The world's first television horror host passed away this week. Maila Nurmi, better known to the world as Vampira, passed away this week at the age of 87. Thanks to Tom Weaver and the CLASSIC HORROR FILMBOARD for passing along this news. A small bit of footage survives of her show - she was creepy, slinky, dark and seductive, the predecessor of all the rest of the horror hosts. Here's to Vampira - her memory will survive forever!