Elvira was the queen of the horror movie hosts. Besides Cleveland Ohio’s, Ghoulardi, she is probably the most famous, most beloved of the late night horror hosts. Quick-witted, with sarcasm to spare, actress Cassandra Peterson’s character Elvira juxtaposed her irreverent evaluations of the movies she presented with a towering bee-hive hairdo and a tightly fitting, Vampira-inspired dress that barely contained her ample bosom. Elvira’s Movie Macabre was something of a staple of my TV watching in the early 80s, and it’s not hard to understand why she was so popular.
This fall her iconic show, Elvira’s Movie Macabre, rises from the dead for a new season.