So long, Lily
For all of us fans of horror camp, this last week brought sad news with the death of Vyonne DeCarlo
a.k.a. Lily Munster
. Her passing caused me to muse on the early "horror" shows of TV.
Besides the Munsters
we had The Addams Family
, a little more twisted venue. How could we forget the late Carolyn Jones
While these two shows gave us the undead with a funny bone, there was one show that adhered to the horror canon. Does anyone remember Dark Shadows
? Interesting concept, a soap opera with vampires. I remember the girls were crazy about the show. I found it too slow. I wanted blood and gore dammit and in the pre-cable days, Dark Shadows
was as macabre as you could get on daytime TV.
Years later, Cassandra Peterson
, as Elvira Mistress of the Dark
, brought back some of the campy vamp, emphasizing of course, a plunging neckline. But who am I to carp about fashion trends?
More recently, we had the wildly popular Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
. Still, I'll miss Lily Munster
. What about you?