Friday, October 23, 2009

What Is Elvira Doing For Halloween?

Written By: Ken Hulsey

Every year, I like to check in on the 'Grande dame' of horror hostesses, Elvira, to see what she's got brewing for the Halloween season.

Actually I feel odd calling her a 'Grande dame'. She looks better than most women half her age.

Last year, Elvira, actually actress Cassandra Peterson, packed up her legendary cleavage and high-tailed it to Pennsylvania, this year, it's the fine folks in New Jersey that will get to bask in the timeless beauties presence.

New Jersey?......really.......well it seems that the 'Mistress of the Dark' has chosen an area of our fair country that doesn't have the greatest of reputations. Let's just hope Elvira doesn't get whacked.......okay......everyone remembers the joke from the movie.

Here is Elvira's itinerary for next week (courtesy of

October 30th 2009
Chiller Theatre Expo. Parsippany, NJ.
Appearance by Cassandra Peterson from 6pm - 10pm

October 30th 2009
Special TV guest appearance by Elvira. CBS 9/8pm c

October 31st 2009
Chiller Theatre Expo. Parsippany, NJ.
Appearance by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark from 1pm - 6pm

October 31st 2009
The Evil of Frankenstein. Hosted by Elvira
Elvira hosts a special Halloween episode of Chiller Theatre
on WPIX Channel 11 in New York. 8pm - 10pm EST

Here is a press release about Elvira's appearance on "Chiller Theatre":

NEW YORK - CHILLLLLLER THEATRE RETURNS! Chiller Theatre is back on PIX with the presentation of the 1964 classic “The Evil of Frankenstein” airing from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Chiller Theatre will be hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and will feature the original Chiller Theatre opens: “The Six-Fingered Hand” and the “Monster Montage.”

Chiller Theatre originally aired on WPIX from 1961-1978 and again from 1980-1982. After PIX resurrected Chiller Theatre in 2008 (with a broadcast of “Tarantula” hosted by Zacherley) the station received hundreds of requests from viewers demanding the return of Chiller Theatre to the air. This year, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark will host PIX’s Chiller Theatre presentation.

Elvira, who began her reign as “Queen of Halloween” in 1981, was the first horror host ever to be syndicated nationally and has emerged as one of the most original and outrageous characters in popular culture today. Her spooktacular career includes two feature films, an IMAX film and 2 motion control rides. She has recorded 5 music CDs, published 4 books and licensed over 400 products. Elvira also boasts the best selling female costume of all time. Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira the legendary Mistress of the Dark will be hosting the interstitials throughout the 8-10pm PIX broadcast of “The Evil of Frankenstein”

The 1964 campy chiller “The Evil of Frankenstein” —from Hammer Film Productions, one of the most famous names in horror— Peter Cushing stars as Baron Frankenstein who resurrects his monster only to have him come under the spell of Zoltan, a svengali-like carnival hypnotist who mesmerizes the creature into doing his evil bidding.

The bloody mayhem will ensue from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st.

Visit for exclusive web-only content including: a photo gallery and outtakes from the shoot, Elvira’s Top 10 List of Horror Movies, 11 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Elvira But Were AFRAID to Ask and the Ghoultown’s new video “Mistress of the Dark!”

It's good to see Elvira doing a 'horror hosted' program again, well, I won't see it, it's on in New York.

Hey, how about some West Coast Love next year Cassandra?

See Also: Elvira Haunts Pennsylvania...No, Not Transylvania!...This Halloween

1 comment:

  1. She's still got 'em... I mean, still got it, doesn't she?