Horror Host Sammy Terry dies at 83
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The legendary Bob Carter (Sammy Terry) passed away Monday at the age of 83.
Bob Carter, known to many as Sammy Terry, was a longtime fixture in Indianapolis TV.
From 1962 to 1989, Carter hosted “Shock Theater” and “Nightmare Theater” on WTTV-4. Sammy Terry became a Hoosier icon with his skull cap, heavy makeup and pet spider George, introducing horror movies to late-night audiences.
Carter is a native of Decatur, Ill. He graduated from Millikin University with a degree in radio communications. After earning a master’s degree from Syracuse University, Carter worked as a disc jockey in Fort Wayne before coming to Indianapolis.
According to sammyterrynightmares.com , an open visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Singleton Mortuary on Friday. A private burial is planned for Saturday.
Carter's son has carried on his father's tradition, making appearances as Sammy Terry.