Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Birthday to Cassandra Peterson (aka: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)

Happy 64th Birthday to Cassandra Peterson, aka: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

And, yes, once upon a time, I got to meet her for about 5 seconds.

A good day.  For me, at least.

If you've never seen her feature film, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, I highly recommend giving it a whirl as you begin the Halloween season.  The first three minutes are a little slow, so don't get thrown off.  It picks up as soon as she leaves LA and just keeps getting better.

Last Halloween she also put out a 13-episode run of her riff-tastic hosting of some really goofy horror films.  She does less in the make-up these days, for which I cannot blame her, and she's all over the place at fan festivals, running her own Comikaze Expo in LA and making TV and film appearances.  She's as busy as I remember her being back in the 1980's and 90's when she was on my TV selling beer and whatnot.

She never comes to Austin as Wizard World falls during Halloween-time, and that's when she does her annual shows at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in LA (Knott's Scary Farm.  Because of course it is.).  So, I have to keep my eyes peeled for Houston and San Antonio appearances, I guess.

Happy B-Day, Mr. Peterson.  Hope it's a good one.

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