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Today (12/11/10) is Vampira's Birthday; Watch an Exclusive Music Video Premiere

11 December 2010 12:55 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

As promised, on this most auspicious date of December 11th, Dread Central has a gloomy birthday treat for fans of the first horror host, the one-and-only Vampira: the exclusive premiere of the first video off the Vampira: The Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.

Decades before waves of hundreds of "horror hosts," Vampira ruled the airwaves for one glorious year in 1954. Actress Maila Nurmi would have been 87 years old today. Inspired by Charles Addams' drawings for New Yorker Magazine, the Vampira character had its beginnings in Los Angeles, CA on April 30, 1954 on Kabc-tv. "The Vampira Show" was a surprise hit, but the plug was pulled due to creative differences and Nurmi didn't work again until November, 1956 for only one day for director Ed Wood Jr. The result was Plan 9 from Outer Space, released in 1959, but found its audience at the end of the 1970s when the movie »

- Uncle Creepy

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Celebrate Vampira's Birthday Right Here on Dread Central

30 November 2010 2:24 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

In our never ending quest to bring you every damned thing that's cool imaginable, we're proud to help celebrate the birthday of great and forever sexy Vampira along with a lot of familiar faces -- right here on DC!

That's right, kids! On December 11th Dread Central has a ghoulish birthday treat planned for fans of the first horror host -- the one and only Vampira.

This year Vampira, aka actress Maila Nurmi, would have been 87 years old. Nurmi is best known as the corset-waisted host named Vampira that had its beginnings on a popular West Coast TV show which aired on April 30, 1954 on Kabc-tv and lasted for only a year. "The Vampira Show" was covered in Life Magazine, and the show got fan mail from around the world although no one was able to view it outside the Los Angeles area. Nurmi was the Godmother of Goth before it existed, »

- Uncle Creepy

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HorrorHound Weekend Festival Details

25 February 2010 10:59 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

The HorrorHound Weekend takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana beginning March 26th and the festival will have several films showing, along with a tribute to Vampira. Some of the films that will be shown include Girl Number Three, Parasomnia, Smash Cut, Nightbreed and others. The Weekend will also host guest appearances from George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Elvira, Ms. Vampy aka Brooke Lewis and dozens more.

The Vampira Weekend will also feature a tribute to Maila Nurmi, the Queen of the Damned during the same weekend. Ms. Vampy, seen left, will be on hand, with support from Muscle Wolf Productions and The Dark Carnival Film Festival, to meet and greet fans. Ms. Vampy could be in a biting mood, so watch out! Have a look at the promo for the Vampira Tribute below along with a few other guests attending the HorrorHound Weekend.

Other Special Guests: Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Simon Bamford »

- Michael Ross Allen

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