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Movie Macabre 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | TV Series (1981–1993)
An old-fashioned style horror movie marathon, hosted and commentated on by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira.




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Cassandra Peterson ...  Elvira 137 episodes, 1981-1985


An old-fashioned style horror movie marathon, hosted and commentated on by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira.

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Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

26 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvira's Movie Macabre See more »

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Panacea Entertainment See more »
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Alternate Versions

The DVD releases feature the movies uncut and uncensored. See more »


Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Pieces (2018) See more »


Elvira's Theme
Written by Mark Pierson
p & © 1982 Zumerez Music
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Dark Vixen
31 July 2018 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

This is my third favorite horror host show. I'll admit at the time I was a little too young (about 6) to really watch "Elvira's Movie Macabre" (not sure I really could since I didn't have cable at the time and not sure if it came to the Washington area) since it was on midnight, let alone premiered movies I still couldn't watch past the R rating. However I did know about Elvira as she was in lots of TV commercials and was a very popular figure in the horror community, and it's not hard to see why.

Elvira is one of the great mascots for the horror community whom became a phenomenon from some merchandise and heck she even had three pinball games two from "Bally" "Monster Party" and "Scared Stiff", both games I played and "Scared Stiff" is one of my favorite pinball games for the record. And a video game pinball game for the Atari Lynx called "Monster Jam" which was cool.

Not much to say, I like the setting takes place in a big gothic mansion though we never really see most of it, instead it mainly consists of a big couch and set pieces that come along the way. But it goes with the old saying less is more because it's really the character Elvira that carries the show.

Elvira is both sexy from what she wears and what is revealed with the persona to boot. She has sort of this valley girl like mannerism but she not the stereotypical kind because he's actually smart but most importantly just has some of the best lines and wit, most of it really was unscripted at she actually improved in some places which is common for most horror hosts which makes it all the better because the comedy feels fresh and genuine.

Really like her commentary on some of the films she watches which feel honest, some of the film are really winner which makes it all the funnier just seeing her whip out some hilarious mockery, in a way this segment slightly predated "MST 3000". We share in her quips because those are the same things we do whenever we see a bad film or a film so bad it's good. There were even little skit segments she would sometimes do in the middle or after the movie, from doing a cheer or even a miniature toy plane that is coming in for a landing in let's just say a no fly zone.

Elvira is the queen of horror hosts that captures all horror fans hearts.

Rating: 4 stars

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