"I am Montag...Master of Illusions" He is the maniac magician in the 1970 horror film "The Wizard of Gore". The script called for shooting some scenes at a TV station. Director Herschell Gordon Lewis says, "My first thought was that we'd fake it. And it became quite obvious as we started to make this epic that that wouldn't work. We needed a TV station."
Shots of WTVO turn up in several scenes. "This is the garage door where the hero tries to bang on the door to save the day." The hero may not win in the end, but the movie gives WTVO and some past employees a touch of immortality. Lewis says, "Because today, 'The Wizard of Gore" still shows."