Treat yourself to an uproarious haunting good time this Halloween season. Shout! Factory is pleased to present six more of Elvira's favorite horror flicks from her legendary television program, Elvira's Movie Macabre, which launched her to national fame in the early 1980s. These six deliciously campy horror films featuring Elvira's original wrap-around segments will be released on three 2-DVD sets: Blue Sunshine/Monstroid, Gamera, Super Monsters/They Came from Beyond Space and Maneater of Hydra/The House That Screamed. Each "double feature" DVD set has a suggested retail price of $14.99 and will be in stores on September 25, 2007, just in time for Halloween.
Elvira specialized in sending up only the schlockiest movies, making fun of the clumsily overdubbed voices, the incomprehensible plots and the unbelievable-literally unbelievable-special effects. These flicks are true B-movie classics where blood flows like chocolate syrup, virgins are sacrificed with alarming regularity and Transylvania looks like suspiciously like Southern California.
Cassandra Peterson was, in fact, the hostess with the mostest during her run as Elvira, the sexy vampire who took great pride in introducing the worst of the late-night horror films. At the commercial breaks, she would poke fun at the films in the sarcastic Valley Girl style that helped make her the most successful TV horror host ever. But her tremendous sex appeal and good-natured campiness have made Elvira one of the most greatest pop-culture icons of all time.
Blue Sunshine/Monstroid 2-DVD Set:
After a batch of LSD turns his friend into a psychotic killer, Jerry (Zalman King) must find the dealer responsible, before he's wrongly convicted of the murders. Rating: R
A small village is attacked by a creature from a nearby lake, and a corrupt chemical company sends a specialist to destroy the beast and cover up its own responsibility. Rating: R
Gamera, Super Monsters/They Came from Beyond Space 2-DVD Set:
Gamera, Super Monsters
The evil alien Zanon is back, and Gamera and the Spacewomen are the world's only hope against total enslavement. Rating: PG
They Came from Beyond Space
A meteor shower infects townspeople with the "Crimson Plague." Can Dr. Temple rid the Earth of its unwelcome visitors? Rating: PG
Maneater of Hydra/The House That Screamed 2-DVD Set:
Maneater of Hydra
A group of tourists spends a weekend on a lush island occupied by a demented botanist. Little do they know that carnivorous plants are the welcoming committee! Rating: PG
The House That Screamed
Students keep disappearing from a French boarding school for troubled girls. Are they running away or are they being kidnapped? Rating: PG