WPIX had a Saturday night tradition in place when cable television came to upstate NY in the 70's.
Chiller Theater bowed in 1961, playing a lot of B-movies. Two years in, Zacherle, aka "The Cool Ghoul", began a 2 year stint as studio host. After he left, they developed the following intro:
This remained in place until sometime in the 70's, when, amazingly, Rankin-Bass, the folks behind a zillion holiday specials, were commissioned to create a new intro, with a six-fingered hand made of clay, rising from a swamp to pull the word, Chiller, down into the muck.
Unfortunately, 'PIX pulled the plug on Chiller in the early 80's, and after bringing it back for periodic specials in recent years, decided to retire the franchise again three years ago. There was a period in the late 70's-early 80's, before Chiller was cancelled, when WPIX experimented with running the franchise in daylight, during the afternoon. Suffice to say, it ultimately didn't work.