Featured on Elvira's Movie Macabreby RagingR2 | created - 17 Sep 2011 | updated - 4 months ago | 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.
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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 travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...
7. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Not Rated | 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)
GP | 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 »
10. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A couple invites a Count from Hungary, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a seance for the woman's recently deceased mother, oblivious to the fact that he is actually a vampire.
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. Horror Hospital (1973)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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 satanist cult leader is burnt alive by the local church. He vows to come back and hunt down and enslave every descendant of his congregation by the power of a book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil.
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 | 83 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.
33. The Mad Magician (1954)
Not Rated | 72 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Don Gallico is a master at designing magical illusions which are sold by his employer, Mr. Ormond, to famous magicians such as Rinaldi. He is also a master of disguise and realistic mask ... See full summary »
34. The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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 »
37. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.
40. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Not Rated | 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.
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.