Chiller hosted by Dr. Igor
Gene Edwards created the character of “Dr. Igor” who hosted Chiller (also known as Chiller Theater) presented movies at 10:30pm on WQAD-TV Channel 8, Moline, Illinois from 3 August 1963 until 9 January 1965. Edwards was assisted by Vampira and Plasma (the actors for these characters is not known). The show ended when Edwards relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1965. Edwards recreated “Dr. Igor” and “Chiller” on KCTO-TV Channel 2, Denver, Colorado from around 1965 for a season or two. Whilst Edwards was still at WQAD, he hosted children’s afternoon show as “Jungle Jay”, presenting jungle adventure movies between 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday from 1963 to 1965. Jungle Jay was assisted by Healthcliff – the monkey and Zelda – the zebra (two stuffed toys).