Interview: Hostess of the Horror Hotel Show and Festival
Idol Features -
The lady who makes The REEL Show and Indie Gathering film fest happen
Horror Train interviews Horror Hotel's Mistress Lamia
Blood Moon Rising Magazine -
Retro TV might not be as well known as classic TV giant ME TV, but for horror buffs the network is a smorgasbord of spooky delights. Retro TV is home to three–count ’em–three hosted horror movie shows. Off Beat Cinema is followed at midnight by Horror Hotel. Hosted by the buxom Lamia who comes to you direct from her own chamber of horrors, Lamia brings her own favorite choices in shlock horror and underground cinema to the screen.
She is as frightening as she is lovely. She is Lamia: Queen of the Dark and the host of Horror Hotel. Keeping alive the long tradition of TV horror hosts, Lamia each week intros classic horror movies to viewers all over the USA. As a fan of her show myself, I wanted to talk with her about both the Horror Hotel TV series and their horror convention that runs every June. The following is my conversation with this horror fan that not only knows her subject but loves the genre as much as I do. Read More...
AL J. Vermette, Publisher -
Hello, Horror fans. How I love Horror hosts, tonight I decided to watch Horror Hotel, with the lovely host Lamia: Queen of the Dark. The movie she was showing is one of my favorite Lucio Fulci films, House by the Cemetery. Good times, you know I always wanted to be a horror host myself, maybe I should start my own YouTube channel. What do you guys think? But if you haven't seen Lamia: Queen of the Dark and her Horror Hotel, check her out she a very cool horror host with some cool movies she hosts. I found her on my Roku and downloaded the app, it's a fun time. But don't take my word for it, look for her. You may find something you like.
Steve( The Horror Obese) Saturnight Frights
"Lamia is a knowledgeable horror film historian who gives the facts and stats on the movies she hosts, as well as what was going on, horror-
What's really good about your show is the selection of old films you show. You show movies that nobody else has shown for a long time. Rare stuff. So far, I've seen The Brain That Wouldn't Die, VooDoo Man and Bloody Wednesday. I'm very impressed with your films. Keep up the good work!
I love the show and watch it every week.
Hi: just wanted to say how pleased I am to have frankly stumbled across Horror Hotel a few months ago, mainly because it's close to BBCAMERICA on our cable service. First your monologues are really entertaining, I've told other film fans to listen to your defense of silent films on Dr Jekyl. I can tell you're at a different level than the corny gags done by typical "Midnight Movie" hosts. Lamia needs her own Twitter feed! FYI I heard from an interview with George Ramero that Night of the Living Dead is public domain. I'd love to hear your take on that. Or heck, just remake the thing.
Love your show
Kelly L, Buffalo NY
She's so gorgeous... damn y'all should get a channel in Manchester New Hampshire. Really would be nice to have!
Me encanta ese programa, no me lo pierdo. (I love that show, I don't miss it.)
Olga V., Puerto Rico
Great movies and Lamia is HOT. What more do you need. Cant wait for Halloween to see what they come up with.
James C., Kentucky
Safe House is a cool indie horror flim. It shows us a recurring theme in a world ruled by zombies, that the living can be just as dangerous as the dead.
I grew up watching Elvira. When I lived in MD I thought Svengoolie was interesting. But you are by far my favorite late night horror show host ever. And I only just discovered you tonight.
I watch on retro. They have had some old, obscure, independant and forgotten films. Caught the original Sweeny Todd one night, not bad and no singing.
My kids are scared when you bring out the snake, have a heck of a time trying to calm them down, otherwise enjoy your show.
Just recently came across your show, and I love it! Very cool that you are showing movies like Vampyr, which otherwise might be forgotten. I was a real treat to see it last night on Retro TV. I also like that you add little bonus short films and/or indie films. Additionally, Lamia is a great host, imparting equal measures of humor, trivia and facts about the movies being shown. Plus, well, she's damn sexy. Keep up the good work, and I hope to be watching the show and Lamia for a good, long time!
Saturday nights are finally worth the valued time on Channel 16 ' Retro
Lamia love the show and u.
Love the show and the host "Lamia, Queen of the Dark" Grew up watching Dr. Shock out of Philadelphia. It is such a pleasure to see a very motivated young person carrying on the tradition of a horror movie host. I especially enjoy all the background info about the people who made the movie. Keep up the good work and much success in the future. I do plan to get to the film festival some year. I watch your show on Retro TV on Service Electric Cablevision in Fleetwood, Pa.
Randy K. -
I love the shows. Thank you. Don't ever go off.
Hi. New fan of Horror Hotel, as it only recently was added to Retro tv. Thanks much for keeping classic horror films on tv.
Bonita, Los Angeles CA
Our family love Horror Hotel and Lamia, it takes me back to my childhood when Saturday night spook shows were everywhere, and I have never seen a more beautiful hostess than Kristina as Lamia. I really makes my weekend bright!
Lynn S. -
You are amazing. Love your show.
You are obviously the hottest horror host to come along in a long time…I saved that ‘French flick’ boarding house killer ‘son of a head mistress’ Classic !! See you Saturday!
