In 1963 Zacherley moved to WPIX Ch. 11 where he hosted Chiller Theater and Hercules cartoons. In 2008 Zach returned to WPIX for a special Halloween Chiller Theater featuring the movie Tarantula (1955)

Zach’s paperbacks

In 1960 Zach moved from WABC channel 7 to WOR channel 9.

Zach’s record albums

The Zacherley Archives

Zacherley fan club cards

Vintage Zacherley article from 1959.

TV Guide ads for Shock Theater with Zacherley

In 1958 Zacherle left Philadelphia for WABC-TV in New York, where the station added a “y” to the end of his name in the credits. He continued the format of the Shock Theater, after March 1959 titled Zacherley at Large, with “Roland” becoming “Zacherley” and his wife “My Dear” becoming “Isobel.” 

Zach and his alter ego John Zacherle

Zach and his alter ego John Zacherle

Happy Birthday to Horror Host legend Zacherley, who was born 95 years ago today on September 26th 1918.

Happy Birthday to Horror Host legend Zacherley, who was born 95 years ago today on September 26th 1918.

King Kong and Godzilla (airing the day after) a New York Thanksgiving tradition from 1976 though 1985 on WOR 9.

House On Haunted Hill on NY’s WOR 9’s The Big Preview.

House On Haunted Hill on NY’s WOR 9’s The Big Preview.


Ad for Dracula Vs. Frankenstein’s NY television premiere on WPIX 11’s Chiller Theater. 

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Ad for Dracula Vs. Frankenstein’s NY television premiere on WPIX 11’s Chiller Theater.