Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is an American feature film of the comedy genre. It was directed by James Signorelli with a script written by Sam Egan, John Paragon and Cassandra Peterson. It was produced by New World Pictures and premiered theatrically in the United States on September 30th, 1988. Writer Cassandra Peterson vamps it up in her classic late night horror host persona, Elvira, who now finds herself the owner of a dilapidated mansion as well as the target of wary-eyed townsfolk who would just as soon see her burned at the stake.
This movie holds a 47% "Rotten" rating at the movie review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes based on a total of seventeen posted reviews. It holds an audience score of 65% based on 10,348 user ratings.
Cassandra Peterson was nominated at the 1990Saturn Awards for the category of Best Actress for this film. Ironically, she was also nominated for the category of Worst Actress at the Golden Raspberry awards.