30 day movie challenge

A movie from your childhood
“Elvira: Mistress of the Dark”
(1988)

Elvira Mistress of the Dark

Oh Elvira… how I love thee!!!

Thou art fabulous!!!

What more can I say!!!

I love this film so much.
It sees TV hostess Elvira Mistress of the Dark quitting her job, finding out she has been left all worldly possessions in her late Aunt Morgana’s will and moving to start a new life in her Aunt’s mansion in Fallwell, Massachusetts.

Needless to say, her ‘assets’ and brash brazen-ness in the quiet and conservative town causes quite the scandal…

High jinx and campery ensue with her love rival Patty failing at being a total bitch, monsters interrupting Elvira’s seduction of Bob and the townsfolk slowly accepting Elvira for who she is.
It must be noted that she has the most fabulous dog who is called El Gonko…

Elvira discovers that her Aunt Morgana was really a witch and that “recipe” book is really a spell book that her evil warlock Uncle Talbot is hell-bent on finding to take over the world…

And burning the beloved Elvira at the stake!!!

But Elvira escapes…

Destroys the evil warlock, saves the town and is finally accepted by the town that hated her so much. Hurrah!

Elvira Mistress of the Dark truly is a gloriously camp affair.
She is fabulous on so many levels.

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About johnmcblain

Scottish Musician & Artist and FE Lecturer in Music. MA MSc BA BMus and now studying for my TQFE at Stirling Uni. Soon to be on Spotify! Twitter - @johnmcblain Instagram - johnmcblain

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