The Halloween queen lives on — and not just in West Hollywood.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark — the macabre vamp with the risque shtick who for years served as a syndicated hostess of fright films — has once again set her sights on movie stardom.
After bombing with the cult hit New World Pictures theatrical “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” in 1988, Elvira (real name: Cassandra Peterson) and her husband-manager, Mark Pierson, are developing a trio of telefilms via their Queen “B” Prods. based on humor-horror novels co-written by Elvira and “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” alumnus John Paragon.
Elvira is poised to star in all three in her trademark get-up: trashy black gown, abundant cleavage, poofy black ‘do and makeup from hell.
Two of the books, “Transylvania 90210” and “Camp Vamp,” are now in release. The third, “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf,” is set to be published in early ’98. “Transylvania” will be the first telefilm on tap.
Elvira remains confident in her marketability. “There’s not one big thing about Elvira that appeals to people,” she has been known to say, “there are two big things.”
Yes, those eyelashes are really something …