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,...