Safe House paired up perfect with The Demon Barber (of Fleet Street)!
LOVED YOUR SHOW UP UNTIL THEY TOOK THE STATION OFF THE AIR 2 WEEKS AGO . GOD I MISS IT MISS THE HOSTESS THE MOST REMINDS ME OF A YOUNG ELVIRA . ANYWAY WISH I COULD AFFORD A MEMORBILLA ARTICLE BUT I'M TO POOR . ANYWAY THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES YOUR SHOW TOOK ME BACK TOO MY CHILDHOOD , AGAIN THANK YOU . P.S. I'M A VERY VERY BIG FAN
I enjoy her tidbits of information about the movies. Not to mention she is pleasing to the eye.
The host of Horror Hotel is a National Treasure like Elvira Mistress of the Dark.
Nice.. I like.! 1st time that have noticed it on Retro-
Thank you for showing Vampyr. Never got a chance to watch it until last night.
New to the show and really love it!! Nice to have a show like this on again, makes me think of the old show -
LOVE the show! Watch every Saturday at Midnight on WFMZ RTV! Lamia is a great hostess -
Favourite Saturday/Sunday show.
Karen S., Shelbyville KY
I grew up in the Cleveland area (60's and 70's) with the finest traditions of original creature features and hosts. So glad the tradition continues.
Theo B., Toledo OH
I'll be watching -
I ENJOY THE SHOW VERY MUCH I WATCH IT AT MIDNITE HERE RIGHT OUT SIDE OF PITTSBURGH I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A SATURDAY NITE MONSTER MOVIE FAN I WATCHED CHILLER THEATER WITH CHILLY BILLY CARDILE I WAS EVEN ON CHILLER ONE SAT NITE . PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. KEEP THE TRADTION GOING ON THANK YOU BIG KEN
Ken, PITTSBURGH PA
I enjoy the host Lamia lovely to look at and so well informed about the horror films and their history they show great movies and she is very entertaining!
Dale F, Ohio
Mr Dark is a fan. I got your channel on Roku on my smart TV, not knowing it was yours, and when you came on I was like hey... That's a Mr Dark girl. Good show!
Jason R., Texas
Just discovered this Gem of a show on Retro Tv. I wanted to see the movie and was pleasantly surprised to discover the Horror Hotel with Lamia. Really enjoyed it & Thanks to Retro tv for sharing it with us all & Thanks to Lamia..Now we have Svengoolie, Creature Features, OffBeat Cinema & Horror Hotel On Sat Nights & Halloween Harvey on Sun nights.
Your movies and hosting style are a million times better than Svengoolie and his stupid rubber chickens. Love Lamia.
I love this movie Vampyr. I'm amazed and so happy that this kind of stuff is on tv.
I am watching now from Los Angeles. Thank you Lamia for being so informative. I love Puff by the way. He is very handsome.
Oh my Devil....i recently received a free tv digital antenna (yes, I'm one of those crazy cord cutters) and this was the first Saturday night I spent flicking through the channels. As a fan of the old "Its alive" show here in the Pittsburgh area I was ecstatic when I came across your show on the retro tv channel. I love the old school horror host and your host, Lamia Queen of the dark , may be the most beautiful host I've ever seen. The show was fun and witty, the interview for a new indie horror movie was a great introduction for those up and coming in the industry and by the end I knew I'd be tuning back in next weekend. Thank you so much for making my Saturday nights a bit more joyful now that I can once again gather my friends together around the boob tube and watch some old school hosted horror.
Kevin D. -
Still wanting more, more interaction with your minions, lol, keep it up. I like the info you give about the oldie movies, informative and entertaining, I like seeing you joke around, keep it up
I was riding the ole remote control while having supper late last night (the 11th of Feb) and blundered across the last 15 minutes of your show!! I was delighted!! I was jumpin in my seat! Have you had the chance to visit with the likes of Svengoolie here in Chicago or Elvira mistress of the dark? I'm sure they'd be delighted by you!
Barry V., Illinois
We enjoy watching Horror Hotel on RetroTV in Atlanta.
Thank you for showing this [Bloody Wednesday]. Mental illness is nothing to mess with. Lamia is an awesome hostess.
I just started watching, and i love the show. It really reminds me of when I was little. Watching Elvira mistress of the dark, and count cool rider. A local TV show from the 90s,Those were the days.On Saturday nights Cheesy B movie's popcorn pizza and fun. Thanks for bringing it all back.
Michael Redic -
The best part of Horror Hotel is the Queen of the Dark Lamia and her snake.
I am a huge fan of your show. Having grown up on Elvira, The Ghoul, and Big Chuck and Lil John, I am glad to have found your show now that those others are no longer shown. It is so much more fun to watch a B grade movie when it is hosted by someone with talent.
Rik M., KY
Great show! The introductory insights about the actors, directors and producers create additional perspectives when watching the films.
Great show reminds me of TV in the 70's. Really like Lamia
Clyde D., Pittsburgh PA
I wanted to write to let you know how much I enjoy watching you and the movies on Horror Hotel on Retro TV. It is great to see some of the rarer movies that you play. The facts that you provide about the movies, the actors and crew are always very interesting. Your show is a nice end to the night; I always catch Svengoolie followed by your Horror Hotel.
