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Vampira And Me (2013)

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HOLLYWOOD WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME. When Maila Nurmi took to the TV airwaves in 1954 as the original gothic scream queen VAMPIRA, a national craze was launched. Haughty, domineering, and an instant icon of female power and sexuality, VAMPIRA cast her spell over other rebels and rabbler-rousers of the day, including JAMES DEAN, MARLON BRANDO and ELVIS PRESLEY. But the woman behind the fašade was both far more intricate and much more fragile that the character that made her famous, and the price of

Oct 7, 2013

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R.H. Greene's docu succeeds admirably thanks to the charismatic oncamera presence of a 74-year-old Nurmi in an extended 1997 interview.

November 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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A fine tribute to a ghoulish iconoclast

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Vampira and Me works on multiple levels: as a Hollywood history lesson, as a portrait of mid-fifties Americana, and as a long-overdue tribute to the endlessly fascinating Nurmi, whom Greene befriended during the autumn of her years.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

It will tell you a lot about Vampira from one point of view, and it is a nice tribute in that regard. But it is not a thorough journalistic study, and disappoints if one expects that.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Nerdist

Vampira and Me winds up having much to say about stardom, friendships and betrayals along with delivering a slice of American pop cultural history.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com
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Nurmi is sympathetic, likeable, and quite intriguing; she is well worth spending an hour and half with.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Horror.com
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