"Hello Darling…here’s a little treat to help keep your “spirits” up and get you through Halloween 2020!" Elvira says.
Hold on to your horses as Elvira the Mistress of the Dark is back to reclaim her crown as the reigning Queen of Halloween. This year, the 69-year-old star is ready to celebrate as we approach a Halloween that is going to be unlike any of the years that have preceded this one. We are always excited to see what kind of preview Elvira has in store for us and we got our due reward. The Mistress of the Dark has just released a brand new music video called "Don't Cancel Halloween".
Elvira Campaigns to Save Spooky Season in 'Don't Cancel Halloween' Music Video https://t.co/EvD2hxZzxt— Movieweb (@movieweb) October 14, 2020
With Elvira singing and celebrating with us, there's no doubt that this Halloween is going to raise some spirits alright. “Don’t Cancel Halloween” features music produced by Holly Knight and lyrics by Jackie Beat. The music video was written and directed by Jim Kunz. Check it out down below. The message was also one of care so you don't forget to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols this Halloween.
The response to the video was amazing as people from all over the world cheered Elvira on. One user wrote: "Yeah don’t Cancel Halloween 🎃 👻" while another added: "Legend! Great remix and music video. I'd like to see Elvira in some new films." A third commenter wrote: "We love you Elvira! Greetings from the Nordic. Your timeless and got the best jokes.". Elvira was portrayed by actress Cassandra Peterson who starred in two feature films as the horror host she created in the early '80s. Last year, she teased that a third film could be on the way and might serve as a direct sequel to 1988's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, ComicBook reported.
Elvira humorously mourns loss of Halloween 2020 in song, “Don’t Cancel Halloween” https://t.co/EcLN3QeAtN— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) October 14, 2020
"My movie that I'm working on now, it's kind of like what happens to Elvira after Mistress of the Dark ends," Peterson told ComicBook. "My second movie, Haunted Hills, was going off on a whole different tangent. Just because I was so in love with the old Roger Corman movies growing up as a kid, and I wanted to make another one, it was based on that." "This one that I'm working on I really love because it's like where did Elvira go after she ended up in Las Vegas?" Peterson pondered. "Then what'd she do? Did it work out? Did she stay there? That's where this one picks up."
"We haven't set a specific time, and I probably won't because, with Elvira, it's kind of like time stands still," the performer pointed out. "I kind of see it set in the '80s, so I'd love it to be set in the '80s. The first movie was set in the '80s and this one is still set in the '80s. Whether Elvira is older or not, I don't think it makes that much difference. In general, when I'm in drag, people can't even tell if it's an old picture or a new picture. I just finished watching Stranger Things, so I'm like, 'That's such an awesome '80s vibe, all the hairdos and all those clothes would be so awesome revisit,'" Peterson concluded.