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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988) - movie overview

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

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Release Date
Sep 30, 1988 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Mar 30, 2004

Budget $20,000,000

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Running Time
1 hour, 36 minutes

Country USA

Studio NBC, New World

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Other Titles
• Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
• Elvira - Herrscherin der Dunkelheit (1988)

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Genre: Horror, Comedy, Spoof, Witches, Wizards & Magic, Scams And Cons, Racy, Satire, Fantasy, Surreal, Black Comedy, Cult Classic, Psychos, Vampires

Tagline: Elvira makes her Big Screem Debut in her Hot New Comedy.

Plot: A goofy, campy, poke at puritanism and a sly wink at a host of horror films, ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK is much more fun than it has any right to be. Dreaming of financing her own show in Las Vegas, Elvira leaves Hollywood in her customized "Macabremoblie" to claim what she thought was an inheritance. However, upon arriving in Fallwell, MA, all she finds is two drooling yokels, an overzealous morality brigade and a creepy great-uncle with more on his mind than long-lost relatives. With her penchant for double entendres and low cut dresses, Elvira scandalizes the town and soon finds herself in danger of being burned at the stake, jeopardizing her chances of ever making it to

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external linkWith lots of sarcastic one-liners, a bunch of 'boob' jokes and juvenile chuckles this makes for goofy amusement with a finale that trots out a bunch of horror elements... 2.5/4

external linkThe movie never--ever, ever--takes itself seriously, and in doing so gives the audience a goofily charming film with enough monster movie references to keep any horror fan going. 61/100
--Jack Witzig (ColdSpot)

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