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There are few horror icons who are instantly recognizable. Karloff, Lugosi, Price, Cushing, Lee ... but there are even less who are women. Arguably the most recognizable of these is the luscious Elvira - Mistress of the Dark and her creator, Cassandra Peterson.
Elvira came into the public eye in the late spring of 1981 when Peterson auditioned for a horror movie host role at Khj-tv when the powers-that-be there sent out a casting all for someone to host their weekly horror show. The sultry Elvira - clad in a black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown - soon became a cultural phenomenon. With her dark, Morticia Addams-like makeup, a towering black beehive wig, and wickedly vampish appearance, her comical character was offset by a quirky, quick-witted personality and valley girl-type speech. Soon, her influence was seen on everything from beverage ads to pinball games to major motion pictures.
On June 14th, 2011, Entertainment One (eOne »
Elvira is not just the Mistress of the Dark. She is an institution unto herself, and one of the few remaining late night horror hosts spooking around the graveyard that is antenna television. A horror mainstay throughout the 80s and 90s, Cassandra Peterson, the indelible woman behind the Elvira persona, re-launched her brand with an all-new midnight showcase that airs on various local stations across the country. Now, each episode from that series is set to hit DVD, starting with Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of Living Dead and Elvira's Movie Macabre: Satanic Rites of Dracula this Tuesday, June 14th. The rest of the first season will arrive soon there after.
Remember how Elvira relaunched her show this past fall? Did you not watch? I agree. It got shitty show times - often past midnight. What old person can stay up that late???
Now you can watch the new series and really enjoy it at a regular time, like 3Pm in the afternoon, with some weak tea and an egg-salad sandwich. The way Elvira meant it to be watched. Her show, Elvira's Movie Macabre, was relaunched this past fall and originally aired in the 1980s before half you little shits were even born.
The double-feature releases from Entertainment One will pair such really unwatchable public domain shit as George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead with I Eat Your Skin and a double-bill of Hammer Film’s The Satanic Rites of Dracula »
Leading independent distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired North American home video and digital rights for the nationally syndicated series Elvira's Movie Macabre, which will arrive in its first two installments of hilariously horrifying "Double Feature DVDs" this June. Presented by Elvira: Mistress of the Dark - the world's sexiest, most outrageous and original movie hostess - Elvira's Movie Macabre was re-launched on over 120 stations across the country this past fall and was instantly praised as "a dream come true for horror fans" (Fangoria).
Featuring Elvira's signature, unflinching, tongue-in-cheek commentary of some of the "greatest" B-movies ever to unspool, eOne's release of all-new Elvira's Movie Macabre "Double Feature DVDs" kicks off with the zombie-themed pairing of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead with I Eat Your Skin and a double-bill of Hammer Film's The Satanic Rites of Dracula with The Werewolf of Washington. Future DVDs will »
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark has proven to be ageless. Everyone's favorite lady of the late, late evening is just as buoyant as ever, and her new TV series is coming home to DVD to give you good reason to stay up all night.
From the Press Release
Leading independent distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired North American home video and digital rights for the nationally syndicated series Elvira’S Movie MacAbre, which will arrive in its first two installments of hilariously horrifying “Double Feature DVDs” this June. Presented by Elvira: Mistress of the Dark – the world’s sexiest, most outrageous and original movie hostess – Elvira’S Movie MacAbre was re-launched on over 120 stations across the country this past fall and was instantly praised as “a dream come true for horror fans”.
Featuring Elvira’s signature unflinching, tongue-in-cheek commentary of some of the “greatest” B-movies ever to unspool, »
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5 items from 2011
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