Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tonight Is The Night! Give CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME a chance!

Well tonight is the night. The debut of CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME on KOFY TV 20 just after the start of the New Year at 12:02AM. Of course I won't be watching it when it is actually airs as I have to be at work early tomorrow so I plan to Record it on my DVD Recorder. Will be busy most of the day, so it won't be until probably Friday Night when I finally watch it but I will read everyones comments from MR. LOBO's YAHOO FORUM to LON HUBER's THE UHF NOCTURNE FORUM SITE.

Of course things are getting heated over this new show, especially over at FXCAMERON's YOU TUBE site of the CKMT opening. It didn't help when he made a bad comment about Bob. Made me peeved. How dare he make that comment, then someone even accused me of not being a TRUE BOB WILKINS FAN, which made me mad, but I will not stoop against that guy with a War Of The Words. BOB WILKINS was a GREAT HOST! Often imitated but never duplicated. NO-ONE CAN EVER DUPLICATE BOB WILKINS. They can come close but no cigar. (Pardon The Pun) I remember when JOHN STANLEY first took over from BOB WILKINS at KTVU back in 1979. Even though he was personnally endorsed by Bob himself, I always thought of him as a Poor Imitator. Luckily for me, I was able to continue to watch Bob on KTXL TV 40 until he left there in 1981. After that, I would watch JOHN STANLEY every once in a while but I never really cared for him at that time. When ELVIRA was brought on KOVR-13, I watched ELVIRA instead, even some of those Hostless Shows like KBHK's SHOCK THEATER or KTXL's GASP! THEATER, but not a lot of John until around 1984, when I realized he wasn't as bad as I thought he was, but by that time, CREATURE FEATURES was finally cancelled by KTVU and I now regret my earlier hatred of JOHN STANLEY.

There were many shows that I watched after Bob and today. The last time I saw a HORROR HOSTED SHOW was WHITEY GLEASON on KSCH-TV 58's FRIGHT NITE THEATER on SATURDAY NIGHTS. When that show was cancelled in 1994, I went into a personal depression through a lack of a Saturday Night Show like that. I never was into SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE or MAD TV or THE CHAPPELLE SHOW or CHEATERS or any of that type of shows. Luckily for me, I had a VCR and later a LASERDISC PLAYER and even later a DVD PLAYER, so I can watch my movies anytime I want albeit without a Host. It has been OVER 14 Years since I watched a HORROR HOSTED SHOW. I never knew about MR. LOBO's CINEMA INSOMNIA until it was too late and he was cancelled by KXTV-10.

When I had heard word that MR. LOBO was negotiating with both KOFY and KRON, I was rooting for him. Except for that one time when I saw him LIVE at the CREST THEATER in SACRAMENTO for that CREATURE FEATURES FOREVER show, I never seen a MR. LOBO show. I hope to one day buy those DVD's of his shows so I can see it. Just the fact that he was personally endorsed by Bob himself, made me excited at the prospect of seeing his syndicated show. Then I heard that KOFY was considering doing a localized show. Again I was rooting for MR. LOBO. I thought since if the Great BOB WILKINS can do shows for both SACRAMENTO as well as the BAY AREA, Why not MR. LOBO. Of course I thought if KOFY didn't want MR. LOBO, they can also consider DOKTOR GOULFINGER. Since the last Horror Host on Channel 20 was ASMODEOUS back from 1968-71(in the pre-Gabbert TV 20), that DOKTOR GOULFINGER would also be a wise choice. Of course if you ask anyone on the streets of SAN FRANCISCO which person they have heard of between BOB WILKINS and ASMODEOUS, Chances are they'll remember Bob.

Now is the chance to support a Local Hosted Horror Show, and I WILL GIVE THE SHOW A SPORTING CHANCE. I am not going to compare this show to BOB WILKINS. Of course I am leery of Radio DJ, NO NAME as host considering another LIVE 105 DJ failed miserably at KICU TV 36 back in the early 90's, that being ALEX BENNETT who hosted SATURDAY NIGHT DEAD from about 1990 to 92. And then there is that cohost, BALROK? Some guy dressed as a Demon. Hmm, I'll have to reserve my judgement until I finally see it.

Again I like to advise everyone to GIVE THE SHOW A CHANCE! Whether you are PRO-MR. LOBO or PRO-DOKTOR GOULFINGER, please give this show a chance. If MR. LOBO's show at KTEH-54 was never cancelled, I don't think we would hear so much hatred of a show they haven't seen. People would probably support both shows. Speaking of which, IF THIS SHOW IS A HIT, Almost certainly other stations like KICU or KRON would probably want to start their own show to compete with KOFY. This has happened when both BOB WILKINS and JOHN STANLEY was on the air. Other stations like KBHK (THE GHOUL and SON OF SVENGOOLIE) and KTSF (TOM B. STONE) offered their versions to go against the very successful CREATURE FEATURES. And the same may happen in this case. BUT if CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME fails, so will the chance of another show, even MR. LOBO! So please give CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME a chance! If it fails, Who knows when a HOSTED HORROR SHOW will ever return to the BAY AREA? Look at SACRAMENTO. Will probably never get another show. Very Sad! :(

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 28, 1968 Schedule: "Invaders From Mars" and "Secret Agent" 12:15AM

On this particular evening, BOB WILKINS shows a very good SCI-FI Movie that many Kids like myself remember for years to come. Though I didn't first see this movie on Bob's Late Night Show on KCRA-3, I did see it when I was very young (Can't recall when I saw it for the first time exactly) and it really impressed me. Now when I view the movie, I can see its Low Budget Flaws, It still entertains me today.

INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) was designed and directed by WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES and starred JIMMY HUNT, HELENA CARTER and ARTHUR FRANZ and was distributed by TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX in 1953. Film Distributor, WADE WILLIAMS acquired the rights in 1976 and reissued it in a slightly edited version to delete some of the dated corny sequences (According To Williams). It was released on VHS video in that edited version by NOSTALGIA MERCHANT and ENGLEWOOD ENTERTAINMENT. In 1995, IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT released an EXCELLENT (though still flawed) LASERDISC which returned the film back to its 1950's glory. It had LOTS OF EXTRAS as well as extended scenes mean't for the British Release. In 1999, WADE WILLIAMS and UAV released on DVD, the 1970's Edited Version. In 2002, IMAGE as well as WADE WILLIAMS released a SPECIAL EDITION DVD of both the Original Unedited 1950's Version as well as the Entire British Version. It is well worth owning! Also BTW, INVADERS FROM MARS was remade in 1986 by TOBE (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) HOOPER in a alright remake.

Bob also shows an episode of SECRET AGENT.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

FOX 40 @ 40 Special To Air Today At 2:PM!

Forgot to mention that KTXL FOX 40 is repeating ONE LAST TIME, its 40TH Anniversary Show from OCTOBER 26, 2008. Though it could have been better (Like Less ANNA PRENTICE and More KTXL Footage), it still isn't that bad plus you can see some VINTAGE KTXL FOOTAGE from YESTERYEARS when it was NORTHERN CALIFORNIA's PREMIERE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION STATION! It will air today on CHRISTMAS DAY from 2:PM-3:PM. Sorry I didn't mention this earlier.

Merry Christmas To Everyone!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I just found out that the 2007 Korean Horror Film, TIME, will not be CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME's very first movie on NEW YEARS EVE. It will be the Cult Classic, CARNIVAL OF SOULS, and then on their Regular Saturday Night slot, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE.

Then I found out the second host, in addition to NO NAME, will be BALROK, a so called DEMON. Interesting to say the least. Posted here are 2 photos of the CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME set with BALROK as well as BALROK with cohost, NO NAME with some young cuties. Got these from BALROK's MY SPACE page. Also it lists BALROK's favorite movies, which by coincidence, might be CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME's list of films that will be shown. Here is that list:










Sunday, December 21, 2008

December 21, 1968 Schedule: "Black Widow" and "Secret Agent" MIDNIGHT

On this spooky evening of The Witching Hour Of Midnight at KCRA, BOB WILKINS shows the 1954 Thriller BLACK WIDOW. And no, This is not a Horror/Sci-Fi Film about a Giant Rampaging Black Widow Spider (Though I'd like to see a film about that plot), it is an Electrifying Drama About A Predatory Female. It stars GINGER ROGERS and VAN HEFLIN. This movie is available on DVD from FOX, though I recall seeing an ad in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND for a Condensed 8mm Home Movie.

Bob also shows an episode of SECRET AGENT.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Picture Of Possible Host Of CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME

Here is a picture of the possible host of CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME. All I was told is that he is NO NAME. I don't know which one in the picture is NO NAME?

I am guessing it is the one with the KOFY...err...I mean COFFEE MUG?

News Flash Edit: 12/21/2008: I just found out via TV GUIDE ONLINE that There are TWO HOSTS not just NO NAME. Could the fellow with NO NAME in this picture the other host?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME to premiere on New Years Eve On KOFY TV 20!

Well, I just heard the news. KOFY TV 20 will indeed premiere its own HOSTED HORROR MOVIE, However it will not be MR. LOBO. I don't know the who the host is, but here is a picture of the set of CREEPY KOFY MOVIE TIME! It will premiere on NEW YEARS EVE (Actually NEW YEARS DAY) from MIDNIGHT-2:AM. Then it will be on, every Late Saturday Night in the same time period. Part of me is disappointed that MR. LOBO wasn't picked but the other part is happy that THE BAY AREA IS FINALLY GETTING A HORROR HOST AFTER MANY YEARS!!!!! 12/19/2008: Opening For Show is already posted on YOU TUBE! Check It Out:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 14, 1968 Schedule: "The Strange Door" and "Secret Agent" 11:45PM

Wow! For the THIRD TIME this week, BOB WILKINS shows a UNIVERSAL CLASSIC starring BORIS KARLOFF. It is THE STRANGE DOOR (1951), also starring CHARLES LAUGHTON.

In fact, All 3 of the films, that Bob showed are on DVD in one package from UNIVERSAL called THE BORIS KARLOFF COLLECTION. Bob also showed an episode of SECRET AGENT.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

December 7, 1968 Schedule: "Tower Of London" and "Secret Agent" 11:30PM

Bob shows another UNIVERSAL CLASSIC with BORIS KARLOFF called TOWER OF LONDON which also stars BASIL RATHBONE and VINCENT PRICE. This movie was remade in 1962 with Price in the Rathbone part. Bob also shows an episode of SECRET AGENT.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Prince Sirki Summons Mr. Sci-Fi At Age 92: FORREST J ACKERMAN 1916-2008

Well the unthinkable finally happened. 4E passed away last night (December 4) at 11:58PM at the age of 92. Just last week, FORRY celebrated his 92nd Birthday. For more info, Check Out

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

MyStErY pHoTo Of BoB wIlKiNs

SCOTT MOON emailed me this photo of BOB WILKINS from his KCRA Channel 3 era. Never knew Bob was also a member of the BLUE MAN GROUP! ;) This was taken from recently found BOB WILKINS footage by TOM WRYSCH. This newly found footage will be included in the upcoming WATCH HORROR FILMS, KEEP AMERICA STRONG! A JOURNEY INTO CREATURE FEATURES documentary as a SACRAMENTO SUPPLEMENT.