John E., Emmaus PA
Another Count Cool Rider fan here in Vegas. Amazing DIY production & a very worthy Horror Hostess. Ohio skillz! Thanks a bunch for the show!
Mondo, Vegas NV
I love the show. Her tidbits about the movies are great. Her insights make the show better.
Otis J., Topeka KS
Y'all just started airing in Dallas on RetroTV, and I have to say that I dig it! I love the movie selection, and I get the same vibe that I would get back in the day when stations used to air local programming as opposed to that commercial nonsense that they do now. Thank you!!
Grant S., Dallas TX
I love it! So happy I found the channel in a Roku search. Much much better than Elviras silliness. And I am also a snake owner. Please keep up the great work.
Charles J., Tampa FL
It is inspiring that this show is constructive to the genre you present and not antagonistic or trying to ridicule and lessen the social impact. We need an intellectual upgrade. Be our teacher. In between the presentation, room for growth, skits animation or otherwise. Let’s get even more creative, inter-
Just starting watching this on 16.1 Cleveland. Love the show, make it part of my Saturday night tv watching!!!!!
James P., Cleveland OH
Had to jury rig anntenna on old t.v. But lovin' it here on the south side of Chicago!
Beau G., Chicago IL
Greetings, Lamia & colleagues. So glad to find you on my broadcast-
Sorry Lamia, I got to watch 4 of your shows and then WNWO toledo 24 dropped RTV so we can be bored to tears watching Will Wheaton host D&D on TV ......GRRRRR Lobbying to get you back on other local channels!
Wade J., Toledo OH
Hi, I just recently started getting your show on my cable system, I love the show ,great info and great rare movies
Just happened to catch your show last night on Retro TV here in Philly. Your presentation of the film Blubeard was totally unique. Although I'm a fan of other TV horror hosts such as Svengoolie and Marlena Midnite, I appreciate the in-
Just found it, reminds me of Dr. Shock and Bubbles. Good job
Nice. I like! 1st time that I have noticed it on Retro-
Dig the show. Old school creepy, cheers.
Jamie Smith, New Jersey
Perfect night cap for a lazy Saturday night at home watching monster movies on TV. The best part, this show doesn't present the standard PD Horror films I'm familiar with, but rather some more obscure ones I've never had a chance to see...
Giancarlo N., Pennsylvania
Flipping channels ran across Horror Hotel on Retro and I'm glad I did since it's scary good fun. So do yourself a favor and check in or is that check out the Horror Hotel you won't be sorry. It's nice to see fresh blood doing the horror host gigs and I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you. As for me ill be turning in to watch you grow and also be checking out the horror con later this year.
Eric Hendrie, MI
The shows are worth your time. She (Lamia) has always found some fun nuggets of info about each movie that I haven't found before.
Nick's Creature Features
I love this show!
Mark L, Lansing MI
For what seems like forever, all we've had here on Saturday nights was Svengoolie (whom I cannot stand). So I was very happy to see Horror Hotel for the first time last night -
You have a great show. Don't let it go off air please. You're the best.
Roku viewer, Orlando FL
Here in Las Vegas all we had was The Sinister Minister (off the air) and Svengoolie (whom I cannot stand). So when I stumbled upon Horror Hotel, it was like an oasis in the desert.
Lamia isn't like all the other horror hosts. She is hot & sexy, but doesn't come on too strong. And I love that she is informative, and doesn't try to be funny. Usually friendly, but occasionally her mean streak appears -
Just ran across your show on RETRO. LOVE IT. THANKYAVERYMUCH!
RETRO. LOVE IT. I hope they keep them coming. Love classic retro movies. And...You are much cuter than Svengoolie!
John Chester, Ohio
I like Elvira, but she doesn't hold a "bite" to you! You do a real good job. I watch Horror Hotel on Roku, I love watching Lamia. Best Queen of the Dark EVER!!
Kevin Shikles -
This show is "THE" hottest "new" thing airing right now nationally on Roku! This, although the show is not new, is pretty amazing news to see because now more viewers can enjoy the show(s). The producer & host, Lamia, played by Kristina Michelle of Northeast Ohio does a brilliant job. Very cool venue and way the shows are performed. I have seen this young lady in other things and she never ceases to amaze me. Audiences love her & I think you will too. She has a great energy she brings to the show, getting these cool movies on air.And if you like snakes, you will love her Lilleth, just freaky! Thumbs up for a show well produced & performed.
Best #MidnightMovie host these days is Lamia, Queen of The Dark, found on the Retro TV channel #HorrorHotel
I've always loved shows like this, so it's great to see a bigger resurgence of them in recent years. Horror Hotel has a fun, well-
Just checked Horror Hotel out on Retro TV tonight... Good stuff!
Dennis Moore, Missouri
I am really enjoying Horror Hotel on Reel TV. I wish it was on cable in my city! I know it's on air in some cities right now -
Good job on picking up Horror Hotel! Always up for a good horror movie host!
John Lawton, Michigan