Vampira The Movie (2006)


Directed by: Kevin Sean Michaels

Stars: David J. Skal, Forrest J. Ackerman, Zack Beseda

Language: English + Commentary Dir (2nd track)

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:10 | Dvdrip

Description:  The new documentary by Kevin Sean Michaels VAMPIRA: THE MOVIE chronicles the life of Maila Nurmi, the first horror host. In 1954 her big break came when she played the “glamour ghoul” Vampira, who weekly wandered through a hallway of mist and cobwebs to greet her weekly viewers of obscure horror movies on a new medium called television. Her newfound fame led her to pal around with some of Hollywood’s elite: Marlon Brando, James Dean and Anthony Perkins. But Vampira’s show was abruptly cancelled. Two years later, in 1956, Nurmi appeared as Vampira again in the 1956 low-budget horror / sci-fi film, Plan 9 From Outer Space, directed by Edward D Wood Jr. (dubbed the worst film of all time). But you can’t keep a good vampire down and Nurmi’s character rose from the dead again in 1993’s Ed Wood, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The movie renewed interest in her and she has achieved a Bettie Page-like cult status ever since.


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5 Responses to Vampira The Movie (2006)

  1. dmiller says:


  2. Phaota says:

    Commentary is with producer/director Kevin Sean Michaels and editor Alexia Anastasio

  3. Gene says:

    Many might reasonably suppose that the ‘Elvira’ character created by Cassandra Peterson was at heart an overly easy Xerox of Vampira, with some minor tweak updates applied. But originality is quite a rare thing, and this may provide some context for those not previously aware.

  4. Mr.G. says:

    Thanks! From the 21st century perspective Plan 9 is the transvestism of sci-fi and arguably a subversive film (Danny Peary Cult Movies/1980), Wood being a real-life trans. From the ’50s perspective it’s another story.

  5. wisher says:

    Thanks a lot!

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