Horror icon Elvira makes a long-awaited return to the small screen in Shudder’s 40th ANNIVERSARY OF ELVIRA, VERY SCARY, VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL
A new addition to the “61 Days of Halloween” lineup of Shudder, the Three-Film Marathon
Hosted by the One and Only Mistress of Darkness will include House on Haunted Hill, City of the Dead and the Evil Messiah
AMC Networks’ premium horror, thriller and supernatural streamer Shudder welcomes camp’s beloved Halloween Queen Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) for a marathon event, The 40 of Elvirae Birthday, Very Scary, Very Special Special. Joining Shudder’s annual “61 Days of Halloween” lineup, the Special Debut Monday September 27 on demand on Shudder platforms in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Similar to the classic late night cult TV series Elvira’s macabre film, which debuted in 1981, Elvira will lend her own mix of witty commentary to a horror film lineup that includes House on the haunted hill, City of the dead and Messiah of Evil.
“It’s always tough being 40, but what better way to mark the occasion than a one-night stand with Shudder, the scariest of streamers?” This will be the ultimate Halloween-anniversa-ween party and you don’t want to miss it, ”said Elvira.
“Elvira has been a legend who has lit our screens and delighted our fans for 40 years, and we are honored to celebrate the fantastic milestone in the ‘Halloween Queen’ career with her new ‘very special’ special, the perfect treat for the members of Shudder this Halloween Season, ”said Craig Engler, Managing Director of Shudder.
The 40 of Elvirae Birthday, Very Scary, Very Special Special includes the following films:
House on the haunted hill (1959)
William Castle’s gadget-laden horror thriller is a fun fair that comes to life. Vincent Price plays a sweet eccentric millionaire married to a beautiful and greedy gold digger. Together, they throw a party in a spooky haunted house. Five guests are invited to stay overnight and each will receive $ 10,000 – but only if they survive until morning. The doors are locked at midnight. Will you make it out alive?
City of the dead (1960)
In this atmospheric classic, a professor (horror icon Christopher Lee) sends a student to Whitewood, Massachusetts, the site of 17th-century witch fires. Once there, she learns the satanic secrets that endure.
Messiah of Evil (1973)
A young woman goes in search of her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town ruled by a mysterious cult of the living dead. The hypnotic and unsettling independent horror of William Huyck and Gloria Katz is a must-see gem.