Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, teased some pretty exciting news during a Q&A this weekend in her Instagram stories. Horror fans have been waiting for a sequel to Elvira Mistress of the Dark since 1988 and Peterson revealed that it might actually still be happening. Additionally, Peterson mentioned talks to bring some form on her classic Elvira's Movie Macabre to Netflix. The horror genre is in the middle of a pretty big resurgence at the moment, and anybody who has been to recent convention knows that Cassandra Peterson is still a very hot commodity after all of these years.
During a Q&A session held through Instagram, Cassandra Peterson talked about all things Elvira and even delved into her personal life. For instance, Peterson is not a Pepsi or Coke kind of girl. Instead, she's all about the Dr. Pepper. When asked about a possible sequel to Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Peterson admitted that she has been thinking about the sequel quite a bit lately. She had this to say.
"I'm giving this some serious thought. A LOT of people ask this question, so I'm thinking one more... we'll see!"
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is an 80s comedy horror classic that has only gotten better with age. It was Cassandra Peterson's big screen debut as the Mistress of the Dark and she had a part in writing the screenplay. The movie didn't set the box office on fire, but it was a project that has become a hardcore cult movie in the nearly 31-years since its debut. Hopefully Peterson announces some more news about a sequel in the near future.
As for Elvira's Movie Macabre, Cassandra Peterson also revealed that she may be in talks with Netflix to get the show introduced to a whole new generation. When asked about the series coming to the streaming platform, Peterson simply said, "I'm working on it!" and provided the fingers crossed emoji. She did not go on to say if she would be making new episodes or if she would just have the old show from the early 80s streaming for horror fans. Either way, fans would be more than happy to see some more Elvira on their television sets.
Cassandra Peterson was also asked about her current fan base and if it has changed over the years. She noted that Elvira fans have been pretty consistent over the years, but she has seen a lot more younger people getting into her iconic character lately. Lines are always wrapped around the corner for a Peterson signing event and fans will wait all day just to get her autograph and to say hello. 2019 may be a big year for Elvira fans, so let's hope that the ball finally gets rolling on that long-awaited Elvira Mistress of the Dark sequel.