Crematia Mortem was the horror host of KSHB 41's late night television show Creature Features in Kansas City from 1981 to 1988. She was the creation of Roberta Solomon, a local television and vocal talent. Usually sitting in a large wicker chair on a set consisting of little more than a dark backdrop, she presided over the evening's entertainment (B movies), commenting and participating in gags sometimes related to the film. Wearing a long black wig and pale make-up, a black dress with a purple, red, or blue satin corset, the emphasis here was camp.
On October 9, 1986, KSHB became a charter affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company. As Fox began to provide more content to the station, the show's time slot was pushed back from 10:30 pm to midnight, or even later. As a result, viewership lagged and the show was cancelled.
The opening theme was written by Iris Byrd, Fort Scott, Kansas.