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Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  31 October 2002 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark / Lady Elura Hellsubus (as Elvira)
Lord Vladimere Hellsubus
Lady Ema Hellsubus (The Adulteress)
Dr. Bradley Bradley (The Charlatan)
Heather Hopper ...
Lady Roxanna Hellsubus (Catalepsy Poster Child)
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


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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Evil. Terror. Lust. See more »


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elvira's Haunted House  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The role of Zou Zou was written for Mary Jo Smith. See more »


When Elvira and the doctor are riding in the carriage to the castle he removes one of her long, lace-up boots. Seconds later the carriage hits a bump and Elvira is tossed outside where she hangs onto the carriage. As she is looking down (over the edge of a cliff) we see that both boots are back on. See more »


The Maid: Your cloak, ma'am?
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The Maid: Your gloves, ma'am?
The Maid: Your shoes, ma'am?
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: Hold it right there. I mean, I usually get paid for this sort of thing.
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Crazy Credits

The part of Elura is credited as "????" See more »


Spoofs House of Usher (1960) See more »


Le Music Hall
Written by Jerry Jackson
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A great second installment.
15 July 2003 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

It seems that all of the negative comments about this film are based on the fact that most of the jokes are old. That's the point, isn't it? Elvira is supposed to be campy, and so is this movie.

This movie shines because Peterson's performance is, as always, superb. Her timing and gleeful delivery make the film impossible for anyone with an appreciation for the subject matter to resist. The only possible complaint that a fan may have is that, by placing the character out of the ordinary, she becomes somehow less extraordinary, and feels almost normal in comparison to her surroundings. Even then, though, she's hilarious.

As for claims that it was too bad for a major studio, well, that's really an impossibility, isn't it? The films Elvira hosts are nearly always major studio releases. The problems with shopping this movie around to studios and distributors is that the movie is completely built around the character, but the industry would likely only have been able to pay Peterson as an actress and writer, in spite of the fact that her copyrights are the basis of the film.

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