Reviews

  • May 19, 2012

    A good and comprehensive documentary about an eccentric character, and a snapshot of the times where celebrity was controlled by power-brokers who screwed Maila Nurmi over several times - yet her popularity endures.

    A good and comprehensive documentary about an eccentric character, and a snapshot of the times where celebrity was controlled by power-brokers who screwed Maila Nurmi over several times - yet her popularity endures.

  • Sep 16, 2009

    A documentary about the character Maila Nurmi played in Plan 9. She gives a good interview which is intercut with too many goofballs (Jerry Only and Cassandra Peterson [Elvira] were the only decent interviews) giving tidbits about herstory. At the time of the interview she was in her 80s and reclussive and rather humorus. With the Vampira charachter she created, for a year during the 50s, she hosted a horror movie show on an LA television station (of which limited footage still exists, but some is shown here). Most interesting were the early pin-up model-syle photos of Maila in her more natural blonde hair & curvy body. Terrible music and stupid reinactments really hurt this.

    A documentary about the character Maila Nurmi played in Plan 9. She gives a good interview which is intercut with too many goofballs (Jerry Only and Cassandra Peterson [Elvira] were the only decent interviews) giving tidbits about herstory. At the time of the interview she was in her 80s and reclussive and rather humorus. With the Vampira charachter she created, for a year during the 50s, she hosted a horror movie show on an LA television station (of which limited footage still exists, but some is shown here). Most interesting were the early pin-up model-syle photos of Maila in her more natural blonde hair & curvy body. Terrible music and stupid reinactments really hurt this.

  • Aug 01, 2008

    Fascinating documentary, too bad there isn't more surviving footage of Vampira's show.

    Fascinating documentary, too bad there isn't more surviving footage of Vampira's show.

  • Apr 06, 2008

    Suorastaan ahdistavan kamala dokumentti.

    Suorastaan ahdistavan kamala dokumentti.

  • Jan 17, 2008

    Not particularly well-made, but Nurmi makes for a fascinating subject.

    Not particularly well-made, but Nurmi makes for a fascinating subject.