Professor Cerberus - Sinister gray-haired
scientist with a walking cane who hosted The Museum of Horror show on
KXAS-TV Channel 5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth on Saturday night at 10:30 PM from
Each program began with eerie music and the quote "Like one who on
a lonely road doth walk in fear and dread" (taken from "The Rime of the Ancient
Mariner") followed by Professor Cerberus (Greg Bransom) introducing such movies
as The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), and King Kong Vs. Godzilla
During movie breaks the Professor performed diabolical experiments assisted
by Ygor the hunchback (played by comic-book artist Kerry Gammill), the
Frankenstein Monster (Jess Sherman/Jody Dean), and a dim-witted mute known as
Uncle Creepy (Mike Davis).
When SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE appeared on NBC in the fall of 1975, the Museum of
Horror was pushed back to a midnight time slot. Soon after the show left the
TRIVIA NOTE: Cerberus was the three-headed
Hell hound who protected the entrance to the underworld in Greek mythology.
See also - "Gorgon the Gruesome"
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