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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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Marissa Orlock
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Dexter Ward
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Stefen
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Hans Hupp
Vinette Cecelia ...
Laverne
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Patty (Patricia)
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Marinas Orlock
Jay Robinson ...
Uncle Ephram
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Maxie Fields
Joe Lerer ...
Hans Downe
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Hans Hoff
R.J. Robertson ...
Hans Phull
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Hans N. Fritz
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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!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Dexter Ward: Byron, why are you doing this?
Lord Byron Orlock: Because I'm evil. Haven't you figured that out?
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With a special appearance by the late Boris Karloff See more »

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Spoofs Halloween (1978) See more »

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Just Give Me Action
Written and composed by Chuck Cirino
Performed by Stephanie Stevens
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Very entertaining
21 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remembered a long time ago that I did enjoy Transylvanis Twist, and after re-watching it I still do. True, the characters are rather clichéd and while not awful to look at the low budget does show at times. However, the soundtrack is cool, the film is smartly written with amusing nods to recognisable horror figures/films and some very funny jokes. The stock footage may be too much occasionally, but still well-used and interesting and the story is always fun and rarely dull. The acting I thought was good also, Angus Schrimm and especially Ace Mask are hoots in their roles and Terri Copley is very sexy without being too vapid. Steve Altman does a good job making sure his character isn't too tiresome and Robert Vaughn while he's been better is still good value. All in all, a very entertaining movie. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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