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on August 8, 2014
Elvira returns with another set of DVDs. This time she's got 4 episodes on tap, two of which are previously unseen (I guess they didn't air during the 2010 run of the show). The episodes are loosely themed because they deal with giant monsters of one sort or the other. This wasn't the strongest set, but that has nothing to do with Elvira; her antics, as usual, keep these tired, often dull movies afloat.

Movies contained are "Teenagers from Outer Space", "Giant Gila Monster", "Attack of the Giant Leeches" and "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet". None of them are very good, yet each of them delivers some low brow entertainment and a lot of fodder for Elvira's barrage of puns and quips.

"Leeches..." For instance has an excellent skeezy performance by Yvette Vickers that ends up being the highlight of the film. "Monster..." has terrible dubbing and "Teenagers..." is filled with amazing Wood-ian dialogue. "Gila Monster" may be the best film in the set based on technical merit, but it's not as much fun as the others when it gets the Elvira treatment.

For her part, Elvira goes about her usual antics feuding with the IRS, an imposter hostess, a pet lizard and a mid-life crisis. Like all the other sets, this is worth getting for her, but there are better sources for the films.
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on September 6, 2012
This DVD is well worth the purchase price if you appreciate the wit and looks of Elvira. She really rips on "Teenagers(?) From Outer Space" which itself is well worth the money spent as Elvira taps into her inner teen. The 3 other flicks on this DVD are "Giant Gila Monster" with Elvira as pet sitter extraordinaire, "Attack of the Giant Leeches" with Elvira dealing with the IRS, & "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet" in which Elvira battles rip-off artist Elmyra. Highly recommended for Elvira fans!!
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on September 6, 2012
Elvira is really kicking it up a notch on these newer sets. I was a bit cautious in trying this out since i would be double-dipping over the Mystery Science Theater 3000 versions. I couldn't be happier with these. Elvira has gotten more interactive with the films rather than only for "commercial breaks", popping-up during the film in the corner to poke fun at the film. What she has added beyond that are larger skits and the mentioned interactivity. One example is on Giant Gila Monster... she actually threw really funny subtitles over the foreign girl's speech. The added touches make the films much more fun to watch. I would describe in more detail, but would rather not spoil it. There is an interesting bonus where she does a reverse cosplay of Hanna Minx off YouTube, spoofing her JWOW / "Minxy" video... since Hanna Minx had cosplayed Elvira, it was good for a giggle. It is refreshing to see Elvira working hard to improve her presence on these shows as well as the internet. These DVD's are fun and she spoofs them differently than Mystery Science Theater - Good Stuff!!!
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on April 19, 2017
Excellent
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on May 21, 2015
Elvira is great and the movies are fine.

I'm giving a low rating because even though the DVD pack of "Elvira's Movie Macabre: Mega Movie Marathon" has subtitles, the rest of the Movie Macabre does not. No captions either. This goes for "Giant Monsters", "Bloody Madness" and "Wild Women" collections.

These all look like they're part of the same modern series, the E1 Entertainment series produced in 2011. I don't understand why the Mega Movie Marathon pack has subs but the rest do not.

I understand the Shout Factory Double Feature DVDs not having subs as all of those are just a repackaging of Elvira shows that aired in the 80s and subs were probably never made for them back then, but the E1 series is new and the largest dvd pack has them and the rest do not.
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on December 15, 2016
These movies are mostly awful but anything with Elvira is a keeper.
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on January 19, 2017
Nice
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on July 12, 2013
She makes all horrible movies look good.
I wish there was more of her movies.
Show some more of her!
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on March 24, 2014
Now as a die hard Elvira fan I expected to find the movies to be less then enjoyable and I was right. Please do not purchase this if you like good horror movies. If you enjoy crappy old horror movies then this is for you. Attack of the Giant Leeches is the only enjoyable movie on this set but Elvira's witty lines make up for it. Honestly do yourself favor and buy Elvira's Haunted Hills instead.
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on September 19, 2012
Having watched Movie Macabre since it's days in the 80's. I am glad to see it continue. Elvira has not only managed to keep up with the current generation, but has not lost that humor which is loved by many. I would love for this series to continue either in syndication or direct to DVD. Either way you are sure to love the offerings this time around. The quality of the films are better than expected. And the Scenes with Elvira are pure joy. Looking forward to future releases.
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