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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Hulu’s ‘13 Nights of Elvira’

17 October 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We recently reported that the Mistress of the Dark is returning soon to host horror flicks in Hulu’s 13 Nights of Elvira. Now you can get a taste of the humor to come, as Hulu and Brainstorm Media have provided us with a clip in which Elvira offers witty remarks on 1985’s Trancers and Oscar winner Helen Hunt before imagining what she would say upon winning an Academy Award.

Cassandra Peterson stars as the legendary horror hostess on Hulu’s 13 Nights of Elvira, streaming exclusively on the site beginning October 19th and running through Halloween. Each night Elvira will introduce a fright film and offer occasional comedic commentary—a setup similar to her Movie Macabre performances. Here’s the official schedule:

Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) Sunday, Oct. 19 Puppet Master (1989) Monday, Oct. 20 Demonic Toys (1992) Tuesday, Oct. 21 Hobgoblins (1988) Wednesday, Oct. 22 The Gingerdead Man (2005) Thursday, Oct. 23 Dollman (1991) Friday, Oct. »

- Derek Anderson

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Elvira Talks Hulu’s 13 Nights of Elvira and More; See an Exclusive Clip!

17 October 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Still kooky after all these years, Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, is back this Halloween with Hulu’s “13 Nights of Elvira.” I had the distinct privilege of speaking with your favorite horror hostess about her new show, her new single from… Continue Reading →

The post Elvira Talks Hulu’s 13 Nights of Elvira and More; See an Exclusive Clip! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Drew Tinnin

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Shock Interview: Cassandra Peterson on Elvira’s Return to TV!

16 October 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

For as long as there are horror and sci-fi movies of, shall we say, questionable quality there will be...Elvira. The Mistress of the Dark returns to the small screen in a new Hulu series called 13 Nights of Elvira and this time, she'll be poking fun at a new crop of films with her usual flavor of humor.

The titles include Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Puppet Master, Demonic Toys, Hobgoblins, The Gingerdead Man, Dollman, Trancers, Oblivion, Shrunken Heads, Hideous, Evil Bong, Seedpeople and Night of the Living Dead.

The post Shock Interview: Cassandra Peterson on Elvira’s Return to TV! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Elvira is Headed for Hulu Weve Got an Exclusive Clip

16 October 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Cassandra Peterson is back and shes all decked out in that sexy Elvira getup. The legendary horror host will make a move to the subscription based Hulu this year for the new series 13 Nights of Elvira. Shell reprise her dual roles of Alistair Cooke and Roger Ebert. Expect the Personification of Instant Gratification to bring her quick wit and silly puns to the broadcast it wouldnt be an Elvira production without them »

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Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Heads To Hulu For Halloween

9 October 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hulu’s heart is on fire for Elvira. The Mistress of Dark is headed to the subscription-based and (perhaps soon-to-be slightly less) ad-supported “premium streaming TV destination” for a brand new series this Halloween season. 13 Nights of Elvira will feature Cassandra Peterson once again suited up in what very well may be the original stereotypical sexy girl’s Halloween costume to reprise her dual roles of Alistair Cooke and Roger Ebert for the B grade horror movie set. The program is a streaming iteration of Peterson’s cult classic Elvira’s Movie Macabre (which is also currently available on Hulu), and will feature pithy intros, and poignant, punny commentary from the self-proclaimed Personification of Instant Gratification. Elvira will playfully praise and skewer the following terrifically terrible flicks on the daily starting October 19: Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle of Death, Puppet Master, Demonic Toys, Hobgoblins, The Gingerdead Man, Dollman, »

- Joshua Cohen

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‘Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed’ Review

7 October 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

[Editors Note: Given that we've already reviewed the Vinegar Syndrome release of Graduation Day and both discs are virtually identical bar the extras, we thought we'd review the Major difference between the two Blu-ray releases - the bonus feature on the UK disc, the documentary Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed]

It’s fair to say I’m a sucker for scream queen “documentaries”. Be they the T&A filled features such as Scream Queen Hollywood Hot Tub Party, more amateur-hour productions such as Donald Farmer’s shot-on-video Invasion of the Scream Queens, or the awesome scream queen interviews that featured in Stephen King’s World of Horror – if it features an interview with a scream queen then I’m there. I’m also a fan of the documentaries and Blu-ray extras produced by High Rising Productions – including their previously released slasher movie documentary: Slice and Dice: The Slasher Movie Forever.

Put the two together and… I’m in filmic heaven!

Directed by UK-horror scene stalwart Calum Waddell and hosted by scream queen Debbie Rochon (Terror Firmer, Tromeo and Juliet) Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed features, in a change of pace for horror documentaries, especially those focusing on females in the genre, »

- Phil Wheat

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark getting new Hulu series

4 October 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Mistress of the Dark is making her triumphant return this Halloween, and she’s doing so in style via a new exclusive Hulu series. According to Shock Till You Drop, Cassandra Peterson will return to the role of Elvira, 1980s horror icon, in a new 13 Nights of Elvira miniseries beginning on October 19th…

Each night, Elvira will do what she does best and present various low-budget horror flicks to tear down with her quick wit. Some of the films she’ll be tearing down are Evil Bong, Seed People, Shrunken Heads, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death and, on Halloween night, the beloved George A. Romero zombie flick Night of the Living Dead

Tell us, will you be tuning in to 13 Nights of Elvira? Let us know in the comments below.

