Oh boy. If like me, you grew up in Boston in the sixties and seventies, you may recall the early days of bad movies on the local VHF channels, 56 and later 38.
If so, here’s a blast from the past.
Sometime in 1968, Channel 56, WKBG at the time, started running nightly movies at 8PM (The Big Movie, I think they called it). I assume it was to draw viewers away from the local network affiliates who were showing I Dream of Jeannie, Here Come the Brides and other…er, classics. Channel 38 followed with the much missed Movie Loft.
But on Saturday nights 56 offered Creature Feature at 7 and Tales of the Unknown at 8:30 or 9PM. Brain was a regular on those Saturday nights. That movie is burned into my childhood neurons.
Makes Night of the Living Dead look like A Man for All Seasons.