Monster Creature Feature

BY ZACK SMITH


In days of television past, children often tuned in to the creepy hosts who introduced old monster movies on the local channels. But as cable television took over and movie broadcast rights grew more expensive, the classic television personality gave way to self-mocking characters such as Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs before vanishing into memory.

In Raleigh, at least, the old-school monster movie host is alive and well in the form of Craig Vance, aka Ormun Grimsby, of Monster Creature Feature on RTN 10. The series splits old monster movies into two-hour-long installments, ranging from silent classics (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) to more recent classics (Night of the Living Dead) to outright camp (Santa Claus Conquers the Martians).

Full interview here.

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