WGN Channel 9 - Creature Features - "The Wolf Man" [Opening Re-Creation] (1970-1976)
Here is a re-creation (not original) of the opening of the legendary Creature Features program on WGN Channel 9. Normally I don't approve of re-creations, but since this is such an important piece of Chicago TV history, and since such scant authentic material exists for this program (only off-air audio recordings and a "gag" type promo that was made for an old WGN Sales Department presentation) - I figured this was worth an exception.
It's a shame that no authentic off-air video recordings exist of this show, which so many people remember fondly. If it only had stayed on the air two or three more years, perhaps someone would have recorded it. Right now, the fact that the show ended in 1976 makes it very, very, unlikely (though not impossible) that an off-air video recording of the show exists. Certainly nothing has turned up yet. If you find anything, let me know, eh? ;-)
The opening poem was recited by WGN Newsman Marty McNeeley, and the theme song is Henry Mancini's "Experiment in Terror".
This re-creation was done by the skillfull hand of Dan Siciliano, with additional material and information provided by Mark Garast and Kent Daluga. Check out Dan's excellent website on Creature Features here!
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