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      Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

      PG-13 1988 1 hr. 36 min. Comedy List
      56% 25 Reviews Tomatometer 66% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score The cult-movie TV hostess (Phil Rubenstein) inherits an old New England house, a poodle and a black-magic cookbook. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      A gothic, campy, raunchy comedy elevated by Cassandra Peterson's iconic persona yet driven off course by one-note jokes, this isn't the best — or worst — introduction to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

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      V M Just fun!! Simple uncomplicated dirty-ish fun! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review lena s 5/5 because i love elvira Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Emery A It has a very simple and fun plot that tries to demonstrate how people react to what is different, but the focus is on the character Elvira who is a great icon of gothic culture, she conveys good humor and an open sensuality that is part of her essence. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Grant B Everything you could want out of Elvira's big screen debut. Funny, sexy, and ghoulish it's a great movie for the Halloween season. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Mark V BEST MOVIE EVER MADE !!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/26/23 Full Review Shelby B Movie is exactly what you'd expect from Elvira. All the people leaving bad reviews completely miss the whole point of what Elvira is and the point of the movie. There isn't any deep meaning it's a funny b grade movie making fun of horror. And saying it's to sexual completely miss the point of who Elvira is Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies Elvira is all sarky, smutty sex positivity, making a prominent display of her two best assets: her verbal wit, and her ability to laugh at everything and everyone including, first and foremost, herself. Dec 11, 2018 Full Review Time Out A predictable plot and cheapskate effects deaden Elvira's occasional witty lines, while references to the horror genre make the film busy without going anywhere. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Caryn James New York Times There are only a couple of fresh and funny moments. Rated: 2/5 May 20, 2003 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast Utterly delightful, with a very committed Cassandra Peterson delivering an all-time-great goofball performance. Rated: 4/5 Nov 3, 2022 Full Review Joe Lipsett Horror Queers Podcast A hilarious and witty send-up of small town puritanical values with stand-out performances by Peterson and MVP McClurg. Elvira is a sex-positive feminist icon and this film deserves way more credit in horror comedy circles. Rated: 4/5 Nov 2, 2022 Full Review Christopher Wittke Gay Community News (Boston) It is awfully hard to knock a low-brow laugh-fest centered on a strong, explicitly sexual woman. Sep 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The cult-movie TV hostess (Phil Rubenstein) inherits an old New England house, a poodle and a black-magic cookbook.
      James Signorelli
      Executive Producer
      Michael I. Rachmil
      Sam Egan, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson
      Production Co
      Queen B Productions, NBC Productions, Panacea Entertainment, New World Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 20, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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