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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

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When her Great Aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock ... See full summary »

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Phil Rubenstein ...
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Elvira (as Elvira)
Damita Jo Freeman ...
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Edwina Moore ...
Mario Celario ...
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William Cort ...
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When her Great Aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts out and breaks loose. Can the Madonna Of The Macabre find love with a studly cinema owner, avoid her creepy Great Uncle, titillate the town's teens and become a Las Vegas dance sensation all without being burned alive at the stake? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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30 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Elvira  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,596,267 (USA)
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Trivia

The reason Elvira's dress was cut that way and her hair was so long in back was to hide the scars the actress has on her neck and shoulders from burns she received when she was five years old. See more »

Goofs

(at around 78 mins) The police officer says, "By the power invested in me by the sovereign state of Massachusetts." It is actually "the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." See more »

Quotes

Bob Redding: How's your head?
Elvira: I haven't had any complaints yet.
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Elvira's Theme
Written by Mark Pierson (as Mark Whitney Pierson)
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My favorite movie!
7 August 2000 | by (Somewhere in New Jersey) – See all my reviews

The basic plot: Shlocky horror movie hostess Elvira goes to a small,uptight,puritan town where she encounters an evil uncle, a hunk, some disgruntled teenagers, and some black magic.

The praise:Elvira. She is the smoky, the sexy, campy, the shlocky, the shticky the great one. The entire movie is a send-up of shlock horror, horror, porn,sex,porn,breasts,supernatural movies, show-biz movies, Camp,80's movies, materialism, Vegas, british horror,teen movies,middle-aged horniness, and horror parodies. All with a great soundtrack, a lot of yuks, and the smoky, the best, and better, Elvira. I don't know why I like it all,moreover it being my favorite movie,but who cares!It all ends with a great shlocky, glittering Vegas number! The must-see movie!


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