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A Special Halloween Double Feature
at Friday Night Movies:

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Elvira's Haunted Hills

Friday the 11th of October

Hosted by Miles & Anthony in Wakefield

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Revenge is better than Christmas!

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark USA: 1988 -- Directed by James Signorelli
Written by Cassandra Peterson, Sam Egan and John Paragon
Starring Cassandra Peterson, Edie McClurg, Daniel Greene and William Morgan Sheppard

Elvira's Haunted Hills USA: 2001 -- Directed by Sam Irvin
Written by Cassandra Peterson and John Paragon
Starring Cassandra Peterson, Richard O'Brien and Mary Sheer

Here comes Elvira... there goes the neighbourhood. --original tagline

Elvira @ The Inn Elvira on the Road

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

In "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark," Cassandra Peterson gets to run around in a dangerously low-cut outfit and enough make-up to kill a horse. The plot seems to have been taken from any of the B-Level horror movies she hosted. Elvira, having left her show, inherits a fortune and Creepy Old House from her dead aunt Morgana and heads to town, only to find the local morality commit doesn't approve of her sexy dresses and showing B-grade horror films to local teenagers while she makes witty comments. Also thrown into the mix is an old Sorcerers, a love interest, and Gunk..the world's only punk/shapeshifting dog!

The plot is pure trash, and they know it. So, the movie never takes a serious tone or drama, just off the wall antics and ample bosoms. Of course, what really makes this movie rise above the Horror Schlock it's based on, is Elvira herself. The character created by Cassandra Peterson is just so darn likable. Sure, she's a sexy woman who mixes double entrees and wit, but also dreams of stardom in Las Vegas and mixes that sense of movie cynicism and naivete so brilliantly that you just want to see her succeed.

So, mix a campy Horror-movie plot with an extreme sense of fun, some clever one-liners, and a character you really like want to stay with until the end..mix it all in a cauldron and you get "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark."

Elvira's Haunted Hills

Elvira's back in an all-new adventure! With her anatomical assets, big black bouffant, and hilarious one-liners, the Mistress of the Dark knocks 'em dead in this side-splitting spoof that's equal parts Austin Powers and Young Frankenstein with a dash of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (from the DVD cover). Sam Irvin directed this send-up of the classic horror films of the '50s and '60s. Starring Cassandra Peterson as her tradmark character, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the film finds the well-endowed goth gal spending the night in a mysterious house while en route to Paris, France, circa 1851. Once there, the spooky gags fly as the movie lampoons everything from the work of Roger Corman to the Hammer films.

Hope to see you there. We'll save you an aisle seat and a big slice of edrazeeba. Unpleasant dreams!

In the bathtub Whoops!

Awards for Mistress of the Dark

Nominated for International Fantasy Film Award as Best Film

Cassandra Peterson nominated for Razzie Award as Worst Actress

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Memorable Quotes from Mistress of the Dark

Elvira: There's nothing wrong with G-rated movies, as long as there's lots of sex and violence.

Chastity Pariah: I don't know who you are or where you came from but you most certainly don't fit in this town. Why, you don't even fit in that dress.
Elvira: Listen sister, if I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you.

Elvira: Bloody Mary.
Bartender: No hard liquor served past eight o'clock. Do you want a virgin?
Elivra: Maybe, but, ah... I'll have a couple of drinks first.

Patty: Seems to me it's all this cheap little tart's fault.
Elvira: Cheap! Who are you callin' cheap? What's that perfume you're wearing, catch of the day?

Bob Redding: How's your head?
Elvira: I haven't had any complaints yet.

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Trivia for Mistress of the Dark

After Cassandra Peterson made a small, cameo appearance in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), her good friend Paul Reubens wanted to return the favor for her film vehicle. Unfortunately, his film, Big Top Pee-wee (1988), and her film were being filmed simultaneously.

The anchorwoman played by Tress MacNeille is based on a real anchorwoman Cassandra Peterson didn't get along with during her days at a local television station.

During the scene in which Elvira is being burned at the stake, the heat from the flames was so intense that it melted Cassandra Peterson's black "Elvira" wig.

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In the Music Hall Behind the scenes on the pit and the pendulum set