Also known as the Queen of Halloween, Elvira has been one of my heroes since the early 80s when she first appeared on television. Like her, I love horror movies and I used to want to be a horror movie host, just like my childhood hero, Bowman Body, the TV horror host of “Shock Theatre” in Richmond, Virginia.
I was lucky enough to meet Elvira in person, in her full costume, once. She was nice and is even more beautiful in person. I bought a life-sized poster of her and she autographed it for me. I wish I still had it!
Cassandra Peterson is publishing her autobiography, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark” in just a few days, on September 21, 2021. Her life has been interesting and if you are a fan, like me, you may want a copy! You can order it on Amazon.
Here’s a video of Elvira, doing what she does best! Here, she is hosting a legitimate documentary on the evolution of women’s roles in horror films. It’s so interesting. Enjoy!