ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark Movie Review

ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark

The Gal who put the Boob in Boob-tube
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Cassandra Peterson, William Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene, Susan Kellerman

Jeff Conaway, Edie McClurg, William Duell, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman, Tress MacNeille, Edwina Moore, Mario Celario, Lee McLaughlin, Bill Swearingen, Charles Woolf Update Cast

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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!

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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.

Author: MartyUpdate This Review


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.

Elvia, a Classic in '80s comedy.
Don't look for too much meaning, for this is just pure fun.

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The Movie Data

Key Crew

Director: James Signorelli
Writer: Sam Egan, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson
Producers: Eric Gardner, Mark Pierson, Michael I. Rachmil, Joel Thurm
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Release Date: 30 Sep 1988
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: New World Productions
Production: NBC Productions, New World Pictures, Queen B Productions
Genre: Comedy

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1988 New World Productions
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