The post Elvira: Mistress of the Dark getting new Hulu series appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- James Garcia

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'Elvira: Mistress of the Dark' Returns with All-New Hulu Series

4 October 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (aka Cassandra Peterson) is back with an all-new series set to debut exclusively on Hulu just in time for Halloween.

Premiering October 19, 13 Nights of Elvira will bring a little bit of frightful fun back to the small screen just in time for tricks and treats. The 13 episode series will include all-new material shot exclusively for Hulu.

In traditional fashion, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark will be popping up to provide her pointed perspective and hilarious commentary throughout 13 of the best/worst B-movies of all-time. The line-up includes Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Evil Bong, Seed People, and Shrunken Heads.

The big finale will come Halloween night as Elvira takes on the classic zombie thriller Night of the Living Dead. The rest of the line-up has yet to be announced.

Elvira is also currently putting on a live show throughout October as part of Knott's Scary Farm. »

- MovieWeb

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Is Coming Back on Hulu

4 October 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Queen of Halloween, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is coming to Hulu for Halloween this year with 13 Nights of Elvira. (She's also doing live shows at Knotts Scary Farm.) As she did with Movie Macabre, she'll be hosting a run of B horror movies with her snappy takes, including Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of DeathEvil BongSeed People, and Shrunken Heads, and she's ending it all with The Night of the Living Dead. The series starts on October 19 and ends on Halloween. Spooky! »

- E. Alex Jung

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Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark Returns For An All-New Series

4 October 2014 4:14 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

If you grew up in the '80s, chances are you came across Elvira's original syndicated horror movie series Movie Macabre, in which the "Hostess with the Mostest" would present (and take the piss out of) various low budget horror flicks. Now Shock Till You Drop report that the lovely lady will return on October 19th to give her take on the likes of Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Evil Bong, Seed People, Shrunken Heads, and finally on Halloween night, Night of the Living Dead.  Give Elvira a follow on Twitter to stay abreast of all her news. »

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The Mistress of the Dark Returns in Hulu’s 13 Nights of Elvira

2 October 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Elvira’s Movie Macabre film series is already a must-watch for many who enjoy ample horror humor amidst the serious scares popped into the DVD player this time of year, and now the Mistress of the Dark’s followers can see the actress’ sharp wit at work with another batch of midnight movies in Hulu’s recently revealed 13 Nights of Elvira.

Shock Till You Drop reports that Cassandra Peterson’s legendary horror hostess will headline Hulu’s 13 Nights of Elvira, streaming exclusively on the online outlet beginning October 19th and running through Halloween. Each night Elvira will introduce and provide pop-up commentary for a fright film, similar to her Movie Macabre performances.

The thirteen featured flicks include Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Evil Bong, Seed People, Shrunken Heads, and George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead as the grand finale on Halloween night.

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- Derek Anderson

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31 Netflix Instant Titles to Get You Ready for Halloween

1 October 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With every horror fan’s favorite time of year just right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 31 genre-related titles currently available on Netflix Instant that undoubtedly will get you ready for the Halloween season.

Happy Haunting!

Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)

David is the only one who knows the truth about the aliens invading his small town in this remake of the 50s science-fiction classic.

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead.

Fright Night (Tom Holland)

When Charley Brewster discovers that his suave new neighbor is a vampire, he seeks help from actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter.

Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick)

Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, »

- Heather Wixson

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Halloween Season Is Officially Here -- Elvira's Back In Her Costume!

26 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Cassandra Peterson turned 63 last week -- but her alter-ego, Elvira, hasn't aged a day!The Mistress of the Dark debuted her brand new stage show at Knott's Scary Farm on Thursday night, appropriately named "Elvira's Big Top," and she's back to her old tricks.Garters, corsets and her infamous black dress were all part of the circus-themed show, which proved that age ain't nothing but a number for this scream queen.Need further proof? Check out the side-by-side below. The pic on the left was taken back in 1983 ... the one on the right, last night.It's been a busy few months for the hostess with the mostess, who recently filmed a music video with Ryan Adams."It's so bizarre, Ryan is a client of my accountant's and I didn't really know about him," she tells toofab about the random collaboration. "I heard his name before, but didn't know much about him. »

- tooFab Staff

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September 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Elvira, Halloween, StageFright

22 September 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This is a huge week for horror fans, as the highly anticipated Halloween box set arrives from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory to officially set the mood for autumn and begin the countdown to the spookiest day of the year. There are also several other fantastic Blu-ray and DVD collections joining the ranks of Michael Myers as well, including Elvira, Jigsaw and Pazuzu!

One of my personal favorites, The Innocents, is also getting the hi-def treatment from Criterion this week, as well as the late 80’s cult classic StageFright, which is being released by Blue Underground. There are also a few new films getting released, including Wer, Found and the sci-fi thriller The Signal. Fans of Sonno Profondo will also be able to pick up a copy of the film on VHS this week too.

Spotlight Titles:

Elvira’s Movie Macabre: The Coffin Collection (Entertainment One, DVD)

26 horrifying films on 13 DVD’s! »

- Heather Wixson

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10 Fun Facts about Pee-wee's Big Adventure

18 September 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The 1985 classic film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure was Tim Burton's feature directorial debut, and it was such a fun and entertaining ride. Every time I see it, it brings back a lot of great nostalgic memories having grown up watching it as many times as I could. I thought it'd be fun to put together a list of ten fun facts about the movie that you may or may not already know.

There were ten to twelve custom made red and white bicycles built for the movie by Pedal Pusher Bike Shop in Newport Beach CA. As payment they were given the choice to choose $10,000 and no screen credit or just screen credit and no money. They took the money.During the whole scene where Large Marge is telling her terrifying story to Pee-wee, she never blinks. Paul Reubens was incredibly sick with the flu during the scene where he »

- Joey Paur

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Ryan Adams Has Found Elvira and She Looks Really Good

12 August 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Is it Halloween yet? The video for Ryan Adams's latest track, "Gimme Something Good," is already getting us excited for October. The rocker enlisted Elvira (aka Cassandra Peterson) to star in the video, which shows him pining over the famed Mistress of the Dark. Peterson is 62, but we must say she's still got it . . . And she's definitely flaunting it. The song is catchy, but even if you're not into rock music, this video is creepily entertaining. Adams's next album is self-titled and due out on Sept. 9. Until then, check out the video below. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Graduation Day, Mother’s Day & Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone Featured in UK Blu-ray Slasher Classics Collection

5 August 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Earlier this summer we reported that 88 Films will be releasing Graduation Day and Mother’s Day to Blu-ray in the UK, and now 1981′s Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone will also be given the UK high-definition treatment. Together, these three releases make up the first wave of 88 Films’ Slasher Classics Collection, and the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed!, has been included on Graduation Day‘s special features.

Graduation Day will hit Blu-ray in the UK on October 13th, while Mother’s Day will be available in the high-definition format sometime in early 2015. An official release date for Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone has not yet been announced. Below are two official press releases and a look at the Blu-ray cover art. The first release has full details on Graduation Day‘s special features, including the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed! (thanks to Blu-ray. »

- Derek Anderson

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88 Films announce specs for ‘Graduation Day: Special Edition’ Blu-ray

5 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Released in 1981, Graduation Day has become a favourite of slasher movie fans thanks to its plasma-spurting set pieces, maniacal mystery-killer storyline and a cast of cult celebrities that includes Christopher George (City of the Living Dead), Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) and the perennially topless Scream Queen Linnea Quigley. Now set for a Blu-ray release, with a stunning print restored and re-mastered from a colourful 4k scan, from the folks at 88 Films, Graduation Day will arrive in the UK with an array of newly created special features from High Rising Productions including a new feature length documentary entitled Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed.

Hosted by the legendary Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer), this insightful investigation into the challenges of women working within a genre frequently associated with a masculine fanbase is unique in featuring all-female perspectives. Names that have been caught on camera for this epic expose »

- Phil Wheat

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Is this the golden age of TV horror?

6 July 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, The Walking Dead & more, Ron suggests this is a golden age in the history of Us TV horror…

Feature

On April 30th 1954, a Finnish-American actress, showgirl and pin-up named Maila Nurmi sashayed down a dark corridor fogged with dry ice, stopped on cue and unleashed a bloodcurdling scream. She was sporting her best faux-Morticia Addams dress, vampy fingernails, long black hair and an imperious expression. After the introductory trance and shriek that began every episode of Kabc TV’s The Vampira Show, the host would recline on a skull-decorated Victorian couch and mockingly introduce one of any number of low-budget and no-budget horror films for her late-night television audience. Vampira was the first horror host in American television, appearing on the air only five short years after the station first signed on in Los Angeles.

“Screaming relaxes me so”

Though Vampira’s reign as »

- louisamellor

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Review: Rewind This! (DVD)

18 April 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A light-hearted but entertaining look back at the glory days of VHS tapes and those who still remain passionate about them today, Rewind This! is a near-perfect documentary. Rewind This! explores the historical impact of VHS and celebrates everything we love about the now-dormant format that lives on through the collectors who still pound the pavement in search of the perfect tape.

Directed by Josh Johnson, Rewind This! features a fantastic blend of informative interviews with those who were there firsthand when VHS forever changed the entertainment industry, including Charles Band, Lloyd Kaufman, Frank Henenlotter, Roy Frumkes, Cassandra Peterson and many others. Johnson uses his experts to lay the foundation and then fills in the gaps with an array of fan and collector interviewees that proves that even though VHS tapes are a thing of yesteryear, there may never be a format that will ever revolutionize home movie distribution the »

- Heather Wixson

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