This week in horror history saw the birth of two modern movies classics and one evil seductress. Vampira, born Maila Nurmi changed the face of TV as the hostess of the ‘50s cult and sci-fi series, The Vampira Show. She boasted two-inch nails, a micro waist, and a feline face.
Movie-wise Wes Craven’s 1996 film Scream introduced us to the “rules” of horror with a tongue-in-cheek look at the slasher genre that Craven was integral in creating more than 20 years earlier. 1986’s Little Shop of Horrors was Frank Oz’s musical adaptation of Roger Corman’s 1960 low-budget traum-com. It includes Steve Martin playing the most true-to-life dentist in movie history. Watch Clips below.
Released: December 20, 1996
Tagline: Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Open The Door. Don't Try To Escape.
Title: Little Shop of Horrors
Released: December 19, 1986
Tagline: A Singing Plant. A Daring Hero. A Sweet Girl. A Demented Dentist.