I love Elvira. LOVE. Ever since I was a little girl, I thought she was the coolest; something about being really conventionally sexy (boobs!) yet dark, funny and totally self-aware really spoke to me then, and still does to this day. Plus, I still think being a horror hostess is the coolest job ever: You lounge on a velvet sofa and make lame jokes about movies. What’s not to love?
People sometimes talk about Elvira like she’s a relic of the ’80s, but I don’t think she ever went away. I mean, her show ended, but she made another movie, Elvira’s Haunted Hills! She inspired a tangential Simpsons character, Booberella! C’mon!
I went to a 20th anniversary screening of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark a couple of years ago, and let me tell you, she still looks amazing in person. (Stay out of the sun and wear supportive bras, kids!) And her act is just as amusing as it ever was. Why is this relevant? Because – wait for it – Elvira’s Movie Macabre is returning to TV this fall!
The show, which premieres on September 25 via THIS! Television and Trifecta Entertainment (check yer local listings), will feature 26 all-new episodes, each one showcasing a 2-hour horror film and Elvira’s priceless introduction and commentary. Looks like the fall TV schedule just got a whole lot more…titillating. Watch the trailer here: