This is big news if you grew up watching the Hostess with the Most-est during the 80s. New episodes of Elvira’s Movie Macabre will debut in syndication during the week of September 25. The first episode will feature George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
Elvira’s return to television is really a surprise. The character was on television, hosted Thriller Video tapes, appeared in beer commercials, had two comic book lines, and starred in two films. Despite all of the success, Elvira vanished from pop culture years ago and Cassandra Peterson seemed to have retired as Elvira back in 2007 after finding a successor. Now that Peterson has reclaimed Elvira, fans will be able to watch the last great horror host with their children.
The new Movie Macabre will be carried on station KDOC in L.A., WCIU in Chicago, WATL/WXIA in Atalanta, and WBGN in Pittsburg. It can also be seen on This! Television. More towns and stations are supposed to be announced before the Sept. 25th, so stay tuned.