Delivered amid the often clearly impoverished surroundings, it all has the feel of a former big-name comic reduced to doing dinner theatre in the boondocks. Elvira is her same old self, campy, vampy and a little bit trampy but fundamentally on the side of fair play. Please support us by buying via Amazon links and not blocking ads on our site. If any hills are going to be haunted, they are going to be haunted with Elvira's own personal touch. An affectionate spoof of '60s gothic horror films that's dedicated to Vincent Price and takes special aim at Roger Corman's lavish Edgar Allen Poe pictures. All the tropes are utilised here — the secret passageway that leads to the dungeon; the house that slowly falls to ruin; the horse-drawn carriage traversing the mountains — but an awareness of how these tropes are subverted makes the film much easier to appreciate.
For those that aren't aware. She has had several tie-ins to Halloween events, which she naturally fits right in with! Along with , the film also stars , , , and. Supported streaming on all mobile devices, such as: Ipod, Iphone, Ipad, Android phones, Android tablets, Video boxes, Tv sets, Tv boxes, Mobile browsers Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox. As such, the film is littered with references and sight gags — alluding not only to films like House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum, but also to more modern films like Rocky Horror and The Shining. It was almost if she was trying to hard, and she didn't need too. Even Lady Roxanna Heather Hopper , described as the poster child for catalepsy, refuses to be defined as such, using her last reserves of strength to attack Lord Vladimere, allowing Elvira to escape. The sets are still cool, her sidekick is great - a good, solid, funny movie.
The male characters here are presented as slimy and duplicitous, and each of them meet a sticky end by the end of the film. Elvira is the alter ego of Cassandra Peterson who was born September 17, 1949. Harmless horror, harmless titillation, and harmless laughs at punchless jokes. The costumes, set and score — which are impressively done on such a small budget — lampoon these films immodestly, filtering these conventional horror tropes through a comedic, modern lens. While not as irreverently charming as its predecessor, the film has more than enough to enjoy, particularly if the viewer has a basic knowledge of the kinds of stories that the movie parodies.
Entendre, comes Elvira's Haunted Hills. She gave me a lot of joy with her show. Perhaps she should start a fund from all of her endearing fans - I would send a few bucks! When Elvira gets kicked out of an Inn for a slight monetary discrepancy, she is rescued by a local who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. I just did not like some of the humor and funny one liners in this movie! The result is that the film only works if the audience is familiar with these films, and that the jokes often fall flat without some kind of existing knowledge of the genre. Some performers want to shake up the world — Peterson is happy just to deliver the goods. As expected, the way gender stereotypes are deposed is one of the more interesting facets of the film, particularly as the gothic conventions that Haunted Hills spoofs are often rooted in misogyny.
The 1st Elvira movie is awesome - as is Elvira! Romania will never be the same! Although when portraying the Elvira character she wears a large black wig, Peterson herself is a natural redhead. I felt bad after awhile. Once there, the spooky gags fly as the movie lampoons everything from the work of to the Hammer films. I am such a big fan of Elvira, but I guess it was a series of movies from her Cassandra Peterson era combine in one to make this movie as they explain on the commentary part!. Instead of being portrayed as the dizzy, fun-loving naïf that she was in Mistress of the Dark, Elvira is now the bored, eye-rolling celebrity, abusing her servant Zou Zou and making fun of those around her. Her wickedly vampish appearance was offset by her comical character, quick witted personality and Valley girl-type speech.
And the cast is pretty amusing, too. But this is really a small complaint. Elvira Cassandra Peterson and her faithful friend Zou Zou Mary Jo Smith must travel cross-country to attend a highly-anticipated dance revue. This movie needed a much bigger budget - In the 1st movie, the car and music really contributed - this one I will also watch again and again, with some great gags - but c'mon Elvira! Quick links to site contents:. Nineteenth century gothic literature is full of weak, sickly women, all of whom exist in order to allow the men to save the day.
The film fondly parodies Roger Corman-directed Edgar Allan Poe films such as 1960 and 1961. After a few spells, tricks, treats, falls down stairwells and gags fit for the nineteenth century, Elvira puts her own mark on the residents of the castle. Starring as her tradmark character, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the film finds the well-endowed goth gal spending the night in a mysterious house while en route to Paris, France, circa 1851. We need a 3rd movie, this one with big -- uh - - budgets! I will always love her first movie, and is still a big fan!!! From the mind of the silver screen's Queen of Evil, Terror, Lust and. But this movie was bad.
Their eventual destination is France, where Elvira. Along the way, they are stranded in the Romanian mountains near the ancient Carpathian castle home of Lord Vladimere Hellsubus Richard O'Brien. Carpathia, 1851: entertainer Elvira Cassandra Peterson , and her loyal French maid, Zou Zou Mary Jo Smith , are hitching their way cross country. When they meet, Lord Hellsubus and his ilk discover Elvira is an exact likeness of his deceased wife. . . .
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