Friday, October 24, 2008

Voodoo Dreams

V is for Victor squashed under a train.


V is also for Vampira.


The best of anything is usually the original, and Maila Nurmi without a doubt made the best and sluttiest Vampira ever. Her character came to life when she attended a Masquerade Ball wearing a dress inspired from Morticia Addams, got the attention of some Hollywood big cheeses and the rest is campy, kitschy, 50's b-movie history.


Her most famous appearance of course is her role in what has been named the worst movie of all time, Plan 9 From Outer Space, the 1959 craptastically great sci-fi flick from who is named the worst director of all time, Ed Wood.


There've been tons of copycat Vampira characters and even songs written about her (most notably 1982's "Vampira" by the Misfits). But when you're spoofed as a Simpsons character named Booberella, you know you've made it.


* "Voodoo Dreams" by Les Baxter.

1 comment:

  1. I used to be a pretty big Misfits fan way back in high school, but havent given them attention in years. On top of that, once Glen Danzig left them they've sucked anyways.

    I used to sport wood for Elvira too, until one day I saw a pic of her with her wig off....never been the same since. Great rack though.