Elvira takes over the boob tube this weekend as host of the newly rebooted syndicated series “Movie Macabre.” The still-surprisingly-sexy 58-year-old horror icon (played by Cassandra Peterson) will provide eye-candy, skits, and snarky commentary for the show, much like she did when it originally aired in 1981.
The premiere episode will feature George Romero’s 1968 beloved zombie frightener Night of the Living Dead, a notable departure from the D-grade titles the original “Movie Macabre” show ribbed.
Elvira tells AOL:
We saved the best for the first show. Night of the Living Dead may be the only film on my show that qualifies as good. The others are good in their own crappy way, but they are better fodder for me to make fun of. The first show basically features more jokes making fun of me returning to TV than the actual movie.
“Elvira’s Movie Macabre” is slated to air 26 episodes. The show is produced and written by Elvira and will present films such as Attack of the Giant Leeches and The Killer Shrews. To see local listings for time and channels, go here.