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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark ()


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Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

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Phil Rubenstein ...
Director
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Technical Director
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Elvira (as Elvira)
Damita Jo Freeman ...
Associate Producer
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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
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Gas Station Attendant
Joseph Arias ...
Hitchhiker
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Chastity Pariah
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Randy
Scott Morris ...
Sean
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Bo
Bill Morey ...
Mr. Rivers
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Mrs. Meeker
William Duell ...
Lesley Meeker
Ellen Dunning ...
Robin Meeker
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Travis
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Billy
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Bob Redding
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Patty
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Bartender (as Lynn Stewart)
Deryl Carroll ...
Charlie
Marie Sullivan ...
Mrs. Morissey
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Vincent Talbot (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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Mr. Bigelow
Gonk ...
Gonk
Robert Benedetti ...
Calvin Cobb
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Mr. Glotter
Kate Brown ...
Anita
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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)
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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
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Mark David Fritsche ...
Young Man at Game Show (uncredited)
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Sgt. Neil (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Girl Scout (uncredited)
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(uncredited)

Directed by

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James Signorelli

Written by

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Sam Egan ... (written by) &
John Paragon ... (written by) &
Cassandra Peterson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Eric Gardner ... producer
Mark Pierson ... producer
Michael Rachmil ... executive producer
Joel Thurm ... supervising producer

Music by

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James B. Campbell ... (as James Campbell)

Cinematography by

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Hanania Baer ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Battle Davis

Editorial Department

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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

Casting By

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Dennis Erdman

Production Design by

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John DeCuir Jr. ... (as John De Cuir Jr.)

Set Decoration by

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Bruce A. Gibeson

Costume Design by

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Betsy Heimann

Makeup Department

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bill Dance ... extras casting coordinator (as William Dance)
Betsy Fels ... casting secretary (as Elizabeth Fels)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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)

Location Management

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Andree Juviler ... location manager

Music Department

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Ronald Gertz ... music supervisor (as Ron Gertz)
Jim Harrison ... supervising music editor

Transportation Department

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Mike Doyle ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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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

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Robert Redding ... in loving memory of (as Robert Allen Redding)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When a chauvinist millionaire buys the television network where the sexy Elvira is the horror hostess of a late show, she quits her job with the intention of producing her own show in Las Vegas. However, the producers demand 50 thousand dollars from her and Elvira does not have the money. Out of the blue, she receives a telegram informing that her great-aunt Morgana died and she has an inheritance to receive. Elvira drives to the uptight town of Fallwell, Massachusetts, where her convertible breaks down. While repairing her convertible, Elvira inherits an archaic mansion, a recipe book and a poodle. Her great-uncle Vincent Talbot proposes to buy her book, but the poodle hides it in the sofa. Meanwhile, the conservative council of Fallwell feels uncomfortable with Elvira's clothes and behavior and does not let her find a job. But cinema owner Bob Redding and the local teenagers help Elvira. When she decides to cook a dinner to impress Bob, she uses Morgana's recipe and finds that it is indeed a spell book that belonged to her mother Divana. Further, Morgana has protected her from the warlock Vincent that wants the book to take over the world and destroy Elvira, who is a powerful witch. When Elvira refuses to sell the spell book to Vincent, he convinces the council that she is a witch that must be burned at the stake. How will Elvira stop the evil warlock Vincent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Elvira busts out in her outrageously funny feature film debut! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Elvira (Philippines, English title)
  • Elvira, Maîtresse des Ténèbres (France)
  • Elvira: Maîtresse des ténèbres (France)
  • Elvira, reina de las tinieblas (Spain)
  • Elvira. Mistress of the Dark (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Elvira's Macabre Mobile was created for this film. The 1958 T-Bird hard top was purchased for $2,500 and went through $7,000+ in alterations. The automobile has remained in the possession of Cassandra Peterson, who continues to use this when she does personal appearances as Elvira. See more »
Goofs Elvira's car's front tag says KICKASS and the back tag says 2MACABRE. While illegal in any state that requires both tags be displayed, this isn't a goof. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Alien Nation/Elvira: Mistress of the Dark/Imagine: John Lennon/Salaam Bombay/Track 29 (1988). See more »
Soundtracks I Put a Spell on You See more »
Quotes Chastity Pariah: [seeing Elvira arriving] Well, I never.
Elvira: Yeah, and you never will with those soup cans on your head.
Chastity Pariah: Listen, young lady. I don't know who your 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.
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