Wednesday, April 6, 2011
E Is For...
E is for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
One of my favorite, favorite shows in junior high and high school was Elvira's Movie Macabre. Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, honed the warped sense of humor The Addams Family had already instilled. She made me a connoisseur of all things B grade horror. Needless to say, I would not be the woman I am today-- a snarky, demented, horror film addicted writer-- without her. The movies ran the gamut from scary to bizarre, to darkly comedic and abysmally bad.
Here are a few of my all time favorites...
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! A parody of Hitchcock's The Birds about sentient tomatoes that rise up against humanity.
Hell of the Living Dead aka Night of the Zombies A chemical leak turns the staff of a top secret research facility into flesh eating zombies
Blood From the Mummy's Tomb
A professor and daughter return from an expedition to the tomb of a cursed Egyptian princess and become involved in death and reincarnation.
Count Yorga, Vampire A vampire stalks the populace of Los Angeles with his deformed servant.
The Incredible Melting Man An astronaut is forced to consume human flesh to save himself after he's exposed to radiation that causes his body to melt.
Maneater of Hydra Mad scientist creates hybrid trees that feed on human blood.
The House That Screamed Deranged man at a girls boarding school dismembers his victims to create the ideal woman.