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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Sam Egan (written by) &
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Release Date:
30 September 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Elvira busts out in her outrageously funny feature film debut! See more »
Plot:
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle who wants her burned at the stake. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Classic!! See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Phil Rubenstein ... Director

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Technical Director

Cassandra Peterson ... Elvira (as Elvira)
Damita Jo Freeman ... Associate Producer

Tress MacNeille ... Anchorwoman
Edwina Moore ... Hairdresser
Mario Celario ... Rudy
Lee McLaughlin ... Earl Hooter
Bill Swearingen ... Cameraman
Charles Woolf ... Manny
Bill Dance ... Messenger (as William Dance)
William Cort ... Lawyer / Game Show Host
Sharon Hays ... Game Show Girl
Bill Cable ... Cop

John Paragon ... Gas Station Attendant
Joseph Arias ... Hitchhiker

Edie McClurg ... Chastity Pariah
Kris Kamm ... Randy
Scott Morris ... Sean

Ira Heiden ... Bo
Bill Morey ... Mr. Rivers

Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Meeker
William Duell ... Lesley Meeker
Ellen Dunning ... Robin Meeker

Jeff Conaway ... Travis

Frank Collison ... Billy

Daniel Greene ... Bob Redding

Susan Kellermann ... Patty

Lynne Marie Stewart ... Bartender (as Lynn Stewart)
Deryl Carroll ... Charlie
Marie Sullivan ... Mrs. Morissey

William Morgan Sheppard ... Vincent Talbot (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Jack Fletcher ... Mr. Bigelow
Gonk ... Gonk
Robert Benedetti ... Calvin Cobb

Kurt Fuller ... Mr. Glotter
Kate Brown ... Anita
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff
Eve Smith ... Little Old Lady
Raleigh Bond ... Minister
Tony Burrier ... Las Vegas Dancer
Alan Dewames ... Las Vegas Dancer
Tim Hill ... Las Vegas Dancer
James Hogan ... Las Vegas Dancer (as James P. Hogan)

Alex Magno ... Las Vegas Dancer (as Alexandre Magno)
Sebastian Russell ... Las Vegas Dancer
Read Scot ... Las Vegas Dancer
James Zyzack Sterling ... Las Vegas Dancer
Peter Blanco Jr. ... Las Vegas Rapper
Gabriel Colbert ... Las Vegas Rapper
Michael A. Jackson ... Las Vegas Rapper
Derek Givens ... Las Vegas Muscle Man
Deron McBee ... Las Vegas Muscle Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark David Fritsche ... Young Man at Game Show (uncredited)

Dick Miller ... Sgt. Neil (archive footage) (uncredited)

Terry Ray ... (uncredited)

Directed by
James Signorelli 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sam Egan (written by) &
John Paragon (written by) &
Cassandra Peterson (written by)

Produced by
Eric Gardner .... producer
Mark Pierson .... producer
Michael Rachmil .... executive producer
Joel Thurm .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
James B. Campbell  (as James Campbell)
 
Cinematography by
Hanania Baer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Battle Davis 
 
Casting by
Dennis Erdman 
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir Jr.  (as John De Cuir Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup artist: "Vincent" (as Steve La Porte)
Lisa Meyers .... key hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Dorothy J. Bailey .... post-production supervisor
Robert Latham Brown .... production manager: additional scenes
Cleve Landsberg .... unit production manager
William F. Phillips .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Anderson .... first assistant director: Las Vegas
Steve Danton .... second assistant director: Las Vegas
Michael Lange .... second unit director
Paul Moen .... first assistant director
Nilo Otero .... second assistant director
Patricia Dyer Walden .... second second assistant director (as Patricia Dyer)
 
