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Dr. Cadaverino - Zany late night huckster of horror who hosted Nightmare Theater in Milwaukee on station WITI-TV from 1964-1977.


Early Photograph of Dr. Cadaverino

Dr. Cadaverino (played by Jack DuBlon) thought everybody was "Stupid!" including his guests, and the actors and directors of the movies he showed on the program but in particular Igor, the Doctor's headless assistant (Roger Cotey) who reaped such nicknames as "El Creepo" and "Dumbhead".

The show's main attraction were the typical schlock horror classics like Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), The Unearthly (1957), and the mandatory Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Dracula movies.

Dr. Cadaverino and Igor
Photo of Dr. Cadaverino from the 1970s

Nightmare Theater ended it thirteen year run on October 29, 1977. The Dr. Cadaverino's Halloween Special aired on 10/21/1980.  Jack DuBlon died July 25, 1988.  See also Tolouse NoNeck 


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