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Transylvania Twist (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  October 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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

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Pinhead-lookalike: I don't know about you, but this hurts!
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Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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"Transylvania Twist" was a LOT better than I thought it would be.
6 July 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Dexter Ward (Steve Altman) goes to his uncle Ephram's funeral- and is told about "The Book of Ulthar"- an ancient book which has the power to raise an ancient evil demon. (Uncle Ephram, it turns out, isn't really dead!) He tells Dexter that he had lent the book to a man named Marinus Orlock some years ago, and had never got it back. So, Dexter goes to Transylvania with Marinus' daughter, Marissa (Teri Copley), and a vampire hunter, Victor van Helsing (Ace Mask). They end up in a spooky castle, in which Marissa's uncle Byron Orlock, now stays. The Book of Ulthar is hidden in the castle somewhere, and Dexter must find it before Byron does.

Surprisingly, this is a very funny and entertaining movie. It even includes footage of Boris Karloff from the movie "The Terror". The music score for Transylvania Twist was composed by Chuck Cirino, and it's very good. There are also some nice songs on the soundtrack. Writer R. J. Robertson appears as "Hans Phull". Watch the end credits too.

If you liked "Hot Shots!" or "The Naked Gun" or similar films, you'll like this one.


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