From Pin-up to TV Star to B-Movie icon
Vampira: The Movie documents the life and career of Maila “Vampira” Nurmi, the “glamour ghoul” and horror movie hostess. Impossible to forget, Vampira was famous for her 17-inch waist (still a Guinness records), tight black dress, and long black hair, all patterned after Morticia from The Addams Family.
Her cult status was secured with her appearance in Ed Wood’s 1956 low-budget Plan 9 From Outer Space.
The film features interviews with Nurmi, Sid Haig, Julie Strain, Kevin Eastman, Forrest J. Ackerman, Debbie Rochon, Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman, Bill Moseley, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, Jerry Only of The Misfits, and many horror hosts.
And if all that doesn’t summon every genre movie fan alive, the film’s score was written and performed by Ari Lehman, the first Jason of Friday The 13th.
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