Elvira’s House of Horrors builds on the historic, classic and successful
Elvira and the Party Monsters & Scared Stiff pinball machines. It’s not a
cornerstone game; it’s a studio game, designed in conjunction with outside
designers and engineers. Dennis Nordman and Greg Freres collaborated to
design all Elvira games, including Elvira’s House of Horrors. Dennis
created the initial playfield designs, and Greg created the art and added
direction and humor.
Lyman Sheats is as passionate about Elvira’s House of Horrors as Dennis and
Greg. He insisted on adding his magic to this game, with gameplay and
rules unlike any other that of any other designer/programmer.
Read the attached Press Release and Feature Matrix for a description and
details, while reviewing the attached photos. As a short overview,
Elvira’s House of Horrors is full of gameplay mechanical toys. Elvira’s
haunted mansion is the middle of the playfield central toy feature. Enter
from the front door up a ramp or into the cellar when the ramp is lifted.
Or knock down the Gravestone drop target to enter the garage for multiball
play. A skill shot leads into the house through the back door. A
motorized diverter changes the ball path inside the mansion. Lit windows
and a spinning attic turret, with RGB lighting, guide the player’s
Other major mechanical action toys include the crypt-opening door blocking
the entrance to the Deadhead mausoleum with a molded Deadhead toy inside,
Elvira’s Junk in the Trunk toy on the left ramp, 4 molded Gar-Goils to
bash, and of course much more.
There are too many mechanical action game toys and too many different ways
players can play Elvira’s House of Horrors to describe in an email.
Music includes Elvira’s signature theme music plus “Jump, Jive, and Wall”
and “Shout”. As in earlier Elvira games, Tim Kitzrow provides many of the
character voices. Greg’s daughter, Lindsey, makes her pinball debut as the
voice of Aunty Surly.
A first ever for pinball, the star of the title, Elvira, not only speaks
for herself in Elvira’s House of Horrors, she also acts. Stern has filmed
Elvira to create exclusive live video footage for Elvira’s House of
Horrors. We filmed Elvira taunting and teasing players on the game LCD, as
she and the player battle characters from 26 classic B grade horror movies.
Elvira’s House of Horrors is the funniest, tongue in cheek Elvira ever.
Regardless of which language players speak, scenes from the old B grade
horror movies are in themselves funny. Players will create their own
humorous movie trailers from these movies to be played at game over. This
game is funny. Humor works in pinball – it’s fun.
Elvira’s House of Horrors will be made in a Premium, Limited Edition (400)
and Signature Edition (50). The Premium and LE/SE have a common playfield design, but the Premium and LE/SE will have different cabinet and backglass art.
The 400 LE will have:
High gloss powder coat armor and legs in blood red, with armor laser
outlined as dripping blood
LE only inside art blades
Upgraded audio System
Certificate of authenticity signed by me
Design team autographed name plate
Serialized LE number plate
Non-glare playfield glass
The 50 Signature Edition games will have the features of the LE, plus:
Sequentially numbered (1 – 50) serialized number plate
Elvira autographed certificate of authenticity
Armor in blood red and metal flake
Authentic fabric from Elvira’s couch attached to Certificate
Hyperchrome embossed surface cabinet decals
Signed Elvira collectable trading card with cover mounted to game
Production of the LE and SE will begin the end of September. Premiums will
be made in October.
Premium Model: $US 7,999
Limited Edition Model: $US 9,599
Signature Edition Model: Call for Price