Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 23, 2012
Despite its mildly raunchy tone and obsession with Peterson's considerable cleavage, the film is a decent, good-hearted comedy that never takes itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Film4
October 23, 2012
It's not just dumb fun. The script contains a few genuinely smart one-liners (even if the relentless flood of innuendo will weary even the hardiest Carry On fans) and there's far more to Elvira than a perilously plunging neckline.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 30, 2012
It may not be the comedy that re-invented horror comedies, but Elvira's feature film debut is an entertaining and raunchy foray...
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
January 1, 2008
But there's nothing dark about Elvira's cleavage.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A predictable plot and cheapskate effects deaden Elvira's occasional witty lines, while references to the horror genre make the film busy without going anywhere.
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com
July 29, 2005
With a solid humor lineage...Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is one of the best comedies of the late 80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
April 1, 2005
Stupidity with a cleavage.
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
There are only a couple of fresh and funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
Bad, bad, bad. Stick to hosting late-night creature features, babe.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 5, 2003
Goofy, enjoyable, and it might have been better if it didn't try to please everybody.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is stupid fun, a distaff, gothic version of Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeremy Heilman
Apollo Guide
January 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
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