This game will not give any warning when you did something wrong and this could easily make it necessary for you to restore from some earlier saved games. So, keep many copies of your saved game and don't lose the following items:
silver crucifix - needed to keep the vampire away 10 black candles - needed to place in pentagram at endgame box of matches - needed to light the candles wirecutters - needed to cut the wires of frankenstein bible addressed to the priest - needed to mix the resurrect spell chalice in altar room - it contained human blood.
Mixing of Spells
The manual did not give full detail as to what ingredient you need to use to mix spell, so you might just lose some crucial items this way. However some ingredients can be used in various spell, so you still need to make some decision. As a word of advice, try to mix spell when you are at higher level or under influence of the brain boost spell, this way you'll get more spells per mixing.
The following ingredients are safe:
Level 1 bless - holy water, crucifix(it is needed but you can still get it back) healing hand - no ingredients. ice dart - no ingredients. unseen shield - no ingredients.
Level 9 bind demon - scroll of binding, coil of rope nova - gin, bourlon cure wounds - holy water
Level 10 resurrect - basket of eggs, bible addressed to the priest, heart, brain
Your initial mission was to rescue Elvira from the 3 studio. Each studio will have a Elvira hidden somewhere. The first two Elvira you find will always attack you. The real one will follow you. After finding each Elvira, you will get a certain item which is crucial at the end game. After that, you'll need to get the 3 items enchanted by the Indian janitor at the basement. But first you need to get his pipe first. Next, you need to find a holy man to draw a pentagram. Then you'll need to summon the Cerberus and use the sacred items to destroy it.
Pick up the rock by the road side. Throw it at the door to break the window. Enter the guard room. Open the closet and get the security key from the dead body. Click on the keyboard, drag the security key to the key hole. Enter security code to open the main gate.
Open the back of Elvira's car. Open the tool box and get the tools. The wirecutter is inside.
There is a lift here where you can access the basement and level 2. The 3 studio can be access from this level.
There is an Indian janitor here. Talk to him for some information. Don't mention the fire water until later on. The room behind him is cold, and there is a spirit guarding the copper rod. Cast a fireball to warm up the room before attempting to take the copper rod.
There are many rooms here. Explore the place and try to find the radio and the diskette.
There is a witch inside the custom room, kill it to get its eye. Wear Sir Raleigh's costume. This will give you a rapier, the best weapon you can get until you find the sword in the catacombs.
Get the 2 bottles of wine in the director's room. Save them for the courage spell.
There a 4 level in the catacombs interconnected by passages going up and down. The lift cannot be accessed until you have reach level 4. Turn on the lift when you are at level 1, otherwise you won't be able to use the lift later on.
A scorpion is guarding the scroll of binding inside a cave.
There is a pool in a certain cave. Cast breath underwater to go down. Drop everything before you go down the water. Kill the creature in the water and get the coil of rope at the bottom. It's weight will not allow you to surface if you carry too much items with you. Alternatively, you can cast buoyancy if you have found the fish bones in Studio 3.