Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Movie • 1988 • Comedy  

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When her great aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts out & breaks loose.
This movie contains 19 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
235 supporters
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synth1919
Elvira mentions she doesn't like little dogs and that she would kill the dog. She also tells him to run and catch the ball in the street, says an animal skull could be him etc. The dog is safe the whole film, however.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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synth1919
A character hires people to follow Elvira.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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I'd argue yes. There's a teenager with a very strict mum. I also recall teenagers/kids getting dragged by their ears at some point. My memories is a little foggy though.
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Addiction
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synth1919
Characters smoke and drink casually throughout film.
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
112 supporters
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synth1919
Snake engulfs in flames.
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Are animals abused?
132 supporters
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13
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SiRenfield
A dog is "yeeted" into a dumpster by the villain at one point, but come out fine by the end
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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synth1919
Not a dragon, but a creature that looks like one dies by a garburator.
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Are there spiders?
34 supporters
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synth1919
Shown during the dance at the end.
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Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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akn
Elvira mistakes a large snake for her romantic interest in a dark room.
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Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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synth1919
Worms are shown when Elvira makes dinner. She also throws what appears to be leeches at someone's face.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
76 supporters
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It can be argued that Elvira is predatory towards the younger boys.
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Is someone restrained?
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synth1919
Characters throughout the film perform unwanted advances towards Elvira (e.g. grabbing, spanking etc.).
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
24 supporters
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Six66
There is a brief scene near the end where a character has a hand around their throat.
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Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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synth1919
They however get saved and don't die.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Six66
A hand is chopped off. There's some blood but not to an overly gory extent.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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There is a joke about hanging.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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TheDreammweaver
A window gets slammed on hands but they are fine. There is a little cracking noise though.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Cryptid_Crow
In the beginning of the movie during the black and white film, the monster's eye is set on fire, it bleeds, and it falls out of its face.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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SiRenfield
Elvira kind of uses her charms to get a group of young boys to do chores for her but in her defense it’s implied that she’s not sincere with her flirting and just wanted to get the house fixed by any means necessary
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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synth1919
At the picnic the neighbourhood eats food that has a spell on it which makes their behaviour/influence change.
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Are there ghosts?
7 supporters
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synth1919
Elvira sees a sort of live corpse in the house that could be perceived as a ghost.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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teaselkie
No, but Elvira pours liquid into the laps of two others, making it appear as if they've wet themselves.
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Does someone vomit?
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synth1919
Elvira gags near the beginning with her finger down her throat when discussing the film.
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Does someone spit?
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synth1919
Gas station attendant farts
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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3
Is there body dysmorphia?
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7
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teaselkie
A character implies they might "hang myself in the oven", but it is played lightly.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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7
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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synth1919
Elivira mentions hanging herself in the oven.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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6
Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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3
Is there childbirth?
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9
Are there abortions?
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7
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SiRenfield
Baby Elvira (actually why is everyone voting no?)
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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8
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
39 supporters
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3
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teaselkie
A character calls another "fatso" in a derisive manner.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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3
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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synth1919
Town shows distaste for Elvira and believe she doesn't belong there due to her outward appearance going against their Christian values. They are also against witches and witchcraft and do everything to get her out.
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Does an LGBT person die?
28 supporters
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TheDreammweaver
Elvira uses the phrase “spaz attack”
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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TheDreammweaver
No N words but an old white lady calls a song sung by a black man “jungle music”
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Sex
Yes
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synth1919
Lewd and suggestive phrases, dialogue, dancing etc. but no explicit actions shown.
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SiRenfield
I mean this is Elvira we’re talking about, even if granted one of the themes of the film is about reclaiming power for herself
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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synth1919
Elvira's car breaks down which produces smoke and the front hood flies off and gets smashed.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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9
Violence
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synth1919
Gasoline explosion.
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Is there blood/gore?
44 supporters
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synth1919
A character gets stabbed in the head with a heel. A hand is cut off then stabbed with a knitting needle.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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