Third time’s a charm
Stern Pinball has released video and images of the next game in the ongoing range of stylish pinball machines. This next release will see a long-awaited return to the pinball world for horror icon and valley-girl vamp Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Elvira’s House of Horrors will be the third pinball machine to feature the voluptuous late-night TV host, following on from 1989’s Elvira and the Party Monsters and 1996’s Scared Stiff. Veteran pinball designers Greg Frenes and Dennis Nordman (the latter of whom designed both of the previous Elvira games) return to make this Elvira’s biggest and best pinball adventure yet.
House of Horrors revolves around the gimmick of Elvira trying to sell up her classic mansion, but first needing to cleanse it of the ghosts, ghoulies and monsters that have walked its hallowed halls over her distinguished career. House of Horrors will see the return of classic Elvira pinball features such as the DeadHeads and Junk in the Trunk, and will include full-motion video of the badass babe herself, with clips and call-outs recorded exclusively for the new title.
As is often the case with modern pinball releases, Elvira’s House of Horrors will be available to purchase in several editions. These include a Premium Edition for around $8,000 USD, a Limited Edition – which includes exclusive artwork, a shaker motor, and a mirrored backglass – for around $10,000 USD, and finally a Signature Edition, which includes hyper-chrome embossing, hand-signed artwork from The Mistress herself, and a swatch of velvet from her iconic sofa. This edition will be limited to only 50 units worldwide and interested parties should “Call for price”. Yikes.
I’d still just be happy with an Elvira and the Party Monsters machine, the ownership of which has eluded me for years…
Elvira’s House of Horrors is expected to ship later in 2019.