Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

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Perry: Elvira -- Mistress of the Dark!
Jimmy: She's a little scary to me, boss.

Perry: Not to me, son. She's the reason I've seen Godzilla a hundred and sixteen times.
Lois and Clark, "Fly Hard"

When you hear the name 'Elvira' only one person comes to mind... quick witted valley-girl, Halloween icon, and quintessential symbol of all things spooky: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Back in 1981, Elvira became the first nationally syndicated horror host and has emerged as one of the most original and outrageous characters in popular culture, resulting in 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[when?] 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 2 Bally pinball machines, BC Rich guitars, 3 comic book series, Elvira’s ‘Night Brew’ beer, ‘Evil’ perfume and a slot machines from IGT. Elvira also boasts the best selling female costume of all time.


Elvira, Mistress of the Dark provides examples of the following tropes:

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)[edit | hide]

"How's your head?"
"Well, I've never had any complaints..."