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Sammy Terry intro (Nightmare Theater)

Robert ("Bob") Carter (born 1929) is a television personality who appeared mostly on local television affiliate WTTV in Indianapolis, Indiana, regularly during the 1960s and 1970s, and sporadically after that. Carter was best known for his portrayal of horror host Sammy Terry, which is a play on the word "cemetery." The format of Carter's Nightmare Theater
usually involved the showing of two films. During the commercial
breaks, Carter, as "Sammy Terry," would engage in camp banter with the
audience and his floating rubber spider, "George." This banter often
included some commentary on the films being shown, which included
classic films as well as many less-than-stellar productions common to
the horror film era of the 1930s through the early 1960s.

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Added: Dec-10-2011 
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  • I remember Sammy Terry. We watched his show and made fun of George the spider when we were young. I used to buy guitar strings from his "Family Music" store on Shadeland Ave. Ok, I feel really old now. Now I'm thinking of Dick the Bruiser (wrestler), Cowboy Bob and Peggy and The Vantastics.

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  • This still gives me the creeps, grew up on this!

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  • Hahaha, we had a character much the same in Oz, called Deadly Earnest. I love this type of camp humour.

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  • Brings back memories. I was raised in northeast Ohio where we had Big Chuck and Houlihan on Friday late-night with the CBS affiliate and The Ghoul doing Saturday nights on the ABC affiliate. All those guys had day jobs at the station and did the late show at first as a gag and then turned into local cult stars. And because of them all the classic B-horror movies of four or five decades became part of the horror lore for millions of American kids.

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  • I remember this show. It didn't even hit me till I saw the guys face.

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  • Bob's son Mark is reprising the role of Sammy. I saw a bunch of commercials for his Halloween night showing of FRIGHT NIGHT. I didn't watch, but I thought it was cool that he was bringing back some old school ghoul vibes!

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  • brought back good memories. thanks, voted

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