Transylvania 6-5000

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy, Horror

With a good cast and a fairly good (if familiar) premise, TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 might have been a real winner if it had been executed with at least a modicum of intelligence. Tabloid newspaper editor (Norman Fell) needs a strong story for his sleazy publication and thinks that a "Dracula Lives" piece might increase circulation, so he sends his reluctant son,...read more

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With a good cast and a fairly good (if familiar) premise, TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 might have been a real winner if it had been executed with at least a modicum of intelligence. Tabloid newspaper editor (Norman Fell) needs a strong story for his sleazy publication and thinks that a "Dracula

Lives" piece might increase circulation, so he sends his reluctant son, Gil (Ed Begley, Jr.), and another reporter, Jack Harrison (Jeff Goldblum), off to Transylvania. What they find doesn't measure up to their expectations: the town's mayor, Lepescu (Jeffrey Jones), manages the local inn and has

plans to turn the area into a theme park. To bring in the tourists, however, the authorities have to keep under wraps a horde of odd creatures and bloodsuckers who are abetted by mad scientist-plastic surgeon Dr. Malavaqua (Joseph Bologna); his assistant, Radu (John Byner); sex-crazed vampirette

Odette (Geena Davis); and the evil Lupi (Carol Kane). It's little more than 93 minutes of vampire jokes from writer-director Rudy DeLuca, a former writer for Mel Brooks. The best that can be said of this lame comedy is that it will make you run to the video store to rent Brooks' YOUNG

FRANKENSTEIN.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: With a good cast and a fairly good (if familiar) premise, TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 might have been a real winner if it had been executed with at least a modicum of intelligence. Tabloid newspaper editor (Norman Fell) needs a strong story for his sleazy publicat… (more)

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