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Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 31 October 2002 (USA)
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Spooky high jinks abound when Elvira finds herself spending the night in a mysterious castle en route to 1851 Paris.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cassandra Peterson ... Elvira, Mistress of the Dark / Lady Elura Hellsubus (as Elvira)
Richard O'Brien ... Lord Vladimere Hellsubus
Mary Scheer ... Lady Ema Hellsubus (The Adulteress)
Scott Atkinson ... Dr. Bradley Bradley (The Charlatan)
Heather Hopper ... Lady Roxanna Hellsubus (Catalepsy Poster Child)
Mary Jo Smith ... Zou Zou
Gabi Andronache Gabi Andronache ... Adrian (Stable Stud) (as Gabriel Andronache)
Jerry Jackson ... The English Gentleman
Theodor Danetti ... The Innkeeper
Lucia Maier Lucia Maier ... The Maid
Constantin Cotimanis Constantin Cotimanis ... The Coachman
Remus Cernat Remus Cernat ... Nicholai Hellsubus
Mark Pierson Mark Pierson ... The Butler
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Storyline

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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The size of fear just doubled! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvira's Un-pleasant Dreams See more »

Filming Locations:

Transylvania, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/star Cassandra Peterson asked for a stuffed toy for a gag in the movie in which she backs over a black cat's tail, but the Romanian crew returned with a brown kangaroo. The toy was dyed black and used, and an insert of a real cat was later shot in California. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[the coach hits a bump and Bradley flies forward, shoving his face into Elvira's cleavage]
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: Lucky for you, I come with my own air bags!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

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Le Music Hall
Written by Jerry Jackson
Performed by Cassandra Peterson (as Elvira)
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Classic Tribute
21 August 2004 | by RicanRicSee all my reviews

Elvira! What can one say? Well for starters, this movie is a wonderful tribute to one of the Kings of horror and suspense films – Vincent Price. I think he would have found this tribute to be hilarious and well representative of the genre he so magnificently sharpened through the 40-70's.

This take was filmed in Romania on an admittedly `low' budget. Of course, ultimately, this is one of the things that make this movie a classic. Elvira is at the top of her game in this movie.

Having finally gotten a gig in Paris, Elvira and her maid (unpaid for quite some time and, showing the attitude of someone who hasn't been…) are on the way to Paris to open the act when they get sidestepped in Romania. To any fans of Vincent Price films, the rest of the story is a combination of such thrillers as `Pit & the pendulum' & `House of Ushers' with a taste of our heroine Elvira tossed in.

Check out the Herculean translation job used with the Fabio-like `Stable-Stud'.

Fans of Mad TV will recognize Mary Scheer (Cabana Chat) as the the adulteress Lady Ema Hellsubus. The movie boasts a terrific - albeit short - musical number which tells the story of Elvira's past. It's a wonderful tribute to the Paris Can-Can.

Overall, this movie will be enjoyed by fans of Vincent Price or Elvira. You'll find yourself laughing, snickering and remembering those scary films of your childhood!


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