Art Department
Ron Ashmore .... standby painter (as Ronald Ashmore)
Dennis Cripps .... assistant prop master (as Dennis R. Cripps)
Robert Dottini .... leadman (as Robert I. Dottini)
David Durand .... concept sketches
Beverli Eagan .... set designer
Alfonso Goris .... greensman
Art Lipschultz .... property master
Stacey S. McIntosh .... construction coordinator (as Stacey McIntosh)
Lisa Neil .... art department assistant
Jim Zemansky .... property master: second unit
David Russell .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nick Alphin .... re-recording mixer
Dwayne Avery .... sound editor
Patrick Bietz .... assistant sound editor
Duke Brown .... foley editor (as Duke L. Brown)
Duncan Burns .... sound editor (as Duncan James Burns)
Gonzo Cervantes .... assistant sound editor (as Gonzo)
Gail Clark Burch .... adr editor (as Gail Clark)
Jeff Clark .... post-production sound supervisor
Jim Cook .... re-recording mixer
Michael P. Cook .... sound editor
Ed Fassl .... sound editor (as Ed F. Fassl)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Jerry Jacobson .... supervising adr editor (as Jerry M. Jacobson)
Adam Johnston .... sound editor
James Koford .... sound editor
Bill Nelson .... sound mixer (as William Nelson)
Kevin Rockey .... foley stepper
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer
Kenneth Schwarz .... cable person
Charles C. Simmons .... apprentice sound editor (as Chuck C. Simmons)
Joseph G. Sorokin .... sound editor
Jules Strasser .... boom operator
Gretchen Thoma .... assistant sound editor
Clancy T. Troutman .... foley stepper
Kyle Wright .... sound editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Chris Burton .... assistant special effects
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Richard L. Hill .... assistant special effects (as Rick Hill)
Richard Ratliff .... special effects
Yancy Calzada .... monster sculptor (uncredited)
Joerg Fiederer .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Clint Colver .... animation supervisor
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
Roger Dorney .... optical effects supervisor (as R. William Dorney)
Marti Julian .... animation assistant
Stephanie Lesner .... animation assistant (as Stephanie Lessner)
Nick G. Linardos .... optical lineup
Harry Moreau .... animator
Jerry Pooler .... optical camera
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... animator
John R. Shourt .... animation assistant (as John Shourt)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)
Larry Nikolai .... visual effects illustrator (uncredited)
Joseph Yanuzzi .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunt player
Rick Avery .... stunt player
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt player
Geoff Brewer .... stunt player (as Geof Brewer)
Anthony Cecere .... stunt player
Monty Cox .... stunt coordinator
Eurlyne Epper .... stunt player
Jeannie Epper .... stunt player
Jack Gill .... stunt player
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunt player (as Sandra Gimpel)
Ted Gincig .... stunt player
Johnny Hock .... stunt player (as John Hock)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt player (as Thomas J. Huff)
Steve Hulin .... stunt player
Rosemary Johnston .... stunt player
Matt McColm .... stunt player
Kathleen O'Haco .... stunt player
William R. Perry .... stunt player
Jim J. Poslof .... stunt player (as James J. Poslof)
Anna Rapagna .... stunt player (as Anna Maria Rapagna)
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunt player
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunt player
Jack West .... stunt player
Rick Avery .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Victoria Bowes .... stunt double (uncredited)
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Barcroft .... best boy grip
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician (as Patrick R. Blymyer)
Mark Buckalew .... chief lighting technician
Dan Elsasser .... first assistant camera
Paul Ferrara .... key grip
Bob Fillis .... assistant lighting technician (as Robert A. Fillis)
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Antonio Garrido)
George Halverson .... best boy grip
Warren Kroeger .... assistant lighting technician
John R. Leonetti .... camera operator
Matthew F. Leonetti .... additional photographer (as Matthew Leonetti)
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Craig Morse .... second assistant camera
Edmondo Sepulveda .... dolly grip (as Edmundo Sepulveda)
Randy Shanofsky .... assistant camera
Dennis Smith .... camera operator
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator
Stephen J. Ullman .... second assistant camera (as Stephen Ullman)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Michael Weldon)
 
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting coordinator (as William Dance)
Betsy Fels .... casting secretary (as Elizabeth Fels)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Berdell .... costumer
Theresa Laursen .... costumer (as Theresa V. Laursen)
Pete Menefee .... costume designer: Las Vegas sequence
Andrea E. Weaver .... costume supervisor (as Andrea Weaver)
 
Editorial Department
Lynn Abroms .... apprentice editor
J. Benjamin Chulay .... assistant editor (as Benjamin Chulay)
Jere Huggins .... additional film editor
Neil Kirk .... assistant editor
Michael S. Murphy .... additional film editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Steven Rosenblum .... additional film editor
Glenn Suffern .... negative cutter
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Andree Juviler .... location manager
 
Music Department
Ronald Gertz .... music supervisor (as Ron Gertz)
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Mike Doyle .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tony Angellotti .... public relations
Adrianna Bernard .... production assistant
Patricia Birch .... choreographer: Las Vegas number
Patsy Bouge .... assistant: Mr. Signorelli
Doña Davis-Clarke .... choreographer: "Maniac"
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Janis Gardner .... publicity coordinator: Queen 'B' Productions
Sharon Hays .... assistant: Ms. Peterson
Laura Hoffman .... production coordinator
Benay Karp .... animal trainer
Karin McElhatton .... animal trainer (as Karin Dew)
Rebecca Milgrom .... production assistant
Lillie Robertson .... assistant: Mr. Thurm
Rick Sherrill .... assistant auditor
Patti Small .... assistant auditor
Christine Soteros .... craft service
Rhonda Super .... assistant: Mr. Signorelli
Marilyn Tasso .... production auditor
Robin Toncre .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Frank Tudisco .... script supervisor
Murray Weissman .... public relations
Michael Zack .... assistant: Mr. Pierson
A.J. Block .... stand-in (uncredited)
Roger Corman .... director: archive footage (uncredited)
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
William Wallace Ward III .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert Redding .... in loving memory of (as Robert Allen Redding)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Elvira" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The painting of Elvira's aunt Morganna Talbot is actually a painting of Cassandra Peterson, sans makeup and wig.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Vincent is chasing Elvira near the end of the movie, he has a bloody hole in his forehead from Elvira's stiletto heel as he slips through the cemetery gates, but she hasn't thrown it at him yet.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Morissey:Oh Mister Talbot, your sister was like a mother to me.
Vincent Talbot:She was a mother to me too, dear. Well, now that we've dispensed with the obligatory display of bereavement, you may begin the proceedings, Mister Bigelow.
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Soundtrack:
Elvira's ThemeSee more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Classic!!, 21 October 2002
Author: Miseri from USA

I highly recommend this movie. The movie is funny, entertaining and well, it's something only Elvira can deliver!!! Edie McClurgh (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) is great as Chastity Pariah. The movie is chock-full of hilarious sexual innuendo (56 boob jokes!) and visual slap-stick gags. Elvira's dream is to perform in Las Vegas, but to do that she needs 50,000$. She heads the the Puritanical town of Falwell to pick up her great aunt Morgana Talbot's inheritance....a measley book. But the book holds the secrets of the magic, plunging Elvira into a battle of metaphysical proportions! I cannot recommend this movie enough!!!! It's corny, it's campy, but that's Elvira.

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