Richard O'Brien

Like Night and Day

Like Night and Day

Home life for Cassandra Peterson is more "Leave It to Beaver" than "The Addams Family" since she sold her Los Feliz house to Brad Pitt a few years ago and moved next door.

"We went Elvira-crazy in our old home," she said, referring to her role as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, star of the new gothic-horror comedy film "Elvira's Haunted Hills."

Elvira products and memorabilia filled the Craftsman-style house Pitt bought in 1994. Built for an oil baron in 1910 and known as Briarcliff Manor, the 5,600-square-foot house, which Pitt still owns, has dark-wood-and-copper walls.

Now Peterson is a seeker of light in the four-bedroom,...