Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Back of the box...
“Meet Elvira, the notorious American cult heroine.
This wisecracking vamp wishes to open her own show in Las Vegas but needs $50,000. Suddenly her great aunt Morganna dies and Elvira goes to a conservative mid-west town to hear the reading of the will. Elvira is disappointed when she learns that she has inherited a dilapidated house, a poodle and cook book. To compound this she is accused of being a witch!
Elvira discovers the evil force in the town and finds that only she has the power to stop his evil plans!”
Director: James Signorelli
Starring: Cassandra Peterson, W. Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene
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Evira, as always, is amazing. Just in case you’ve been in a cave on a deserted island with your hands over your ears and your eyes shut, she’s the horror hostess with the mostest and this is her feature film debut. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a spooky, cheeseball, 80’s comedy with witches, warlocks, endless boob puns, a punk rock poodle named Gonk, and Elvira rapping at the end! As for her rapping abilities, if Elvira wants your opinion, she’ll beat it out of you. The movie references horror legends Vincent Price, Roger Corman, Lyle Talbot, and. . . The Munsters house! By the time the title screen appears she’s driving her Macabremobile and you’re already along for the ride.