ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark


Elvira's real name is Cassandra Peterson. She was Las Vegas' youngest ever showgirl. Elvis once told her she had talent. She used to be a dancer on the Sonny and Cher Show. Despite her love of blood and all things gory, she is actually a vegetarian!

-Thanks to Nicola Hassapis

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The Queen of “B” horror films becomes the Queen of her own “B” film. This is a classic ‘80’s comic film. It is done strictly in the style of Elvira. It was written by her and for her. So if you don’t care for Elvira lose this one. Otherwise grab a bowl of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy. We’re going on one Zany ride.

The Story...

Elvira’s got a Dead end job at a local TV station doing none other then what she does best, hosting “B” horror films. But this girl’s got bigger dreams. She wants to “STAR” in her own Las Vegas show. There is only one problem, she doesn’t have enough money. All of a sudden, she gets a telegram telling her that an Aunt she didn't know she had has died and she's a beneficiary. To get the money, Elvira has to travel to a small “Moral” town in New England. Of course, she thinks her late Aunt has left her a fortune, but all Elvira really inherits is a house, a dog, and her late mother’s cookbook (spellbook). So with no money, an uncle who is out to get the book and a town who wants her burned, Elvira has got to find a job and maybe a few friends.

Will she survive and earn enough money to fund her show, or will the nice towns people burn her at the stake... you will never know unless you see it.


I watched this film when it came out in theatres. I loved it then and I love it now. The jokes never get old to me, and the plot is still great "B" madness. Don't look for anything grand in this film. That is not the point. The point is to laugh and enjoy. So grab the popcorn and enjoy this one.

Notice any mistakes? Review

Strengths: Elvia, a Classic in '80s comedy.

Weaknesses? Don't look for too much meaning, for this is just pure fun.

Our rating: 8.5 out of 10

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ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark