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    Default Shock Theater on Detroit TV circa 1960...

    Anyone know if Shock Theater was syndicated? A woman in Virginia told me recently she watch it when she was a kid on a Virginia TV station?

    Did Shock Theater originate in Detroit or was it piped in from another city? What years did it run in Detroit?

    When I was around 10 or 12 in the late '50s, I caught the 1956 original movie version of "1984" on Shock Theater and it scared the hell out of me as I thought Oceania was a real place. Edmund O'Brien starred as Winston Smith; John Hurt played that role in the '80s remake.

    I'm told the 1956 version of "1984" is not available on DVD.

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    I think it was a local show, perhaps it was on WJBK-TV.

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    Shock Theater was a generic name that was used thruout the country. It aired initially in Detroit on WXYZ in 1957.

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    Close your windows
    Close your doors
    Insulate yourselves
    Prepare yourselves for
    SHOCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Publican View Post
    ... When I was around 10 or 12 in the late '50s, I caught the 1956 original movie version of "1984" on Shock Theater and it scared the hell out of me as I thought Oceania was a real place. Edmund O'Brien starred as Winston Smith; John Hurt played that role in the '80s remake.

    I'm told the 1956 version of "1984" is not available on DVD.
    Thanks. I want to watch that version again. I found it on youtube: 1984 - 1956 Version DVD (FULL). It's an hour and a half long.

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