You can edit almost every page by Creating an account. Otherwise, see the FAQ.

Monstrous Movie

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki

Monstrous Movie
File:Monstrous Movie.jpeg
Created by
Country of originUSA
No. of episodesN/A
Running time2 hours (1974–1983)
Original networkWFLD
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1974 (1974-09-06) –
December 31, 1983 (1983-12-31)
External links
[{{#property:P856}} Website]

Search Monstrous Movie on Amazon.

Monstrous Movie was a syndicated horror show, broadcast in the Chicago area during the 1970s and 1980s. The show aired classic science fiction and horror movies during its two-hour time slot. The movies broadcast were taken from the classic Universal Horror movies of the 1930s to 1950s, the Hammer Studios and American International Pictures films of the 1950s, Roger Corman's horror films of the 1960s, and Toho Studio's "giant monster" (known in Japanese as either kaiju or tokusatsu) movies of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Air times[edit]

Monstrous Movie usually aired on Saturday afternoons. Because it aired after the traditional Saturday morning cartoon time block, it introduced many younger viewers to classic (and not-so-classic) science fiction and horror movies.


Beginning in 1974, a station in the Kaiser Broadcasting (later Field Communications and Metromedia) chain, WFLD (Channel 32), aired its collection of classic science fiction and horror movies—one per week at either 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m., depending on their schedule. They cycled through their collection every now and then, noticing that the broadcasts were especially popular with youngsters.[1]

The opening and closing sequences for Monstrous Movie consisted of interchanging images from classic horror movies like Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Mummy, The Gorgon, The Curse of the Werewolf, etc.[2][3]

The intro/outro music used for Monstrous Movie throughout its run was the theme from the 1955 classic science fiction feature This Island Earth, composed and conducted by Herman Stein and his orchestra.


  1. "WFLD-TV 32 Chicago Monstrous Movie- The Eye Creatures". SharpEditing TV. YouTube. April 17, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  2. "WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie (Opening, 1979?)". The Museum of Classic Chicago Television. YouTube. October 27, 2007. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  3. "WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie (Opening, 1982)". The Museum of Classic Chicago Television. YouTube. October 27, 2007. Retrieved October 4, 2022.

External links[edit]

This article "Monstrous Movie" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Monstrous Movie. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.