The Sinister Minister delivers his gruesome gospel


He might not have Elvira’s curves (unless you count his buxom Altar Girls), but the Sinister Minister could teach the infamous horror host a thing or two about creepy makeup and trilling words like a surly Scottish vampire.

Busy with a taped show that broadcasts on streaming service Roku’s Bizarre TV (Fridays at midnight; Sundays at 9 p.m.) and on-demand on the Grindhouse Channel, he made room for a monthly live gig every second Sunday at the Sci Fi Center, where owner William Powell is seeing to the lightning bolts, smoke and schlock films for the Sinister one to comically shred. Powell says: “It’s Mystery Science Theater, but with a satanic priest.”

The July 12 kickoff features a zombie classic: Night of the Living Dead. In the grand horror-host tradition, expect lots of corny wordplay and the kind of dark silliness that will make you miss being a kid sneaking peeks of the “bad” channels.

Sinister Sunday Night Massacre July 12, 10 p.m., $10. Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., 855-501-4335.

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