Elvira, Mistress of the Dark – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 75
“You get it, girlfriend!”
Pulchritude purveyor Corky McDonnell and soup monster Daniel Barnes conclude Scare Daniel 2020 with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. This one-note vehicle sees the macabre sexpot travel to Small Town USA to collect an inheritance and freak out the squares. Elvira throws ambiguity and subtlety out the window in favor of a barrage of unfunny boob jokes.
Meanwhile, Daniel and Corky discuss farting gas station attendants, horndog teens, game show dream sequences, and Prince Valiant haircuts.
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (Alistair Dark)
ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK FACTS AND FIGURES
Daniel’s craft beer: Alvarado Street Brewing’s Fest Bier (5.8% ABV)
Corky’s craft beer: Big Stump Brewing’s Voltronic Hazy IPA (8.5% ABV)
Theatrical release date: Sept. 30, 1988
Domestic box office: $5.5 million (production budget: $7.5 million)
Critic scores: 50 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s darer: Ryan L. Terry
Why did Heather dare Daniel and Corky to watch Elvira: Mistress of the Dark? “I am daring you to watch this movie because it’s a fish out of water cult classic! Elvira is an icon that means so much to the horror and LGBT+ communities. Her feature film debut typifies the idea of “camp” and is incredibly rewatchable. It’s equal parts horror, comedy, and satire as it explores the ideas of non-conformity, tradition, acceptance, and resilience.”
IMDB synopsis: “Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.”
This week’s referenced movies: the Cannonball Run movies; Beyond the Seventh Door; The Beautician and the Beast; Easy Money; Twin Sitters; Think Big; Elvira’s Haunted Hills; Rent-a-Cop; Arthur 2: On the Rocks; Norbit; Back to the Future; Cool as Ice; Footloose; 365 Days; Attack of the Killer Tomatoes; Flashdance
Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare