Monday, January 14, 2008

Vampira, R.I.P. the first horror movie hostess

Maila Nurmi, beloved by Hellions everywhere as Vampira, passed away January 10th, 2008 at the age of 86. With her costume inspired by Charles Addams cartoons Maila cast the die for all television horror hosts to follow. Every really bad ghoulish joke and monster pun started with The Vampira Show in 1954 and still influences us today. We really dig you, Maila!

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