And that’s the point.
WUAB, Gray’s CW affiliate in Cleveland, is filling its Saturday night programming with bad B movies, making October spookier for viewers who delight in horror movies, really bad horror movies.
The Big Bad B-Movie Show is a weekly comedy program featuring a vintage horror movie and themed segments hosted and produced by comedian Zachariah Durr and Laura Wimbels, along with regular guests.
Included are horror entertainers Janet Decay and Grimm Gori from the Cleveland-based internet show, The Mummy and The Monkey.
The premiere episode airs on WUAB this Saturday night at 8 with the 1959 film Attack of the Giant Leeches.
“With so many channels and so many streaming services out there now, it’s clear the race is on to find truly special content,” said Erik Schrader, WUAB’s general manager. “While we continue to look for it, everyone can watch this.”
WOIO, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Cleveland and part of a duopoly with WUAB, have a history of weekend horror movie shows.
From 1969 to 1989, Saturday afternoons on WUAB were home to Cleveland’s Superhost, who donned a red nose and satin cape while introducing a quasi-spooky Saturday afternoon film.
And on WOIO, The Frank and Drac Show, aired in 1987 and 1988.
“It’s great to produce a local Cleveland show,” said Durr. “I hope we can bring back a style of TV that brings back memories for older viewers and be engaging enough for younger ones.”
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