Actually, these two are a little before my time. By the time I was old enough to watch TV and get what was going on, colour TV was well established.
The earliest horror show I can remember watching was War Of The Worlds - on Dad's brand new colour TV.
If I recall there was a scene in that one where the hero shines a flash light into the martian's eyes and I remember laughing at the silly special effects. I think that the martian got an axe in the head too. As a tot I couldn't really appreciate it. Then I watched it again a couple years later and it scared the hell out of me.
What I would give to go to a movie like this again - where the effort is at telling a story to entertain rather than lecture. I watched the re-make of the this old classic but still prefer the original.