Friday, March 27, 2009

Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)

Elvira is back to her kooky hijinks in her long overdue reprisal of the character, but although the film offers some excellent set design and matte paintings reminiscent of the classic Gothic films, it ultimately isnt as smart or punny as the original. Elvira is taken in by a strange family in a Carpathian castle since she resembles the fathers dead wife, when she becomes entangled in murder, lust, betrayal, and bad jokes. The murder mystery is pretty generic, and her usual wit is replaced with cartoony physical gags and cheap laughs. Fans can forgive the inherent flaws, but overall it is a lackluster followup worth a few giggles.

Rating: 5/10.

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2 comments:

  1. I loved this movie, but Elvira can do no wrong by me :-)

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  2. Its still a fun watch for Elvira fans, but Mistress of the Dark was leaps ahead of this one (granted the budget was likely much larger as well). I just cant see any outsider to the Movie Macabre enjoying the film much, but I never grow tired of sexual inuendo =D

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