Tarantula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers



Tarantula Ghoul was Portland’s vampy monster of ceremonies on House of Horror, a late night horror movie showcase on KPTV in the late 1950s. Taranch, as she was affectionately known to her fans, was played by Suzanne Waldron. Graveyard Rock was the flipside of Taranch’s single released on Meadows Records. The song was written by B. Anson and J. Ralston. John Ralston was Suzanne’s producer-writer for House of Horror. The A-side was “King Kong.”


Graveyard Rock was the flip of King Kong possibly in 1957 or 1958 on
Meadows Records 2475. It’s listed as being by Tarantula Ghoul And Her Gravediggers. There was a show called House of Horrors Show, which ran on KPTV 12 in Portland Oregon from from October 1957 – November 1958, which was hosted by Suzanne an Waldren also known as Tarantula Ghoul.

A little bit of information about KPTV: KPTV was Portland’s first TV station and started on UHF channel 27, it was the first commercial UHF channel in the US. It moved to VHF channel 12 in 1957.


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