Saturday, June 27, 2009

Get Well Soon, Dr. Creep

Dr. Creep, the pancake-makeup-wearing frightmaster who hosted horror movies on Dayton, Ohio, television in the '70s and '80s, is having health problems.

A benefit show to raise funds for the good Doctor (aka Barry Hobart) is being held next month in Springfield, Ohio. I wish Those Darn Accordions was on the bill -- Dr. Creep's lineup of horribly great movies on Shock Theatre provided hours of entertainment during my formative years in the Dayton area.

Dr. Creep's style of weirdo TV humor and horror was great. He never failed to entertain. And now, when I watch bumpers like the one above, I realize he was playing Steely Dan and Pink Floyd during his corny intros and such. The world needs more of these types of local horror shows.

Get well soon, Dr. Creep. Thanks for all the horribly fantastic memories.

[via Laughing Squid]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the cheesy horror shows!

From the 60's through the 80's, on Madison and Milwaukee Wisconsin TV stations, we had Lenny's Inferno:

And still keeping the tradition going is Svengoolie out of Chicago:

Great stuff.

Elvyra (Mistress of the Dark) ripped off all the old early horror show hosts, with her dead-pan humor and ample boosums. But it was the local shows that we're really a treat to watch. A frozen pizza and couple of bottles of Mountain Dew and you we're set for the night!

*Bill in Milwaukee

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who could forget "The Ghoul" in Detroit? Excellent.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Lewis said...

California-based Mr. Lobo still does "Cinema Insomnia" ( as well. Nationally syndicated. But nothing beats the hosts you grew up on your local stations. Pizza, Mountain Dew and horror shows -- that's the stuff.

7:02 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home