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Transylvania Twist (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | October 1989 (USA)
The nephew of a librarian must go collect a 200 year old book, "The Book of Ulthar." that should have never been checked out by the Evil Count Orlock cause one of the spells in it could ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marissa Orlock
Dexter Ward
Hans Hupp
Vinette Cecelia ...
Monique Gabrielle ...
Patty (Patricia)
Marinas Orlock
Jay Robinson ...
Uncle Ephram
Lenny Juliano ...
Maxie Fields
Joe Lerer ...
Hans Downe
Hans Hoff
R.J. Robertson ...
Hans Phull
Hans N. Fritz


The nephew of a librarian must go collect a 200 year old book, "The Book of Ulthar." that should have never been checked out by the Evil Count Orlock cause one of the spells in it could bring about the end of the world. During his trip to the castle, he meets Marissa, a gorgeous rock star and heir to the castle's fortune. There they must confront the only other heir to the fortune and the book, Uncle Byron; and Uncle Byron and his 3 adopted nieces all have very, very, very broad smiles. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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You'll laugh all the way to the blood bank!


Comedy | Fantasy






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Jim Wynorski replaced Charles B. Griffith as director. See more »


Pinhead-lookalike: I don't know about you, but this hurts!
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Crazy Credits

With a special appearance by the late Boris Karloff See more »


Spoofs Hellraiser (1987) See more »


Just Give Me Action
Written and composed by Chuck Cirino
Performed by Stephanie Stevens
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Not a half-bad,if not under-appreciated, little movie
6 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I think it belongs up there with other horror parodies like "Repossessed," "Silence of the Hams" and "Dracula-Dead and Loving It." Teri Copley was a funny, beautiful and talented actress; much more than just a pretty face. It's probably the only horror parody which makes the most horror references that I've seen even if it did leave out the Wolfman, Frankenstein's monster and the Mummy. It's also filled with cameos galore such as horror mogul Forrest J. Ackerman, scream queen Brinke Stevens as a sexy vampire, Deanna Lund from "Land of the Giants" as a teacher, Jay Robinson most recently of "Sleepy Hollow" and Angus Scrimm of "Phantasm." Video babe Becky LeBeau sings the songs which Teri lip-syncs to also has a bit part. Howard Morris from the "Andy Griffith Show" is a tamed down Ernest T. Bass as he plays the father of Teri's character. Ace Mask steals most of the laughs in this but Steve Altman is more than irritating as he tries to be funny; everytime I watch this, I do his lines so that I feel I've got the role. Robert Vaughn is also woefully miscast as he tries his hand at comedy. Steve Franken is also on hand as an inept constable who wouldn't know a vampire if it was already on his neck. Otherwise, the movie is one long enjoyable laughfest. It's a shame you can't find this on video anymore.

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