Elvira Reveals Her Full Story in Upcoming Memoir

Earlier today a release date was given to the highly anticipated autobiography of horror icon Elvira, aka Cassandra Peterson. Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark, will be out September 21, 2021.  Fans can pre-order the 272-page book now from ElviraBook.com or Amazon.  The official book synopsis reads:

The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself. 

On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling water. Third-degree burns covered 35% of her body, and the prognosis wasn’t good. But she survived. Burned and scarred, the impact stayed with her and became an obstacle she was determined to overcome. Feeling like a misfit led to her love of horror. While her sisters played with Barbie dolls, Cassandra played with model kits of Frankenstein and Dracula, and idolized Vincent Price.

The memoir also looks to dig into Elvira’s complicated family life as well as her first job at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show Vive Les Girls at the Dunes Hotel. Elvira fans will surely also get a glimpse into her storied career as well. Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark will be out just in time for Halloween.

Christine Caprilozzi
Christine Caprilozzi
Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still ComicMonsters.com. She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.

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