The Search for the Next Elvira
|The Search for the Next Elvira|
|Created by||Eric Gardner & Cassandra Peterson|
|Directed by||Jeff Androsky|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Cassandra Peterson
|Running time||44 min. approx.|
|Original network||Fox Reality|
|Original release||October 13, 2007 – 2008|
The Search for the Next Elvira is a reality television series created by Eric Gardner and Cassandra Peterson for the Fox Reality channel. The reality competition show is a search to be the next late-night horror cult movie host Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
- Cassandra Peterson as Elvira
- Christian Greenia as Himself / "Manvira"
- Patterson Lundquist as Himself / "Manvira"
- Kane Hodder - Guest judge, former portrayer of horror movie icon, Jason Voorhees.
- Rick Baker - Guest judge, six time Academy Award-winning special effects make-up artist.
The "Unlucky Thirteen" included:
- Ms. Monster (aka A.K. Smith), a San Francisco-based horror hostess.
- Yvette Nii, Singer/ Entertainer based out of Honolulu, Hawaii
- Asia DeVinyl, a goth and fetish pin-up model.
- Mina Rose, a model and member of Suicide Girls.
- April Wahlin, an aspiring writer and a self-proclaimed tomboy.
- Jenny Jenson, a marketing director who is fluent in Mandarin.
- Erik-a (aka Eric Bedelman), the only male contestant to make it into the semi-finals.
- Shelly Martinez, a former ECW wrestler who performed under the stage name, Ariel, and former TNA Knockout.
- Jilina Scott, an actress and television hostess.
- Lady M (aka Milli), a former Ringling Bros. showgirl, trained Ringling clown, former Las Vegas Magician's assistant, and former Peanuts characters and singer at Knott's Berry Farm's Camp Snoopy Theater.
- Kitty Korvette, bassist of the Texas-based, goth country band, Black Molly.
- Bridget Marquardt, a Playboy model and one of the stars of the reality show, The Girls Next Door.
- Lola Davidson, an actress.
- Official website
- The Search for the Next Elvira at the Internet Movie Database
- The Search for the Next Elvira at TV.com