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Cassandra Peterson Reveals She Is Shopping Around a New Elvira Movie

Cassandra Peterson has conquered multiple mediums with her character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, which included two live-action films in 1988 and 2001. The performer recently confirmed that she had written a third film which she is currently shopping around.

The actress confirmed with Bloody Disgusting last weekend that she was exploring options for where she could further develop the movie and that it would likely be with a streaming platform like Netflix, Hulu, or Shudder.

While this news is sure to delight fans, this is far from confirmation that the film will officially happen, though the current nostalgia over the '80s could make Elvira's feature-film return more successful than ever.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark hit theaters in 1988 at the peak of the character's popularity. The film found the character inheriting a massive house from a relative who passed away in a boring, conservative town. Her presence shocked the entire community, but she remained steadfast in her way of life.

Peterson co-wrote another film featuring the character, Elvira's Haunted Hills, in which she played the character in 1851 who was courted by a rich doctor. When Elvira arrives at the doctor's castle, she learns that she resembles the doctor's former wife, who had passed away.

Despite the actress seeming hopeful that the film could come to fruition, she shared with last year that she didn't think another film was in the cards for the character.

"I go back and forth on that," Peterson told about her interests in another movie. "Honestly, I kind of feel like you can't reheat an old soufflé, and I wouldn't want to make another Elvira film if it didn't have the impact that the first one had, and that one has become a real cult classic."

The performer likened her character's popularity to another pop culture personality from the '80s, Paul Reubens' Pee-Wee Herman, and the underwhelming response of his Netflix special.

"Pee-Wee's first movie was so freaking great and then he did the Netflix one and I loved it, I absolutely adored it," Peterson gushed. "I thought it was great, but people still criticized it by comparing it to that first one and it's like, how are you ever going to do that again? It was just magic, and I'm afraid of doing that and going, 'Yeah, Elvira did another film and, you know. It didn't live up to the first one.' That's just kind of a bummer."

Stay tuned for details on Elvira's feature-film future.

by Anonymousreply 2512/04/2018

Damn. Too late for this Halloween. But there's always next year. Hope someone will bite (Netflix?).

by Anonymousreply 110/11/2018

I didn't think either of the movies was very funny, although I'd like to see her have another try.

by Anonymousreply 210/11/2018

I thought the first movie was hysterical, but the second movie was dire. The only part I really remember was the actor who was doing an uncanny George Sanders impersonation. He was practically channeling him.

by Anonymousreply 310/11/2018

Lord, she must be in her sixties, right?

by Anonymousreply 410/11/2018

Better hurray before she’s in the crypt for real

by Anonymousreply 510/11/2018

She can still pull it off under the right lighting.

by Anonymousreply 610/11/2018

FWIW, the plural of medium is media.

The word “mediums” should only be used when you’re looking for clothes between sizes small and large or referring to multiple psychics.

by Anonymousreply 710/12/2018

Whos the guy next to her in the photo?

by Anonymousreply 810/12/2018

Scott Atkinson. And, again, his George Sanders is flawless.

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2018

Is Scott Atkinson gay?

by Anonymousreply 1010/14/2018

As a gayling, I always thought Rhonda Shear from U.S.A … UP! All Night was the woman who played Elvira 😅!

Forgive me Eldergays.

by Anonymousreply 1110/14/2018

I really liked her back then, but honestly, does anybody want to see those Elvira boobs nowadays?

by Anonymousreply 1210/14/2018

R6's right lighting:

by Anonymousreply 1310/14/2018

As a gayling I had a crush on Joe Bob Briggs and now he looks like a horrible old tv preacher.

by Anonymousreply 1410/14/2018

She should have Svengoolie be her co-star. Two built-in fan bases.

by Anonymousreply 1510/14/2018

WHET Scott Atkinson?

by Anonymousreply 1612/03/2018

WHET to Rhonda Shearer, now that bitch was funny!

by Anonymousreply 1712/03/2018

I'd love to see another Elvira movie. I liked both of them but the first one was my favourite by far.

I saw her at a screening of her movies a few times. She took audience questions and seemed kind of bitter about spending so much of her own money on the second movie and thought it was a mistake. I'm guessing she didn't make much money off it, if any.

She also mentioned her friends dying during the AIDS crisis and seemed kind of bitter about that too (for obvious reasons).

She looked amazing and she was pushing sixty when I saw her. In her Elvira drag she loses at least 20-25 years . It's incredible. I saw her as herself the night before and then Elvira the next night. She's pretty as Cassandra Peterson but as Elvira she looks so much younger.

She could also do another TV series like Search for the Next Elvira - except make it more generic like "Scream Queens School" or something where she teaches young actresses how to act when confronted by a giant monster or something. The contestants could act out classic scenes from old horror films and then a judge's panel could vote on who was the most convincing. (Like Psycho's shower scene or The Birds phone booth scene, for example).

by Anonymousreply 1812/03/2018

R17 the UP! All night with Rhonda on USA? She was funny. Didn't they show a lot of softcore porn (edited for network TV, so no tits but lots of scantily clad women and men usually). I remember watching "Witch School" or something that she hosted late one night.

by Anonymousreply 1912/03/2018

She could do an ELVIRA: GRANDMOTHER OF THE DARK something.

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2018

I think Rhonda Shear is a Trumpista, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 2112/03/2018

There’s a blu ray of her 1988 movie coming out this month. I’m extremely happy about this. Finally, EMOTD in high def!

by Anonymousreply 2212/03/2018

[quote]The performer likened her character's popularity to another pop culture personality from the '80s, Paul Reubens' Pee-Wee Herman, and the underwhelming response of his Netflix special.

I told Paul Reubens myself he should do "Pee Wee Meets Elvira" years ago. Like the Abbott & Costello comedies where they meet Frankenstein or Dracula. It would be cool. They are friends, Cassandra played one of the bikers in his first. Of course it's considered "unsolicited material" so they probably won't do it.

by Anonymousreply 2312/04/2018

That would have been amazing r23. It should have been the second Elvira movie...

by Anonymousreply 2412/04/2018

R18, I really like your idea! Her genre has a lot of opportunity for a growing brand.

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