Jorja, David Berman, Eric Szmanda, and Elisabeth Harnois went to Knotts Scary Farm and met Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Knott’s Scary Farm is something Knott’s Berry Farm does every year, making it a spooktacular place. I never go. The only Haunted House I can go to and not be scared is Disney Land. I hate the people jumping out at me. However I love Elvira, and used to watch her all the time as a late night host when I was a child, because like Disney Land, she’s not terrifying. She took horror and macabre and made it something I could face, because she was there. I think I saw her as a protecter. Well. Her and Count Von Count.
Elvira’s famous dress came about after she was burned pretty badly in a fire as a child. Actually her whole fascination with spooky things comes from that. The dress covers the burns, which are over 53% of her body. Elvira’s also an advocate for humanitarianism, gay rights, and animals.