Film #5 of the Halloween 31
I've heard about this film every now and then because of its various tie-ins, like mobile mini-games, however, I just now got around to seeing it, as I ended up finding it on Hulu. Ultimately, despite its flaws, "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" is an enjoyable horror-comedy film.
This film definitely falls into the "stupid comedy" subgenre, but it does have some funny moments. A lot of the funniest moments come from the film references, like a scene making fun of "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". The film tries to make a lot of sensual jokes involving Elvira's promiscuity, some of which are funny, but most of which fall flat. The film has a formulaic story, but it is pretty interesting. The characters are also archetypical, however, the protagonist of Elvira is well-developed throughout the course of the film. The film isn't particularly well-made. The cinematography is a bit lackluster, and the special effects are the cartoony 80's special effects, but the production design is pretty good.
So overall, "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" is an enjoyable film. It's not great, but it is worth watching if you are a fan of comedies that make fun of B-movies, like "MST3K" or "RiffTrax".
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Big Tuna's Rating: C+
How Did I Watch It?: Hulu.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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