With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Horror & Sci-Fi: Hosts & Stars - Shows

Coast Insider

Listen with Windows Player
High  Low
NOTE: We'll discontinue our Windows Media Audio in August 2015. Subscribers will still be able to listen to the show through our Coast Player in the link above.
Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Listen with Windows Player
High  Low
NOTE: We'll discontinue our Windows Media Audio in August 2015. Subscribers will still be able to listen to the show through our Coast Player in the link above.
Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

Horror & Sci-Fi: Hosts & Stars

In the first half, electronics engineer and friend of the late Eugene Mallove, Bill "Doc" Harrington, discussed the process of cold fusion (a type of nuclear reaction), including secrets about what makes it work, and why it's threatening to the powers that be.

Known as the "Garden Witch" Ellen Dugan, author, psychic-clairvoyant, and practicing witch for over thirty years, appeared in the second half of the show, sharing practical applications of witchery, psychic protection, and Magick.

Upcoming Shows

Fri 07-31  TBA/ Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Horror & Sci-Fi: Hosts & Stars

Show Archive
Date: Tuesday - August 14, 2007
Host: George Noory
Guests: John Stanley, Tim Walsh, Marianne Szymanski

Writer and former horror TV show host John Stanley discussed his career interviewing stars associated with horror and sci-fi, and also shared some spooky real-life incidents. Among his Hollywood tidbits:

  • Lucille Ball, head of Desilu Studios in the 1960s, was the one who made the decision not to cancel the Star Trek TV series.
  • Gene Roddenberry had a falling out with Paramount and the studio took away his creative power when the first Star Trek movies were made.
  • Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho signed away his rights after the first film of his book, and did not see any profits from the Psycho sequels.
  • When Stanley first interviewed Vincent Price in 1979, the actor denied that he was a horror film star and referred to those films as "action thrillers."

Stanley, who hosted the "Creature Features" program on KTVU in Oakland, noted that many cities had their own horror hosts such as the Ghoul, Elvira, Zacherley and Dr. Morgus. But the popular trend began to fade in the wake of cable television's dominance, and the more violent and extreme horror films of the 70s and 80s weren't as suitable for syndication, he explained.

In 1978, Stanley took part in a séance held at the "Slaughterhouse" in Oakland, which was known for ghostly activity. In attendance were such notables as Sylvia Browne (who went into a trance), and parapsychologist Nick Nocerino, who had taken some unusual photos of the house. Later, said Stanley, a San Francisco Chronicle photographer captured an anomalous image of the house that matched some of Nocerino's. For more, view a set of photos Stanley sent us.

Chinese Toy Recall

In the first hour, game inventor Tim Walsh appeared briefly to report on Mattel's recall of Chinese-made toys. He was followed by Marianne Szymanski with Toy Tips, who discussed concerns over lead paint and magnets. She suggested that parents go through their children's toys and remove anything that might fall into the recall category.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Tuesday August 14, 2007

Advertisement