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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.
This is sooo thrilling that Horror Hotel has TWO nights each weekend now!! Congratulations!
Mike & Patricia, Station Owners, KRFT LD-
I just discovered Horror Hotel and I love it so much. Thank you for doing what you do. It is 1000 times better than Elvira ever was. I always hated Elvira. I found her character just completely annoying. Your show, however, has a combination of sexy and humor and information about the movie that is just perfect. I love the way Lamia is bitchy and short-
This is my new favorite show.
Blaise S., Royal Oak MI
I'm glad Roku offers the Horror Hotel stream. It's great to get film facts from Lamia during the show : it's like TCM for Horror Fans!
Michael H., New York
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 -
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Horror Hotel! Learn something new about each movie every week. Thank you, Lamia! YOU ROCK!
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
Your show is the best, never stop doing the show. I enjoy it very much.
Channel surfing last night and came across this on Action TV. Love it! Gonna check my local listings, so I don't miss any!
Ernie M., California
So glad I found Horror Hotel. Takes me back to shows like Creature Double Feature, Saturday Night Frights, and my all time favorite, Dr. Shock.
Even though I'm not a fan of horror, I watch this show routinely because of the dedication to the genre, the nerdery and the opportunity to view films that would likely be lost to history. I routinely put on the Roku 'Horror Hotel' channel over Netlix.
Steve B., Hell MI
I am so glad I came across your station and love the movies shown. I just got done watching House on Haunted Hill and will be watching in the future.
Tom B., California
Found your show by accident several weeks ago and now wouldn't miss it for anything. Lamia is bloody beautiful! Shrieks for you all!!
I’m so glad I stumbled upon your channel. I love these movies. I spent my birthday weekend pretty much binge watching and snacking. I also love the in depth bios before the show. NEAT!
Monica, ROKU viewer
Thanks for showing Bloody Wednesday and for your closing comments. I've worked on crisis hotlines & unfortunately know our culture to be heavily judgemental and callous. Surprised you spoke up and admire that you did. It's been a difficult week for our country.
Diane P., Los Angeles CA
I really enjoy the films you’ve shown. I think you are awesome and beautiful. Big love.
"Just watched Horror Hotel with Lamia on my Roku player tonite. She had a great special for Halloween tonite with three shorts, and lots of fun on the set. For us at least. Seems that Lamia had a little too much excitement for her tastes. Until Lil Zombie made it right. If you don't have a Roku player, ask nicely and I'm sure Lamia will give you the website to watch it on your computer."
Nick's Creature Features, "MATA Milwaukee Ch 14"
Watch your show and luv it!
I like this show. Now I have a valid excuse to be a hermit on weekend evenings (before, I was a hermit on weekends but without a valid reason).
I really enjoy the Horror Hotel Series. It takes me back to my youth when I watched Sinister Seymour and Elvira. Keep up the good work!
My wife and I always look forward to watching Horror Hotel every Friday and Saturday night on Retro TV. We also enjoy hearing Lamia's excellent movie reviews and trivia. And, the line up of shows are just great! Thank you Retro TV and Horror Hotel for bringing us quality entertainment.
I enjoy watching each week and seeing a fun show that includes some facts and trivia as well as not being pretentious.
Lucan W., Las Vegas NV
Long time horror fan and freak here who recently found your show on Retro TV and became an instant fan! Great movies, fun facts and LOVE that Lilith!
Benjamin D., La Puente CA
"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-
Love your show... former Marine and current Philly PD Lt... Very cool stuff you have going on.
John W., Pennsylvania
Awesome. Your show rocks. I love it and my 21 year old son loves Lamia. I wish the show was on Sunday night besides the Friday and Saturday nights [on Retro].
Elisa B., Chicago IL
Watch you every weekend. Really enjoy the trivia & backstory of the films. Especially the films I've never seen or heard of. Thanks.
Justin, Los Angeles CA
Enjoying One Body Too Many as a nice change of pace. I agree with Lamia, there should be more modern who-
Hi "Lamia"! 3-
EXCELLENT SCREENING CHOICES. So glad you are showing some Larry Buchanan! Good to see Buchanan getting some RESPECT. Bravo!
I enjoy your program. Entertaining and informative.
Ray O., New York NY
Somebody just gave me a little old TV and I hooked a rabbit ear antennae to it and WOW!!! "The Horrors of Spider Island"!!!!!! Very cool. Watching in Salinas, California. Great show to stumble on. Thanks for all the work.
Charlie M., Salinas CA
You are the best!
Joe K., Newark DE
Lamia, you're my new hero. Love your show, I just discovered it.
Maira H., Greenville MI
Saturday nights show was very good.try to use old tv shows again,please.i am in lemay,mo and i watch wxps #16 on retrotv.the correct times here are saturday midnight to 2am sunday
Mike C., Lemay MO (WXPS 16)
My 73 yr old mom Helen loves your show.
