WATCH: Elvira livens up Halloween with her new Knott's Scary Farm stage show

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:16 AM EDT (Updated)

Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, has been an indelible element of the Halloween season for over 35 years and her sexy-time vampiress persona is one of the all-time great horror hosts.

Since her bubbly, black-laced debut on KHJ-TV's Movie Macabre back in the early '80s, she's become a fandom favorite and appeared in pinball games, comics, pinup calendars, scary seasonal roadshows, and Hollywood movies like 1988's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

SYFY WIRE was given an exclusive sneak peek at Elvira's new Mistress of the Dark spookshow at Southern California's Knotts Scary Farm, where we learned how the lingerie-wearing horror icon got started, saw her tricked-out 1959 T-Bird (the 'Macabre-mobile'), and heard how the famous Glamour Ghoul balances the smart with the sexy.

Have a seat on the red velvet couch and check out Elvira's enduring act.


Additional reporting by Jeff Spry.