Midsummer Scream To Feature “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” 30th Anniversary Presentation with Cassandra Peterson

Midsummer Scream began teasing this year’s event with the release of tickets to Midsummer Scream 2018, and a major announcement featuring the queen of Halloween, Elvira.

This year, Midsummer Scream will host a special “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” 30th Anniversary presentation with Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson herself.  The panel will be moderated by Jeff Tucker (Knott's Scary Farm) and will take place on Saturday, July 28 at 1:30pm. Midsummer Scream is also giving fans an opportunity to take a photo with Cassandra Peterson (and up to three friends) after the presentation.

Photo opportunities must be booked ahead of time here and do not include admission to Midsummer Scream.

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Elvira Returns to The World of Comics!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that they’ve partnered with one of the most well-known pop culture icons of all time, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark to produce a new line of comic books and graphic novels.  New tales of the gothic beauty with the razor-sharp wit from writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone) and artist Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) will be making their way to comic shops this July.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Dynamite!  I’ve been working hand in hand with them over the past year to put together the best comic series possible.  Elvira’s new dark adventures continue starting this July," says Elvira.

“I really want to capture the essence of what Cassandra Peterson created and bring it faithfully to the comics page,” explains writer David Avallone.  “The story is a horror tale (or a quartet of connected horror tales) with a nightmarish villain and danger and action… but at its center is this wise-cracking, plucky, sexy, unflappable heroine.  Elvira is incredibly charming and funny and delightful and she maintains that in the face of whatever happens.”

In the new series, The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time and crashes Mary Shelley’s monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres in the first chapter of this four-issue miniseries!

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark #1 has a cover by superstar artist Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Vampirella: Roses for the Dead) and variant covers by J. Bone (Will Eisner’s The Spirit), Kyle Strahm (Spread), Craig Cermak (Red Team) and Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) with colors by Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics). Plus, a photo variant cover featuring Elvira from the set of her classic television series.

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Funko Cereal

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In a worldwide exclusive, Michael Becker, founder of Funko, unveiled a new line of cereal complete with mini-Pop figures in the box. The line will be available at collectible store outlets as opposed to grocery stores and goes on sale June 2018.  As an added feature, the Elvira cereal, named after Elvira Mistress of the Dark, will turn black and the Freddy Krueger cereal will turn red, when milk is added!