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Transylmania (2009)

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Spoof horror in which a group of college kids do a semester abroad in Romania and realise that if the partying doesn't kill them, the vampires just might!

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Rusty / Radu
Worm Miller ...
Brady (as Joshua 'Worm' Miller)
Patrick Casey ...
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David Steinberg ...
Dean Floca (as David J. Steinberg)
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Lia
Nicole Garza ...
Danni
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Teodora Van Sloan
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Draguta Floca
Claudiu Trandafir ...
Van Sloan
Radu Andrei Daniel ...
Edward Van Sloan
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Moronic American student Rusty arranges a student exchange program for his closest friends and him to study in Romania for six months and meet his Internet girlfriend Draguta. He travels with potheads Pete and Wang, Pete's girlfriend Lia and her twin sister Danni, the naive and romantic Newmar and his dippy girlfriend Lynne, the nerd Brady and his sexually confused roommate Mike, and crook Cliff. His friends actually intend to party. While traveling by train to Razvan they learn that five hundred years ago the vampire Radu lost his beloved Stephania, whose spirit was trapped in a music box. Ever since, Radu has kept Stephania's body while seeking the music box to bring her back. One of Radu's minions has recently retrieved the music box but, mortally wounded by the vampire slayer Teodora Van Sloan, drops the object in a gypsy's basket. Newmar unwittingly buys the music box and gives it to Lynne, who opens it and is possessed by Stephania. When all arrive at the university, they are ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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College kids. The other white meat. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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David Steinberg's last movie. See more »

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Cliff: [shot with an arrow] Hey, call me a nurse while you're at it.
Teodora Van Sloan: Okay. You're a nurse.
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I'm pretty sure that I'm now a bad person....
6 May 2010 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

I don't really care for many comedies. "American Pie," "There's Something About Mary," and similar films simply don't appeal to me. I just don't find them funny.

Now, this is not to say that "Transylmania" was funny. It never made me laugh. But it WAS more entertaining and less frustrating than most comedies. The Hillenbrand brothers at least managed to keep the pace up through most of the movie. And they cheerfully steal from (er...pay homage to, I guess) numerous other films.

The sets and locations are decent, the animated title sequence is a bit more imaginative than following one of the characters around campus (as most films do), and you can actually see and hear what's going on.

The major puzzle is why it's as tame as it is. I watched the "unrated' version, which is basically a mild R-rating. The little violence and nudity is pretty comical, though the language can be a bit strong. The relative lack of nudity was also surprising. None of the extra-busty (or buff, take your pick) leads ever peeled down. And only a few of the extraneous characters ever got nekkid. Now, this isn't essential to a film like this, but it's pretty much the norm. Plus, if you're shooting in Romania, you're going to find lots of attractive actors there who are anxious to make a splash. I'm just surprised, is all.

OK for people with nothing better to do.


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