American television personalityDied when: 83 years 208 days (1002 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Sammy Terry was a television horror host based in Indianapolis, Indiana.The role was originated by Robert "Bob" Carter in 1962, and Carter's son Mark Carter took over the role from his father in 2010.
Bob Carter (1929–2013) was a television personality who appeared mostly on Indianapolis local television station WTTV, regularly during the 1960s and 1970s, and sporadically through the late 1980s.
The format of Carter’s show as Sammy Terry, Nightmare Theater, usually involved the showing of two films.During the commercial breaks, Carter, in character as Sammy Terry (a pun based on the word "cemetery"), would engage in camp banter with the audience and his floating rubber spider, "George".
This banter often included some commentary on the films being shown, which included classic films as well as many less-than-stellar productions common to the horror film era of the 1930s through the early 1960s.
Carter died on June 30, 2013.