If Crematia Mortem had to choose one horror movie to describe her, it would be “The Thing that Couldn’t Die.” Although the creepy, campy TV horror host hasn’t been seen on the air since the early 90s, Crematia still has a rabid folllowing.

Crematia Mortem was your TV horror host if you grew up in the Midwest during the 80s. Every Saturday night for nine years (and sometimes on Fridays), Crematia popped out of a coffin on Kansas City’s KSHB-TV to wise-crack during the breaks of the “Creature Feature.” Viewers were treated to classic B-grade horror movie treasures including “The Scars of Dracula,” The Creature with the Atom Brain,” “The Curse of the Fly,” and every film featuring Gamera, Godzilla and Mothra.

The creation of TV and Radio personality Roberta Solomon, Crematia is featured in Robert Cotter’s book “Vampira and Her Daughters/Women Horror Movie Hosts.” She appears in “American Scary,” a documentary on the TV horror host phenom, and has a chapter devoted to her in Elena M. Watson’s book “Television Horror Movie Hosts.”

In 2012, Crematia Mortem was inducted into Horrorhound Magazine’s “TV Horror Host Fall of Fame,” along with Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs and Universal’s “Shock” Movie Package.”

More recently, Crematia has been featured on a number of horror podcasts, and helped inspire actor David Dastmalchian’s comic book series “Count Crowley, Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter.” She’s begun work on a new production with a monstrously talented team, and if the project ever sees the light of day (or night) she could be haunting you again soon.


Crematia and Einstein

Creature Feature/Show Open – LIVE Broadcast

The Mortem Family Rap – Halloween Special


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