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Transylmania -- A motley group of college students embarks on a semester abroad ever at Razvan University.  Located deep in the heart of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan isn’t your typical institution of higher learning –- and the black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start.
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Transylmania -- A motley group of college students embarks on a semester abroad ever at Razvan University.  Located deep in the heart of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan isn’t your typical institution of higher learning –- and the black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start.


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Release Date:
4 December 2009 (USA) See more »
Euro-trashed! Euro-smashed! Euro-slashed! See more »
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! Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Oren Skoog ... Rusty / Radu
Worm Miller ... Brady (as Joshua 'Worm' Miller)
Patrick Casey ... Mike

Jennifer Lyons ... Lynne

Tony Denman ... Newmar

Patrick Cavanaugh ... Pete

Paul Hansen Kim ... Wang
David Steinberg ... Dean Floca (as David J. Steinberg)

Natalie Garza ... Lia
Nicole Garza ... Danni

Musetta Vander ... Teodora Van Sloan

James DeBello ... Cliff

Irena A. Hoffman ... Draguta Floca

Claudiu Trandafir ... Van Sloan
Radu Andrei Daniel ... Edward Van Sloan
Simon Petric ... Stephania
Dorin Andone ... Reneau
Dorina Lazar ... Gipsy Woman
Desiree Malonga ... Niobe
Radita Rosu ... Asha
Adriana Butoi ... Mira
Corneliu Jipa ... Crusty Old Man
Damian Oancea ... Motorcycle Man
Cristian Popa ... Marin

Elena-Cristina Marchisano ... Kerri
Stefan Alexa ... Emaciated Student
Adrian Anghel ... Shady Man
Choice J. Skinner ... Security Guard #1
Dorin Zaharia ... Security Guard #2
Scott Brandon ... Priest
Maia van Kline ... Bicycle Girl

Dana Lee ... Chinese Businessman

Annette Charles ... Administrator

Mo Anouti ... Musclehead

Colin Campbell ... Siegfried Fischbacher

Mitch Hara ... Boy

Ashley Barron ... Girl in audience
Carey Embry ... Laverne

Paul Zies ... Suspected Werewolf
Kommerina DeYoung ... Plastic Surgery Patient (as Karin Young)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bonnie Morgan ... Woman Contortionist

Jessica Mei Gershen ... Contortionist (uncredited)

Brett Gipson ... 3 legged Yoga Student (uncredited)
Mandinga ... (uncredited)
Jonathan Perkins ... (uncredited)

Directed by
David Hillenbrand 
Scott Hillenbrand 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Casey  writer
Worm Miller  writer

Produced by
Radu Badica .... line producer
Radu Badica .... producer
Nicholas Bonavia .... executive producer
Aaron L. Gilbert .... executive producer
Sanford Hampton .... producer
Edward Jarzobski .... executive producer
Jenna Johnson .... co-producer
Michael Long .... executive producer
Scott Nell .... executive producer
Viorel Sergovici .... producer Romania
Kim Swartz .... co-producer
Jor Van Kline .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Viorel Sergovici 
Film Editing by
Dave O'Brien 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
Production Design by
Jack Cloud 
Art Direction by
Mihai Dorobantu 
Set Decoration by
Karin L. McGaughey 
Costume Design by
Ioana Corciova 
Makeup Department
Miruna Panaitescu .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Harrison .... first assistant director
Adriana Itu .... second assistant director
Mihaela Mihai .... third assistant director
Art Department
Florin Gavrila .... scenic painter
Ali Matilla .... art department assistant
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Ion Geadau .... boom operator
David Hingorany .... sound mix engineer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Sorin Neagu .... sound mixer
Stuart Provine .... sound designer
Lee Reisch .... audio engineer
Bill V. Robbins .... sound mixer
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... supervising dialogue editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Petre Constantin .... pyrotechnician
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Vincent J. Guastini .... special makeup effects designer and creator
Mircea Cristian Nicolae .... special effects assistant
Marian Pisau .... special effects
Jor Van Kline .... special effects supervisor
Dean Welch .... special effects foreman
Valeriu Zamfir .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Eran Barnea .... visual effects supervisor
Florin Barcun .... stunt performer
Aurel Boata .... stunts
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt double: Oren Skoog
Ciprian Dumitrascu .... stunt coordinator
Gabi Dutu .... stunt double: Oren Skoog
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator
Mihaela Elena Oros .... stunt double
Choice Skinner .... fight choreographer: cast
Camera and Electrical Department
Valentin Matei Andrei .... electrician
Pompiliu Avram .... first assistant camera
Graham Chart .... key grip: re-shoots
Lulu de Hillerin .... director of photography: second unit (as Lulu Hillerin)
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer
Adrian Gache .... electrician
Kyle Jewell .... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Rick Lamb .... first assistant camera: day player
Madalina Lungu .... assistant camera
Marian Paun .... video assist
Christopher Webber .... gaffer: US
Animation Department
Chad Sellers .... animator (title sequence)
Casting Department
Lana Ford .... casting assistant
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tora Dragomir .... costume supervisor
Hillari James .... set costumer: re-shoots
Editorial Department
Jim Garrow .... colorist
Jenna Johnson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Carlos Villalobos .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Scott Anderson .... transportation coordinator (reshoots)
Other crew
Tansey Allen .... set production assistant
Daniela Diaconu .... accountant
Dani Dragan .... location manager
Gabi Dutu .... photo double
Brian Johnson .... conceptual illustrator
Dixie Jones .... production accountant
Sandra Moorman .... assistant: producer
Sandra Moorman .... production secretary
Alina Petrini .... production coordinator
Catherine Pittman .... cat trainer
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor: Los Angeles shoot
Craig Sherman .... computer systems
Iulian Timofte .... key set production
Claudiu Trandafir .... dialogue coach
Mathew A. Villalobos .... assistant location manager

