the Fly": (1959) Vincent Price.
2:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Night of the Giant Monsters": (1966) Kojiro Hongo.
3:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Eye Creatures": (1968) John Ashley, Cynthia Huff.
Saturday, September 10, 1983:
12:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Mysterious Island": (1961) Michael Craig.
1:30 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The War In Space": (1978) William Ross.
(These are for Mr. Nuzum) 8:00 P.M. Channel 3 (WEDU): Dr. Who: "Kinda" Peter Davison.
Saturday, September 8, 1984:
(Creature Feature not listed in that edition)
12:30 P.M. Channel 10 (WTSP): Fright Theater: "The Colossus of New York": (1958) Otto Kreuger.
2:00 P.M. Channel 10 (WTSP): Fright Theater: "Curucu, Beast of the Amazon": (1952) Beverly Garland. (Saw these double-features on Channel 10 on a rare 1980's Saturday off with Greg Van Stavern).
8:00 P.M. Channel 3 (WEDU): Dr. Who: "The Creature from the Pit".
11:00 P.M. Channel 28 (WFTS) Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: "Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Hype" (1980) Oliver Reed.
Saturday, September 14, 1985:
1:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Land of the Minotaur": (1976) Donald Pleasance, Peter Cushing.
9:30 P.M. Channel 3 (WEDU): Dr. Who: "Monster of Peladon" Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Slaydon.
Friday, September 20, 1985:
11:00 P.M. Channel 3 (WEDU): Dr. Who: "The Dominators" Patrick Traughton.
Saturday, September 13, 1986:
1:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Demon Planet": (1965) Barry Sullivan.
Friday, September 19, 1986:
11:00 P.M. Channel 3 (WEDU): Dr. Who: "Invasion of Time" Pt. 1 Tom Baker.
11:00 P.M. Channel 10 (WTSP): Fright Theater: "The Evil Dr. Frankenstein": (1964) Peter Cushing.
Saturday, September 12, 1987:
1:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Slither": (1978) Hy Pyke.
Friday, September 18, 1987:
11:00 P.M. Channel 3 (WEDU): Dr. Who: "The Daleks" Pt. 3 William Hartnell.
12:00 A.M. Channel 28 (WFTS) Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: "Blood on Satan's Claw" (1971) Barry Andrews.
Years 1988-1989 Unavailable as I was living in Gainesville, Florida. By all indications Andy Lalino is right! Fright Night TV in particular went to the dumper after 1987...
Saturday, September 15, 1990:
12:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Raiders of Atlantis": (1983) Christopher Connelly.
Saturday, September 14, 1991:
12:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Legend of the Dinosaurs": (1983) Nobiko Sawa.
Saturday, September 12, 1992:
12:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "The Man Who Could Cheat Death": (1959) Christopher Lee, Hazel Court.
Saturday, September 18, 1993:
12:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Red Planet Mars": (1952) Peter Graves.
Friday, September 24, 1993:
9:00 P.M. Channel 28 (WFTS): Debut of "The X-Files" with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
Saturday, September 17, 1994:
12:00 P.M. Channel 44 (WTOG): Creature Feature: "Diary of a Madman": (1963) Vincent Price.


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