Elvira's Movie Macabre - Eegah!!

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.8  (6)

Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to the small screen with her new show, "Elvira's Movie Macabre". In this edition, she presents "Eegah!!", a classic B-movie from 1962, with all its cheesy lines, predictable plot, and terrible acting. The movie follows the adventures of a young couple, Tom and Marilyn, who stumble on a prehistoric man, Eegah, living in a remote cave in the California desert. Eegah, played by the towering Richard Kiel, is a brutish but lovable caveman who falls in love with Marilyn and tries to take her away from Tom. Along the way, there are car chases, musical numbers, awkward romantic moments, and a lot of grunting and growling from Eegah.

Elvira appears throughout the movie, providing witty, irreverent commentary on the action. She mocks the terrible hairstyles, the ridiculous dialogue, and the illogical plot twists, always with a sardonic smile and a suggestive wink. Her jokes are sometimes edgy, sometimes silly, but always entertaining. Her presence adds a layer of meta-humor to the already campy movie, creating a fun, self-aware experience.

The movie also includes several segments with Elvira in her famous black dress, introducing different horror movies, performing skits, and flirting with the camera. In one memorable moment, she sings a parody of Madonna's "Material Girl" called "Mistress of the Dark", showcasing her singing and dancing skills. In another, she pretends to interview Eegah, who responds with grunts and growls, adding to the absurdity of the situation.

The supporting cast includes Ted Biaselli as the hapless Tom, who tries to save Marilyn from the clutches of Eegah but ends up being captured himself. Biaselli brings a naive charm to the role, making Tom sympathetic despite his cluelessness. Arch Hall Sr. and Jr., who wrote and produced the movie, also appear as the father-son duo of archaeologists who explore the cave where Eegah lives. Their performances are wooden and melodramatic, adding to the unintentional humor of the movie.

The direction by Arch Hall Sr. is basic and utilitarian, with no fancy camera work or artistry. The editing is choppy and erratic, with scenes ending abruptly and transitions feeling forced. The production values are low, with cheap costumes and sets, and the soundtrack is cheesy, with a mix of surf rock, country music, and a random love ballad. However, these shortcomings contribute to the charm of the movie, giving it an authentic, DIY feel.

Overall, "Eegah!!" is a fun, silly movie that showcases the best and worst of B-movie culture. The plot is absurd and predictable, the acting is hammy and over-the-top, and the dialogue is full of puns and quips. However, the movie also has a certain innocence and enthusiasm that is infectious. The characters may be cardboard cutouts, but they are likable and endearing in their own way. And with Elvira as the host, the movie becomes a meta-commentary on the genre, blending camp with wit, and celebrating the joy of schlock. "Eegah!!" may not be a masterpiece, but it is a cult classic that deserves its place in the pantheon of B-movies.

Elvira's Movie Macabre - Eegah!! is a 2011 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    5.8  (6)