Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Book Excerpt)


People who know me probably don’t know that I love Elvira Mistress of the Dark.  Not because of her big… er um puns, but because she helped me escape into a totally different world every week.  Her show is actually one of the reasons I love the macabre so much and why I have such a punny sense of humor.

“I hated coming home from school. I hated sleeping in the same bedroom as my sister. I hated that we had a little black and white TV that she would never let me watch if she was in there. I hated everything about living in that house.

“I discovered a show on a channel called KHJ called Elvira Mistress of the Dark. She showed these cheesy movies from the 50’s and 60’s and made fun of them. I looked forward to every Saturday afternoon when her show was on because she made me laugh. Nobody ever took that away from me. I sent $12 to the official Elvira fan club and got my self address stamped manilla envelope filled with goodies such as a newsletter, a bumper sticker and an 8×10 signed picture of Elvira. I don’t know what ever happened to any of those things though.”

Now when someone talks to me and I say something cheesy, you can blame Elvira.