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Elvira's Haunted Hills

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I think you probably have to be a huge fan of Elvira in order to like this movie. The plot is pretty uninteresting, so you are going to have to rely on Elvira and her jokes to get you through it. If you just expect a silly hairbrain movie for the Halloween season, this would be it. I can't say I would recommend it though.

The story starts out in the late 1800s with Elvira and her maid on their way to perform a show. Instead they end up in a haunted castle complete with its share of weird characters.

I can't imagine this movie ever making it off the ground without Elvira because I did not find any of the other characters at all likeable or memorable in any way.

The movie's hunk does have this funny dubbing thing going on, which is one of the few times I did laugh, but if it were not for Cassandra Peterson, I think I would have turned this off after fifteen minutes.

I will say that Elvira and her crew filmed this movie on location in Romania, which was great. She pulled off that Transylvanian touch with flair. I really enjoyed the outdoor scenes, the footage of the hills, cliffs, and castles. The set they built with the dungeon was all done from scratch and again, an awesome job, very elaborate, very detailed.

Since Cassandra Peterson dedicated this movie to Vincent Price, there was a lot of little bits and pieces that played off of some of his old movies that she loved. Unfortunately, I had not seen many of the movies that were mentioned, so a lot of the inside humor was lost on me. Maybe if I knew more about those movies, I could have appreciated this movie more.

The nice thing about Cassandra Peterson is that she can make fun of herself. She has a great attitude and a great sense of humor. It was fun to see her back again.