We’ve spent spooky season checking in with an infamous psychopathic bisexual, revisiting a horrendous slasher sequel and heaping all the praise on one of the best genre films of the 2010s. Now, we’re celebrating Halloween by heading to the quaint, puritanical town of Fallwell to hang with Elvira in James Signorelli‘s camp classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!
In the film, horror movie hostess Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) quits her job and plans to open a show in Las Vegas. The only problem is she needs $50,000 to finance it! Luckily(?) for Elvira, her dear Aunt Morgana has taken a turn for the worse and…died, leaving Elvira her house, her dog and her recipe book. But when Elvira heads to the town of Fallwell in an attempt to sell the house, she learns that the town’s puritanical residents, led by the overly prudish Chastity Pariah (Edie McClurg), don’t take kindly to her “indecent” ways.
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Episode 201: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Happy Halloween, everyone! Load up your leopard-print convertible because we’re heading to the good, decent town of Fallwell, Massachusetts to appraise Aunt Morgana’s house, book and dog in 1988’s tit-filled camp classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark! Joining us for this delightful conversation is two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon!
Join us as we give an Elvira primer before discussing the origins of Mistress of the Dark and diving into its botched release that all but assured we’d never get an Elvira sitcom (where the fuck was Fox???). But hey, at least she’s not just a great set of boobs. She’s also an incredible pair of legs!
Plus, evil Russian wizards, magical rings, demonic dogs, babies born with makeup, penis snakes and the joys of a queer, feminist icon who owns her sexuality. Déjà Vu!
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Coming up on Wednesday: Spooky season is over so we’re kicking off November with Jennifer Reeder’s 2019 hypnotic fever dream of a film: Knives and Skin.
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