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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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Teri Copley ...
Marissa Orlock
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Dexter Ward
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Stefen
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Hans Hupp
Vinette Cecelia ...
Laverne
Monique Gabrielle ...
Patty (Patricia)
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Marinas Orlock
Jay Robinson ...
Uncle Ephram
Lenny Juliano ...
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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October 1989 (USA)  »

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

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Victor Von Helsing: And it is a commonly held misconception that the undead can transform themselves into bats. Pure nonsense. True, they can change into frogs, flounders, aardvarks, pelicans, baboons and warthogs but never bats.
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With a special appearance by the late Boris Karloff See more »

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Spoofs Hellraiser (1987) See more »

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Think of the Royalties
Written and composed by Chuck Cirino
Performed by Larom Baker
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One of the best "everything but the kitchen sink" movies around
2 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After disappointments like 'Saturday the 14th' and it's sequel 'Saturday the 14th Strikes Back,' another horror spoof from Concorde, now New Concorde, didn't sound too promising. But then again Roger Corman has directed and produced some of the greatest cult classics of all time, so maybe this wouldn't be so bad after all. In fact 'Transylvania Twist' is a lot better than you may think. It's no comedy classic, but it darn sure is entertaining.

Pros: A neat opening scene. A cool and plenty cheesy score. The cast is game. Many of the gags and much of the humor is amusing. Very impressive sets for such a low budget production. Has enough camp value to make cult movie fans happy. Some decent parodies of classic horror films. Moves at an OK pace.

Cons: Up to it's eyeballs in clichés. Some of the humor falls flat. The low budget really shows in the effects and some of the sets. Though well used, there's a bit too much stock footage.

Final thoughts: This was a favorite of mine as a kid and even though I might not like it as much now as then, it's still a fun little low budgeter that is more funny than it has any right to be. Just don't mistake it for the barely mediocre 'Transylvania 6-5000.'

My rating: 3/5


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