When you hear the name "Elvira" only one person comes to mind... the quick witted valley-girl
, Halloween icon, and quintessential symbol of all things spooky: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Back in 1981, Elvira (the alter-ego of actress and dancer Cassandra Peterson) became the first nationally syndicated Horror Host
, and emerged as one of the most original and outrageous characters in popular culture, with a large cult following. The movies featured on Elvira's Movie Macabre
, her first show, were always B grade (or lower) and Elvira often enjoyed interrupting the movie to lampoon the actors, the script, and the bad editing.
Elvira's reign as "Queen of Halloween" has now spanned over thirty years and includes two feature films, an IMAX film and 2 motion control rides. She has appeared in national ad campaigns for Pepsi and Coors, recorded 5 music CDs, published 4 books and licensed over 400 products, including two pinball machines
, two video games
, BC Rich guitars, three comic book series, Elvira’s Night Brew
perfume (recently followed by Vamp
, and Black Roses
,) gourmet soft drinks, and a slot machine from IGT. Elvira also boasts the best selling female costume of all time.
The films have the examples of:Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)