Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (New World Pictures, 1988)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 American comedy horror film directed by James Signorelli. Cassandra Peterson plays the role of horror hostess Elvira in the character’s feature film debut. The screenplay was written by Peterson, John Paragon and Sam Egan. The plot: Los Angeles TV horror hostess Elvira quits her job after the station’s new owner sexually harasses her. She plans to open an act in Las Vegas, but needs $50,000 for the project. Upon learning she is a beneficiary of her deceased great-aunt Morgana, she travels to Fallwell, Massachusetts, to claim the inheritance, which includes a mansion, a recipe book and Morgana’s pet poodle, Algonquin.