Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A predictable plot and cheapskate effects deaden Elvira's occasional witty lines, while references to the horror genre make the film busy without going anywhere."
‑ , Time Out
"Despite its mildly raunchy tone and obsession with Peterson's considerable cleavage, the film is a decent, good-hearted comedy that never takes itself seriously."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"But there's nothing dark about Elvira's cleavage."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Bad, bad, bad. Stick to hosting late-night creature features, babe."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"There are only a couple of fresh and funny moments."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"It's not just dumb fun. The script contains a few genuinely smart one-liners (even if the relentless flood of innuendo will weary even the hardiest Carry On fans) and there's far more to Elvira than a perilously plunging neckline."
‑ , Film4
"With a solid humor lineage...Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is one of the best comedies of the late 80s."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVDTalk.com
"Goofy, enjoyable, and it might have been better if it didn't try to please everybody."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is stupid fun, a distaff, gothic version of Pee-wee's Playhouse."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"It may not be the comedy that re-invented horror comedies, but Elvira's feature film debut is an entertaining and raunchy foray..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Stupidity with a cleavage."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
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