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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 Jerry Jackson ... The English Gentleman
Theodor Danetti 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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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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Double the terror. Double the fun. 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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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Zou Zou was written for Mary Jo Smith. 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 Maid: Your cloak, ma'am?
[the Maid does a quick curtsy. Elvira curtsies back as she takes off her velvet cape and hands it to her]
The Maid: Your gloves, ma'am?
[Same]
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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Music Hall
Written by Jerry Jackson
Performed by Cassandra Peterson (as Elvira)
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Fun!
16 June 2002 | by preppy-3See 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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