That gal in black who keeps coming back is making her long-awaited return! Elvira is back on the small screen with Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special. This one-night-only spooktacular celebration comes to Shudder on September 25!

Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special is the newest addition to Shudder’s “61 Days of Halloween” lineup. This one-night-only event is hosted by the Mistress of the Dark herself and features a four-film marathon. Films to be featured include Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, House on Haunted Hill, The City of the Dead, and Messiah of Evil.


The macabre marathon begins at 8 pm ET and will be accessible in the US and Canada. Fans can access the special event through Shudder’s TV feed within the Shudder app. Can’t watch the special live? Not to worry! The event will be released On Demand to all Shudder and AMC+ platforms in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand beginning Monday, September 27.


Following a similar format to the 80s cult classic TV series Elvira’s Movie Macabre, Elvira will resume her role as the queen of camp and deliver her own brand of witty commentary intermittently throughout the films.

“It’s always tough turning 40, but what better way to mark the occasion than a one-night stand with Shudder, the spookiest of streamers? It’s going to be the ultimate Hallow-anniversa-ween bash, and you don’t want to miss it,” said Elvira.


“Elvira is a legend who’s been lighting up our screens and delighting fans for 40 years, and we’re honored to celebrate the ‘Queen of Halloween’s’ fantastic career milestone with her new ‘very special’ special, the perfect treat for Shudder members this Halloween season,” said Craig Engler, GM of Shudder.


Check out the promo video for the event below along with the four movies featured in the “Special Special” below!

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark (1988)

Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

House On Haunted Hill (1959)

William Castle’s gimmick-laden horror thriller is a fairground funhouse come to life. Vincent Price stars as a suave eccentric millionaire married to a beautiful and greedy gold digger. Together they are hosting a party in a sinister haunted house. Five guests are invited to spend the night and each will get $10,000

–but only if they survive until morning. The doors are locked at midnight. Will you make it out alive?


The 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 burnings. Once there, she learns the satanic secrets that live on.


Messiah Of Evil (1973)

A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. William Huyck & Gloria Katz’s hypnotic, unsettling independent horror is a must-see gem.




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