This year Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 will be featuring an 80’s based theme and I feel that one character would be perfect for the event. That person would be none other then Elvira: Mistress of the dark. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Elvira, she hosted a TV show in the 80’s entitled, “Elvira’s Movie Macabre.” “Movie Macabre,” was an American comedy television show that aired B-grade horror movies and was occasionally interrupted by the hostess making jokes about the awfulness of the featured film. Elvira laid the groundwork for future shows like: “USA Up All Night,” “TNT’s MonsterVision,” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”
Universal Orlando has already announced the house, “Slaughter Sinema,” which was described as a mash-up of B movies. So, this house ties into Elvira’s backstory perfectly and could be used as her icon house.
Elvira, is also know as the Queen of Halloween and has performed at such seasonal events as Knott’s Scary Farm. Since, Elvira has now retired from performing at Knott’s Scary Farm she would be available for HHN 2018 and this would give the event a much needed second show to help breakup audience bottlenecks.
To kick this can further and continue this rumor Cassandra Peterson a.k.a Elvira will be attending, “Midsummer Scream,” to celebrate the third year mark of her film, “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.” Also, attending will be Universal Orlando’s Mike Aiello. So, this would give the Universal creative team the perfect opportunity to announce Elvira as this year’s icon.
So, what do you think? Would Elvira make a great HHN Icon? Who would you like the Icon to be?