Featured on Elvira's Movie Macabreby RagingR2 | created - 17 Sep 2011 | updated - 23 Sep 2016 | Public
Films and episodes featured on the TV-series "Elvira's Movie Macabre" from 1981, and subsequent revivals and similar Elvira series from later years.
The series features some (measured by IMDb rating standards) pretty bad films, introduced by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and every now and then featuring an intermezzo with Elvira's witty remarks and innuendo. Compared to another famous series with a similar approach, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (see my other lists), E.M.M. has a more strict focus on Horror films.
Another interesting thing to note is that E.M.M.'s choice of films isn't limited to "bad" films. There are 10 films on this list with a 7.0 or higher rating, including all-time Horror classics such as Frankenstein and Dracula, and a total of 60 films with a 5.5 out of 10 or higher. This compared to 5 films with a 5.5 or higher on the MST3K list. On this list there are 2 titles with a 2.0 or lower IMDb rating, compared to 73 (!) such titles on the MST3K list.
Another interesting fact: there's 7 titles featuring "Satan" or "Devil" in the title. Which maybe at first glance doesn't seem that suprising in the Horror genre, but on second thought... there aren't that many (Horror) films to have this at all, so 7 on a list of 158 I think is a noteworthy concentration.
There are 13 entries with "blood" in the title, 19 titles with "dead", "death", "die", "murder" or "killer", 8 titles with "horror" or "terror", and 5 titles with "scream", 2 of which feature the word twice.
There are also four titles on this list that were featured on Elvira's Movie Macabre, Mystery Science Theatre ánd Cinema Insomnia. So apparently they are popular subjects for [witty remarks] / [ridicule] (pick one). These are "The Brain That Wouldn't Die", "Santa Clause Conquers The Martians", "Eegah" and "The Giant Gila Monster". See also the notes besides the specific entries.
This list includes:
- The original 5 seasons
- The 2010/2011 revival season of 20 episodes.
- The 2014 Series '13 Nights of Elvira'
- The 2004 Time Life series of special Elvira DVD's titled "Elvira's Horror Classics" which was done in a similar fashion to Movie Macabre.
Default sorting order is the order in which they aired.
NOTE: there is one title missing. There's supposed to be a title called "The Pigs" on episode S3E21 (between "Circus of Horror" and "Schizoid"), but I can't seem to find it on IMDb, and even Google isn't any help in finding anything useful about it. EDIT: Found and added 20/7/2016 !
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1. Grave of the Vampire (1972)
PG | 95 min | Horror
Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.
2. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
3. The House That Screamed (1970)
GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.
4. House of Usher (1960)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror
Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.
5. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
R | 90 min | Horror
Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...
7. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.
9. Cry of the Banshee (1970)
R | 91 min | Horror
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »
11. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
14. The Crimson Cult (1968)
R | 87 min | Horror
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »
17. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »
18. Computer Killers (1973)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »
19. Rattlers (1976)
PG | 82 min | Horror
A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.
22. The Devil's Rain (1975)
PG | 86 min | Horror
A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them.
25. The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Horror
Poe's fiance, Lenore, falls into a coma and is taken for dead. She is rescued at the last possible moment from being buried alive, but the experience has driven her insane. On the advice of... See full summary »
26. Deathmaster (1972)
PG | 84 min | Horror
Quarry is a mysterious, articulate stranger who draws a cult like following of local hippies. Rather than showing them peace and love, he has more sinister plans for them, as he is a ... See full summary »
28. Legacy of Blood (1978)
Not Rated | 80 min | Horror
Horror movie about three wicked sisters and their equally unsavory husbands who all arrive at a remote inn where they mean to attend the reading of their uncle's will. One by one, the heirs... See full summary »
30. Beware! The Blob (1972)
GP | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.
31. Good Against Evil (1977 TV Movie)
84 min | Horror
ABC-TV pilot about a writer, Andy Stuart, teaming up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.
34. The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)
120 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama
An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.
Not 100% sure that this is the version featured on E.M.M. - there are several films with this title.
