Our editor-in-chief Nate Yapp is proud to have contributed to the new book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, edited by Aaron Christensen. Another contributors include Anthony Timpone, B.J. Colangelo, Dave Alexander, Classic-Horror.com's own Robert C. Ring and John W. Bowen. Pick up a copy today from Amazon.com!

Honoring Vampira - The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund


As you likely know by now, Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira the first television horror host, passed away January 10, 2008 of natural causes. Although she gave much to the horror community -- if the invention of the late night horror host concept wasn't enough, she also co-starred in the immortal Plan 9 from Outer Space as Bela Lugosi's dead wife -- she did not have very much money in the end. Currently, a number of fans are working to get Nurmi interred at Hollywood Forever cemetery, where she rightly belongs. A memorial fund has been set up to achieve this goal and donations are being accepted via snail mail or PayPal. The e-flyer below contains all the pertinent information (click the image to see it full size in a new window):

Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund (click to enlarge)

If there's one thing I know about horror fans, it's that we can pull together when we need to. So please, pull together now. So much of what being a horror fan today means can be traced back to Ms. Nurmi's nocturnal broadcasts as Vampira. Donate now (send payments to vampira@brazenmanagement.com).