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For detailed information about this series, see: Cassandra Peterson on Wikipedia

Elvira, also called Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is a multimedia series starring the titular character, a dark and mysterious, although funny and upbeat woman co-created and played by actress Cassandra Peterson. Originally starting out as the hostess of B-grade horror movie presentations, she later became an Halloween icon and got her own movies, comics, songs and games.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Note that Elvira often tended to blur the line between fictional character and real life personality, appearing in-character in live events, talk shows and reality shows, as well as being credited as “Elvira as herself” in most of her appearances. For these reasons she is sometimes considered just a stage persona, rather than a proper fictional character, however that’s not correct since she does have fictious background and personality clearly distinct from Peterson’s.

Being owned by Peterson herself, Elvira is trademarked by the dedicated company Queen “B” Productions.

TV and home video
Elvira appeared as the host of many TV and home video series. Note that since these are just movie presentations, they could technically be considered non-fiction, although they did serve as the basis for Elvira’s character.

* Elvira’s Movie Macabre (September 26, November 2, 1986), the original series of horror movie presentations, it ran for 5 seasons for a total of 140 episodes. Many episodes got later released in singular or double-feature DVDs.
* ThrillerVideo (1985), a series of home video releases, 24 of which were hosted by Elvira and were also called Thrillervideo hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The ones not hosted by her were still labeled “Thrillers without Elvira” in some promotional material.
* Elvira’s Halloween Special (October 31, 1986), a TV special for MTV.
* Midnight Madness (1990), a new series of home video releases, serving as a follow-up to ThrillerVideo, and also known as Midnight Madness hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
* Elvira’s Halloween Movie Schlock-A-Thon (October 30, 1993), a TV special for CBS.
* Attack of the Killer B Movies (September 2, 1995), a TV special for NBC.
* Elvira’s Horror Classics (2004), a series of 3 DVDs containing 2 movie presentations each; it was later released as a singular boxset titled Elvira’s Box of Horrors.
* Hollywood’s Creepiest Creatures (October 30, 2004), a TV special for Animal Planet.
* Elvira’s Movie Macabre (September 20, May 16, 2011), consisting of 20 new episodes; despite sharing the same title as the original show, it’s officially considered “season 1” of a new series. Many episodes were released in DVDs and on iTunes, including 6 previously unaired episodes.
* 13 Nights of Elvira (October 19 – October 31, 2014), a new series produced for Hulu, it consists of 13 episodes, released once a day leading up to Halloween 2014.
* Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special (September 25, 2021), a series of 4 movie presentations released on Shudder TV.
* Netflix and Chills with Dr. Elvira (October , 2021), series of shorts released on Netflix, consisting in an introductory short followed by five proper episodes.

A reality show titled The Search for the Next Elvira also aired between October 13, 2007 and 2008.

The pilot for a TV show titled The Elvira Show was produced in 1993, but never released.

Two Elvira movies were released:

* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (September 30, 1988)
* Elvira’s Haunted Hills (June 23, 2001)

Comic books
Three Elvira comic book series were published:

* Elvira’s House of Mystery (January, January, 1987), an 11-issue series published by DC Comics. It received a special issue: * Elvira’s House of Mystery Special (November, 1987), also known as Elvira’s Haunted Holidays.

* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (May February 2007), a 166-issue series published by Claypool Comics. Issues from this series were collected in various collections, including: * Elvira Mistress of the Dark: Comic Milestones-Comics Format (August 1, 1996)
* Elvira Mistress of the Dark: Double Delights (August 1, 1996)
* Elvira Mistress of the Dark: The Classic Years Omnibus – Volume 1 (February 9, 2022), published by Dynamite Entertainment it covers the first 26 issues of the series.

* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (July July 2019), a twelve-issue series published by Dynamite Entertainment. It received various one-shot specials: * Elvira Mistress of the Dark: Spring Special (May 22, 2019)
* Elvira Mistress of the Dark: The Omega Ma’am (February 1, 2021)
* Elvira Mistress of the Dark: The Wrath of the Con (October 2021); initially only available through Kickstarter, it was published to the direct market in June 2022.

* The Shape of Elvira (January – April, 2019), a four-issue miniseries published by Dynamite Entertainment.
* Elvira Meets Vincent Price (August – January 2022), a five-issue miniseries published by Dynamite Entertainment.
* Elvira in Horrorland (May – October 2022), a five-issue miniseries published by Dynamite Entertainment.
* The Death of Elvira (June 2022), a single-issue comic published by Dynamite Entertainment, currently only available through Indiegogo.

Three Elvira novels were published, written by Elvira and John Paragon:

* Elvira – Transylvania (November 1, 1996)
* Elvira – Camp Vamp (February 1, 1997)
* Elvira – The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (April 1, 1998)

All three were re-published as e-books in 2018.

Music albums
* Elvira and the Vi-tones: 3-D TV (1982)
* Elvira Presents Vinyl Macabre: Oldies but Ghoulies (Volume 1) (1983)
* Elvira Presents Haunted Hits (1987)
* Elvira Presents Monster Hits (1994)
* Elvira Presents Revenge of the Monster Hits (1995)
* Elvira’s Gravest Hits (2010)

Video games
Three Elvira videogames were released:

* Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1990), Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS. A survival horror game.
* Elvira: The Arcade Game (1991), Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS. An action platformer loosely based on the plot from the first Elvira movie.
* Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus (1992), Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS. A sequel to the game Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

Arcade machines
Three Elvira-themed pinball machines were released:

* Elvira and the Party Monsters (October 1989)
* Scared Stiff (September 1996)
* Elvira’s House of Horrors (September 2019)

Various Elvira slot machines were released, including:

* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (2002), also simply called Elvira.
* Elvira’s Secret (2012)
* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (2015)
* Elvira’s Monster Madness (2015)

Elvira also appeared in the slot machine Garden Party Bonus, but that’s not considered part of her series, nor a fictional work.

A motion control ride starring Elvira, called Superstition 3D was also released at various locations in 1997.

A high number of additional merchandising items were released, including figures, jewelry, and calendars.

An Elvira-themed cereal called Elvira’s Funko’s was also released in June 2018, including an exclusive Funko mini-Pop Elvira figure.

Note: considering that Elvira served as a host for movie presentation, most of her references to movies happen during fourth wall breaking, therefore shouldn’t count as fictional links.

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