35. Count Dracula's Great Love (1973)
PG | 85 min | Horror
Four women spend the night in an old deserted sanitarium on a mountain. They each in turn fall into the the evil hands of a doctor who forces them to suck each others blood and to whip ... See full summary »
36. Jennifer (1978)
PG | 90 min | Horror
Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only ... See full summary »
40. Dance of the Vampires (1967)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
41. Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
College student Regina comes back to her room from class one day to discover she's won a getaway vacation at the quiet Red Wolf Inn. Before she can even call her parents to let them know ... See full summary »
42. The Baby (1973)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.
43. The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
PG | 88 min | Horror
A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), ... See full summary »
44. The Death Wheelers (1973)
PG | 85 min | Adventure, Horror
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »
46. City in the Sea (1965)
Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.
"War-Gods of the Deep"
47. The Oblong Box (1969)
R | 96 min | Horror
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town.
49. The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.
Later retitled "The Conqueror Worm", although this film has very little to do with any of Poe's stories, and only briefly alludes to poem of the same name.
50. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
R | 91 min | Horror
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
51. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
PG | 94 min | Horror
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.
52. Madhouse (1974)
PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.
54. Tales of Terror (1962)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.
55. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968 TV Movie)
Unrated | 120 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.
56. The Day It Came to Earth (1977)
PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A glowing meteor falls into a secluded pond into which Mafia hitmen have dumped the body of one of their victims. Students from the local college use the pond for a swimming hole. Then the ... See full summary »
58. The Corpse (1971)
GP | 91 min | Drama, Horror
A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.
"Crucible of Horror"
59. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
R | 87 min | Horror
When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.
60. Sharon's Baby (1975)
R | 95 min | Horror
A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange ... See full summary »
"The Devil Within Her"
61. The Bat People (1974)
PG | 93 min | Horror, Romance
After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an accelerating transformation into a man-bat, which ruins his vacation and causes considerable distress for his wife.
62. The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
GP | 97 min | Horror
Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires.
65. The Monster Club (1981)
Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.
66. Brain of Blood (1971)
GP | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »
"The Creature's Revenge"
67. Beast of Blood (1970)
GP | 90 min | Adventure, Horror
A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.
"Beast of the Dead"
68. Brides of Blood (1968)
97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Natives of a tropical island have to contend with man-eating plants and animals, mutations caused by radioactivity. Virgin sacrifices become the norm. A small group of interlopers become caught up in the mayhem.
"The Island of Living Horror"
70. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
M | 80 min | Horror, Mystery
In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of ... See full summary »
71. Whisper to the Wind (1966)
GP | 90 min | Drama, Horror
Siblings discover that their father has their vampire mother chained up in the cellar. The mother bites her son and soon everyone in the community is either dead or a vampire.
"Curse of the Vampires"
72. Blood Is the Color of Night (1964)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror
The first color horror picture produced in the Philippines.
"The Vampire Peoples"
73. Scream and Scream Again (1970)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.
74. The Human Vapor (1960)
Not Rated | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »
75. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
PG | 80 min | Horror
A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.
77. Doomsday Machine (1972)
83 min | Sci-Fi
Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project ... See full summary »
78. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.
79. Blue Sunshine (1977)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?
83. Island of the Doomed (1967)
88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Baron von Weser keeps a menagerie of carnivorous plants, but takes great care of one particular specimen.
"Maneater of Hydra"
84. Shivers (1975)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
85. Uchu kaijû Gamera (1980)
92 min | Sci-Fi
Using several clips from previous Gamera entries, this film deals with alien forces sending all the monsters Gamera has faced in one final battle to rid the planet of its last hope.
"Gamera: Super Monster"
86. New Year's Evil (1980)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered - and she will be the last one.
87. Homebodies (1974)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Horror
When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the ... See full summary »
90. Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.
91. Contamination (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
92. Village of the Damned (1960)
Passed | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.
93. Monster (1980)
R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.
94. The Beast in the Cellar (1971)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Soldiers in a rural English town are being brutally murdered by an unknown creature. Two sisters living nearby realize they might understand what's happening.
95. Alien Zone (1978)
PG | 90 min | Horror
A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »
"House of Death"
96. Circus of Horrors (1960)
Approved | 88 min | Horror, Drama
In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, ... See full summary »
97. Pigs (1973)
R | 80 min | Horror
Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »
"Daddy's Deadly Darling"
98. Schizoid (1980)
R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An advice columnist begins receiving threatening notes from an anonymous stalker. Meanwhile, members of her group therapy session are being murdered by an unknown assailant.
99. The Godsend (1980)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror
An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children ... See full summary »
100. Blood Bath (1966)
Unrated | 62 min | Horror
A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.