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use, language and some violence
92 min | 97 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Netherlands:12 | USA:R (certificate #45645)

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David Steinberg's last movie.See more »
Rusty:Here, look. Got something for ya. The Codex Eroticon. A classic. Written like 1000 years ago. Makes the Kama Sutra look like Martha Stewart's prison notes. Ooh! You know what else I got? It's erotic comic books that I've been working on in conjunction with my memoirs.
Newmar:[reading the cover] "Uncensored and raw?"
Rusty:[reconsidering] You know what? The book'll do ya.
Newmar:I don't know about this.
Rusty:TAKE the Codex Eroticon, please! There's a legend that surrounds this hallowed tome, Newmar. They say that the moves contained within are so powerful that you can literally blow a chick's mind, turning her into some kind of raging nympho.
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13 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Stupidly Outrageous, But Not Outrageously Stupid, 4 December 2009
Author: RichardSRussell-1 from United States

Transylmania (1:35, R) — Other: Comedy, 3rd string, original, OSIT chauvinists

When you're shooting for stupidly outrageous, it's really, really easy to slip off the tracks and end up as outrageously stupid. That's what happened to the parody Stan Helsing, for example. And that was a movie that featured at least a few actors that you'd heard of before and a character who was supposed to be a descendant of Dracula's Abraham Van Helsing. Transylmania features nobody you've ever heard of before, and one of its characters is a descendant of vampire hunter Victor Van Sloan, equally unknown to history prior to today.

Nonetheless, Transylmania works on its own terms. It follows 10 American college students, every one of them a flaming stereotype, as they arrive for a semester abroad in Romania, specifically Transylvania (where the movie was actually shot), explicitly at Razvan University, whose campus is in historic Castle Razvan, which 500 years ago was the home of famed vampire Count Radu. Rumor has it that the count is immortal, a hypothesis quickly confirmed as we find him roaming the corridors. Rusty, the student who opens the film as our narrator, is a dead ringer for the count, made more so when (by sheer coincidence) he dresses up for the freshman welcome ball in exactly the same outfit that Radu habitually wears.

Also among the American students are a couple of stoner lads who discover their blue jeans are a local gold mine; twin sisters, Lia the goody-goody and Danni the try-anything good- time gal; Newmar, the inept football player; Lynne, the nymphomaniac airhead cheerleader who has the hots for him; and Cliff, the oaf who figures the way to impress women is by claiming to be a vampire hunter. He uses this line on Prof. Teodora Van Sloan (the aforementioned descendant of Victor), and she takes him with the same deadly seriousness with which she approaches vampire hunting in general. With lips, vocal tone, and swordplay, she evokes Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zorro.* (In the only college class we actually see on screen, she demos self-defense techniques involving decapitation and a stake thru the heart. In response to a question she says "Vampires? Don't be silly. Now let's talk about what to do if someone jumps at you from out of a coffin." The rest of the movie is much like this.)

The mcguffin is a music box containing the soul of Radu's true love, the sorceress Stephanie, entrapped there by Victor. It was lost half a millennium ago but has recently been rediscovered. It falls into Lynne's hands. Every time she opens it, she's possessed by Stephanie; then, when it's closed, she reverts, wondering what happened.

There's much more. Dean Floca, the dwarf with a dungeon. His dotter Draguta, totally babeulicious chatting with Rusty via videocam but sporting a hideous hunchback in real life. Better than the Kama Sutra, the Codex Eroticon, which "can blow a chick's mind". The machine that keeps disembodied heads alive. The tall, gawky student who once kissed another guy while drunk and can't live it down. The horses with the odd reaction to the word "Razvan". Much of this is throwaway stuff, but a lot of it actually advances the plot.

Really, the story is way more complex that you'd ever expect for something played as broadly as this — and it's played VERY broadly — but it all hangs together. Not a millisecond of it can be taken even remotely seriously, of course, but the audience is all in on the joke, and the writers (Patrick Casey and Joshua "Worm" Miller) and directors (David and Scott Hillenbrand) make it work.

Objectively, this is a terrible movie. But subjectively, I got a real bang out of it. Of course, I happen to be partial to breasts the size of canteloupes, of which there's an abundance, and that helped. And I kept laffing out loud because I kept thinking "Wow, are they really trying to be THAT outrageous? Yeah, I guess they are."

So I give it a 5. This is higher than where I've pegged Fantastic Mr. Fox (3) and 2012 (4) and a coin-flip with that other vampire movie in town. Does that mean that I'd rather see Transylmania than those others? Yes. Yes, I would. Heaven help me, yes, I would. YMMV. No guarantees.


*I don't recall that Catherine ever went in for the tight-black-leather look, but from now on I'm not going to be able to get that image out of my head.

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