Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Discusses Potential Return of ‘Movie Macabre’

by Nick Banks

With the popularity of Joe Bob Briggs’ Shudder marathons, and 80s nostalgia still going strong, the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark to both the big and small screen may be imminent.

In a Friday Q & A session on Instagram, Elvira replied to a fan’s question about the return of Elvira’s Movie Macabre (possibly to Netflix) with the comment “I’m workin’ on it!”.  Movie Macabre is the horror hosting job that made Elvira famous, debuting in Los Angeles in 1981.  The wise-cracking Elvira would gain even greater fame when the program was syndicated around the country, showcasing some of the worst films, made palatable through the “Queen of Halloween’s” one-liners and skits before and after the commercial breaks.  In 2004, Elvira would make a brief return to horror hosting duties when Time Life released a series of dvds entitled Elvira’s Horror Classics (also available as a special box set).

Elvira also mentioned that she has been thinking about a sequel to her first theatrical production, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, saying “I’ve giving this some serious thought.  A lot of people ask me this question, so I’m thinking maybe one more…we’ll see!”    Elvira’s first film was released in 1988.  She would later release Elvira’s Haunted Hills in 2001.

Although nothing can be officially confirmed at this time, Elvira’s legion of fans have their fingers-crossed that she will once again make her way back to the cob-webbed studio for more episodes of Movie Macabre.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about both of these Elvira projects.

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