Bob Wilkins 1932-2009 (R. I. P.)

Things are a bit gloomy in the Vault. Our friend “Scary” Steve Sherman has informed us that legendary San Francisco horror host Bob Wilkins has died.

Wilkins used to host CREATURE FEATURES for television station KTVU, from 1971 to 1982, until critic and author John Stanley took over. Mr. Wilkins was the star of the station’s afternoon science fiction program CAPTAIN COSMIC, and introduced many young, occidental Californians to Japanese kazio ningen entertainment.

Sadly, Bob had been battling Alzheimer’s up until his death.

We, at the DARK VAULT, want to salute Bob Wilkins: the man who kept America strong by watching horror movies.

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~ by darkvault on January 8, 2009.

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