Hello Lamia. Been enjoying your show for more than a year now and like that you are commenting more on the events of the movie during your host segments. Being in Chicago I've watched Svengoolie for a long time and think you are one of the best of the newer horror hosts. One movie that may be a good fit for your show is Maniac Mansion(1972). 83 minutes and probably in the public domain. Thanks for keeping the horror host tradition going.
John S. , Chicago
Best horror film show on TV!
Ray D., Los Angeles CA
Watching you on the Retro channel. When the show is over, I am going to add you to my ROKU.
Kelly B., Missouri
I'm watching in Cincinnati. YOU CAN PICK THEM. Great show with the actors in the episodes.
Daniel F. VH, Cincinnati OH
I really like the show, have been watching for about six months.
Lamia is cute and has brains too and I don't mean in a jar. Thank you so much for doing this and responding to me!!!! You are awesome Lamia!!! Love Hitchcock. Almost went to bed until you intrduced the episode. I did dose off toward the end. I'll be 50 soon. Keep up the great work. I'll be tuning in every week now.
Matt S., Oakville MO
I love this show on tv reto channel my name is duane
What makes this "Halloween Special" extra special is the presentation of the horror trilogy: Dr. Frankenstein, Alfred Hitchcock, & Lon Chaney Jr. What a line up !!!
John F., Cleveland OH
Thank You Lamia for choosing interesting not often seen films on your show and all the bloody facts you ensue.
Mark F., Los Angeles CA
Watching in LA now (Retro TV 63.3). Loving the special Halloween show. Has all of what I enjoy the show for: little-
Just started watching your show a couple weeks ago and I dig it. CREEP up the great work.
It's awesome that you're showing an unaired TV pilot. The production of the Frankenstein episode show looks pretty good!
Dennis R., Grand Rapids MI
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!
I just found Horror Hotel and added it on Roku. What a cool show! Nice production values and movie selection and (OMG..!) Lamia is great! I like the balance of beauty and brains and concerted effort to do something unique. I'll be binge watching and wanted to say kudos on a great show and please keep producing it! You have a new fan!
Tony W., Indiana
Thanks for all the quality movies.
Lamia has excellent knowledge of old films. Her love of the genre is genuine and, i liked how she basically said, i like zombies not infected eating machines.
Love the show. And you're very ambitious for a young lady. Good for you!
I've been watching your show for over a year, and I must say it's excellent! I came from an era when horror hosts (here in Detroit...the Ghoul) showed really really, bad films (Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things springs to mind). While I enjoy a truly bad flick now and then, your show takes the opposite approach by showing the viewer something worth our viewing time. Not only is the film good, but Lamia is a treat as well. So knowledgeable about the film but yet with a touch of "classy" camp. I really like Lilith too!
Kate M, Detroit
Stumbled on to your show in the last week or two and enjoyed it very much. Well done... Well done.
I LOVE HORROR HOTEL. It is my favorite show to watch the old horror films. Lamia you are GORGEOUS. I hope that your indie gathering comes to las vegas so i can meet you. Thanks.
JOHN M, NV
I love Horror Hotel, it's the best. Lamia is a great host. Thank you for this awesome show. I'll be watching this every Saturday.
Chris C., Grand Rapids MI
Fun horror host, wish I could write for the show.
LOVED watching "House on Haunted Hill" an all time tv classic! THANKS for screening it! !OXOXO..Mark..your # 1 L.A.fan!! Elvira..has NOTHING on you..missy! P.S. Just got through "chatting" with "Lamia" here on Facbook... man she is sooo COOL. What a vampire DOLL and horror film host!!!! Watch her show..she kicks..ASS!!
Mark H., Glendale CA
Me encanta ese programa, no me lo pierdo. (I love that show, I don't miss it.)
Olga V., Puerto Rico
I'd just like to say that I've been enjoying your show for over a year now and like that it can be viewed streaming on the website and on roku. Also now in Chicago I can sometimes get it through an antenna on a low powered tv station. But that is hit or miss with weak reception. I have a couple of movie suggestions. Christmas Evil, which would be good to show at the end of the year. Also The Beyond, since you earlier showed House by the Cemetery. Both made at about the same time from the same director. Thanks for being a good new horror host and getting me to sit through some silent horror movies for the first time (and enjoying them) and having a nice variety movies. Thanks again.
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 wanted to extend my gratitude, appreciation, respect and admiration for all you have done and are currently doing. I have only just recently discovered Horror Hotel on Retro and I was so excited because it brought back some great memories of when I was a kid watching under similar circumstances; Friday night, late, thrillers, and enjoyable, entertaining hosts. When I started to research more about the show and Lamia I realized how much you do and what passion you have in bringing enjoyment to viewers and all fans of the genre.
Hey Lamia, love the old horror movies, watching one right now! Only thing I’m missing is popcorn, lol.
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.
Just discovered Horror Hotel. Nice to see a classy, sexy horror hostess over the scarewaves! Knock em dead!
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
Hi, I'm a huge fan of the show, Lamia is awesome!
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
Awesome movie Lamia! I grew up watching b rated horror films on Saturdays, but the Hammer Studios films were the best.
Chris W., Cherry Hill NJ
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