Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Mistress of the Dark can't keep it in park.

Transitioning today from the band Queen to the Queen of Halloween, because what would this holiday be without Elvira? Sad. That is what it would be. 

For the past two years I was able to catch Elvira's Halloween stage show at Knott's Berry Farm in southern California. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it this year for Elvira's Asylum, but Behind the Thrills has already posted the whole show online for those of us who can't see it in person. Every year Elvira expands on her usual "little black dress" wardrobe with exciting new costumes, and this year is no different. If you haven't seen her Asylum outfits yet, you need to get googling and oogling!

Today's song comes from a band featured in last year's Elvira show, Jelly of the Month Club. Their song "Welcome to the Carnival" was used in Elvira's Big Top, and apparently they and the Mistress of the Dark got on like a house afire because last October they also recorded "The Macabre Mobile" together. If there's one thing I love almost as much as Elvira, it's Elvira's car, so this collaboration was double-D exciting for me.

The song starts off with a Boris Karloff introduction from the 1958 film The Haunted Strangler, before a member of Jelly of the Month Club channels Rodney Dangerfield to illuminate Elvira's dangerously sexy driving abilities. Elvira herself chimes in throughout, and even gets a chance to crack her classic speeding ticket joke from the Elvira: Mistress of the Dark movie, plus offer some valuable road safety advice. Take a listen before you have to learn the hard way.

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