Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Happy Birthday, Vampira!

(This is a pretty good recreation of Vampira's original show)

This post is in remembrance to the matriarch of horror movie hosts, Vampira! The first of her kind, and the inspiration of so many. 

It's odd how although she was the first movie host she was almost forgotten by so many. A large part of her longevity comes from her appearance in "Plan 9 from Outer Space", as well as the loyal fanaticism of so many admirers. Horror movie fans and Monster Kids don't let legends die. 

 Vampira really is an interesting figure in movie history. Her look and demeanor are so identifiable and long-lasting. In "Plan 9 from Outer Space", Vampira is playing the character of the "Ghoul Woman"/"Vampire Woman", and she's so eerie. She has no lines, but she has so much personality. Beautiful and scary, like a force of nature. 

Although everyone has already seen "Plan 9 from Outer Space", give it another watch and really appreciate Vampira's presence. It's not a great role, but she did something special with it I feel. A lot of her personality still shines through. 

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