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ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark Trivia

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ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark Picture
1988
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1988 Comedy movie starring Cassandra Peterson, William Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene et al.
Contributed by: dwgriffith
When Elvira is helping the hunk of the film change the movie marquee, notice when she slips and almost falls off the ladder the word that is created on the marquee for a moment when she is trying to regain her balance.
Contributed by: LoverswithCassie
Scriptwriter John Paragon plays a petrol station attendant.
Contributed by: Danytoon
In real life, Elvira is a redhead.
Contributed by: Jeannette
The town of Falwell, Massachusetts, in Elvira's movie, has a strange resemblance to the real town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, on old Cape Cod... Is there any connection between the towns? Was Falmouth the inspiration for "Falwell"?
Contributed by: John Edward Kilduff
The news anchor Elvira fights with was apparently based on a real person she worked with at a TV station in her early days. The anchor is played in one of her only live-action roles ever, by Elvira's fellow Groundlings alumni Tress MacNeille. MacNeille is better-known for her cartoon voice-over work, most especially as the voice of Millhouse and others in The Simpsons and on the Steven Spielberg cartoons "Tiny Toon Adventures" and "Animaniacs". On one episodes of TTA, MacNeille (voicing the character of Babs Bunny) did a dead-on impression of Elvira.
The day of its theatrical release it came in at #2 and was beating out "Gorillas in the Mist", but the studio that financed the film (New World Pictures) went bankrupt on the day of the film's release. So instead of its original worldwide release, it was only shown in 300 theaters.
Contributed by: Christian Greenia
Due to the bankruptcy of New World Pictures and bad financial contracts, Cassandra Peterson and Mark Pierson, to this day, don't make a penny from the film's video sales or TV airings.
Contributed by: M N
Edie McClurg, who plays Chastity Pariah, was also a Groundling, a frequent guest-star with Pee Wee Herman and Cheech and Chong, and was one of the cast members of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "Serial Mom". Busy woman, huh?
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Incorrect Trivia
What follows are trivia items we now believe are bogus. Some of them will have explanations, some will not. We just leave 'em in for interest, really.
Myth: Elvira's dress had to be glued on to her because they wanted it skin tight without it busting seams!

Fact: While Elvira has joked about her gown being 'glued-on' in fact it is supported by a custom built super support bra. The dress it's self was never glued.
ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark