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Set back in 1851 in the Carpathia Mountains of Romania, Elvira the Mistress of the Dark" en route to Paris with her maidservant Zou Zou for a can-can revue, stop for the night at a haunted ... See full summary »

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark / Lady Elura Hellsubus (as Elvira)
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Lord Vladimere Hellsubus
Mary Scheer ...
Lady Ema Hellsubus (The Adulteress)
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Dr. Bradley Bradley (The Charlatan)
Heather Hopper ...
Lady Roxanna Hellsubus (Catalepsy Poster Child)
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Zou Zou
Gabi Andronache ...
Adrian (Stable Stud) (as Gabriel Andronache)
Jerry Jackson ...
The English Gentleman
Theodor Danetti ...
The Innkeeper
Lucia Maier ...
The Maid
Constantin Cotimanis ...
The Coachman
Remus Cernat ...
Nicholai Hellsubus
Mark Pierson ...
The Butler
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Set back in 1851 in the Carpathia Mountains of Romania, Elvira the Mistress of the Dark" en route to Paris with her maidservant Zou Zou for a can-can revue, stop for the night at a haunted castle owned by a certain Vladimir Hellsubus whose long dead wife bears an eerie resemblance to Elvira. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and violence | See all certifications »
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31 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Elvira's Haunted House  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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There is a second dedication, to Phil Hartman. See more »

Goofs

The mirror wedged in Zou Zou's cleavage is visible in one shot after she sets Elvira down - but isn't seen again until she pulls it out a few minutes later. See more »

Quotes

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: Adrian! You came too late!
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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: Again.
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The part of Elura is credited as "????" See more »

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Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »

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Le Music Hall
Written by Jerry Jackson
Performed by Cassandra Peterson (as Elvira)
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16 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An affectionate (and dead on) parody of Roger Corman horror films and those Hammer horror films.

Elvira and her maid are traveling to Paris for a show. Unfortunately in Romania they get waylaid in a creepy castle with mysterious characters and going ons. Basically the plot is a combo of Corman's "House of Usher" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" with huge dollops from Hammer films thrown in.

Every single cliche in those films is trotted out and hilariously torn apart. Still it's not vicious...just fun. Also the film has a PG-13 rating so the humor is pretty tasteful. Some of the one-liners from Elvira are hysterical and there's even a song and dance number which stops the show. Also the "stable stud" with his purposeful awful dubbing is a scream!

Cassandra Peterson is just perfect as Elvira. Richard O'Brien goes all the way over the top doing a mean Boris Karloff impersonation. Actually, all the cast plays it over the top but it totally fits the material. Also there's beautiful, atmospheric settings and a Hammeresque score to top it all off. Only the ending is a bit of a let down. Still, this is well worth catching. A must see!!!!!


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