If you're a Gen-X'er then you will probably know who Elvira is. She was a cult figure of the 80s who hosted horror movies on late night tv... she was a modern Vampira. At the hight of her success she co-wrote and starred in her own movie, Mistress of the Dark. Its a terrible movie.... just terrible... and not surprisingly it became something of a cult classic. Elvira is currently in Melbourne for Monsterfest and the movie has recently been re-released to dvd. It gets filed in the "so bad its good" annals and believe it or not, it actually is a fun and schlocky sexed up comedy. The character of Elvira is supposed to be a strong female figure with a women's lib message... but the hilarious thing is that she spends the entire movie flashing her tits and using her sex appeal to get what she wants. Men's eyes pop out wherever she goes and teenage boys want to hump her. She rolls into a small conservative and religious town to claim an inheritance... at first she is seen to corrupt the youth but she eventually infects the minds of all the townsfolk and hey all turn into wild liberated sex maniacs. If anything, it's worth it alone to see Edie McClurg lift her dress and sit on a preacher's face. ROFL! Good Halloween fun!